Books Unleashed!

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It's a great issue of Books Unleashed! As you know, we are always bringing you interesting books so you can get your read on with your book club (or go rogue and find some good picks just for you)!!  This month does not disappoint. We have the usual allotment of great books – check out our great March weeklies, features and newbies below.

AND...

We have announced the Top 5 finalists for our 2012 "The Book Pick" Contest! Today officially starts the first day of voting. So check them out, read them… enjoy them… celebrate them... but most important... members can vote once a day for your choice. It is soooo much more fun than the primaries!

Casting a vote and relishing these book gems,

NoName
The Book Junky


The Top 5 Finalists for "The Book Pick" Contest are Announced!
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What's Hot (Top 5)
What's New (Newbies to Note)
What's Not to Miss (Weekly Book Feature)






Top 5 Finalists for "The Book Pick" Contest:
Voting is now open! Click here to vote for your favorite.

Farsighted
Farsighted
By Emlyn Chand

Forgotten April 
Forgotten April
By Robyn Bradley

The Ninth Step
The Ninth Step
By Barbara Taylor Sissel

Spare Change 
Spare Change
By Bette Lee Crosby

Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned
By Lauren Clark



Newbies to Note in the World of Books!

The Gods of Gotham
The Gods of Gotham
By Lindsay Faye
(3/15/2012)

1845. New York City forms its first police force. - Timothy Wilde tends bar, but when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, his older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD. One night while returning from his rounds, Timothy runs into a girl not more than ten years old... covered head to toe in blood. Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge, yet he can't bring himself to abandon her. Instead, he takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. As the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother, his romantic obsession, and his own life.


Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
By Anne Lamott & Sam Lamott
(3/20/2012)

In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter of her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam-about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions-struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax's mother, who has her own ideas about how to raise a child. Lamott writes about the complex feelings that Jax fosters in her, recalling her own experiences with Sam when she was a single mother. Over the course of the year, the rhythms of life, death, family, and friends unfold in surprising and joyful ways.
 



BB Book Club Book Pick for March:

The Anatomy of Ghosts

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Why The Anatomy of Ghosts
By Andrew Taylor?

Ghosts. Period piece. Mystery. A touch of romance. How could we resist?

And listen to this...
"Despite the malodorous chamber pots, jaded blue bloods, would-be scholars, and dissolute drinking clubs of an often-squalid eighteenth-century Cambridge, Andrew Taylor has fashioned a delicate mystery in which human desire balances idealism on the knife edge of self-interest. Intelligent and thoroughly entertaining.”
—Margaret Maron, author of Bootlegger’s Daughter and Christmas Mourning


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Our Other Monthly Features Include:

Non-Fiction:

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
By David Treuer

Teens:

Graffiti Moon
Graffiti Moon
By Cath Crowley

Kids:

Otto the Book Bear
Otto the Book Bear
By Katie Cleminson




Weekly Featured Books for March:

Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
By Toby Lester
AEveryone know's the image. No one knows its story. This is the story of Vitruvian Man

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker
By Kate Alcott
Set against a historical tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic, "The Dressmaker" has all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.

The Book of Lost Fragrances
The Book of Lost Fragrances
By M.J. Rose
A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years.

Forgotten Country
Forgotten Country
By Catherine Chung
Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping her sister Hannah safe. As time passes, Janie hears more stories, but within all these stories is there a warning?




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