Books for fending off
the winter doldrums
tion parties to holiday gatherings to poolside
barbecues. Plan a party to celebrate the return
of The Sopranos and dine like Italian kings!
FICTION Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, Killer, by James L. Swanson. This is a spell-
Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn and binding narrative about the actual manhunt
Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling that mesmerized the nation after Lincoln’s
Funeral, by Kris Radish. Each of these books assassination. The medical, investigative and
is a celebration of the friendship of women, the historical details of the assassination put the
secrets they share, the solace they offer and the reader right in the moment, watching John
second chances they hope for. Regardless of Wilkes Booth’s calculated violence and every
the plot, each book is an incomparable tale of detail of Lincoln’s demise.—Valerie Ryan
love, loss and liberation.
Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry. The Author Kris Radish
ancient order of the Knights Templar was exterminated at the time of the Inquisition, in the for steamy sex and starring in videos depict-
14th century, leaving behind tales of a legend- ing the same. The combination of her past
ary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge. and present got her killed, but no one is talk-Two forces are vying for this treasure—the true ing—not the crew of the yacht moored in
nature of which could change the modern Paradise Harbor, not her very blonde twin
world forever. sisters and not her affectless parents.
Sea Change, by Robert B. Parker. When a NONFICTION
woman’s partially decomposed body washes Entertaining with the Sopranos: A Guide
ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief to Special Occasions, by Allen Rucker and
Jesse Stone is forced into the case. Florence Michele Scicolone. Timed to coincide with
Horvath was an attractive, recently divorced the show’s final season, the Sopranos offer a
heiress from Florida; she also had a penchant complete guide to entertaining, from gradua-
Boost your grades, College
Entrance Exams and job
performance the fun and
easy way with Not Too
—Tribune Media Services
And you thought cell phones weren’t dangerous …
“The event which came to be known as wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber-the Pulse occurred in the Eastern Time prank gone haywire? It really doesn’t
Zone of the United States at 3:03 PM matter, not to the people who avoided
on the afternoon of October 1. The thetechnological attack. What matters
term was a misnomer of course, but to them is surviving the aftermath.
within ten hours of the event, most of
the scientists capable of pointing this Before long a band of these “normies”
out were either dead or insane. The has gathered on the grounds of Gaiten
name hardly mattered, in any case. Academy, where the headmaster and
What mattered was the effect.” one remaining student have something
awesome and terrifying to show them
Civilization doesn’t end with a bang or on the school’s moonlit soccer field.
a whimper. It ends with a call on your Clearly, there can be no escape. The
cell phone. What happened on the only option is to take them on.
afternoon of October 1 came to be
known as the Pulse, a signal sent Cell is classic Stephen King, a story of
though every operating cell phone that gory horror and white-knuckle suspense
turns its user into something . . . well, that makes the unimaginable entirely
something less than human. Savage, plausibleandtotallyfascinating.
murderous, unthinking—and on a
On sale January 24, 2006
Scribner Book Company