The Book Bag

Non-fiction to suit all tastes …

Non-fiction to suit all tastes …

Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World By David Lehman Harper. $24.99 What better way to remember and celebrate the 100th birthday (Dec. 12) of Frank Sinatra’s birthday than listening to some of the singer’s signature music and reading this book. David Lehman has created these short pieces that cover nearly […]

Some Quick Reads Featuring Adventure and Suspense …

Some Quick Reads Featuring Adventure and Suspense …

Corridors of the Night By Anne Perry Ballantine. $27 This new William Monk novel, the 21st installment in the series, finds the Thames River Police commander and his wife, nurse Hester, engaged in an investigation to derail two obsessed scientists who have resorted to murder to find a cure for the fatal “white-blood disease”. Magnus […]

Paperback quick reads for all tastes …

Paperback quick reads for all tastes …

The Black Widow By Wendy Corsi Staub Harper. $7.99 Although she knows it may not be a good idea to seek a relationship through an Internet site, newly divorced Gaby Duran is feeling really down after her divorce. She tells herself that all she is looking for just a distraction and she’s smart enough to […]

An array of children’s picture books …

An array of children’s picture books …

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Halloween A Lift-the-Flap Book By Matt Mitter Illustrated by Loter, Inc. Disney Press. $8.99 This interactive board book features 50 fun flaps that will engage the young reader. The child will be challenged to help Mickey look for sweet treats or characters in four two- page spreads. First, there is a […]

Top Authors New Releases …

Top Authors New Releases …

The Murderer’s Daughter By Jonathan Kellerman Ballantine. $28 He is one of the masters of the psychological thriller and every time Jonathan Kellerman releases a new novel, it quickly finds its way onto the national bestseller lists. It has been five years since the popular author has written a stand-alone novel, but Kellerman’s many fans […]

Books for children of all ages …

Books for children of all ages …

How to Draw a Dragon By Douglas Florian Beach Lane. $17.99 This picture book with a rhyming narrative shows the challenges some children face when they try to draw a dragon. As everyone knows, dragons are rather large so you’ll need lots of art supplies to do a picture. Also, because of their size you […]

Fiction For Every Taste and Inclination …

Fiction For Every Taste and Inclination …

All the Single Ladies By Dorothea Benton Frank William Morrow. $26.99 This novel is perhaps best be described as “chick lit” for the older woman. Three amazing and unforgettable middle-aged women are the focus of this story that opens with the passing of Kathy Harper, the patient of Lisa St. Clair. A dedicated nurse, Lisa […]

Action and Adventure for Beach Reading …

Action and Adventure for Beach Reading …

Losing Faith By Adam Mitzner Gallery Books. $26 If you enjoy legal thrillers with plenty of plot twists, you’ll find “Losing Faith” a riveting read. Aaron Littman wants nothing to do with defending Nicolai Garkov, a man who has been arrested for laundering money for the Russian Mafia and financing terrorist activities. Garkov admits he’s […]

Picture Books For Lazy Summer Afternoons …

Picture Books For Lazy Summer Afternoons …

The New Small Person By Lauren Child Candlewick Press. $17.99 Elmore Green loves being an only child. He has his own room, his own TV and no one plays with his toys or eats his jelly beans. It is a wonderful life being an only child. Then this situation undergoes a radical alteration. A new […]

A Variety of Reading For All Tastes …

A Variety of Reading For All Tastes …

Fatal Games By Mari Hannah Witness Impulse. $11.99 What does a body found on the rugged Northumberland coast have to do with a convicted sex offender playing mind games with a prison psychologist? That’s what Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels needs to figure out in this latest adventure. Just how and why the skeletal remains […]