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Week of July 25, 2011

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Week of July 25, 2011

THE TEMPLAR SALVATION is Raymond Khoury’s highly anticipated follow-up to his much-talked-about debut, THE LAST TEMPLAR.

Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law --- including the ones sworn to uphold it --- in TREACHERY IN DEATH.

Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund - Fiction

The year is 2020, and not much has changed. Human beings are still killing each other over religion, and evidence of life on other planets, if exposed, would certainly rock some fundamentalist boats. So when Lucy Bergmann’s astrophysicist husband Thom tenderly hangs a computer memory stick storing irrefutable proof of extraterrestrial life around her neck, Lucy is both moved and nervous.

Born to Die by Lisa Jackson - Romantic Suspense

A sad, strange coincidence…that's Dr. Kacey Lambert's initial response to the deaths of two women who bear an uncanny resemblance to herself. It's not like there was any real connection between Kacey and the B-movie actress or the elementary school teacher. But Detective Selena Alvarez suspects otherwise.

The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes - Fiction

A lovingly realized portrait of the lovelorn, searching, sometimes damaged strangers who inhabit 66 Star Street in Dublin and who don’t realize --- at least not at first --- that what they’re seeking is each other.

Composed: A Memoir by Rosanne Cash - Memoir

"For my entire life I have been trying to give voice to the rhythms and words that underscore, propel, and inform me." Rosanne Cash opens her memoir with these words, introducing the goal for her story. She succeeds remarkably well in a gripping personal tale filled with glory, anguish, and the day-to-day happenings of a remarkable but remarkably down-to-earth life.

Cure by Robin Cook - Medical Thriller

After nearly two years on maternity leave, Laurie Montgomery is ready to return to her job as a New York City medical examiner. Now that her son’s neuroblastoma is in complete remission, she feels it is safe for her to go back to work. She finds a young woman who agrees to be JJ’s nanny, and off to work she goes. But her first day back is a major letdown. She gets a case that appears to be an ordinary death by natural causes. Nevertheless, she doggedly pursues the tiny things that don’t add up and finds that indeed the man was murdered.

Edge by Jeffery Deaver - Thriller

Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations— the FBI and CIA among them—lies a heavily guarded, anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection.

The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke - Thriller

THE GLASS RAINBOW marks the welcome return of Dave Robicheaux, Burke’s most popular character and one of the most enduring figures in classic and contemporary fiction. In the new novel, Robicheaux is back in New Iberia (following 2008’s dark classic, SWAN PEAK), where twin travails await him, personally and professionally.

In Harm’s Way by Ridley Pearson - Thriller

Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming's budding relationship with photographer Fiona Kenshaw hits a rough patch after Fiona is involved in a heroic river rescue. Then Walt gets a phone call that changes everything: Lou Boldt, a police sergeant from Seattle, calls to report that a recent murder may have a Sun Valley connection. Walt knows there's a link-but can he pull the pieces together in time?

It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro - Memoir

Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of “Jingle Bells.”

Juliet by Anne Fortier - Fiction

Everyone knows the story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but in her debut novel, JULIET, Anne Fortier introduces a side of the Bard's tragedy that may have readers looking at this timeless tale in a whole new way.

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - Fiction
Sarah and Bob Nickerson appear to have it all:  The price of their lifestyle is steep, but they seem willing and able to pay the price --- until a serious car accident lands Sarah in the hospital and renders her virtually helpless.
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane - Thriller

MOONLIGHT MILE, the sequel to the brilliant GONE BABY GONE, marks Dennis Lehane’s return to the Boston of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

Pirates of the Levant by Arturo Perez-Reverte - Historical Fiction

Accompanied by his faithful foster son, Íñigo, Captain Alatriste accepts a job as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon. The ship sets sail from Naples on a journey that will take them to some of the most remote-and wretched- outposts of the empire: Morocco, Algeria, and finally to Malta for a stunning and bloody battle on the high seas that will challenge even the battle-hardened Alatriste's resolve. 

Portobello by Ruth Rendell - Fiction

Portobello is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London’s most intriguing neighborhoods—and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer.

Stay by Allie Larkin - Fiction


Van wonders if there is a special hell for jealous bridesmaids; if so, she's living it. Her long-time best friend, Janie Driscoll, is marrying Peter, Van's secret true love. Peter is the guy who is perfect for Van in every way, although he certainly appears to be oblivious of anything beyond a close friendship with her. Meanwhile, Van must watch the two rapturously tie the knot from her uncomfortably close vantage point as maid of honor.

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell - Fiction

Out in the midst of a swampy island, Swamplandia! is the Bigtree family's claim to fame --- and 13-year-old Ava is having a heck of a time keeping it all in the family. After the death of her mom, a gator-wrestling Amazon named Hilola Bigtree, Ava must contend with the growing insanities of her clan --- her grieving dad, the Chief; her sister Ossie, who is seducing ghosts as her boy-toys; and Kiwi, her brother who literally goes to the Dark Side, working for a rival group called the World of Darkness to try to salvage the world in which the Bigtrees have grown up.

The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury - Thriller

The Knights Templar existed for more than two centuries during the Middle Ages and thrived during the Crusades period. They were ambassadors and protectors of the word of Jesus Christ and did the bidding of the Roman Catholic Church. Their existence has been shrouded in mystery, and scholars have worked tirelessly to explain how they fell out of favor with the Pope and what secrets and artifacts they may have taken to the grave.

Treachery in Death by J. D. Robb - Futuristic Thriller

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.