Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer Sensations

Early August Picks
Sequels, series additions, and standalone delights abound this month. Here's a short-list of new fiction books you might like to add to your reading list, many written by your favorite authors. Release dates are noted so place your reserves! Of course, if you are new to a series, an author, or if you are looking for similarly-themed titles, ask our staff. We're here to be helpful and ever-ready to point you to authors and titles that tie to your interests.

Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry
A wonderful ending to the story of Duane Moore, who we first met in The Last Picture Show (1966).

August 4
Deep Blue Sea for Beginners by Luanne Rice
If you read The Geometry of Sisters, add this one to your list.

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
The latest from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls.

The Traffickers by W.E.B. Griffin
Griffin here adds the ninth volume in his Badge of Honor series.

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
The latest from the National Book Award winning author of Gravity's Rainbow. Those who remember the 1960's take note...

The Siege by Stephen White
White's a thriller-lover's friend. His latest, a post 9/11 thriller, is set in Connecticut.

August 11
Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman
The latest Kellerman whodunit stars police spouses Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus.

Intervention by Robin Cook
Main character Dr. Jack Stapleton headlines Cook's latest thriller that explores the relationship between medicine and religion.

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
Note to romantic thriller fans: meet Brown's latest fictional nutcase and romantically-linked pair.

The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan
The sixth volume in the popular young adult series, Ranger's Apprentice.