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Week of August 20, 2012

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Week of August 20, 2012

UNMEASURED STRENGTH by Lauren Manning is the story of Lauren’s remarkable recovery after she has gotten 80 percent of her body burned in the fall of the World Trade Centers.

 In THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani, Ciro has caught the local priest in scandal. He is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker. He leaves his love Enza, but soon her family faces disaster and she is forced to go to America too.

Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry - Historical Mystery

 

This latest installment in Anne Perry’s Victorian crime series finds Commander William Monk returning to a dangerous case that he thought he had left behind. High-stakes murder, conspiracy and dark secrets abound, and no one involved will escape unharmed.

The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb - Historical Fiction

 

What began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster.

Ghost Hero: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel by S.J. Rozan - Mystery

 

What starts as rumors over new paintings by a dead artist quickly becomes something far more desperate --- a high-stakes crisis that PI's Lydia Chin and Bill Smith will find themselves risking everything to resolve.

Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz - Memoir

 

In this moving and thoughtful book, Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a devoted companion, and offers comfort, wisdom, and a way forward from sorrow to acceptance.

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood - Literary Criticism

 

In this collection of essays and lectures, Margaret Atwood illuminates her lifelong relationship with the literary genre of science-fiction.

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois - Historical Fiction

 

In Jennifer duBois’s mesmerizing and exquisitely rendered debut novel, a long-lost letter links two disparate characters, each searching for meaning against seemingly insurmountable odds. Spanning two continents and the dramatic sweep of history, A PARTIAL HISTORY OF LOST CAUSES reveals the stubbornness and splendor of the human will even in the most trying times.

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani - Historical Fiction

At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.

The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo - Fiction

 

In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again.  For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day.

Unmeasured Strength by Lauren Manning - Memoir

When a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body, Lauren Manning began a 10-year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance.

Vulture Peak: A Bangkok Novel by John Burdett - Mystery

Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. But for his newest assignment, everything he knows will be a mere starting point. He’s put in charge of the highest-profile case in Thailand --- an attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs.