Thursday, October 15, 2009

Southlake Public Library



1400 Main Street, Suite 130
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 748-8243
http://www.southlakelibrary.org/









To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea on what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. ~ Andre Gide

When we open a book, we invite the characters into the sitting room of our mind. As their story unfolds, we begin to see who they are and through that, begin to understand a bit more about ourselves. Here are some best selling titles to consider for your next encounter.




FICTION HARDCOVER

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ROUGH COUNTRY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $26.95.) Virgil Flowers investigates a string of murders at a Minnesota resort for women.
Call #: F SAN




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JULIET, NAKED, by Nick Hornby. (Riverhead, $25.95.) A woman looking for a change begins a relationship with a reclusive singer-¬songwriter about to release a new album.
Call #: F HOR




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THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday, $29.95.) Robert Langdon among the Masons.
Call #: F BRO






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AN ECHO IN THE BONE, by Diana Gabaldon. (Delacorte, $30.) Jamie Fraser and his time-traveling wife, Claire, encounter pirates on the high seas; the seventh Outlander novel.
Call #: F GAB




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HOTHOUSE ORCHID, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $25.95.) A C.I.A. special agent finds that much has changed, and not for the better, when she returns to her Florida hometown.
Call #: F WOO




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THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD, by Margaret Atwood. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $26.95.) In a violent future society, survivors of a catastrophic pandemic make their way. Call #: F ATW




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SPARTAN GOLD, by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood. (Putnam, $26.96.) Husband-and-wife treasure hunters search for bottles of wine from Napoleon’s “lost cellar.”
Call #: F CUS




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THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $24.99.) A 17-year-old girl spends the summer with her divorced father in North Carolina and finds many kinds of love.
Call #: F SPA




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ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) The detective Alex Cross writes a novel about his great-uncle, who fought the Klan.
Call #: F PAT




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SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $29.95.) An unlikely group’s friendship from the ’60s to the ’80s, and from South Carolina to San Francisco; by the author of "The Prince of Tides."
Call #: F CON




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The HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s ­Mississippi.
Call #: F STO




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DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $25.95.) Sookie Stackhouse searches for the killer of a werepanther.
Call #: F HAR






NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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HALF THE SKY, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. (Knopf, $27.95.) Women fighting sexual oppression in Asia and Africa.
Call#: 362.8 KRI




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THE MURDER OF KING TUT, by James Patterson and Martin Dugard. (Little, Brown, $26.99.) Investigating the Boy King’s sudden death.
Call#: 932.014 PAT






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HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion, $23.99.) A suburban rabbi and a Detroit pastor teach lessons about the comfort of belief.
Call#: 296 ALB




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THE TIME OF MY LIFE, by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi. (Atria, $26.) A memoir by the actor, who died in September, and his wife.
Call#: BIO SWA




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TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy. (Twelve, $35.) The late senator’s autobiography.
Call#: BIO KEN






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HIGH ON ARRIVAL, by Mackenzie Phillips with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $25.99.) The actress and daughter of Papa John Phillips recalls a life of parties, drugs and a complicated relationship with her father.
Call#: BIO PHI




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WHERE MEN WIN GLORY, by Jon Krakauer.
(Doubleday, $27.95.) The story of Pat Tillman, the N.F.L. player who enlisted after 9/11, and the Army’s cover-up of his death by friendly fire in Afghanistan.
Call#: BIO TIL




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OFFICIAL BOOK CLUB SELECTION, by Kathy Griffin. (Ballantine, $25.) A humorous memoir from the star of "My Life on the D-List."
Call#: BIO GRI






ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others. (Mercury Radio Arts/Threshold Editions, $29.99.) Making the case against big government.
Call#: 818.602 BEC




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CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, by Michelle Malkin. (Regnery, $27.95.) President Obama and his team of tax cheats, petty crooks, influence peddlers and Wall Street cronies.
Call#: 973.932 MAL




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OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
Call#: 302 GLA






ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER


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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, VOL. 1, by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. (Knopf, $40.) A reissue of the book that started Julia Child’s career.
Call #: 641.59 CHI




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MASTER YOUR METABOLISM, by Jillian Michaels with Mariska van Aalst. (Crown, $26.) A weight-loss plan by a trainer from "The Biggest Loser" on NBC.
Call #: 613.25 MIC




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ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey. (Amistad/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Relationship tips from the comedian and host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.”
Call #: 646.77 HAR




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THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment” from Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of pancreatic cancer at age 47.
Call #: 004.092 PAU