New Releases

January 04, 2009|By and Publishers Weekly


Plum Spooky : by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's, $27.95) According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous, as bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is about to learn.

Eclipse : by Richard North Patterson (Holt, $26). Damon Pierce, a 40-year-old partner in a huge San Francisco law firm, who specializes in international litigation, agrees to defend the husband of a former lover from bogus murder charges.

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals : by Temple Grandin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26). Temple Grandin, famed for her decades-long commitment to treating livestock as humanely as possible on its way to slaughter, considers how humans and animals can best interact.

Bones of the Dragon : by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Tor, $24.95). Skylan Ivorson is a sea-raider of the Vindras and eventually becomes the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has been blessed by Skoval, the god of war. But sometimes a blessing is a curse in disguise.

The Power of Soul : by Zhi Gang Sha (Atria, $25) The Power of Soul teaches soul healing, soul prevention of sickness, soul rejuvenation, soul transformation of every aspect of life (including relationships and finances) and soul enlightenment.

The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History : by Harry S. Dent (Free Press, $27). Harry Dent outlines the critical issues that will face our government and other major institutions, offering long- and short-term tactics for weathering the storm.

Red Carpet Suicide : by Perez Hilton (NAL, $23.95). Perez Hilton makes his publishing debut with a pop-cultural satire about today's insane celebrity-driven world.

Rich Brother Rich Sister: Two Different Paths to God, Money and Happiness : by Robert Kiyosaki and Emi Kiyosaki (Perseus/Vanguard, $24.95). Two people, born of the same parents, and with the same childhood experiences, take different paths to find truth, happiness, purpose and ultimately financial success.

With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain : by Michael Korda (HarperCollins, $25.99). Michael Korda takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when fewer than 3,000 young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force - often no more than 900 on any given day - stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.

The Great Eight : by Scott Hamilton (Nelson/Practical Living, $24.99). Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares his eight secrets to finding happiness in the face of a life filled with challenges, difficulties and career-canceling odds.

On the Grind: A Shane Scully Novel : by Stephen J. Cannell (St. Martin's, $25.95). In Stephen Cannell's ninth Shane Scully crime thriller, Scully is unceremoniously dismissed from the LAPD and lands an entry-level job in Haven Park, a city known for having the most corrupt police department in California.


All Pets Go to Heaven : by Sylvia Browne (Fireside, $23.95). World famous psychic, spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sylvia Browne exercises her insight to illustrate the purpose our pets have on Earth - and what animals experience after death.

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