Thursday, November 29, 2012

Library Journal's Reader's Shelf

The Reader's Shelf

From Library Journal

Siren Songs:  Four Voices That Seduce and Transport


22 Britannia Road22 Britannia Road
By Hodgkinson, Amanda
Read by Sachs, Robin
2011-04 - Penquin Books
9780307939999 Check Our Catalog

One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, "22 Britannia Road" takes readers from war-torn Poland to England and chronicles how damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. …More
Sign of 4 4DSign of 4 4D
By Doyle, Arthur Conan
Read by Timson, David
2003-10 - Naxos Audiobooks
9789626342961 Check Our Catalog

"The Sign of Four, Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel about the exploits of Sherlock Holmes, first appeared in England and the U.S. in "Lippincott Magazinein February 1890. "The Sign of Fourbrings Mary Morstan, a beautiful young governess, to the home of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Mary's father, an officer in the British Forces who had served as a prison guard in India, disappeared the day he returned to England six years earlier - while en route to meet his daughter. One year to the day after Captain Morstan's disappearance, Miss Morstan received a small box containing a lustrous pearl. No return address, no note, just the jewel. On each successive anniversary over the next several years another pearl arrived from her unknown benefactor. Determined to uncover the story behind the elder Morstan's disappearance, and the meaning behind the mysterious jewels, the trio set out on an exotic adventure laced with stolen treasure, secret oaths and murder, culminating in a breath-taking chase down the Thames. …More
The Birth of Venus: (Lib)(CD)The Birth of Venus: (Lib)(CD)
By Dunant, Sarah
2004-02 - Books on Tape
9780736699280 Check Our Catalog

< b>A New York Times Bestseller< /b>< P>The < I>Birth of Venus< /I> is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain's most innovative writers of literary suspense. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra Cecchi, a young heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city. …More
The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache NovelThe Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
By Penny, Louise
Read by Cosham, Ralph
2012-08 - MacMillan Audio
9781427226099 Check Our CatalogBookPage Notable Title

After the renowned choir director at a secluded monastery hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec. …More