March 2010 Books on CD

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Growing up fascinated with the fossils she collected on the beach, Mary Anning blossomed into a skillful amateur archaeologist. When she discovers an intriguing fossilized skeleton, townspeople and religious authorities react viciously. Barred from the scientific community and in love with an unavailable man, Mary turns to Elizabeth Philpot, a London exile, for friendship. Together, they look to make their way in the evolving nineteenth century through archaeology and scientific discovery.

Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky

When Susan Tate’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself.

Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux

Laird Angus McTern and Edilean travel from Scotland to America to reclaim the gold she inherited from her father.

Sizzle by Julie Garwood

Film student Lyra Prescott accidentally documents a crime while working on a school assignment. When bad things start happening, Lyra knows it’s no coincidence. A friend introduces her to FBI agent Sam Kincaid, who has been hailed as a hero for his actions on a previous case. Now it will take heroics from both Sam and Lyra to save them from the surrounding malevolent forces.

Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag

California, 1984. Detective Tony Mendez, fresh from a law enforcement course at FBI headquarters, is charged with discovering the identity of a brutal, calculating psychopath. His search pushes him ever deeper into the lives of three children, and closer to the young teacher whose interest in recent events becomes as intense as his own.

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

His ordered life thrown into disarray when he begins treating an unstable genius artist who has recently attacked a canvas at the National Gallery of Art, psychiatrist and art hobbyist Andrew Marlowe struggles to understand the secret that torments the artist.

Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin

In the sequel to Nanny Diaries, Nan returns to New York after 10 years abroad and is approached by a drunken, 16-year-old Grayer X, who describes his parents’ brutal divorce and prompts her re-entry into child care for the elite.

The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the city’s wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Fusun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation. Thus begins an obsessive but tragic love affair that will transform itself into a compulsive collection of objects, a museum of one man’s broken heart, that chronicles Kemal’s lovelorn progress and his afflicted heart’s reactions.

Worst Case by James Patterson

Detective Michael Bennett and FBI Abduction Specialist Emily Parker reluctantly team up to stop a killer targeting not only the children of New York’s wealthiest families, but the entire city of New York.

Impact by Douglas Preston

Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia to locate the source fo strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. High-resolution NASA images reveal an unnatrual feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars…and it appears to have been activated.

Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts

When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it’s up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who’s chasing her-and why.

Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

A novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.

Kisser by Stuart Woods

When P.I. Stone Barrington crosses paths with a fetching Broadway actress–and sometime lip model–Stone gets a little more deeply involved with business than he’d expected. When his new lady love turns out to be a lady with a shady past, Stone and downtown cop Dino Bacchetti realize that her beauty may have an unusually high price.

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Nonfiction

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert presents the latest chapter of her life. Having fallen in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man living in Indonesia, Gilbert nevertheless disapproved of marriage. However, when the duo attempts to settle in America and Felipe faces possible deportation, Gilbert is forced to swallow her pride and venture forth into a life of matrimony.

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate, recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges she’s faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war’s impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability, and supporting her teenage daughter with an unplanned pregnancy.

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