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Week of September 9, 2013

Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are longtime friends and co-regents of a used record store in Michael Chabon's TELEGRAPH AVENUE. But when ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode announces his plan to build a megastore nearby, the duo fears that it will mean certain death for their small business. What they don’t know is that this announcement marks the peak of a secret history, including a forgotten crime of the Black Panther era. How will the two make it through these trying times?

Fired Up: Trouble in Texas, Book 2 by Mary Connealy

Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives. Lately, though, someone appears determined to end his. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment. He wants to leave the violence of his war days behind and move on --- preferably with Glynna Greer at his side. But will he survive long enough to have his chance at love?