Thursday, September 30, 2010

Danielle Steel - Legacy

Legacy by Danielle Steel

This compelling, centuries-spanning novel brilliantly interweaves the lives of two women--a writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is an unforgettable story of courage in the face of the unknown.

At the age of thirty-eight, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book on the women's suffrage movement that she will finish--someday. Someday" "is Brigitte's watchword. Someday she and Ted, a rising star in the field of archaeology, will clarify their relationship. Someday she will have children. Someday" "she will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte's life is jolted. Suddenly everything she counted on has changed and she finds herself questioning every choice she has made along the way.

As she struggles to regain her balance and plot a new course, Brigitte agrees to help her mother on a family genealogy project. In Salt Lake City at the Family History Library, she makes a stunning discovery--reaching back to the French aristocracy. How did Brigitte's mysterious ancestor Wachiwi, a Dakota Sioux, travel from the Great Plains to the French court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette--and into the arms of a French marquis? How did she come to marry into Brigitte's family? What is the truth behind the tantalizing clues in the fragmented, centuries-old records?

Following the threads of Wachiwi's life, Brigitte travels to South Dakota, then on to Paris, irresistibly drawn to this brave young woman who lived so long ago. And as she comes closer to solving the puzzle of Wachiwi's journey, her previously safe, quiet life becomes an adventure of its own. A chance meeting with a writer of historical fiction, a new opportunity, and a difficult choice put Brigitte at last in the forefront of her own story. With a complex and powerful family legacy coming to life around her, someday is no longer in the future. Instead, in Danielle Steel's mesmerizing new novel, someday is now.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don't Blink!

Don't Blink by James Patterson - released today!

The good: 
New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.

The bad:
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas--on both sides of the law.

And the dead:
Back off--"or die--"is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own.Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.

Friday, September 24, 2010

What will you be reading this weekend?

Will you have any time to pick up a book this weekend and get in a few minutes of reading time?  I'm going to try.  I've never read Jane Austen's Emma, so I started that a week or so ago and hope to have some time to read a little more of that during the weekend.  

What will you be reading?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ed Eagle is the man to see!

Stuart Woods fourth Ed Eagle adventure has just been released - Santa Fe Edge .

If you run into trouble in Santa Fe, Ed Eagle is the man to see.

Ed Eagle, the six-feet-six, take-no-prisoners Santa Fe attorney, has recovered from his encounters with Mexican organized crime and-more treacherously-his ex-wife, Barbara. Now a mysterious new client has come his way, one who may shed light into some dark corners of Ed's past...and put him in danger once more.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Virgil Flowers Has a Real Problem on His Hands

The brilliant new Virgil Flowers thriller from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author John Sandford - Bad Blood .

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator- and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multigeneration, multifamily conspiracy-a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he's seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it...and in figuring out what to do next.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rita Mae Brown - A Nose for Justice

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of several books, an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, and poet.  She lives in Afton, Virginia. 
A Nose for Justice is the first novel in a brand new series.

Explosive sabotage and the startling unearthing of a hundred-year-old skeleton on a Nevada ranch thrillingly start off this debut novel in a tail-wagging new series from "New York Times" bestselling author Rita Mae Brown.

With the ruins of her high-powered Wall Street job now far in the rearview mirror of her rented silver Camaro, thirty-two-year-old Mags Rogers arrives at her great-aunt Jeep's sprawling Wings Ranch to reassemble her life. In the passenger seat, with his suspicious nose to a cracked window, is Mags's beloved wirehaired dachshund, the urbane Baxter.

Mags was named for her great-aunt, Magdalena--though everyone calls the spry octogenarian rancher Jeep. From piloting planes in World War II to discovering one of America's largest gold deposits, Jeep has enjoyed a lifetime jam-packed with love and adventure, and she's not done yet. At her side--to Baxter's low-down distress--is Jeep's loyal German Shepherd mix, King. The growlings are mutual: King sniffs that Baxter is a "fuzzy sausage."

Meanwhile, someone pipe-bombs Red Rock Valley's pumping station, endangering the water supply near and far. Deputy Pete Meadows links the sabotage to a string of local murders, but he doesn't yet know if it's a corporate plot or twisted eco-terrorism. He's also called out to Wings Ranch when human bones are dug up in Jeep's barn; the dead man's ring identifies him as an elite Russian military officer from the late 1800s, apparently knifed to death. In her search to find out whodunit, Mags uncovers fascinating history about Jeep's ranch, including an intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill.

