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January:

Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Following the curves of history in the first half of the 20th century, Fall On Your Knees takes us from haunted Cape Breton Island to the emerging jazz scene of New York City and into the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Fall On Your Knees is a story of inescapable family bonds, of terrible secrets, of miracles, murder, passion and forbidden love.

Fame Fatale by Wendy Holden

Ruthless, beautiful Belinda wants a rich and famous man, but interviewing Z-list celebs offers zero opportunity. Gentle Grace, meanwhile, only wants a quiet life. But as Belinda makes the A-list and Grace finds fame thrust upon her with a handsome film star, it is then their real problems begin.

God and the Evolving Universe : The Next Step in Personal Evolution by James Redfield, Michael Murphy, Sylvia Timbers

This bold work heightens readers' awareness of their place in personal/planetary evolution and sets the stage for the new level in spiritual development.

Heaven Forbid by Christopher Hope

A haunting and engaging novel of innocence lost, Heaven Forbid is Booker Nominated Christopher Hope's finest novel to date. In the garden and surroundings of his Johannesburg home. Martin Donnally is king of a small and perfect world. A curious, imaginative six-year-old, he is too happy in his loving family and too young to notice that the suburb where he lives is also home to the architect of apartheid, Dr Verwoerd. But as the outside world changes so does Martin's home life. His adored mother brings home her new man, who is strict and quite unlike his guardian and mentor, the black servant Georgie. His influence on the house, the change in politics and his revelations about the past, bring to an end Martin's singing and dancing days. Heaven Forbid looks, through the eyes of innocence, at love, loss and politics. Touching, tender and wise, Heaven Forbid is an unforgettable novel of South Africa.

Paint it Black by P J Parrish

The USA Today bestselling author of Dead of Winter returns with a smart and stylish thriller starring detective Louis Kincaid, who is drawn into a series of grisly murders on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin

Rebus is off the case - quite literally. A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is sent into purdah. Which, in his case, means the Scottish Police College, sited on the edge of a village in central Scotland. Rebus has been sent there for 'retraining'. In other words, it's his Last Chance Saloon. He is not alone. At the college, he is put into a group of similar officers - people who have a problem with the very institution which houses them. They are given an old unsolved case to work on. It will hopefully teach them the merits of teamwork, while allowing professionals the chance to assess this unholy 'wild bunch'. But there are those in the team who have their own secrets - secrets not unconnected to the very case they've been given - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. As if that wasn't enough, the Scottish Crime Squad have a favour to ask of Rebus. They think the y've found someone who can deliver the inside info on the east coast's biggest gangster, 'Big Ger' Cafferty. All they need is a link-man, someone to act as go-between. They've decided on Rebus whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, newly-promoted Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke must work the case of the murdered art dealer, a case which will take her closer to Cafferty and his world than she could ever have anticipated...

Sacred Contracts : Awakening Your Divine Potential by Caroline Myss

Caroline Myss, author of the New York Times bestsellers Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Dont Heal and How They Can, presents an exciting, highly original program in this long-awaited book. Based on her internationally popular workshop of the same name, Sacred Contracts is a brilliant synthesis of psychology, healing guidance, and spiritual insight.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: Rose Red by Joyce Reardon (Editor), Steven Rimbauer (Afterword)

At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansion -- called Rose Red

The Invisible College by Robert Lomas

Until the sixteenth century, people believed in magic as a way of explaining how the world worked. Indeed Queen Elizabeth I had a court magician, John Dee. However during the reign of the Stuart kings magic was killed and science took its place. This change came about because a group of men met in London and decided to set up a society to study the mechanisms of nature. Yet the men who founded this society in 1660 - including Robert Moray, Christopher Wren, Elias Ashmole and John Evelyn - were not only the first scientists but the last sorcerers, performing chemical experiments with powdered Unicorn horn... They had also fought on different sides in the Civil War. The story of how they came together comes as a revelation and will change your view of history and science forever.

The Moon Child by Alex A Roces

The Moon Child is a meta-mythic fantasy novel published by Twilight Times Books.

