Thursday, June 02, 2011

3 Chick Novels, 1 Guy Novel, 6 NonFiction

Chick Novels

To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal. Los Angeles film editor goes back to Nebraska to find her old love.

An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverly. A well reviewed romance. Beverly is well liked.

Centuries of June by Keith Donohue. I sit corrected. Not really a chick novel. "A romp through history, a madcap murder mystery, an existential ghost story, and a stunning tour de force at once ingenious, sexy, inspiring, and ultimately moving." Moving? Yeah, I'm really moved by that description.

Guy Novel

Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini. Attorney Paul Madriani fights evil again.


Pioneer Woman: black wheels to tractor wheels by Ree Drummond. Girl marries Oklahoma cowboy and writes book WITHOUT ANY PICTURES! Where is the photo section?!

The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure. A biography of both the Laura Inger Wilder family and the author's reading of the novels. I think a review was in the Madison newspaper.

At the Dark End of the Street: black women, rape, and resistance - a new history of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power by Danielle L. McGuire. Not a new history so much as a history that focuses on events and people that usually get missed. The rape and abuse of women and the many women who organized and stood up against the sexual abuse and, accordingly, the racial nonsense that kept it going.

Hitman: the untold story of Johnny Martorano by Howie Carr. I bought Carr's book The Brothers Bulger about the Boston mobster and his powerful politician brother. Since Brothers has been successful here I figure those readers might like this.

In the Garden of Beasts: love, terror and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. William E. Dodd was given the job of Ambassador to Germany in 1933. Dirty, rotten, stinking, filthy nazis. I refuse to capitalize the word nazi.

Psychopath Test: a journey through the madness industry by Jon Ronson. Author was on television. No self-diagnosis test included.

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