Archive for February, 2012

And in more book awards news, the finalists for the Audie Awards have been announced. The Audies honor spoken word entertainment.


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The Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists have been announced.

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The Darlings by Cristina Alger

Attorney Paul Ross has it made.   Married to the daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, Ross has become accustomed to the world of Park Avenue apartments, custom made suits and weekends in the Hamptons.   But soon “The Darlings” are caught up in a regulatory investigation and a scandal that will make Paul reconsider where his priorities lie.  The Darlings offers a glimpse into the world of the 1% and presents its precarious existence.

“Cristina Alger’s debut novel offers a fresh and modern glimpse into New York’s high society.  I was hooked from page one.”  — Lauren Weisberger author of “Last Night at the Chateau Marmont”

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In 2005 the first Man Booker International Prize was awarded to Albanian poet and writer Ismail Kadare.  In Kadare’s novel “The Ghost Rider” an old woman is awoken in the dead of night to find her daughter Doruntine standing at her front door.  The daughter claims she was brought home by her brother Konstandin. But unbeknownst to her, Konstandin has been dead for years.  Who is this mysterious ghost rider?


The Financial Times called Kadare “…a great writer, by any nation’s standards.”


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Now This Is Interesting

You don’t see this everyday: a mystery, set in Ireland, where the detectives are sheep. Yes, SHEEP. I mean, who else will figure out who murdered their shepherd? Available in hardcover or ebook.

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

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