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Week of February 13, 2012

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Week of February 13, 2012

In Lisa Scottoline’s SAVE ME, Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a girl who’s been bullying her daughter. But an accidental explosion in the kitchen will change the course of Rose’s life.

Rachel Simon’s THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL tells the story of Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, who are locked away in an institution in 1968. Deeply in love, they escape, and embark on a 40-year journey with the broken family who rescues them. 

Coming Home: Winds of Change, Book 1 by Stacy Hawkins Adams - Fiction

 

When her husband Brent cheats on her, Dayna moves on, finding comfort in a new relationship with a faith-filled colleague. Yet when Brent resurfaces on her doorstep seven years later asking for forgiveness and support, Dayna is once again forced to explore the meaning of unconditional love.

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale - Fiction

 

Bruno Littlemore is quite unlike any chimpanzee in the world. Precocious, self-conscious and preternaturally gifted, young Bruno, born and raised in a habitat at the local zoo, falls under the care of a university primatologist named Lydia Littlemore. 

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon - Fiction

It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution. Deeply in love, they escape and find refuge. But the couple is not alone --- Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl.

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo - Memoir

 

In 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. Over the next six years, while living in Baghdad and Beirut, she encountered Shiites and Sunnis, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. DAY OF HONEY is her memoir of the hunger for food and friendship. 

Delicacy by David Foenkinos - Romance

 

After her husband’s unexpected death, Natalie has erected a fortress around her emotions; and Markus, clumsy and unassuming, will never be her knight in shining armor. Yet slowly but surely, an offbeat romance begins between these two complex souls.

Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt by Andrea Palpant Dilley - Memoir

 

The unfruitful resistance to her Christian upbringing that colored much of her early life so too colors Andrea Dilley’s memoir, a story of crisis but also redemption that speaks to anyone driven to the margins of belief by skepticism and doubt.

Gone by Mo Hayder - Thriller

 

Jack Caffery’s newest case seems like a routine carjacking. But as the hours tick by and his investigation morphs into a nightmare, he realizes the sickening truth: the thief wasn’t after the car, but the 11-year-old girl in the backseat. 

Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West - Fiction

 

Teeny Templeton is getting married, baking her own wedding cake, and leaving her troubled past behind. And then? She finds her fiancé playing naked badminton with a couple of gorgeous, skanky chicks. When he’s found dead a few days later, all fingers point to Teeny.

Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher - Historical Romance

 

Back in her beloved Virginia, Shannon Adair loved nursing injured soldiers back to health. But in Grand Coeur, Idaho, the rough-and-tumble place where her father has been called to lead the church, she's not sure where she fits in --- until she meets Matthew Dubois. 

In Stitches: A Memoir Anthony Youn, M.D., with Alan Eisenstock - Memoir

 

Tony Youn grew up Asian-American in an almost all-white town.  On top of that, he had a protruding jaw that one day began to grow, expanding to an unthinkable size. In this memoir, Youn describes how his own cosmetic treatment inspired him to become a plastic surgeon. 

The Priest by Gerard O'Donovan - Thriller

 

Struggling to find his feet back in Ireland after a lengthy posting with Europol in Spain, drugs specialist Mike Mulcahy is plunged into unfamiliar territory when the daughter of a politician suffers a horrific sex attack. 

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction

 

Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a girl who’s been bullying her daughter. But an accidental explosion in the kitchen will change the course of Rose’s life.