Mags and Pete have mysteries to solve, among them why they are so drawn to each other. Baxter and King team up when it comes time to protect their humans. And all the while, Jeep Reed, the sassiest wit in the West, has a bold plan for Red Rock Valley in which they all will play a part.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Very Special Book for a Very Special Person

Here's a great gift idea for someone who has really made a difference in your life.

Max Lucado has just published You Changed My Life:  Stories of Real People with Remarkable Hearts.  

If someone has changed your life for the good, now is the time to celebrate by letting them know how much they matter. 

Oftentimes true heroes of faith don't stand out in the world, but they have made a lasting difference in someone's life-they're a hero to someone. 

This gift book celebrates their story by first providing a dedication page beginning with "You changed my life by___" to be written in detail by the giver to the recipient. 

To follow are stories told by Max about others who have answered the call of their convictions and took steps of faith (both big and small) resulting in lasting change in the lives around them. 

It's a message that honors the person who receives the book, and inspires us all to see that real people with remarkable hearts can change lives.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Nicholas Sparks - New novel "Safe Haven" will be released next Tuesday

Listen to an excerpt from Spark's new novel .

Call us today to reserve your copy - 332-2511 - book will be released on Tuesday, September 14th.

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison and Joe Cepeda - a winning combination!

Nobel Prize recipient Toni Morrison, her son, Slade, and illustrator Cepeda, breathe new life into this classic fable in which the hare learns a very important lesson.

Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: "The Bluest Eye", "Song of Solomon", and "Beloved", which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993.

Slade Morrison was born in Ohio and educated in New York City. He studied art at SUNY Purchase and maintains a studio in Rockland County where he lives. He has collaborated with his mother on three previous books for children.

Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many awarding-winning picture books including "Peeny Butter Fudge" by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, "What a Truly Cool World "by Julius Lester, a "Family Life" Magazine Top 10 Best Books of the Year, a "Family Fun" Critic's Choice, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Book", Mice and Beans "by Pam Munoz Ryan, and "Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey" by Joy Cowley which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just released - Terry McMillan's sequel to Waiting to Exhale - Getting to Happy

Just released!

Getting to Happy is an exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale --the novel that changed African American fiction forever. 

Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel-it's publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience.

Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.

Visit Terry McMillan's Website at this link.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dan Gediman Just Stopped By

Thanks to Coker College's Jason Umfress for dropping by this morning with New York Times Bestselling Author Dan Gediman.  Dan is speaking this morning on campus and meeting students throughout the day.  Coker College students read Dan's book This I Believe I school wide for their summer reading project.  Dan has a second book This I Believe II as well as a book coming out in November entitled This I Believe:  On Love .  If you missed him today, come by our store and get a signed copy of his book.  Follow this link to find out more about the This I Believe Organization


Friday, September 3, 2010

We Are Not a Chain, We Are a Link in Our Community

Today is t-shirt day at Burry Bookstore.  We're all decked out in our new shirts - pink, royal blue, lilac.  Have you seen our shirts yet?  We have a variety of colors and sizes - navy, forest green, white - stop in today and take a look!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cassandra King will be in Hartsville one week from today!

Can't wait to greet Bestselling Author Cassandra King next Thursday morning when she arrives in Hartsville for a full day of speaking, reading, chatting with fans, and personalizing books.  We have a few luncheon tickets left.  

Follow this link for details about her events throughout the day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pre-Order and Pre-Pay - Receive 25% OFF

Take a look out our special offer for September.  We have a list of books that will be released in October of 2010.  If you pre-order and pre-pay for any of them by 9-30-10 you will receive 25% off the retail price.

Included are new books by the following authors:  Barbara Taylor Bradford, Lee Child, Catherine Coulter, Sharon Draper, Vince Flynn, John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, David Jeremiah, Jan Karon, Mercedes Lackey, John Maxwell, Beth Moore, Robert B. Parker, Francine Rivers, Ann Rule, Robert Sabuda, Charles Stanley and Philip Yancey.

Follow this link for details and to pre-order online.