Published: September 28, 2008
ANATHEM, by Neal Stephenson. (William Morrow, $29.95.) An order of cloistered mathematicians and scientists must save their Earth-like planet when catastrophe threatens.
THE BOOK OF LIES, by Brad Meltzer. (Grand Central, $25.99.) The murder of the father of Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel, is linked to the biblical story of Cain and Abel. Call #: F MEL
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) After World War II, a journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.
AMERICAN WIFE, by Curtis Sittenfeld. (Random House, $26.) A pretty librarian marries the alcoholic son of a wealthy political family who somehow becomes president.
Call #: F SIT
DARK CURSE, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley, $24.95.) Lara Callandine, an expert in the field of ice-cave study, joins with Nicholas De La Cruz to search for the truth about their pasts; a Carpathian novel.
THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY
THE KEEPSAKE, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine,, $26.) A killer who mummifies his victims is on the loose in Boston.
Call #: F GER
DEVIL BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Scribner, $25.95.) In the 11th Temperance Brennan mystery, the forensic anthropologist must identify two victims of voodoo and devil worship.
Call #: F REI
THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A young mute who can communicate with them takes refuge with three dogs in the woods after his father is murdered.
Call #: F WRO
THE GYPSY MORPH, by Terry Brooks. (Del Rey/ Ballantine, $27.) In the third volume of the Genesis of Shannara series, champions of the Word and the Void clash.
Call #: F BRO
SILKS, by Dick Francis and Felix Francis. (Putnam, $25.95.) A British defense lawyer and amateur jockey reluctantly represents another jockey who seems to be guilty of murder.
Call #: F FRA
THE BOURNE SANCTION, by Eric Van Lustbader. (Grand Central, $25.99.) Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne pursues the leader of a Muslim terrorist group.
Call #: F LUS
HOME, by Marilynne Robinson. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25.) The events of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Gilead” are revisited from another perspective.
Call #: F ROB
THE FORCE UNLEASHED, by Sean Williams. (Del Rey, $26.) An apprentice to Darth Vader is dispatched to kill the last of his master’s enemies; a “Star Wars” novel.
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SMOKE SCREEN, by Sandra Brown. (Simon & Schuster, $26.95.) Scandalous deaths thwart the investigation of a fatal fire at police headquarters in Charleston, S.C.
Call #: F BRO
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist. Call #: 363.7 FRI
THE WAR WITHIN, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster, $32.) White House debates over the Iraq war, 2006-8.
STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir, from her Hollywood childhood through “Beverly Hills, 90210,” to her son’s birth.
Call #: BIO SPE
ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN
THE FIRST BILLION IS THE HARDEST, by T. Boone Pickens. (Crown Business, $26.95.) An account of Pickens’s career and his views about energy policy.
THE LIMITS OF POWER, by Andrew Bacevich. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.) A retired Army colonel argues that American citizens are ultimately responsible for the country’s military and economic woes.
Call #: 320.973 BAC
THE OBAMA NATION, by Jerome R. Corsi. (Threshold, $28.) The Democratic candidate as an extreme leftist, from the co-author of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.”
Call #: BIO OBA
FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
Call #: 320.973 MOR
WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays.
Call #: 814.54 SED
THE CASE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA, by David Freddoso. (Regnery, $27.95.) The Democratic candidate as a calculating extreme leftist.
THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH, by Helene Cooper. (Simon & Schuster, $25.) A New York Times reporter’s memoir of growing up in, and fleeing from, Liberia.
THE STRONGEST TRIBE, by Bing West. (Random House, $28.) How the war in Iraq has turned around.
Call #: 956.704 WES
WESLEY THE OWL, by Stacey O’Brien. (Free Press, $23.) A biologist adopts, and comes to love, a barn owl.
BLACK BELT PATRIOTISM, by Chuck Norris. (Regnery, $26.95.) How to apply the founding fathers’ wisdom to today’s problems like immigration and global terrorism.
THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS, by Peg Tyre. (Crown, $24.95.) The national debate about why boys are falling behind girls’ achievement in school.
ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) After learning he has terminal cancer, a Carnegie Mellon professor shares his thoughts on the importance of “seizing every moment.”
Call #: 004.092 PAU
BREAKTHROUGH, by Suzanne Somers. (Crown, $25.95.) Eight steps to wellness: advice on hormone therapy from Somers and a group of doctors.
THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
Call #: 158.1 BYR
MYSTICAL TRAVELER, by Sylvia Browne. (Hay House, $22.95.) The self-professed psychic explains how to advance to a higher level of spirituality.
THE GONE FISHIN’ PORTFOLIO, by Alexander Green. (Wiley, $27.95.) A guide to hands-off investing for the long term.
Published: September 12, 2008
THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $19.95.) Because life isn’t all about work.
Call #: 650.1 FER
THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host.
Call #: 332.024 RAM
NOW DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS, by Marcus
Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. (Free Press, $27). How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees.
Call #: 650.14 BUC
DEBT CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT, by Kevin Trudeau. (Equity, $25.95.) How the credit industry is rigged against you, and how to fight back by changing habits.
Call #: 332.024 TRU
FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow, $27.95.) Explores the incentives that drive groups, including school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
Call #: 330 LEV
WHEN MARKETS COLLIDE, by Mohamed A. El-Erian. (McGraw-Hill, $27.95.) Investing advice for a time of global economic change.
Call #: 381.101 EL-
YES!, by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin and Robert B. Cialdini. (Free Press, $25.) The one word that can get people to say “yes” and 49 other ways to improve your powers of persuasion.
SIX DISCIPLINES EXECUTION REVOLUTION, by Gary Harpst. (Six Disciplines Publishing, $12.95.) Strategies for small and midsize businesses.
KILLING SACRED COWS, by Garrett B. Gunderson with Stephen Palmer. (Greenleaf, $21.95 .) Debunking myths about money and saving for retirement.
WOMEN AND MONEY, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Advice for overcoming one’s dysfunctional relationship with money, including a plan for getting finances on track.
Call #: 332.024 ORM
OUR ICEBERG IS MELTING, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. (St. Martin's, $19.95.) A fable about how to bring about change in a group, through the eyes of a penguin bearing bad news.
Call #: 658.406 KOT
AHEAD OF THE CURVE, by Philip Delves Broughton. (Penguin Press, $25.95.) An account of the author’s two years at Harvard Business School.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR BUSINESS FAILURE, by Donald R. Keough. (Portfolio, $24.95.) A former president of the Coca-Cola Company uses reverse psychology to dispense business advice.
THE BLACK SWAN, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. (Random House, $26.95.) A financial trader with an expertise in probability theory and statistics, debunks much about economic forecasting.
Call #: 003.54 TAL
THE LITTLE BOOK THAT SAVES YOUR ASSETS, by David M. Darst. (Wiley, $19.95.) Learn what the rich have always known “correct asset allocation”.