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Book Review: Recipes for a Perfect Marriage

Reviewed by Jodi Hink, Part Time Librarian

Recipes for a Perfect Marriage

Author: Morag Prunty

Summary:
Tressa Nolan is a 38 year old food writer desperate to be married. When she does marry she is terrified she made the wrong choice in a mate. The story goes back and forth between Tressa's marriage and her Irish grandmother's seemingly perfect relationship with Tressa's grandfather. We soon discover all is not what it seems.

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Audio Book Review: The Fountainhead

Reviewed by Jodi Hink, Part Time Librarian

The Foutainhead
Author: Ayn Rand

Summary:
Presents the story of a gifted architect, his struggle against conventional
standards, and his violent love affair.

Review:
The reader, Christopher Hurt, does an excellent job of reading this tale that
you will be happy it has 26 CDs. It is an exciting story that really delves
into human motivations.

Book Review: This is Where I Leave You

Reviewed by Marianne Silver, Head of Adult Services

This is Where I Leave You
Author: Jonathan Tropper

Summary:
The death of Judd Foxman's father brings his dysfunctional family back together to sit shiva for seven days.  That situation alone should be difficult enough; however, it's compounded by Judd's discovery of his wife's affair with his boss and the subsequent loss of his job. Will he survive the week with his three siblings and his mother the "enlightened" therapist?

New Large Print for October 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown

Intervention by Robin Cook

Even Money by Francis Dick

Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

Hell's Gate by Stephen Fry

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson

Drawn in Blood by Andrea Kane

Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

92 Pacific Blvd by Debra Macomber

The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith

The Scoop by Fern Michaels

Swimsuit by James Patterson

The Last Song by Nicholas Spark

Alive Day by Tom Sullivan and Betty White

Book Review: Salvation in Death

Reviewed by Susan Telesca, Head of Technical Services

Salvation in Death
Author/Artist: J.D. Robb
Summary:
Holy communion means death for Father Miguel Flores. Lt. Eve Dallas must
try to solve this crime without offending the Catholic Church. However
along the way the Lt. finds things aren't as they seem. Who was Father
Flores really?

Review:
I have always been a huge fan of the J.D. Robb mysteries and this one is no
exception. I like mysteries and these are excellent without being to graphic.
This book has a plot twist I didn't see coming. If you like mysteries check
out the J.D. Robb series

Movie Review: Nothing but the Truth

Reviewed by Kathy Bachor, Library Assistant

Nothing But The Truth
Author/Artist: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon
Summary:
A Washington, DC soccer mom/reporter scoops everyone and outs a CIA
undercover operative. Tension develops between the reporter and the
government's special prosecutor as confidentiality of sources is weighed
against national security.

Review:
This movie was enjoyable and thought-provoking. Politics, power, and
individual rights are wrestling within the plot to be considered the most
important aspect of Constitutional protections. Might make you look at some
of these issues from a new angle!

Book Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Reviewed by Veronica Rutter, Librarian

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Author/Artist: Jeff Lindsay
Warning: Descriptions of Graphic Violence

Summary:

The first in the dark mystery series that inspired the hit Shotime show,
Darkly Dreaming Dexter introduces Dexter Morgan. He's a respected blood
spatter specialist for the Miami Police Department and a serial
killer! Trained by his foster policeman foster father to kill only those that
deserve it, Dexter lives and murders by a strict code.

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Coming in December

Bruen, Ken. London Boulevard.

This hard-hitting novel has tough guy Mitchell switching jobs from loan shark enforcer to handyman for a wealthy and passionate actress.  Will his dangerous background and violent past ruin his chances of love?

Burcell, Robin. The Bone Chamber

Forensic artist and FBI agent, Sydney Fitzpatrick, attempts to tie in her friend's hit and run murder, with another murder of an archeological student.

Drake, David. The Gods Return.

In the conclusion to the Crown of the Isles series, an army of threatening Rat Men, are created by the Empire of Palomir.  They along with a gigantic worm and a mysterious entity are the challenges Drake's heroes face.

Dunne, Dominick. Too Much Money.

High Society Journalist, Gus Bailey, finds that his compulsion to gossip, has gotten him smack in the middle of a $11 million lawsuit.

Estleman, Loren D. Alone.
Film archivist Valentino is back for a second adventure that starts with a letter from Great Garbo.

Coming in November

Ahern, Cecilia. The Gift.
This light holiday story centers around how an overworked executive's sudden involvement in the life of a homeless man affects his professional fate.

Auster, Paul. Invisible.
Three narrators tell the story of  Frenchman Rudolph Born who finds himself caught in a bizarre love triangle that leads to a extreme act of violence.

Baldacci, David.  True Blue.
Mace Perry was a cop until someone framed her. Now she's out of jail and looking for the person that ruined her career.

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