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Reviews by Cindi Bohannon

New Fiction Titles

Big Wheat: A Tale of Bindlestiffs and Blood by Richard A. Thompson

After his love, Mabel, broke up with him, Charlie Kreuger left his abusive father and home in the summer of 1919. Unknown to Charlie, Mabel falls prey to a dreadful serial killer and Charlie’s absence marks him as a suspect in her murder.

The Judas Gate by Jack Higgins

This is the 18th work in the Sean Dillon series. A traitor causes the deaths of American Rangers and a British medical unit in Afghanistan and Dillon is assigned to find the leader of the outfit that attacked the soldiers. When Dillon suspects an Irish connection, he turns to an old enemy, Daniel Holley, for help.

Damage by John Lescroart

This is the 4th book in the Abe Glitsky series. Convicted killer, Roland Curtlee, is granted a new trial over a technicality and his wealthy parents post his massive bond. A crucial witness of the prosecution is killed and Glitsky’s family is threatened. Glitsky fights Curtlee’s wealth and influence as Glitsky’s family newspaper pressures the new DA, Wes Farrell, for a solid conviction.

Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz

This is the 5th book in the Blue Bloods series. Schuyler and Jack flee to Florence and take on a quest to find the seven gates that protect the earth from Lucifer. Located in the Young Adult section.

Family Affair by Debbie Macomber

Lacey Lancaster wants a husband and a family, but her divorce puts those plans on hold. In the meantime, her companion is a beautiful Abyssinian cat, Cleo. Lacey’s neighbor, Jack Walker, grates Lacey’s nerves, so when Jack’s cat named Dog comes to be the father of Cleo’s unborn kittens, Jack’s lack of concern really infuriates her--but Jack may not be the man Lacey assumes.

The Lake Of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Lucy Jarrett returns home to Lake Of Dreams, NY to visit her widowed mother who has been injured in a fall. Lucy has been haunted by her father’s accidental death so when she reconnects with an old boyfriend and finds notes from her childhood, Lucy is compelled to investigate her family’s past.

Atlantis And Other Places by Harry Turtledove

This is a collection of short stories each offering alternative histories ranging from a different life for Socrates to a victorious Adolf Hitler in WWI.

Seagull Bay by Janet Tanner

Written in 1971, recently released, this novel features 17 year-old Dawn Stephens, an orphan who moved to Somerset, England from Canada to live with her aunt. A budding actress, Dawn practiced roles in the desolate Seagull Bay. Here Dawn meets a young artist, Sandy, and the two enter a relationship where Sandy dominates her. A good study in the dynamics between men and women in 1960’s Britain.

Songs Of The Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois et al.

Twenty-two authors pay tribute to Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth—each offering an original spin of the 1950’s classic. Fantasy and Science Fiction fans are rating this work highly.

Mr. Monk On The Road by Lee Goldberg

Adrian Monk is in a pretty good mood and would like his agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, to share his good tidings. In order to get Ambrose outside, Monk slips him a mickey in his birthday cake, loads him into his R.V. and they’re off on an excursion that crosses the path of a serial killer.

New Informational Titles

And The Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World’s Most Passionate Couples by Marlene Wagman-Geller

From Anthony and Cleopatra to John and Yoko this engaging work details the beginnings and essence of history’s most memorable couples.

The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik

Darznik, who grew up in California, knew nothing about her mother Lili’s painful past life in Iran and the loss of Lili’s first daughter, Sara, to Iranian law until Darznik saw a photo from her mother’s first marriage. Readers are rating this work highly.

A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness—And A Trove Of Letters—Revealed The Hidden History Of The Great Depression by Ted Gup

Gup discovered a trunk of old letters addressed to Mr. B. Virdot. He later discovered Virdot was a pseudonym his wealthy grandfather used to solicit tales of personal desperation from 1933 in a Canton, Ohio newspaper--offering to help the most needy. Gup shares many of the poignant responses and the discovery of his grandfather’s horrible childhood as a Romanian Jew.

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

Historian Foner examines Lincoln’s attitudes about slavery comparing and contrasting Lincoln’s view of racial equality and slavery with that of other Americans while analyzing the social and political environment that led to emancipation.

Nigella Kitchen: Recipes From The Heart Of The Home by Nigella Lawson

For formal entertaining or everyday family meals, Nigella fans are enjoying this cookbook’s versatility and her helpful kitchen tips.

The Twilight Warriors by Robert Gandt

Gandt, historian and former Navy pilot, presents this account of the battle of Okinawa in 1945, focusing specifically on the naval role in this brutal and costly campaign.

The Family Handyman Best Organizing Solutions: Cut Clutter, Store More and Gain Acres of Closet Space by Editors of The Family Handyman

Easy instructions on making the most out of limited space in the home.

The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook by Jennifer R. Bartley

Bartley combines the food garden with the ornamental garden in this illustrated how-to book arranged according to the seasons. Recipes are included.

Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney by Howard Sounes

Sounes leaves no stone unturned in this balanced bio of the former Beatle from his Liverpool days to the present.

Love Your Life: O’s Handbook for Your Best Today—and Tomorrow by The Oprah Magazine Editors of O

This book features 106 articles on issues that cover the spectrum of life’s experiences. From romance to finance readers can find advice relevant to many aspects of their lives.