Kia Dupree writes dramatic, intense Urban Fiction. Try some of these if you like Shattered:
The coldest winter ever by Sister Souljah
Push by Sapphire
Section 8: a hood rat novel by K'wan
The NFL playoffs are in full swing and Super Bowl 47 is right around the corner. While you're waiting, catch up on some of the lives of some of the sport's greatest players and coaches — both past and present:
Moving the chains: Tom Brady and the pursuit of everything by Charles P. Pierce
Namath: a biography by Mark Kriegel
Prerequisites: Basic Internet skills and either an email address or a Facebook or Twitter account (required for participation-attendees without these accounts will still be able to observe).
On January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812, British forces suffered more than 2,000 casualties in their attack on New Orleans. The defending U.S. forces were led by General Andrew Jackson who became a national hero as a result. Ironically, neither side knew that the war had already ended two weeks before with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
The Battle of New Orleans by Robert V. Remini
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He would have turned 78 this year. A multi-dimensional performer, Elvis' diverse talents are on display in the many recordings and movies that he left behind:
Careless love: the unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick
The road to grace [large print]: the third journal of the walk series by Richard Paul Evans
What doesn't kill you [large print] by Iris Johansen
The beginner's goodbye [large print] by Anne Tyler
The hunter [large print]: a novel by John Lescroart
Exhale [videodisc]: Core Fusion 30 day sculpt by produced and directed by Ernie Schultz
Tae Bo express [videodisc] by directed by Darren Capik
Great buns and thighs step workout [videodisc] by Kathy Smith
Ready to get active? Go4Life an interactive website sponsored by the National Institute on Aging offers a wide variety of ideas for getting healthy in 2013. No matter what your level of activity is, Go4Life can help you develop a personal workout and diet plan specific to your needs.
The artist written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius — An actor famous for his roles in silent films forms a relationship with an actress who is headed for fame in the new era of sound films.
The avengers written and directed by Joss Whedon — Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Captain America assemble together for the very first time ever in this epic, action-packed blockbuster.
The best exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden — A group of British retirees decide to outsource their retirement to a newly renovated hotel in Jaipur, India, that is being marketed as a retirement residence - but when they arrive, they find it to be in less luxurious condition than they had imagined.
The big year directed by David Frankel — Three men put their lives and careers on hold in an attempt to set a new record for the number of bird species spotted during a year.
The cabin in the woods directed by Drew Goddard — Five college friends head for a cabin in a remote forest and through a tattered diary left behind by a former inhabitant, begin to discover the deadly truth behind their lodging.
The dark knight rises directed by Christopher Nolan — Wi
...here are more books with family secrets lurking in British manor houses.
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Carry the one by Carol Anshaw
The dry grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
The forgotten waltz by Anne Enright
The Gilly salt sisters by Tiffany Baker
Gone girl by Gillian Flynn
A grown-up kind of pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
The night circus by Erin Morgenstern
Oscar Wilde and the Vatican murders by Gyles Brandreth
Kill my darling: a Bill Slider mystery by Cynthia Harrod -Eagles
Back in the habit: a Falcone & Driscoll investigation by Alice Loweecey
The last minute by Jeff Abbott