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Drift cover by Perry Vasquez
Jul.31.2008
"In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there....
Control-freak Judith McBride is dead and never looked better, but has a little trouble giving up the ghost...so to speak.
Jul.31.2008
"If the spirit of a loving wife can't nudge her husband in the right direction, who can?" So thinks thirty-something Judith McBride, a Jewish control freak with an unlikely last name. When she dies in a medical mishap, she calls on her supernatural status to "rescue" her...
based on the inspiring true story of a Holocaust survivor
Jul.31.2008
On the morning of May 10, 1940, the last thing Sofie Rijnfeld expected was the sky to start raining German paratroopers. She and Jan, her husband of 3 years, were living contentedly in Amsterdam with Jan's six daughters. Life held the promise of a bright future for the Rijnfelds, until the German...
Hammers Paperback, a novel by Ron Dakron
Jul.31.2008
Nico, a young geneticist, perfects a human anti-shock serum made with hammerhead shark DNA. But the FDA won't let Nico try it on humans yet because of possible unstable genetic mutations. They want years of animal tests before she'll be allowed to try her stunning invention! But Nico's an ambitious...
Checkpoint by Lisa Saffron
Jul.31.2008
 In occupied Palestine Two teenagers, a soldier and a suicide bomber, die. Two families suffer. Two communities remain divided. What happens when two mothers refuse to be enemies? Checkpoint, the new sociopolitical suspense novel by Lisa Saffron, is the story of ordinary people living in a conflict...
Mantids, a new novel by Ron Dakron
Jul.30.2008
Mantids is an update of the world's oldest novel—Petronius's Satyricon—with a twist. In Satyricon, the hero can't get an erection; in Mantids, the narrator can't get rid of one. Combine his Viagra overdose with an invasion by mutant female praying mantids and a scuzzed-out, speed-tweaker Astoria...
Love or Something Like It
Jul.28.2008
Deirdre Shaw's emotionally honest, clear-eyed debut follows a thirtysomething woman forced to redefine love, career, and family after her young marriage falters. “Bright and promising...Shaw’s first novel unfolds easily, with well-crafted prose and vivid detail. A great young-in-L.A. novel.” --...
Dark Waters by Gabriella Hewitt
Jul.28.2008
A predator stalks paradise and she’s next. The ICE Files On a tropical isle, Frankie Montalvo discovers roots to a past she never knew. Tales of witchcraft, missing girls and el chupacabra surround her, but it will take more than superstitions to scare her away. Determined to create her own home,...
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Jul.22.2008
With biting humor and a firm sense of place, Albert (The Second Story Man) evokes a scene that was both exciting and dangerous: the New York bohemian subculture in the early 1960s. Archeology student Helene Elphrick desperately wants to shed both her controlling Jewish parents and her middle-class...
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Jul.20.2008
Set against the background of a forest fire started by Henry David Thoreau, Woodsburner chronicles the lives of Oddmund Hus, a lovesick Norwegian immigrant farm hand, Eliot Calvert, a struggling bookseller and aspiring playwright, and Caleb Dowdy, a fire and brimstone preacher, whose stories...