Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post; we weren’t getting a lot of new books for a short period of time. The good news is that we now have a lot of new ones to tell you about!
Let’s start with new titles by your favorite suspense and thriller authors: Lee Child (Blue Moon), Stephen Chbosky (Imaginary Friend), Michael Connelly (Night Fire), John Connolly (A Book of Bones), Stephen Coonts (The Russia Account), Patricia Cornwell (Quantum), Deborah Crombie (A Bitter Feast ), Nelson DeMille (The Deserter), Vince Flynn (Lethal Agent), Lisa Gardner (Never Tell), Tess Gerritson (The Shape of Night), Heather Graham (The Stalking), John Grisham (The Guardians), Susan Isaacs (Takes One to Know One), J. A. Jance (Sins of the Fathers), John Le Carre (Agent Running in the Field), John Sandford (Bloody Genius), Wilbur Smith (Ghost Fire), and Stuart Woods (Stealth). In the pure mystery genre, Alexander McCall Smith has published the latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, To the Land of Long Lost Friends.
There are some pretty exciting titles in the romance genre: No Judgments by Meg Cabot, Hart’s Hollow Farm by Janet Dailey, Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux, What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand, Meant to be Yours by Susan Mallery, and Child’s Play by Danielle Steel.
Memoirs and biographies are hot this Fall, with several Hollywood stars, musicians, and various interesting people being featured. Musical biographies/memoirs include The Beautiful Ones by Prince (based on the writings he left behind), My Name Is Prince by Randee St. Nicholas, Face It: A Memoir by Debbie Harry (I’m excited about this one!), and Wham! George Michael and Me by the other half of Wham, Andrew Ridgeley. Really exciting is Me: Elton John, penned by Elton John himself. This will be an interesting read! Janis: Her Life and Music, written by Holly George-Warren, should be good. Holly George-Warren has written numerous books about music, serves as a consultant at several music-themed museums, and teaches musical journalism. This book will appeal to anyone, whether or not they are Janis Joplin fans, as George-Warren will talk about the social aspects and the history behind the music. On the Hollywood side, Julie Andrews has written a follow up to her previous book called Home. This one is titled Home Work: A Memoir of my Hollywood Years, and it picks up after Andrews moved into films from stage work. Demi Moore’s memoir is getting a lot of media attention. It is titled Inside Out: A Memoir, and it is a tear-jerker. Hollywood historian William J. Mann has turned his attention to Marlon Brando with The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando.
Dogs are getting a fair amount of attention in the book world. Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, by dog behaviorist and researcher Clive D. L. Wynne, PhD, offers scientific insight into just how much capacity dogs have for affection. Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond by Alexandra Horowitz, explores the human-dog relationship from a social and historical point of view. My favorite dog book this season is Rescue Dogs: Where They Come From, Why They Act the Way They Do, and How to Love Them Well by Pete Paxton. Pete Paxton is an alias for an undercover investigator into puppy mills. This book offers in-depth insight into rescue dogs, and the conditions from which they are often rescued.
All of these books are either on the shelf or coming in soon, so you can place requests for all of them now. Next week’s post will be about our new book club sets, so stay tuned!