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Position:The Cookbook Collector - Moonlight Mile - Body Work - Book review

JULY 2011

The Cookbook Collector

By Allegra Goodman

**** SELECTION

LITERARY - In 1999, in the midst of the dot-com boom, two sisters take divergent paths to happiness. (Sept/Oct 2010)

Moonlight Mile

By Dennis Lehane

**** SELECTION

CRIME - Finally, a sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone. (Jan/Feb 2011)

Body Work

By Sara Paretsky

****

CRIME - Chicago-based private detective V. I. Warshawski gets caught in a chain of events leading to some dark truths about the Iraq War. (Nov/Dec 2010)

The Half-Made World

By Felix Gilman

**** SELECTION

SF - Amazon.com's #4 Best SFF Book of 2010. (Jan/Feb 2011)

Composed

A Memoir

By Rosanne Cash

BIOGRAPHY - The daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash sheds light on her musical and literary accomplishments. (Nov/Dec 2010)

The Sugar King of Havana

The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon

By John Paul Rathbone

****

BIOGRAPHY - In pre-Castro Cuba, Julio Lobo was a successful businessman who funded rebels during the Cuban Revolution. (Nov/Dec 2010)

AUGUST 2011

To the End of the Land

By David Grossman

**** SELECTION

LITERARY - This novel has tragic parallels--Grossman's son was killed during the 2006 Lebanon war. (Jan/Feb 2011)

Bitter in the Mouth

By Monique Truong

****

LITERARY - Born with a form of synesthesia, Linda Hammerick tastes words, which gives her a strange emotional power. (Nov/Dec 2010)

My Hollywood

By Mona Simpson

****

LITERARY - A Los Angeles couple overwhelmed by the demands of work and children is threatened by a nanny. (Nov/Dec 2010)

I Curse the River of Time

By Per Petterson

****

LITERARY - A man dumped by his wife and trapped in a dead-end factory job learns his beloved mother is dying of cancer. (Nov/Dec 2010)

Percival's Planet

By Michael Byers

****

LITERARY - A cast of scientists and dreamers, both real and imagined, converge in Arizona during the Great Depression. (Nov/Dec 2010)

Zero History

By William Gibson

****

SF - The story featuring megalomaniacal Belgian billionaire Hubertus Bigend began with Pattern Recognition (2003) and continued in Spook Country (**** Nov/Dec 2007). Here, he becomes involved in military contracting. (Nov/Dec 2010)

Charlie Chan

The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

By Yunte Huang

****

GENERAL NF - The author explores the origins, impact, and enduring legacy of Charlie Chan...

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