madame librarian's Blog
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; translated from the french by Alison Anderson — The lives of three people intersect with unexpected results: Renée, the concierge of an elegant Parisian apartment building and residents Paloma, a twelve year old genius and a wealth Japanese man, Ozu.
The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best mystery fiction and non-fiction published in 2013. Ann Arbor's Aunt Agatha's Bookstore won The Raven Mystery Award for outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside of creative writing.
Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger
Best First Novel
Red sparrow: a novel by Jason Matthews
Best Paperback Original
The wicked girls by Alex Marwood
Mary Higgins Clark Award
Cover of snow: a novel by Jenny Milchman
Unassisted living: ageless homes for later life by Wid Chapman and Jeff Rosenfeld
The athlete's book of home remedies: 1,001 doctor- approved health fixes & injury-prevention secrets for a leaner, fitter, more athletic body! by Jordan Metzl, with Mike Zimmerman
Covert warriors [large print] by W.E.B. Griffin ; with William E. Butterworth IV
Crank by Ellen Hopkins — On a trip to visit her absentee father, well-behaved, high school junior Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.
DALLAS, 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. Here at long last is an accurate understanding of what happened in the weeks and months leading to John F. Kennedy's assassination. DALLAS 1963 is not only a fresh look at a momentous national tragedy but a sobering reminder of how radical, polarizing ideologies can poison a city-and a nation. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
Agatha Christie's mysteries are being re-released in large print. Anna Quindlen's latest is a fictional story of about a 60 something photographer coming to terms with her life. Extremely private throughout his career, the new Johnny Carson biography by Harry Bushkin, Carson's lawyer from 1970-1988, reveals the complexity of Mr. Carson. Elo's first novel links the commercial fishing industry, the perfume industry, and conservation in a hunt for justice. The Cold War was warming up and President Truman saw the need to recruit European scientists to America. He specifically stated no Nazi scientists should be recruited, Operation Paperclip tells what really happened.
Still life with bread crumbs [Large print]: a novel by Anna Quindlen
The regatta mystery, and other stories [large print] by Agatha Christie
Johnny Carson [large print] by Henry Bushkin
North of Boston [Large print] by Elisabeth Elo