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Week of November 26, 2012

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Week of November 26, 2012

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain - Fiction


In the final few hours before returning to Iraq, Specialist William Lynn --- one of eight men who survived a ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents --- will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision, and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his 19 years.

Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine by Lou Ureneck - Memoir

Confronted with the disappointments and knockdowns that can come in middle age, Lou Ureneck decided he needed to build a simple post-and-beam cabin in the woods. Helping him was his younger brother, Paul, which Lou saw as a way to reconnect with their shared history and to rediscover his truest self.

The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd - Historical Mystery

Troubled investigator Ian Rutledge wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder.

Dead Last by James W. Hall - Thriller


In award-winning author James W. Hall's latest thriller, the reclusive Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show.

Dead Level: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves - Mystery


Nobody knows the nuts and bolts of home repair quite like Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree, ex–Wall Streeter turned proud owner of an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. But when a killer with a screw loose sets his sights on Jake, her newest renovation project becomes a dire matter of life and deck.

The Gentlemen's Hour by Don Winslow - Thriller


P.I. Boone Daniels risks the wrath of his fellow boarders after he agrees to defend a young man accused of murdering a beloved surfer and local legend.

How It All Began by Penelope Lively - Fiction
When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike.
Locked On Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney - Thriller

Tom Clancy's All-Star lineup is back. Jack Ryan, his son, Jack Jr., John Clark Ding Chavez and the rest of the Campus team are facing their greatest challenge ever.

The Operative by Andrew Britton - Thriller/Adventure


Finally settling into a peaceful life after more than a decade on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he’s put danger behind him --- and some of his demons to rest. But his calm is shattered when he’s swept into a highly organized and merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - Fiction


A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, THE PARIS WIFE captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

The Scar by Sergey Dyachenko and Marina Dyachenko - Fantasy


Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer who goes too far. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path.

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer - Historical Fiction


Hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, Harry Clifton has joined the Merchant Navy. When he survives the sinking of his ship by a German U-boat, he assumes the identity of the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York.

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl - Historical Thriller


At the close of the Civil War, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology form a secret society that is determined to find the truth behind a recent string of commercial disasters.

The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano - Fiction

On vacation in a small town in Spain, German war games champion Udo Berger and his girlfriend meet another couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals. But when Charly disappears late one night, Udo’s life is thrown into upheaval --- and a game of Third Reich may have dangerously real consequences.