Sunday, November 15, 2009

Much Anticipated and In-Demand

Week of November 15th's Hot Picks
A long-awaited biography by a popular politician and works by popular fiction authors will in all likelihood dominate this week's list of in-demand new books. Here's a few quick picks:

Going Rogue : An American Life by Sarah Palin
The former governor of Alaska and and 2008 candidate for Vice President describes her life and political career.

The Wrecker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
Set in 1907, this thriller features detective Isaac Bell, last seen in 2007's The Chase. The authors pit Bell against "the Wrecker," who's been destroying trains and railroad facilities for no apparent reason.

I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
The prolific Patterson (slow down, wontcha?) offers his latest Alex Cross novel. In this one, Alex vows to find the killer who murdered his niece.

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Munro won this year's Man Booker International Prize and we have many Booker Prize readers in our community. This latest collection delivers eleven short stories about ordinary men and women looking to overcome challenges and live a whole life.