October 8, 2017

An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry races time and the rising tide of terror as Commander Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues to a gruesome murder suspected to be rooted in ethnic prejudice.  Stymied by a language he doesn’t speak, and a growing body count, Monk must determine if the killer is part of a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, or perhaps a British native targeting foreigners.

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani takes place in 1949 Philadelphia, where the diligent, hard-working, and proud, Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons.  Now that World War II is over, their sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company, to rejoin their world as it was before they left.  But their future and fortunes are forever changed by a telegram, and the nephew who delivers it.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips shares an electrifying story about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she will go to protect him.  After a near perfect day at the zoo, Joan hustles her son toward the exit when she sees something that sends them sprinting back in.  Finding they are as trapped as the animals, Joan must rely on her intimate knowledge of the zoo, running to keep a step ahead of the danger.

The Emmaus Code by David Limbaugh journeys through the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament scriptures, exposing the power and wonder often wrapped in allusions or foreshadowed in symbols.  Limbaugh explains the principal events and lessons of each book, revealing a greater understanding of Christ as man, savior, and son of God.

Make Your Own Wreaths by Nancy Alexander presents ideas for making wreaths, everything from basic vine wreaths to the breathtaking, those for everyday as well as special seasonal pieces and accessories.  Learn the tips and trips for storing wreaths, working on them while they are hanging, and making unique bows.

Voice of Indigenous Peoples: Native People Address the United Nations by Alexander Ewan encompasses the eloquent speeches by 20 leaders from throughout the world, defining the precipice upon which the world’s indigenous people are teetering, each addressing survival issues confronting his/her country.  In the words of Anderson Muutang Urud from Southeast Asia: ‘The world is rushing towards a single culture.  We should pause and reflect on the beauty of diversity.’

Gasping for Air by Kevin Glynn, MD addresses the third most common cause of premature death in the developed world, respiratory diseases.  Glynn describes the lethal forces both in nature and from human activities that threaten to suffocate us and offers sage advice for how to prevent and address those threats and the damage they cause.