7/25/2013 – How to find new authors you will like

Examples for mysteries:  If you like Nevada Barr, try Deborah Crombie,
Karen Kijewski and Jessica Speart.  If
you like C.J. Box, try Ivan Doig, Steve Hamilton, William Kent Krueger and
Michael McGarrity.  If you like Lilian
Jackson Braun, try Nancy Atherton, Marian Babson, M.C. Beaton, Rita Mae Brown
and Garrison Keillor.  If you like Tony
Hillerman, try Rudolfo, Margaret Coel, James D. Doss, Sharyn McCrumb or Aimee
and David Thurlo.

            Examples
of suspense:  If you like David Baldacci,
try Stephen Cannell, Michael Connelly, James Grippando, John Grisham and Kyle
Mills.  If you like Dan Brown, try John
Case, Michael Crichton, Margaret George, Katherine Neville, Daniel Silva and
Barbara Wood.  If you like Michael
Connelly, try Richard Barrre, James Elroy, John Harvey, Jeremiah Healy and Ian
Rankin.

            Examples
of women’s fiction:  If you like Maeve
Binchy, try Lynne Hinton, Eva Ibbotson, Rosamunde Pitcher and Sarah Woodhouse.  If you like Fern Michaels, try Catherine
Anderson, Debbie Macomber, Luanne Rice, Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel.  If you like Anita Shreve, try George Eliot,
Robert Goddard, Sue Miller, Jodi Picoult and Kate Wilhelm.

            Examples
of adventure:  If you like Clive Cussler,
try Ted Bell, Lincoln Child, Jack B. Du Brul, Ian Fleming, Douglas Preston,
Matthew Reilly and James Rollins.  If you
like Tom Clancy, try Dale Brown, Stephen Coonts, R.J. Pineiro, David Poyer and
Joe Weber.

            From
the Sisson Library website, go to “Online Resources” on the left side
navigation menu and click on NoveList. 
Enter your library card number and four-digit PIN. 

 

Free tech programs

            Meg Wempe is
available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon
Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Join
her for one-on-one informal help on your computer or tablet issues.  More formal sessions requiring advance
registration are Skype on Wednesday, July 31 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. when you
will learn how to make free video calls on your computer, and Excel Basics on
Wednesday, August 7 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. when you will learn to open and
create a new worksheet, basic formatting, creating simple formulas and more.

 

Free tweens and teen program

            Save the date for
a Percy Jackson party on Tuesday, August 6 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. celebrating
Book 2, “Sea of Monsters,” with games, trivia, snacks
and more.  This event is for tweens and
teens (fourth through 12th grades).

           

Nonfiction

            “The Boys in the
Boat” by Daniel James Brown chronicles nine working-class Americans and their
quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 
“Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson is a memoir by this legendary coach who
won 11 NBA championships.  “The Astronaut
Wives Club” by Lily Koppel is a behind-the-scenes look at the women behind the
men on the moon.  “Carnivore” by Dillard
Johnson tells of an American soldier credited with more than 2,600 kills in
action.

                         

Books on CD

            “Earth Afire” by
Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the second book in this science fiction
series.  “The Ocean at the End of the
Lane” by Neil Gaiman tells of a middle-aged man returning to a mystery at his
home in England.  “The Son” by Phillipp Meyer tells of a family
in the newly established Republic
of Texas.

                                   

Mysteries and thrillers

             “The Eye of God” by James Rollins is the
latest in the Sigma Force mystery series. 
“The Shadow Tracer” by Meg Gardiner is a thriller about a woman’s
desperate hunt to save her daughter’s life. 
“Second Honeymoon” by James Patterson follows the investigation of the
murder of two honeymooners.

           

Large print

             “Blood Storm” by Bill Brooks is a John Henry
Cole western.  “Black Horse Creek” by
Charles G. West, “The Long Hitch” by Michael Zimmer, “Train’s Trust” by Max
Brand and “Beyond the Law” by Wayne D. Overholser also are westerns.  “Bombshell” by Catherine Coulter is an FBI
thriller.  “One Heart to Win” by Johanna
Lindsey is a western romance.  “True
Love” by Jude Deveraux is a mystery set in Nantucket.  “The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice is a mystery
set in Malibu.  “Heart Like Mine” by Amy Hatvany is a mystery
romance.  “Choke Point” by Ridley Pearson
is the latest in the Risk Agent mystery series.

           

Other new novels

            “The Impossible
Lives of Greta Wells” by Andrew Sean Greer follows a woman cycling between her
own time and alternate lives in another. 
“TransAtlantic” by Colum McCann is a soaring story that spans continents
and centuries.  “The Son” by Philipp
Meyer tells of a family in the newly established Republic of Texas.        
“The City” by Stella Gemmell is a dark epic fantasy novel about a war-torn
civilization.  “Sisterland” by Curtis
Sittenfeld is about two identical twins with psychic abilities.  “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand tells of a
family coming to a wedding with their lives in disarray.

 

DVDs

            “The Other Sister”
is a romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton. 
“Easy Living” is a rags-to-riches comedy.  “Armored” is an action thriller starring Matt
Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.  “In Bruges” is an action
comedy starring Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes.  “Liam” tells of a seven-year-old boy growing
up in Liverpool.  “The Postman” is an R-rated film starring
Kevin Costner.  “The Eagle” is an action
adventure set in second-century Britain.  “Seven” is a thriller starring Brad Pitt and
Morgan Freeman.  “Buddy” is a family
adventure from Jim Henson Pictures. 
“Emmanuel’s Gift” is the inspirational true story of a disabled orphan
from Ghana.  “Vicar Dibley” the first BBC comedy series.

             

Thanks to our donors

For books and
materials this week, we thank Bamma Laisure, Nancy Migiuto,
Scott Rubin, Mary Webb and several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “Reading is a way for me to expand my mind,
open my eyes, and fill up my heart.”  —
Oprah, American media maven and philanthropist, in the July 2013 issue of Oprah
magazine.  

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