Posts Tagged ‘Fiction’

How To Marry A Ghost

03/20/2008

How To Marry A Ghost
Hope McIntyre
Fiction
354 pages
COPYRIGHT: 2007
ISBN: 0-89296-014-0

Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew heads to New York to be the maid of honor in her mother’s wedding/ commitment ceremony (even though she’s still married to Lee’s father) and to interview for the job of ghostwriting an autobiography by aging rock legend Shotgun Marriott. But her time in the States doesn’t go quite as she planned. First she learns she lost the ghostwriting job to a much younger, ambitious hustler named Bettina. Then the body of a man in a wedding dress washes up right after Lee’s mom is married in a beautiful oceanside ceremony-and he turns out to be none other than Shotgun Marriott’s estranged son! When Bettina is also murdered, Lee finds herself stepping into the dead woman’s ghosting shoes-before the killer strikes again.

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The Swimming-Pool Library

01/26/2008

The Swimming-Pool Library
Alan Hollinghurst
Fiction
288 pages

Alan Hollnghurst’s first novel is a tour de force; a darkly erotic work that centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

Amazing Grace

01/10/2008

Amazing Grace
Danielle Steel
Fiction
Audio Book

On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect – until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream . . . .

In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge. . . . Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces . . . . Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free, the event’s headliner, comes to a turning point in her life and career . . . . Photographer Everett Carson, a former war correspondent whose personal demons have demoted him to covering society parties, finds new purpose amid the carnage . . . and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who normally works in jeans and high-tops with the homeless, searches through the rubble – and knows instantly that there is much work to be done . . . .

As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors. . . . For Sarah, it begins with the discovery of a crime and a betrayal, then a strength she never knew she had. For Melanie, volunteering at a refugee camp will open new worlds of possibility. And Everett will be shaken by the unlikely relationship he forges with Maggie, who helps him rebuild his shattered life – and upends her own in the process. But as a year passes, and the anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more surprises are in store – as each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy’s wake . . . and the amazing grace of new beginnings.