That savvy lawyer Mickey Haller is back in Michael Connelly's "The Fifth Witness.” It seems even defense attorneys are feeling the recession's pinch, but Mickey uncovers a goldmine in the foreclosure market.
"The Fifth Witness" by Michael Connelly
That savvy lawyer Mickey Haller is back in Michael Connelly's "The Fifth Witness.” It seems even defense attorneys are feeling the recession's pinch, but Mickey uncovers a goldmine in the foreclosure market. His first client is teacher Lisa Trammell, who needs his help to stop Westland National Bank from taking her home. When Mitchell Bondurant, who is Westland's mortgage officer, is found murdered, Lisa becomes the prime suspect -- and Mickey finds himself heading back to criminal court to defend her.
"The Making of a Writer” by Kenneth Slawenski
Readers now have an opportunity to learn more about two of America's finest modern writers. Gail Godwin, author of such notable novels as "A Mother and Two Daughters" and "The Good Husband," opens up her journals covering 1963 to 1969 -- the defining years in her career -- in "The Making of a Writer.” Kenneth Slawenski explores the life and career of the late, reclusive J. D. Salinger. He reveals the long-term effect Salinger's experiences in World War II had on him and how the furor surrounding the publication of "The Catcher in the Rye" pushed him into seclusion.
"The Troubled Man" by Kurt Wallander
Celebrating the coming nuptials of his daughter, Kurt Wallander chats with Linda's future father-in-law, retired naval officer Hakan von Enke. He tells Wallander about an incident that occurred 28 years ago when von Enke and his crew encountered an unidentified submarine in Swedish waters and were told by the commanding officer to leave it alone. Soon after this conversation with Kurt, von Enke disappears while on a walk in the forest. The case is outside Wallander's jurisdiction -- but that doesn't stop the aging policeman. Henning Mankell bids farewell to his popular character who inadvertently enters the world of Cold War espionage in "The Troubled Man.”
"The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
In 1991, the Taliban took over the government of Afghanistan and re-invented the country to fit their ideal of seventh century Islam. Kamela Sediqi was 19 at the time and eager to start her teaching career. Instead, she was forced, as all Afghani women were, to remain inside her home. When her father and brother left the country, Kamela became her family's sole support. She used her skills and ingenuity to make clothes to sell to local stores and was soon helping her family and other women achieve independence. Former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells how Kamela began her successful cottage industry and defied the Taliban in "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.”
"You Can't Afford to be Sick” by Andrew Weil
Even though Washington is working diligently to fix our health care system, major changes are not going to happen overnight. In the meantime, statistics show that someone declares bankruptcy ever 30 seconds in this country due to a serious health issue. "You Can't Afford to be Sick" Andrew Weil warns in his new book. He covers the current state of health care, where our health care system should be and what you can do to enjoy "optimum health and health care" now.
"Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace
By all accounts, David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" is not for the faint of heart. It is a veritable explosion of a novel, set sometime in the future, which loosely follows the residents at Ennet House, a half-way house in Boston, and the neighboring Enfield Tennis Academy, whose members practice on an adjacent tennis court, as they all try to prevent the fatally entertaining film, called "Infinite Jest," from falling into the hands of an evil government entity. Tons of footnotes, plenty of laugh-out loud moments, and thought-provoking questions about the role of entertainment in our society await you.