The Jesus Christ Cafe by Paul Millar

A philosophical road trip through Redemption and beyond.

The Unspeakable Skipton by Pamela Hansford Johnson, Ruth Rendel(Introduction)

Daniel Skipton is an English author living in Bruges. He lives in an attic, nursing innumerable, imaginery grievances. Unable to get his second book published, he lives by his wits. He meets a group of people even grubbier than he. The fun begins when they all try to outwit each other.

Trippers by Nick M K Choo

Thirteen teenagers, no chaperones. An empty house, up on a hill. It's the vacation of a lifetime.

View Across the River by Jeff Guy

The Zulus in South Africa have captured the Western imagination. * The characterful Harriette Colenso led her family in resisting imperial policies of divide and rule which were destroying the Zulu kingdom. * 'The Colenso Controversy' which centred round her father Bishop Colenso of Natal split the Victorian Church in Britain. * This powerful and passionate narrative completes the story Professor Jeff Guy began in his earlier books, The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom and The Heretic.

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February:

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell

Jock Lewis was supposed to have died in that terrible train crash at Paddington. Minty, his girlfriend, received a letter from Great Western telling her so. But, curiously, the police havent been in touch. And Jock has borrowed all her savings . . .

Chicken Soup for the Soul of America: Stories to Heal the Heart of our Nation by Jennifer I. Oliver Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Matthew E. Adams

Stories of compassion and heroism celebrate those who are making a difference.

Dinner for Two by Mike Gayle

When Dave Harding holds his friend's newborn baby, the biological clock he never knew existed starts ticking. Loudly. Which wouldn't be so bad except his partner Izzy has no nine-month plans for fat ankles or trips to Baby Gap. Then the music mag folds and Dave is temporarily forced to become Agony Uncle for 'Teen Scene'. Knee deep in the adolescent outpourings of his readership, Dave opens one letter from a girl who doesn't want advice about boys - she wants to know about Dave. Because she's convinced that Dave Harding is her dad. And she's got the facts to prove it.

Don't let's go to the dogs tonight An African childhood by: Alexandra Fuller

This memoir of a childhood in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Malawi and Zambia is about living through a civil war; it is about losing children and losing that war, and realizing that the side you have been fighting for may well be the "wrong" one.

Father Unknown by Lesley Pearse

When Daisy Buchan is 25, her beloved mother dies and, as she is reeling from this trauma, she is shocked to discover that she is adopted. She goes in search of her roots, and is horrified by what she finds.

He Kills Coppers by Jake Arnott

His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman

A gift set of all three books in the acclaimed "Dark Materials" trilogy in one slipcase.

Hollywood Losers, Hollywood Dreamers by Lisa Maliga

The Must-Have Book for Actors, Directors, Writers, ProducersHOLLYWOOD LOSERS, HOLLYWOOD DREAMERS is a collection of short stories that will serve as a warning for newcomers, and a reminder to those whove lived and worked in L.A.

Jinnie by Josephine Cox

Ten years ago, Louise's life was torn apart by tragedy. Her husband, Ben, killed himself; her brother-in-law was murdered; and her sister abandoned her new-born daughter, revealing the baby was Ben's. After adopting Jinnie, Louise finds new happiness - until Susan decides she wants Jinnie back.

Leading Quietly by Joseph L. Badaracco

Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events-in a word, heroes. Yet while such figures are inspiring and admirable, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are simply not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that men and women working far from the limelight make every day.

Living Proof by Michael Gearin-Tosh

At the age of 54, Michael Gearin-Tosh discovered he had bone marrow cancer. This is the story of his quest to manage and overcome his illness; his determination to not to be coerced into joining programmes of invasive treatments; and his resolve to stand up to the NHS, specialists and colleagues who encouraged him to follow the conventional route as a cancer patient. The author selected a number of regimes and devised his own routine and diets, and six years on he still survives, despite being told he should "expect to die soon". This is not a "how-to" book, but an account of one man's quest to listen to his inner voice of intuition.

Midnight Runner by Jack Higgins

The murderous Rashid family had been forced to pay the ultimate price for their crimes by enforcer Sean Dillon and his undercover team. Yet one member of the ruthless, oil-rich family had been allowed to remain alive, and now Kate Rashid has sworn vengeance on her brothers' killer.

