Friday, May 12, 2006

Here are some new books that will be ready to checkout in a week or so:

The ghost orchid : a novel / Carol Goodman.
Brian in three seasons / Patricia Grossman.
The Ernesto "Che" Guevara School for Wayward Girls / William F. Gavin.
The preacher's daughter / Beverly Lewis.
The tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers / Joe Babcock.
River rising / Dorothy Garlock.
The wedding day : a novel / Catherine Alliott
Perfect / Marne Davis Kellogg.
The alchemist's daughter : a novel / Katharine McMahon.
The fourth war / Chris Stewart.
Boudica. Dreaming the hound. / Manda Scott.
In perfect light : a novel / Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
The rules of perspective : a novel / Adam Thorpe.
Afterlands : a novel / Steven Heighton.

You can place holds on them now either online, or by calling (972) 237-5700. Remember, from our online catalog you can see cover images and read summaries and book reviews (if available).

With Mother's Day coming up, here are some books that focus on the special and sometimes turbulent relationship between mothers and offspring.
We are all welcome here, by Elizabeth Berg. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her last month of pregnancy, Paige is nonetheless determined to live as normal a life as possible and to raise her daughter, Diana, in the way she sees fit - with the support of her tough-talking black caregiver, Peacie. Diana is trying in her own fashion to live a normal life. As a fourteen-year-old, she wants to make money for clothes and magazines, to slough off the authority of her mother and Peacie, to figure out the puzzle that is boys, and to escape the oppressiveness she sees everywhere in her small town.
Just rewards, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. In this sweeping novel, the Harte women find themselves in the midst of weddings, in the hold of intrigue, and at the crossroads of the old ways and the new. The bestselling author presents the dramatic conclusion of the extraordinary tale of Emma Harte's great-granddaughters.
Babylon sisters, by Pearl Cleage. Catherine Sanderson seems to have it all: a fulfilling career helping immigrant women find jobs, a lovely home, and a beautiful, intelligent daughter on her way to Smith College. What Catherine doesn't have: a father for her child - and she's spent many years dodging her daughter's questions about it. Now Phoebe is old enough to start poking around on her own. It doesn't help matters that the mystery man, B.J. Johnson - the only man Catherine has ever loved - doesn't even know about Phoebe. Now B.J., a renowned newspaper correspondent, is back in town and needs Catherine's help in cracking a story about a female slavery ring operating right on the streets of Atlanta. Catherine is eager to help B.J., despite her heart's uncertainty over meeting him again after so long, and confessing the truth to him - and their daughter.
All American dream dolls, by David Haynes.What's an attractive, successful, all-around-together girl to do when she's dumped at 65 miles per hour on the way to a romantic getaway? If you're Deneen Wilkerson, you retreat to your mother's suburban home in St. Louis for a solitary orgy of snacks, talk shows and mental hygiene.
Amy and Isabelle,by Elizabeth Strout. In a novel about emotional exile, Elizabeth Strout explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter.
Another song about the king, by Kathryn Glasgow Stern. A mother's desperate desire to be somebody, fueled by a date she once had with Elvis, provokes an intense competition with her daughter.

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