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seth-harwood's picture
Mar.20.2009
Washed-up movie star Jack Palms is knee-deep in a Bay Area drug war and it’ll take the performance of a lifetime to get him through it alive.In the three years since Jack Palms left Hollywood and kicked his drug habit, he’s added fourteen pounds of muscle, read eighty-three books, and played it as...
gregg-olsen's picture
Nov.30.2008
In 1911, Claire and Dora Williamson traveled to Dr. Linda Hazzard's Institute of Natural Therapeutics near Seattle, Washington. There, instead of receiving medical attention, the wealthy sisters were tortured, starved, and robbed of their inheritance. Dora escaped, but Claire was not so lucky. In...
gregg-olsen's picture
Nov.30.2008
In The Deep Dark, Gregg Olsen looks beyond the intensely suspenseful story of the fire and rescue to the wounded heart of Kellogg, a quintessential company town that has never recovered from its loss. A vivid and haunting chapter in the history of working-class America, this is one of the great...
karleen-koen's picture
Aug.04.2008
From Publishers Weekly Ten years after Koen introduced heroine Barbara Devane in her bestselling debut novel, Through a Glass Darkly, she brings back the strong-willed young woman to face further challenges among the baroque world of the European and colonial American nobility of the early 18th...
karleen-koen's picture
Aug.04.2008
What you see in Dark Angels is what you get -- an old-fashioned historical romance, a page-turning read full of love, betrayals, political intrigues and cool clothes. Set in the England and France of 1670, this new novel is a prequel to Koen's bestselling Through a Glass Darkly and its sequel, Now...
tara-j-betts's picture
Jun.26.2008
There's no doubt that the crowd-rousing competition of poetry slams has injected an often marginalized literary genre with new energy and brought it out of the academy and into people's lives, where it belongs, but much of the impact of spoken-word poetry is rooted in its bravura performance, not...
carla-blank's picture
Mar.14.2008
Rediscovering America explores the lost history of America in an accessible timeline format. Its inclusive picture of the 20th Century highlights and reintergrates the complex contributions of women, African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, immigrants, artists, renegades, rebels, rogues,...
david-henry-sterry's picture
Feb.28.2008
“Much of what we know about Satchel Paige . . . is undoubtedly true, some of it is probably apocryphal, all of it contributed to his legend as a ballplayer and one-of-a-kind personality.”— From the foreword by Bob Costas Satchel Paige’s witty quips and savvy observations — on everything from health...
barry-w-lynn's picture
Feb.28.2008
The author is the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In this book, he recounts several decades of battles, head-to-head, with right-wing "luminaries" from the late Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson to Ann Coulter (who said he should be blamed, personally, for 9/11...
barack-obama's picture
Jan.12.2008
Ilinois's Democratic senator illuminates the constraints of mainstream politics all too well in this sonorous manifesto. Obama (Dreams from My Father) castigates divisive partisanship (especially the Republican brand) and calls for a centrist politics based on broad American values. His own...