Here is what we are excited about and we hope that you will be too.
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender is a second novel that we are very intrigued by. Rose Edelstein is nine years old when she realizes that she has a special gift. She can read the emotions of whoever prepares her food. The story follows Rose as she grows into adult hood and helps her understand the secret emotional undercurrent in her family that has been flowing all along.
The Lion by Nelson DeMille is the follow up to The Lion’s Game. The lion is a Libyan terrorist who is murdering one by one the pilots who bombed his home and killed his family back in 1986. But the Lion has much more than that planned. Can John Corey the former NYPD detective turned Special Agent stop him in time? Or will the evil plans be unleashed? DeMille always provides us with a great, fast paced story and it would seem that he is doing just that with his latest.
So Cold the River by Michael Koryta is a fabulous read that is sure to give you goose bumps even on the hottest June day. Failed filmmaker Eric Shaw has been reduced to making “home movies” to be shown at funerals. When he is approached by client with a fat wallet to film the video history of a dying old man he jumps at the chance. It takes him to the town of West Baden, Indiana a town that was once famous as a resort for the rich and what he finds there is probably not what his client had in mind. In a style that is very reminiscent of Stephen King, Koryta tells a tale of secrets, lies and evil. I loved this one.
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brainsby Nicholas Carr is an examination of what the computer has done not only to our society but to our minds and how that is impacting every aspect of our lives. Carr is an astute social critic who has some very important things to say about what technology has not only brought to us, but taken away from us also.
Hitch 22by Christopher Hitchens is the memoir of a man who is the ultimate contrarian. If you have ever read anything by him you know that he is always thought provoking and you never walk away feeling any neutrality over what he has put forth. This book promises to show what shaped Hitchens into the man he is today.
This beach bag contains a little something for everyone. Don’t forget the sunscreen!