Sunday, January 31, 2010

This Week's Newbies

Early February's Page Turners
Despite the frigid temperatures of the last few days, take heart. The shadows are shrinking and the days are growing longer by about two wonderful minutes per day. This means you can read a few more pages before turning off or on your energy-saving light bulbs...

Able One by Ben Bova
Rogue armies and cutting-edge laser technology will please fans of the Hugo-winner, Bova (The Green Trap) if not Clancy fans in need of a techno fix.

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
The latest from horror/occult fiction author Hamilton features Anita Blake, vampire hunter.

Point Omega by Don DeLillo
DeLillo (White Noise) is arguably one of our country's greatest living writers. Here, the author offers a short novel about a war planner and his appearance in a young filmmaker's documentary. Pair this one with DeLillo's 9/11 novel, The Falling Man.

Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Say hello to NYPD detective Michael Bennett who sets out to capture the killer, as all Patterson heroes do. Co-authored by Michael Ledwidge who, with Patterson, wrote The Quickie.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
A tightly written mother-daughter story complete with necessary hankie calls, by the author of Firefly Lane and True Colors.

Live Free or Die by John Ringo
Ringo here starts a new high action, military sci-fi series. Thanks, New Hampshire! The author likes your state motto...

Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
Erdrich's latest (after the 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist Plague of Doves) again takes on family matters. After the main character discovers her husband is reading her diary, she starts a second...

This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
Hot fiction reads aside, East Hampton is home to more than a few librarians, practicing and retired; plus a fair share of library school students. This one's for you -- or anyone who's used a public library in the last 25 years. The book includes a chapter on CT librarians' Patriot Act challenge.