Thursday, September 1, 2016

September's In the Queue

I know it's September but publishers are releasing Christmas stories early this year. In the hopes that, if you love Christmas stories, you may get one of these before the holidays, I placed them on this month's list. If you don't like holiday reads, never fear there are mysterious murders, tales of traitors, gales of laughter and even Bruce Springsteen's own story found in September's In the Queue. Find a cozy spot and settle down for a great story.

Fiction

Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton
When a wealthy land developer who plans to turn a community garden into a housing estate winds up dead, Agatha Raisin is hired to find the real killer.

The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
Four women inspired by their late friend's gifts to them, decide to become someone else's Christmas Angel and find their own lives enriched by the experience. 

Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini
The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence.

Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town's annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say "Bah, humbug!" a Santa-sized sack of trouble ensues.

Reckless Creed by Alex Kava
Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and FBI agent Maggie O'Dell are at the center of a mysterious murder investigation, which involves three murders in Chicago, Missouri and Alabama. They soon discover an ominous connection among all the deaths.

Mischling by Affinity Konar
A brave and magnificent testament to a shaken world, this novel tells the harrowing story of Pearl and Stasha, twin sisters who are forced to become curiosities of Mengele's Auschwitz Zoo. Pearl disappears after a performance, and Stasha vows to find her, no matter the cost.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by the Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel. His attic room overlooks the Kremlin where he watches the world move on without him. Great characters, beautiful settings and prose make this a  fascinating read as the count attempts to understand why he is imprisoned and what it means to be a man of purpose. 

New Books By Best Selling Authors
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
Order to Kill by Vince Flynn
Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah
The Wish by Beverly Lewis
Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
Escape Clause by John Sandford
Pharaoh: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith
Seduced by Randy Wayne White

Non-Fiction

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett shares a behind-the-scenes look at her popular show and explores the elements that made it a success.

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly
O'Reilly portrays the events of World War II in 1944, when escalating Pacific battles between U.S. forces and the Japanese army lead to the development of humanity's deadliest weapon and President Truman's impossible choice.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. 

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