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JUNE 12, 2011
Summer reading picks from Golden Library

The Golden library staff are enjoying a few different types of books this month - biographies, paranormal romance, fantasy, historical fiction, and mystery. We give the thumbs up to the following:

Paranormal Romance/Fantasy:

The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton is the 6th book of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. Start with book number one, Guilty Pleasures.

Dead Reckoning Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris is the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse series, basis for HBO’s True Blood. The first book in the series is Dead Until Dark.

Replay by Ken Grimwood is an intriguing fantasy adventure about a middle-aged radio DJ who dies and reawakens as his 18-year-old self, with all his memories of the next 25 years intact.
 

Mystery/Legal Thriller:

Curse of the Pogo StickCurse of the Pogo Stick
by Colin Cotterill is a Dr. Siri investigation set in Laos. Try it if you enjoy Alexander McCall Smith and exotic settings.

In The Chrysalis by Heather Terrell, a New York attorney defends an auction house against a claim that Nazis stole a luminous 17th-century painting from its rightful owner during World War II.

Biographies:

In WaWait for Meit for Me!: Memoirs by the Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Mitford, the youngest Mitford sister, writes about her famous family and her life among the upper echelons of the British aristocracy.

Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls is a “true-life novel” of Wall’s maternal grandmother, a schoolteacher, ranch wife, bootlegger, and bush pilot (among other things).

Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup explores the spiritual journey and work of a chaplain with the Maine Warden Service who attended seminary after she was widowed and left with four young children.

Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan is the story of a Senate counsel who gives up her life in Washington to work in her father’s family medical practice in east Tennessee. 

What do you think of our picks? Stop by and give us some feedback in person or on the blog.


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