History, health, humor and high adventure
1434, by Gavin Menzies. The author
of 1421: The Year That China Discovered America is back with another
carefully researched and readable
argument proposing that China provided the spark that set the Renaissance
ablaze. In 1434, the Chinese fleet
arrived in Tuscany and presented
Pope Eugenius IV with a wealth of
intellectual achievment: maps, mathematics, art, printing, architecture,
steel manufacturing and more.
When You Are Engulfed in
Flames, by David Sedaris.
Sedaris’ fans will fall for him
all over again with his latest
collection of essays that are
both funny and moving. He
tests the limits of love when
his partner lances a boil on
his backside, and pushes the
boundaries of laziness when
he looks to the water in a
David Sedaris vase of fresh-cut flowers to
fill the coffee machine.
they consumed and the real-life challenges
they had to overcome.
Shadow of Power, by Steve Martini. Attorney
Paul Madriani once again finds himself chasing
murder through the halls of the Supreme
Court. His pursuit of an elusive witness takes
him into the court—a search that threatens the
foundation of the government. Martini takes
on racial discrimination, hate groups and the
case of a murdered author.
The Monster of Florence, by Douglas J.
Preston. In 2000, Preston and his family
moved to Italy. Then Preston discovered that
the olive grove in front of their house had
been the scene of the most infamous double
murders in Italian history. Preston and investigative journalist Mario Spezi set out to solve
the case. This is the true story of their search
for—and identification of—a likely suspect,
and their chilling interview with that man.
Then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and
Spezi become targets of the police investigation into the murders.
Cooking Light Complete Cookbook: A Fresh
New Way to Cook, from the editors of
Cooking Light. The most comprehensive
Cooking Light collection of healthy and tasty
recipes is now available in a ring-binder format. The book comes with a DVD featuring
menu ideas, recipes and video clips.
Champions Body-for-LIFE, by Art Carey.
Following two people who took on the Body-for-LIFE challenge, this is the story of the goals
each person set, the routines and schedules
they followed, the meals and supplements
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull, by James Rollins. The series continues
as the crusty, swashbuckling archaeologist is
off on another adventure. This movie tie-in
edition is loaded with pictures, lore and information—in addition to a great story!
Brain Quest, from Workman Publishing.
Completely revised and updated to reflect the
latest school standards, these educational
marvels keep kids interested in learning. They
are curriculum based, teacher approved and
relax by the pool or
at the beach? Simon &
Schuster adds sunshine
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new releases you won’t
want to miss, such as
Jeffery Deaver’s intriguing The Broken Window, Mark Alpert’s tense
Final Theory, Brad
Thor’s heroic The Last
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