Phantoms by Dean R. Koontz

A tale of an abandoned town and the unimaginable truth behind its silence...

Robert Mugabe: power, plunder and tyranny in Zimbabwe by Martin Meredith

Robert Mugabe came to power after a long civil war in Rhodesia, becoming president of the country now called Zimbabwe. Initially praised for leading Zimbabwe's social and economic development, this biography looks at the increasingly autocratic and corrupt policies pursued by Mugabe.

Shadow Warriors : Inside the Special Forces by Tom Clancy, Carl Stiner (Contributor)

In his first two Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with armor and infantry General Fred Franks, Jr., and Air Force General Chuck Horner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that, and more, for in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, "There are itches that only Special Forces can scratch."

Songs of the Cockroach by: Robert Kirby

"In Robert Kirby's controversial new novel Songs of the Cockroach, Saudal Plaaitjies, a former National Party "tea-boy", gradually laces the tea of his ex-NP bosses, who are now in the opposition, with undetectable amounts of copper sulphate. This slowly but surely renders characters with names like Rocco Bothma sexually impotent..... "De Kock.The Sunday Times S.A. Spearhead, an imprint of New Africa Books, will publish Songs of the Cockroach later in February.

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Stupid White Men ...And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by Michael Moore

The Cottage by Danielle Steel

In her fifty-fourth bestselling novel, DANIELLE STEEL weaves a compelling story of fame and friendship, charmed lives and private struggles...and of three very different men whose lives converge and collide at The Cottage.

The Healing Land by Rupert Isaacson

An exploration - part travel writing, part personal quest - of the Bushmen of the Kalahari, Africa's oldest and most famous population.

The Summons by John Grisham

Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep....

Underworld by Graham Hancock

A physical and intellectual journey, a worldwide exploration diving for the underwater ruins of a lost civilization, this book follows clues in ancient scriptures and mythlogy and in the scientific evidence of the flood that swept the Earth at the end of the last Ice Age. This text explores the question of early humans swept away by the catastrpohe. Who were these populations - pre-civilised hunter-gatherers or more sophisticated peoples altogether? The text is written as a personal adventure involving the reader in the travels, the practicalities and the risks while developing the larger themes along the way, building up to the explosive revelation of a global mystery.

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March

2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross (Contributor)

When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer knows it's time to reconvene the Women's Murder Club. Working with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who soon turns his pursuers into his victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected-the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing could prepare them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King

The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet," King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade.

Fast Friends by Jill Mansell

Featuring sex, glamour and humour, this novel tells how Camilla Stewart, bored housewife and mother of two, invites her old schoolchums to dinner and finds her life changed irreparably. Learning that her husband has been unfaithful, she soon discovers that life in the fast lane is more enjoyable.

Knight: My Story by Bob Knight Bob Hammel

Bob Knight was a head coach in college basketball at twenty-four, coach of an unbeaten NCAA champion at thirty-five, coach of the last amateur team to win the Olympic men's basketball gold medal at forty-three, and out of a job at not quite sixty.

Martha INC.: The Incredible Story of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Christopher M. Byron

Martha Stewart has generated an enormous following by establishing herself as the leading authority for all things domestic and in the process created a multimillion-dollar enterprise and a personal net worth of nearly $2 billion. As one of the most successful self-made female business owners in American history, Martha Stewart is a topic of interest for fans, business professionals and would-be entrepreneurs alike.

My Forbidden Face: Growing up under the Taliban: A Young Womans's Story by Latifa

A moving tale of oppression and courageous defiance. The true story of a teenage girl growing up in war-torn Afghanistan.

Oaxaca Journal by Oliver W. Sacks

Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for the complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions that fuel the phenomenal success of his books. But he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt. Now the best-selling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat brings his ceaseless curiosity and eye for the wondrous to the province of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Perfect Strangers by Robyn Sisman, Julia Sands

Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan's Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York's devastated fire and police departments.

