Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another Great Week for Popular Fiction

Week of November 1st's Hot Picks
Several of America's finest writers' latest works will be released next week. Looking forward to Tuesday. Hope you are, too.

Rainwater by Sandra Brown
An historical novel from bestselling, award-winning author Brown, "Rainwater" follows an independent woman who runs a boarding house in Texas.

Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart
Introduced in Agatha-winner Hart's Ghost at Work (2008), the late Bailey Ruth Raeburn returns to earth on a heavenly mission to help a four-year-old orphan. Hart is also the author of the mysteries in the Death on Demand series.

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
In her first novel in nine years, bestselling author Kingsolver, who penned perennial favorites The Bean Trees (1988) and The Poisonwood Bible (1998), tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the 20th century's most tumultuous events.

The Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor
In Keillor's comic novella, a wealthy and depressed man bound for Christmas in Hawaii is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. During his stay, he reaches an epiphany worthy of the season and resolves to simplify his life.

Ford County Stories by John Grisham
In this short story collection, Grisham takes us back Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Plenty of advance buzz about this one and the cast of characters Grisham introduces.

No Less Than Victory : a WWII Novel by Jeff Shaara
This is the third and final book in Shaara's WWII trilogy, preceded by The Rising Tide (2006) and The Steel Wave (2008). The third novel covers the last five months of the war, from the Battle of the Bulge to the liberation of concentration camps and is a sure pick for fans of military/historical fiction and non-fiction books by Stephen Ambrose.