January 2, 2014 - New Year

We did a little bit better this week with the number of new titles to describe below. Last week, I only had two titles. This week I have six which is an increase of 300% if my math hasn't totally deserted me. The non-fiction titles, you may note, could conceivably be related to New Year's resolution - such as losing weight or looking younger. In the next few weeks you will be able to see just how many diet and other self-help books get published at the beginning of the year. I'm convinced that book publishers are cashing in on people seeking help to actualize their New Year's resolutions. However, the next couple of weeks, you won't be seeing any new books here. I will be on vacation going to where it is summer right now with days over 15 hours long and temperatures in the 80s (when it isn't pushing into the 90s) and even if I do drop you all a line, I won't be able to do anything about the "New Arrivals" part of this. New books, for the most part, do arrive almost daily here and get put on the "New Book" shelves so if you're looking for something new to read, stop in and take a look. By the time I get back, there should be tons of new books to regale you with. Until then, enjoy!

  • cover art French women don't get facelifts : the secret of aging with style and attitude / by Mireille Guiliano. The author of the best-selling "French Women Don't Get Fat" discusses how to grow old gracefully while looking and feeling great without having to resort to plastic surgery.
  • cover art Happy hormones slim belly by Jorge Cruise. The frequent talk-show guest and author of "The Belly Fat Cure" outlines a counter-intuitive, weekly program for stabilizing hormones by eliminating sugar for two days and then re-adding it for five, explaining how specific "carb cycling" approaches can stimulate the metabolism for weight loss and higher energy.
  • cover art The new countess / by Fay Weldon. As Dilberne Court prepares for a visit from Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, Lady Isobel finds herself at odds with her son's new American heiress wife in the third book of the trilogy following "Long Live the King".
  • cover art Murder as a Second Language : A Claire Malloy Mystery / by Joan Hess. With new-found leisure time, Claire Malloy tries to learn French cooking and becomes an ESL tutor, but ends up investigating a murder when one of her students, an unpleasant Russian woman, is found dead at the Farberville Literary Council.
  • cover art Command authority / by Tom Clancy. There's a new strong man in Russia, but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past, and the solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
  • cover art The gods of guilt : a novel / by Michael Connelly. Defense attorney Mickey Haller investigates after a former client, a prostitute who had left the life for the straight and narrow, turns up dead, in the fifth novel of the crime series following "The Fifth Witness".