Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Release Tuesday

It's been a long wait for Tom Clancy fans--seven years since Teeth of the Tiger was released--but at last, at last! there's a new novel. You'd think that after such a long rest he wouldn't have needed a co-author.

No matter. Dead or Alive will sell a gazillion copies (we hope), and as many fans will be sated and happy.

And look at the awesome retro cover design.

Two years ago or so comedian Steve Harvey published his first self help book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was subtitled What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. Ladies flocked into the store to purchase it when it first came out, and they kept coming for months afterward, so I guess he must have revealed some serious insights into the male psyche.

His follow up, Straight Talk, No Chaser is about How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man

Well, all right. I suspect this one will be in many a lady's Christmas stocking this season.

This week's big fat biography isn't actually big and fat. It is, however, a fascinating take on an incredibly well-known subject, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. William Kuhn's Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books offers a neat twist on the biography by looking at the 100 or so books that Onassis published in her twenty years at Viking and Doubleday. Doesn't hurt that there are juicy anecdotes of her work with the likes of Carly Simon, Michael Jackson, Bill Moyers, and more. 

And oh, the photographs. The woman couldn't take a bad picture if her life depended on it.

In fiction, we have Last Sacrifice, installment number six in the Vampire Academy series, and Queen Hereafter, an historical novel of Margaret of Scotland.

And finally, in the quirky, fun, kind of geeky category is How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, a memoir of just that by the astronomer who discovered that Pluto isn't really a planet. 

All in all, if you're in full holiday shopping mode you have some nice selections to choose from among this week's new releases.

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1 comment:

TheBookGirl said...

I am very much looking forward to reading "Reading Jackie"!