Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hogdoggin' and Nine Large Print Novels


Hogdoggin' by Anthony Neil Smith. Billy Lafitte was a Deputy Sheriff and suspected terrorist from Southwest Minnesoto. Lafitte cut town, went underground, and ended up joining a outlaw motorcycle club as their enforcer. Lafitte's nemesis, an FBI agent, is convinced that Lafitte is a traitor and is squeezing Lafitte's ex-wife and kids to get Lafitte to show himself. Lots of violence, action, some sex, and a great scene with some teenagers hanging out in a parking lot.

Monarch of Mulligan Bay by David Mathias. A paranoid 1930s gangster converts his paper money for gold. A Wisconsin gas station owner gets the gold and buries it, telling only his priest at confesssion. Years later the priest, now in prison, tells riddles to reveal the story. Local author.

Large Print

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead. Black teen in late '80s is social outcast at his prep school. He and his brother get to spend the summer in Sag Harbor with the families of other black professionals. Teen has "trials and tribulations...but maybe, with a little luck, things will turn out differently this summer."

Cry Mercy by Mariah Stewart.

The Sign by Raymond Khoury.

The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore.

Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

Borderline by Nevada Barr.

One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel.

Silent Man by Alex Berenson.

Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West.

Non Fiction

Hosting a Library Mystery: a programming guide by Elizabeth M. Karle.