Thursday, May 03, 2007

New paper filled products covered in words.


Luncheon of the Boating Party
by Susan Vreeland. 1880 Paris seen through the eyes of Auguste Renoir and the seven models (journalist, war hero, actress, and others) who appear in Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, set on the Seine River.

All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris. Another in the comedic vampire series featuring Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Fallen out with her vampire boyfriend, Sookie deals with could-be-boyfriend - and shapeshifter - Quinn. Meanwhile, an upcoming vampire summit promises tense negotiations and trouble as some vampires attempt a shift in power.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg. Three sisters in World War Two Chicago. Two sisters pine for their boyfriends overseas, one sister writes to the numerous men met at USO dances.


better: a surgeon's notes on performance by Atul Gawande. Practicing surgeon and New Yorker writer Gawande writes how doctor's push themselves for performance against the problems of place (India), continual injuries (Iraq), and threat to livelihood (malpractice courtroom).

Einstein: his life and universe by Walter Isaacson. This most recent biography of Einstein is the first to use all of Einstein's recently released personal papers. An accessible biography into his personal life and scientific discoveries.

From the Heart: a woman's guide to living well with heart disease by Kathay Kastan. Dealing with the emotional turmoil of heart disease and bypass surgery from a counselor who has suffered through the same.

Large Print

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark. We have the regular print of this. Something about awoman who thinks her husband may be a killer and that she heard the murder as a child.

Woods by Harlan Coben. We have this one in regular print too. Dude blamed for murders that happened 20 years ago.

New Media


Harsh Times starring Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez and Eva Longoria. Christian Bale plays a veteran with a saviour complex intent on hiring on with the LAPD. rejected by the police department he is hired by Homeland Security and goes overboard in protecting the community.

Grizzly Man directed by Werner Herzog. That's right, another Herzog picture. But, this one was a donation. Herzog tells the story of Timothy Treadwell who spent 13 summers in Alaska living near and filming grizzly bears. Until one ate him.

Audio Books

The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck. This is actually a kids' audio but I have it here in the pile so I'll mention it. Tom is the youngest of seven boys. His brothers go on adventures and quests and record their stories for the Story Bureau. Tom stays at home with his mother. When all six of Tom's brothers fail to appear for Tom's birthday, Tom gets a letter from the Bureau and is off to find out what happened to his siblings.

The Firm by John Grisham. Actually the case is just new. The old one must have been beaten up and gotten replaced. Well. I suppose the new case makes it look brand new. I saw the movie version of this in a San Antonio theater in 1993 while I was on vacation.