Stone Monkey : A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver

The Stone Monkey abounds with Deaver's famous trademarks: wholly unexpected plot twists, breakneck pacing, and characters who are heartbreakingly real, reminding us once again why People hailed him as "the master of ticking-bomb suspense" and Publishers Weekly called him the "most clever plotter on the planet."

The Coastliners by Joanne Harris

When Grosjean's estranged daughter Mado returns to Le Devin, a tiny island caught like a crab in the shallow seas of northern France, she brings with her an air of energy and change that ruffles the crusty local fisherman. Divided squarely into two warring communities, the people from La Houssiniere on the near side and those from Les Salants on the far side, the islanders' traditional feuds and superstitions persist. More menacing is the powerful Brismand, whose ruthless interests threaten the very survival of Les Salants, the community to which Mado belongs. In enterprising spirit, Mado arranges to build a huge reef diverting the tide that has been gradually shifting the Salannais' beach towards their rivals, the Houssins, on the other side of the island, and steals it back. In doing so, she sparks off a chain of events that brings not only hope to the dying Salannais community, but also revelations of a past tragedy that still haunts the elderly Grosjean. Mado is determined to find out what plagues her mute father, and to stop the cunning Brismand whose business plans threaten her family's land. But her head is turned by the attractive, free-spirited Flynn. How far can she trust this flame-haired stranger, who claims he is without roots, yet whose connections with the island seem to run so deep? Inspired by the island Joanne Harris used to visit as a child, good battles against evil in this tale of bitter poetry that proves no man is ever an island. Rich with coastal imagery and smells, its twists and turns are salty and powerful, and utterly compelling.

The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru

Fathered, through circuitous circumstances, by an Englishman, Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of high caste. Growing up spoiled in a life of luxury just down river from the Taj Mahal, at fifteen the news of Pran's true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the streeta pariah and an outcast. Thus begins an extraordinary, near-mythical journey of a young man who must reinvent himself to survivenot once, but many times.

The White Road by John Connolly

In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality.

Three Cases for Chief Inspector Wexford by Ruth Rendell

This volume contains three Chief Inspector Wexford mysteries: "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter", "Simisola" and "Road Rage".

Trading with the Enemy: Seduction and Betrayal on Jim Cramer's Wall Street by Nicholas W. Maier

In January of 1994, Nicholas Maier hopped on a train that took him from Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he lived with his parents, to New York's Penn Station. With his wallet stuck in his sock, he headed down to the heart of the Wall Street district for a meeting with Jim Cramer that would change...

Widow's Walk by Robert B. Parker

Boston's premier P.I investigates the murder of a prominent local banker, with family ties to the Mayflower - and perhaps the mob.

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April

A Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones

The war to end all wars is coming. The Endlords are preparing themselves for invasion. City men and clansmen should come together to fight the dark forces, yet they feud amongst themselves. Only the Sull are preparing: an ancient, dwindling race, they fear this fight might be their last.

Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep by Siba Shakib

The moving story of an indomitable Afghan woman, Shirin-Gol, who rebelled against life within a forced marriage, spent behind the walls of her house, and who wanted an education for her children so that they might have the chance to live free from the fear and poverty she had known since girlhood.

City of Bones by Michael Connelly

When the bones of a 12-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but the cold case doesn't deter Bosch. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he not be forgotten.

Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark

Upon hearing that the man who murdered her sister is being granted an early release from prison, a young journalist returns to her hometown to uncover the truth. But the search for answers leads to even more questions, as she unwittingly stumbles on a treacherous political scandal involving adultery and blackmail including concrete evidence that her sister's killer has murdered more than once. And now that he's on parole, her life is in considerable danger...

Dying to Please by Linda Howard

Loyal. Beautiful. Professional. Impeccably organized. Potentially lethal. Sarah Stevens is a woman with many distinct qualities. First and foremost a butler par excellence, skilled at running large households smoothly and efficiently, she is also a trained bodyguard and expert marksmanindispensable to her elderly employer, a courtly gentleman whom Sarah has come to respect and love as a father.

