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Best Read November 2011

Karthik Prabhakar: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Megan Gardner: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Mel Aunerud: Don’t Know Much about ... by Kenneth Davis

Ed Wehling: A Treasury of the Familiar ed. by Ralph L. Woods

Katrina Edinfeld: American Nations by Colin Woodard, The Magic of Reality: How we Know What’s Really True by Richard Dawkins.

Jim Cadwell: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins.

Debbie Legan: Still Alice by Lisa Genova, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody

Curt: The family: The secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet

Children’s Books Recommendations:

Board Books

Time for Bed by Mem Fox
My Car by Byron Barton
Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Picture Books

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
A is for Salad by Mike Lester (no, that‘s not a typo!)
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Anything by David LaRoche1le (a local author!) or Loreen Leedy

Poetry Picture Books

Autumnblings by Douglas Florian, or any of his other books
The Frog Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky

Cynthia LeBlanc: Interesting New Fiction and Non-fiction

NON-FICTION

The Plots Against the President: FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise ofthe American Right by Sally Denton 1/12

Showdown: Inside the Obama White House by David Corn 3/12

The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis by lan Shaprio 2/12 The Senate in the 60’s and 70’s

Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats and The World They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines 3/12 - (100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 4/12)

Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong by Raymond Bonner 2/12 The two decade fight to get a young African —American, mentally retarded man a fair trial

The Age of Scarcity: How Austerity Will Remake American Politics by Thomas Edsall 2/12

Connecthome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are 2/12 by Sebastian Seung

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson 3/12

FICTION

Soft Target by Stephen Hunter 12/11 An attack on the Mall of America by terrorists

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo 12/11 New entry in the Harry Hole Norwegian mystery series

Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson 1/12 Latest entry in Sci Fi series

Agent 6 by Tom Smith 1/12 3rd in a suspense trilogy featuring Leo Demidov, a disaffected former KGB agent

The Winter Palace A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak 1/12

Shedding Light on Murder by Patricia Driscoll 2/12 New ”cozy" mystery series set on Cape Cod

The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay 2/12 Woman fights to save her Paris home in the 1860’s while confronting a secret she’s kept for 30 years

Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru 3/12 As a couple searches for their autistic son lost in the Mojave Desert they encounter a host of unusual characters

Force of Nature by C. J. Box 3/12 latest in the Joe Picket Wyoming game warden series

www.earlyword.com www.goodreads.com Novelist databases through your library’s website

Link to Novelist Database from Anoka County Library Catalog

EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Evanovich, Janet.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich. Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare.
Reader Ratings and Reviews
(17 reviews)

Series Information from NoveList

Stephanie Plum mysteries
AKA Stephanie Plum novels
1. One for the money
2. Two for the dough
3. Three to get deadly
Similar Title from Novelist
This body of death,
George, Elizabeth.
These two books are character—driven Mystery stories in which Murder investigation and women detectives are the main topics.
'V‘ is for vengeance,
Grafton, Sue
Readers who enjoy conversational Mystery stories about Murder investigation and women detectives might also enjoy this book.

Similar Authors from NoveList
Strohmeyer, Sarah
Bubbles Yablonsky, Sarah Strohmeyer’s hairdresser/reporter/sleuth, emerges from Lehigh, Pennsylvania, to rival Stephanie Plum. Strohmeyer knows urban neighborhoods and uses them, as Evanovich does, to reveal a cast of quirky secondary characters. There’s a little romance here and plenty of action, not to mention the requisite smart-mouthed dialog. -- Krista Biggs
DiSilverio, Laura A. H.
Readers who appreciate Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books for the zany humor that lightens the mystery may like new author Laura DiSilverio, She also writes humorous mysteries featuring a quirky and likeable female protagonist. —— Rebecca Sigmo.

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