Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

The latest Ann Pigeon mystery takes place on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. An autumn camping trip with her friends, Anna is taking a break from the U.S. Park Service. Testing new equipment, Anna's friends are taken captive while Anna is off on an evening of canoeing. 18th in the series, find out if Anna on her own with limited resources, is able to rescue her friends.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression by John F. Kasson

What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period and everyone since - was how brilliantly she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. ...Shirley Temple personified the hopes and dreams of Americans. from the cover
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts’ summer home. She also has a job to do—report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer.
But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. from the book
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Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll by Simon Brett

Fourth in the Blotto and Twinks mystery series, Fans of the Golden Age of mystery, and P. G. Wodehouse will like these aristocratic sleuthing siblings.
Due to financial hardships at Tawcester Towers, the Dowager Duchess has decreed that the only way the family fortunes can be restored is to marry Blotto to an American. So begins the fourth adventure in the Blotto and Twinks series, and this time the aristocratic sleuthing siblings end up being transported across the Pond to the gangster-ridden hell-hole that is Prohibition Chicago. from goodreads.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America by Ed Offley

Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of the bloody U-boat offensive along America's East Coast during the first half of 1942. For 6 months, German U-boats prowled the waters off the eastern seaboard, sinking merchant ships and threatening to cut off the supplies flowing from America to Great Britain.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Wise Craft by Blair Stocker

Turn thrift store finds, fabric scraps and natural objects into new objects to decorate your home.
Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family without spending a fortune.
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Friday, April 04, 2014

Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman

In 1961, the 23-year-old son of one of America's wealthiest families disappeared in a remote coastal area off the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific, a region inhabited by the Asmat, a tribe known to engage in headhunting and cannibalism.

In an effort to solve the mystery of what happened to Michael Rockefeller, son of then-New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, writer Carl Hoffman dug into long-forgotten archives and spent time among villagers in the region. Hoffman believes the fate of Michael Rockefeller is now clear, and his new book tells the disturbing story of the young man who spent months in the region collecting indigenous art for display in the Museum of Primitive Art in New York. Savage Harvest is both an investigation of the Rockefeller mystery and an exploration of the lives of the Asmat, whose culture in the 1960s was based on Stone Age technology. from NPR interview.
Or listen to the interview here: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/18/291140637/cannibals-and-colonialism-solving-the-mystery-of-michael-rockefeller
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