Find Me by Rosie O'Donnell

As she closes the door on her stunningly successful television show, Rosie O' Donnell opens her heart to the share the amazing experience that changed her life forever.

Fish! Tales: Real Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life by Stephen C. Lundin Philip Strand John Christensen Harry Paul

The ofFISH!ial follow-up to the runaway national bestseller FISH!, FISH! TALES offers exciting, dramatic, real-life stories of how companies and individuals apply the "FISH! philosophy" to boost morale and improve the quality of their businesses and lives.

Fuzzy Logic: Get Fuzzy 2 by Darby Conley

Cats are famous for being aloof, but "cat-titude" reaches new heights in Get Fuzzy, the bitingly funny comic strip from cartoonist Darby Conley. Wry and witty, Get Fuzzy is a hilarious portrait of single life with pets. Rob Wilco is the human who heads the household, but it's really Bucky the cat who's in charge. Satchel is a gentle pooch with a sensitive soul who tries to remain neutral but frequently ends up on the receiving end of Bucky's mischief. Together, this trio makes it through the trials and tribulations of daily life as an unlikely team. Darby Conley's first book was a runaway hit; this second, Fuzzy Logic, will likely hit the same funny bone of everyone who enjoys their pets with an attitude.

Larger Than Life by Adele Parks

Georgina has loved Hugh Carter, and only him, since she was eighteen. She is now 32 and Hugh has finally moved in with her. All goes well until one little miscalculation leaves her pregnant. After 14 years of seeing the world through a Hugh-tinted filter can George start to make up her mind?

Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinson's disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundation's web site, MichaelJFox.org, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinson's disease.

Midnight Runner by Jack Higgins

Edge of Danger was "hugely entertaining," said the Los Angeles Times. "The publisher describes it as a powerful thriller, and it's no lie." At its end, the murderous Arab/English Rashid family lay decimated- but not extinct. And that may have been Sean Dillon's fatal error.

On a Wild Night by Stephanie Laurens

Patricia de Lille by Charlene Smith

In this well-researched book- and with the full cooperation of Patricia de Lille- Charlene Smith presents the real person: a woman of passion, compassion and conviction, and a politician who exists to see justice and truth come before the privilages of parliament.Nelson Mandela called her his favourite opposition politician, "she is a very strong, principled woman" he said of her. Many say they would vote for her if she decided to run for president.

Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life and Spirit by Andrew Weil Rosie Daley

Two of America's most popular authorities on healthy eating and cooking join forces in this inspiring, easy-to-use cookbook. This is not a diet book. It is a lively guide to healthy cooking, day-by-day, packed with essential information and, above all, filled with enticing food.

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

The year is 1929 and Honora Beecher and her husband,Sexton,are just settling into a new marriage and a cottage on the coast of New Hampshire. While Honora fixes up the derelict house and searches for bits of sea glass on the beach,Sexton risks everything they own to buy the house they both love. Along with millions of other Americans,he is blindsided by the stock market crash and finds himself penniless. The only work he can find is in a nearby mill,where a labor conflict is erupting into violence. Shaken by forces they scarcely understand,Honora and Sexton try to build a marriage and a home while overwhelmed by passions of every kind.,Anita.

Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver

From the author of High Tide in Tucson comes Small Wonder, a new collection of essays that begins with a parable gleaned from recent news: villagers search for a missing infant and find him, unharmed, in the cave of a dangerous bear that has mothered him like one of her own. Clearly, our understanding of evil needs to be revised. What we fear most can save us. From this tale, Barbara Kingsolver goes on to consider the chasm between the privileged and the poor, in which she sees deep connections to violence and war in our time. She writes about her attachment to the land, to wilderness, trees and mountainsthe place from which she tells her stories.

Song Flung up to Heaven by Maya Angelou

The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Stormrider by David Gemmell

The eagerly awaited final novel in the Rigante series. A sequel to the bestselling Ravenheart.

