Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fiction or Non-Fiction : All Hot Picks

Latest and Greatest
Whether you've decided to tackle French cooking, your health, or the latest tear jerker, mid-September offers many fine choices.

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Divorce, family drama, young love, reunion -- it's all here in Sparks' latest multi-layered love story.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
Catch the kitchen buzz with master chef Julia Child, the subject of popular book to film, Julie and Julia. Join us in November for a book discussion of Child's My Life in France.

Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
Krakauer takes a turn at investigative reporting by telling the story of NFL star Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.

Why Our Health Matters
by Andrew Weil, M.D.
Weil offers prescriptions for reforming our health care system and our attitudes about our health and well-being.

The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs
Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically) poses as woman to examine the world of online dating. In another "experiment", he outsources some of his daily tasks to a company in India. We admit we're curious...

The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott
This intricately plotted thriller, set in Napoleonic Paris, includes touches on history, science, crime, and love. If this offering is half as good as Stott's Ghostwalk (2007), expect bestseller status.

Official Book Club Selection : a Memoir According to Kathy Griffin by Kathy Griffin
Bravo TV's resident "D-List" star takes a wisecracking turn at memoir in book, as opposed to, videotape form.

You Were Always Mom's Favorite : Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives by Deborah Tannen
Tannen (You're Wearing THAT?) is a linguistics professor at Georgetown University. As the title suggests, here she takes on the strange, rivalrous, and wonderful relationship between sisters.