Wednesday was my favorite day of the quarter, the day I hold my brown bag luncheon in my office. Library patrons bring their lunch while I supply cookies, coffee and water, and then I share fifteen books with them. (Actually, this month, I should say I introduced them to fifteen authors because I shared a few books by two of the authors.) Usually the books are new titles, but this month I added a few older titles that they might not have known about. Those older titles were snatched up! Two weeks from now, I'll share a similar group of books with the library system staff at a brown bag luncheon.
Here are the books from this quarter.
Carlson, Melody – The Christmas Dog - A stray dog changes the lives of three people.
Cooper, Gwen – Homer’s Odyssey – The bestselling, true story of a blind cat, and the lessons he taught his owner.
Hinger, Charlotte – Deadly Descent – While doing a local history for her Western Kansas community, Lottie Albright finds herself in the middle of family secrets, and murder.
Janzen, Rhoda – Mennonite in a Little Black Dress – The year after a car accident and her divorce, Janzen returned home to her parents, who are Mennonites.
Kiely, Tracy – Murder at Longbourn – When Elizabeth Parker attends her aunt’s How to Host a Murder Party on New Year’s Eve, she doesn’t expect they will really host a murder.
Kimball, Camille – A Sudden Shot - The story of the Phoenix serial shooters.
Lamb, John J. – The Mournful Teddy – Brad & Ashleigh Lyon are bear collectors, and sleuths, in this debut mystery.
McManus, Patrick F. – The Double-Jack Murders – Sheriff Bo Tully goes camping, and takes on a cold case, hoping to draw out an escaped convict.
McNair, Cici – Detectives Don’t Wear Seat Belts - True adventures of a female P.I.
Penny, Louise – The Brutal Telling - The latest Armand Gamache mystery takes him back to Three Pines, where a local favorite is the suspect in a murder.
Piazza, Tom – City of Refuge - Powerful novel of two families coping with Hurricane Katrina.
Pratchett, Terry – Unseen Academicals - The wizards from Unseen University have to field a football (soccer) team, and device new rules for the game.
Radish, Kris – Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral - When Annie Freeman dies, she asks her 5 best friends to give her a traveling funeral, and act as “pallbearers.” - Also – The Shortest Distance Between Two Women
Ray, Jeanne – Eat Cake - When Ruth’s life falls apart – her parents move in, and her husband loses his job, she dreams about cake, and bakes cakes. - Also - Julie and Romeo, and Julie and Romeo Get Lucky.
Wisdom, Linda – Hex Appeal & 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Fiction Paperbacks) Linda Wisdom's sexy, fun stories of witches, vampires, and Fluff & Puff, a pair of bunny slippers.
Brown bag luncheon days are my favorite days of the quarter.