The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children Series, No 5)by Jean M. Auel

The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalars people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homesformed in great cliffs of vertical limestoneare a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. Not all the Zelandonii are welcoming. Some fear Aylas unfamiliar ways and abhor her relationship with those they call flatheads and she calls Clan. Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. Ayla has to call on all her skills, intelligence, knowledge, and instincts to find her way in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide whether she will accept new challenges and play a significant role in the destiny of the Zelandonii. Jean Auel is at her very best in this superbly textured creation of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping story of love and danger, with all the wonderful detailbased on meticulous research that makes her novels unique. It is a triumphant continuation of the Earths Children® saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear. And it includes an amazing rhythmic poem that describes the birth of Earths Children and plays its own role in the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.

Three Fates by Nora Roberts

When the Lusitania sank, more than one thousand people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations.

Without Fail by Lee Child

Lee Child has inexorably pulled himself into the upper echelons of thriller writing with a series of tough, lean and perfectly crafted novels featuring ex-US military cop Jack Reacher. Without Fail is the sixth outing for the resourceful Reacher...

Quentin's by Maeve Binchy

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May

Face the Fire by Nora Roberts

Mia Devlin knows what it's like to love with your whole heart-and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. When Sam finally returns to Three Sisters Island, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for him still burns up her heart. But she'll need his help-and his powers-to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge.

Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey

The merchants of Barevi had completely looted Earth and were demanding a ransom before they would return their greedy gains. Botany also needed much of the loot which was now sitting in Barevi warehouses and so Zainal - who although a Catteni by race, had won his place as leader of the multi-racial Botany - conceived a plan to ransom the ransomers and snatch back the articles so desperately needed by his people.

Inez by Carlos Fuentes Margaret Sayers Peden

In one of the narratives that comprise this superb new novel from Carlos Fuentes, we are introduced to Gabriel Atlan-Ferrara, a fabled orchestral conductor, and his great love Inez Prada, a renowned singer. In the other, Fuentes memorably delineates the very first encounter in human history between a man and a woman. In one, the intense drama of Berlioz's music for The Damnation of Faust informs the action; in the other, we watch as a slowly emergent love shapes the nature and character of the two protagonists. A beautiful crystal seal the meaning of which is a mystery that obsesses Atlan-Ferrara, who owns it unites these two narratives; the magical seal allows one to read unknown languages and hear impossible music, and it is the symbol of a shared love.

Lost Nation by Jeffrey Lent

Jeffrey Lent's first novel, In the Fall, was a national best-seller and was celebrated as one of the best books of 2000. Hailed as "majestic ...epic ... vital" by The New York Times Book Review and compared to the works of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy by Newsweek, the debut landed its author squarely in the company of the best American novelists of the day. Lost Nation resoundingly confirms Jeffrey Lent's place in that pantheon. Set in the early nineteenth century, Lost Nation opens with a man known only as Blood guiding an oxcart of rum toward the wild country high in New Hampshire, an ungoverned territory called the Indian Stream a land where the luckless or outlawed have made a fresh start. Blood is a man of contradictions, of learning and wisdom, but also a man with a secret past that has scorched his soul. He sets forth to establish himself as a trader, hauling with him Sally, a sixteen-year-old girl won from the madam of a brothel over a game of cards. Their arrival in Indian Stream triggers an escalating series of clashes that serve to sever the master-servant bond between them and presents both a second chance at life. But as the conflicts within the community spill over and attract the attention of outside authorities, Blood becomes a target for those seeking easy blame for the troubles. As plots unravel and violence escalates, two young men of uncertain identity appear, and Blood is forced to confront dread apparitions of his past while Sally is offered a final escape. Lost Nation is a vivid tale of unexpected strengths, terrible and sad misconceptions, and the yearning toward civil society in a landscape raw and with little pity for human strivings. In proseboth lucid and seductive, it carries us deeply into human and natural conditions of extreme desolation and harrowing hardship, but also gives us the relentless beat of hope and, finally, the redeeming capacity of love.

Mortal Prey by John Sandford

Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target-she was-and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself. The FBI and DEA draft Davenport to help track her down, and with his fiancée deep in wedding preparations, he's really just as happy to go-but he has no idea what he's getting into. For Rinker is as unpredictable as ever, and between her, her old bosses in the St. Louis mob, the Mexican druglord, and the combined, sometimes warring, forces of U.S. law enforcement, this is one case that will get more dangerous as it goes along. And when the crossfire comes, anyone standing in the middle won't stand a chance. . . .

Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air.

Pandora by Jilly Cooper

Love, high living, intrigue and a missing painting provide the plot in this novel from Jilly Cooper

Rock paintings of South Africa by: Stephen Townley Bassett

This work is a celebration of an ancient art form. Its informative text is supplemented by colour plates of the author's meticulous recordings of San paintings that appear in rock shelters around South Africa.

The Curve of the World by Marcus Stevens

Tense, gripping, and astonishing -- there are hardly words to describe Marcus Stevens' debut novel, in which a New York businessman, Lewis Burke, struggles to escape the jungles of the Congo following the emergency landing of the jetliner that was taking him home from Paris.

The Science of Discworld II: The Globe Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

"The Globe" weaves together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with cutting-edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art and science. The result is an original view of the world we live in.

Youth by J.M. Coetzee

The narrator, a student in 1950s South Africa, plots an escape from his native country, from the stifling love of his mother, from a father whose failures haunt him - and from what he is sure is impending revolution. However, arriving at last in London, he begins the dark pilgrimage of an outsider.

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June

Double Standards by Lynn Picknett Stephen Prior Clive Prince

Exposing the wartime propaganda that still masquerades as fact, and based on entirely new material from eyewitnesses, hitherto inaccessible archives and intelligence sources, Double Standards reveals that Hess's peace mission was of supreme importance.

Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich

This time Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger. Lula, Valerie, and Grandma Mazur are strapped in for the ride of their lives. Stephanie is hired to find a missing child. But things aren't always as they seem and Stephanie must determine if she's working for the right side of the law. Plus, there's the Morelli question: can a Jersey girl keep her head on straight when more than just bullets are aimed for her heart? And with the Plum and Morelli relationship looking rocky, is it time for Ranger to move in for the kill? Janet Evanovich's latest thriller proves that Hard Eight will never be enough.

The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter

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July

Isobel's Wedding by Sheila O'flanagan

Hundreds of pearls hand-sewn on the wedding dress, a Mediterranean honeymoon booked and a pile of presents bigger than Everest. It all seems perfect, until the perfect bridegroom changes his mind. Stunned, Isobel heads for Spain and a new life, but she still has unfinished business at home.

Self Matters 2003 Calendar : Creating Your Life Form the Inside Out by Phillip C., Ph.D. McGraw

Shopaholic Ties The Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Becky is getting married to Luke. Her parents are assuming that the wedding will be at home, but Luke's mother has different ideas - a huge affair in New York. Becky can't say no to anyone - and soon the plans are going ahead for both weddings.

The Chestnut Tree by Charlotte Bingham

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August

Arthur Project by Jenny Colgan

Arthur thinks he's just another ordinary guy of 31, getting up in the morning to face another ordinary day in an ordinary town. But today there's something different about Arthur, as in the course of the day he defenestrates a photocopier and wrestles his Lynx-scented boss Ross for his job.

Ferguson Pictorial Autobiography by Alex Ferguson

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September

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October:

JUSTICE RENDERED 2000 - Justice Rendered 2001 is coming out in the Fall! SCOTTY PHILLIPS

How Real People Saved Themselves from Criminals

The Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell

In Harlequin, Thomas of Hookton travelled to France as an archer and there discovered a shadowy destiny, which linked him to a family of heretical French lords who sought Christendom's greatest relic: the Holy Grail. Vagabond continues the story of a search that Thomas is reluctant to pursue. He doubts the grail's existence, and he has other promises to keep, promises that take him back to Brittany where a vicious civil war is about to reach its climax. But other folk, far more powerful than Thomas and his friends, fear the rumour of the grail's existence and force Thomas to pursue the relic, while his enemies, faceless and ruthless, fear Thomas's destiny and determine to destroy him. Thomas's allies are few and weak: a hedge priest, a renegade French knight, a Jewish adventurer and a crippled English soldier - but now they must unite and find greater strengths to pierce the mysteries of Christendom.

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