[bksvol-discuss] Simon & Schuster January Book Club Update

  • From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bookshare Volunteers <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:53:10 -0500

Maybe some of these will be in the new additions from Simon & Schuster!

One of The New York Times Book Review's "100 Notable Books of 2009"
The Mercy Papers
By Robin Romm
When Robin Romm's The Mother Garden was published, The New York Times Book
Review called her "a close-up magician," saying, "hers is the oldest kind
[of magic] we know: the ordinary incantation of words and stories to help us
navigate the darkness and finally to hold the end at bay." In her searing
memoir The Mercy Papers, Romm uses this magic to expand the weeks before her
mother's death into a story about a daughter in the moments before and after
The Wettest County in the World
By Matt Bondurant
Matt Bondurant's terrific novel, The Wettest County in the World: A Novel
Based on a True Story, is brand new in paperback. Based on the lives of
Matt's own grandfather and great-uncles, the notorious Bondurant Boys, it's
a riveting account of the moonshine trade in Franklin County, Virginia in
the 1920s-30s. Steeped in a culture of time and place, it nevertheless
transcends its specificity, offering a fascinating perspective of American
history. It's perfect for fans of Larry Brown, Tom Franklin and Erskine
If your book club would like the unique opportunity to have author Matt
Bondurant call into your discussion of The Wettest County in the World, or
you'd like to ask him a question about his fascinating novel, email him
The Listener
By Shira Nayman
Shira Nayman's riveting and haunting first novel of madness and passion is
set in a psychiatric hospital just after World War II.
No Mercy
By Lori Armstrong
Former Army sniper Mercy Gunderson hunts down the killer of Native American
teens in the first book in a gripping new mystery series.
By Maryse Conde
The critically acclaimed, award-winning author of the classic historical
novel Segu, Maryse Condé has pieced together the life of her maternal
By Laura Bynum
An extraordinary, chilling debut novel about an all-too-believable near
future in which speech is suppressed by violent means.
Embracing the Wide Sky
By Daniel Tammet
From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day—a tour of brain science
and the latest revelations about the boundless frontiers of the human mind.
The Lost Quilter
By Jennifer Chiaverini
Master Quilter Sylvia Compson's research into her ancestry reveals
unexpected connections between herself and a long-lost visitor to Elm Creek
The Black Girl Next Door
By Jennifer Baszile
Jennifer Baszile's poignant, beautifully written memoir about coming of age
as a black girl in an exclusive white California suburb in the 1970s.
Once In a Lifetime
By Cathy Kelly
#1 international bestselling author Cathy Kelly weaves a captivating tale
about love, friendship, and a web of secrets running through a bustling
Irish ...
The Blue Orchard
By Jackson Taylor
The Blue Orchard is a portrait of an indomitable woman, determined to build
a better life for herself and her son in the face of crushing losses.
What Doesn't Kill You
By Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
By turns funny, smart, poignant, insightful, and engaging, What Doesn't Kill
You tells how Thomasina "Tee" Hodges loses her job and finds herself.
Secrets of the Tudor Court: Between Two Queens
By Kate Emerson
Emerson returns to the Tudor Court in Between Two Queens. Nan Bassett's goal
to marry a nobleman is halted when she falls for handsome but poor Ned.
Rediscovering Values
By Jim Wallis
When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get,
it won't give us the results we want. Rather than joining...

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