It's a toss-up whether I enjoy presenting the quarterly brown bag luncheon more or Authors @ The Teague. They're both special programs. This week I held the brown bag luncheon. It's my chance to share interesting or new books with library patrons. I love talking about books!
So, here are the titles from this quarter.
Brown Bag Luncheon – Feb. 2011
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee – One Amazing Thing (Adult Fiction) – When an earthquake hits, nine survivors are trapped, and tell stories to keep themselves together.
Ferraris, Zoё – Finding Nouf (Adult/Teen Fiction) In Saudia Arabia, a desert guide and a lab technician investigate when a teen goes missing, and, upon finding her body, they learn she drowned in the desert.
Fforde, Katie – Love Letters (Adult Fiction) Laura Horsely finds herself unemployed when the bookshop where she works closes, so she agrees to help with a literary festival. But, she’s sent to Ireland to recruit a reclusive author.
Fiffer, Sharon – Backstage Stuff (Adult Fiction) Jane Wheel returns to her hometown to assist her best friend in putting on a play, and preparing a house for an estate sale, only to find mysteries and murder.
Grennan, Conor – Little Princes (Adult Nonfiction) One man’s attempt to bring home the lost children of Nepal.
Hoag, Tami – Secrets to the Grave (Adult Fiction) When a woman is murdered, her young daughter is the only surviving witness. Child advocate Anne Leone takes the child in, and works with the police to find the killer.
Lippman, Laura – The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Adult Fiction) Since she is on bedrest for a difficult pregnancy, private detective Tess Monaghan amuses herself by watching a dog park, until one day, a dog shows up without its owner. Tess, along with her employee and friends, try to solve the mystery.
Rodriguez, Deborah – A Cup of Friendship (Adult Fiction) The story of a coffee shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the women at the heart of it.
Rubenfeld, Jed – The Death Instinct (Adult Fiction) Manhattan became the site of the most massive terrorist attack ever to occur on U.S. soil. It was 1920, and that event brought three people together in the investigation.
Scottoline, Lisa – My Next Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space (Adult Nonfiction) More humorous or touching essays from Scottoline and her daughter.
Trigiani, Adriana – Don’t Sing at the Table (Adult Nonfiction) Lessons Trigiani learned from her Italian grandmothers.
Walsh, Jill Paton – The Attenbury Emeralds (Adult Fiction) Thirty years after his original case, Lord Peter Wimsey, and his wife, Harriet Vane, are asked to investigate the Attenbury emeralds again.
And, a preview –
Palmer, Michael – A Heartbeat Away (Adult Fiction) – When almost all the elected officials in the federal government, from the President on down, are quarantined in the Capitol following a deadly virus attack, it’s up to one man, imprisoned for terrorism, to find the cure.