Some great new novels arrived Just in time for your Christmas vacation.
Another tale about Alcatraz and its most famous prisoner Al Capone.Gennifer Choldenko is the author of Al Capone Does My Homework.
Tallstar’s Revenge by Erin Hunter, the next in the Warrior series.
If you are a Geronimo Stilton fan check out The Volcano of Fire the fifth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy
Dog lovers won’t want to miss Duke by Kirby Larson. The story takes place during World War ll and is about a German shepherd and an eleven year old boy.
Are you into the world of fairies? Two new book in the Never Girls series… From the Mist and A Dandelion Wish both books are written by Kiki Thorpe.
Christmas break is a great time to catch up on your reading.
Hyperbole and A Half : Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms,
Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
Life is far from simple. Life is full of complications, pittfalls, joys, defeats, triumphs, and a host of happenings that are complex and hard to catalog. Blogger Allie Brosh demonstrates this aptly in this collection drawn from her popular blog, also called, Hyperbole and a Half. From goose attacks to the difficulties in moving house with two mentally unbalanced dogs to her own struggles with depression, Allie relates the events of her life and episodes of her childhood with humor, style, and insight.
Included in the collection are “ten and a half” new stories as well as website classics such as “The God of Cake” and “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving”.
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse by Sebastian Faulks
One of literature’s most celebrated duo’s returns in this tribute novel written by Sebastian Faulks (author of The Girl at the Lion d’Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray).
Bertie Wooster returns to London from his holiday abroad heartbroken, the girl he loves is engaged to another, and hoping to forget. He gets his wish and soon he and his trusty and brainy butler Jeeves are called to “rally round” and to come to the aid of his old school friend Peregrine “Woody” Beeching who has romantic troubles of his own.
But even Jeeves’ sometimes go awry and soon he and Bertie are up to their necks in mistaken identity, role-reversals, more romantic troubles, and a cut-throat village cricket match. There is certainly trouble on the horizon for Bertie and Jeeves, so much trouble that even Jeeves’ famous brain-power might not be able to get them out of it in time.
Old Mars edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
In the vast expanse of the solar system there are eight planets and none has fired the imagination more than the red planet, Mars. From Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom Series to Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, the mysteries of Mars have inspired authors for decades.
In this new anthology edited by A Game of Thrones author Geroge R.R. Martin, a new generation of science fiction authors (Michael Moorcock, Iain McDonald, Mike Resnick, Joe Lansdale, and many more) pays tribute to the Golden Age of Science Fiction with new stories set on the Mars of yesterday’s imagination. An exotic world of mystery and danger where adventure is waiting to be found and heroes are waiting to be made.
I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs by Francesco Marciuliano
While many people have wondered what dogs could say if they talk, have you ever wondered what they could say if they wrote poetry? Francesco Marciuliano gives us insight into the minds of man’s best friend as canine bards poeticize on some of their favorite subjects: food, running in the park, food, interesting smells, food, and the antics of their human companions.
Touching and hilarious, this is a collection of poetry even a cat person could enjoy.
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Doctor Peter Blood cares little for the affairs of nobles and kings and is content to tend to his patients and to his garden. But, when he tends to the wounds of a rebel officer his act of kindness involves him in the affairs of the British Crown whether he wants to be or not.
Tried as a rebel and sentenced to be a plantation slave in Jamaica, Blood must labor for a man he despises and dream of his freedom. Until the Spanish attack the colony and his dream turns into reality.
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson.
When Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation everyone in Absaroka County Wyoming, including vetern sheriff Walt Longmire, assumes it was a hunting accident. That is, until Sheriff Longmire recalls that two years earlier Cody and three other boys were found guilty of sexually assaulting a Northern Cheyenne girl.
Was Cody’s death just a tragic accident or was he the victim of someone who believed that Cody and his friends got off too lightly. Someone who believes revenge is a dish best served cold.