Bookmarks: Recently released books

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 26 2011 5:00 p.m. MDT

"LOVE AND CAPITAL: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of Revolution," by Mary Gabriel (nf): A biography of Karl Marx and his wife Jenny in the portrait of Karl as a father, husband, visionary, jokester and intellectual.

"MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT: Finding the Meaning of Life's Stages Through Books," by Arnold Weinstein (nf): In literature, there is a reflection of the journey of life, from childhood to the twilight of life.

"FEAST DAY OF FOOLS," by James Lee Burke (f): Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland investigates the brutal gang killing this southwest Texas town that involves a woman who reported provided a makeshift way station for immigrants and isn't afraid of authorities, a preacher who shoots illegals on site and a low-level CIA-trained operative. It's been in the top 10 on the New York Times's best-seller list for hardback fiction.

"HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION," by David Weber (f): Next in the Safehold science fiction series, the leaders of island empire of Charisian must decide if they was to attack the mainland as a means to offensively end the wars. It's been in the top 10 on the New York Times's best-seller list for hardback fiction.

"DRY ICE," by Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson (f): Penned by a meteorologist, this science fiction thriller involves a rogue employee private company manipulating weather patterns with secret technology that could potentially destroy all life on the plant through earthquakes and hurricanes.

"READMDE," by Neal Stephenson (f): A tech entrepreneur gets caught in the crossfire of his own global online war game with very real consequences. It's been in the top 10 on the New York Times's best-seller list for hardback fiction.

"DEFENSIVE WOUNDS," by Lisa Black (f): Penned by a fingerprint examiner and a former forensic scientist, the mystery forensic scientist Theresa MacLean investigates a death at high-end hotel that is having a conference for criminal defense attorneys, is a forensic mess with many suspects.

"LETHAL," by Sandra Brown (f): A man suspected of murdering seven people shows up on Honor's Louisiana doorstep and insists that is she does what he says, she and her young daughter won't be harmed as he searches for something extremely valuable hidden by Honor's late husband. It's been in the top 10 on the New York Times's best-seller list for hardback fiction.


"ENTHRALLED: Paranormal Diversions," edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong, Harper, $9.99, 464 pages (f) (ages 12 and up)

Sixteen authors, many with best-selling paranormal novels, wrote original short stories about magical beings that range from funny or romantic to chilling. Utah author Ally Condie contributes one of her own, titled "Leaving," with new characters and landscapes.

More paperbacks recently released:

"THE LAST SNAPSHOT," by Eileen Bodell (f): Nathaniel's mother, Sharon, has cancer and yet his whole family just goes on as usual. As he opens up about his anger and the uncertainty about his mother's seemingly eminent death, he begins to manage his emotions.

"TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, Bridal Veil Island," by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (f): A historical novel set on the secluded Bridal Veil Island, Ga., Audrey Cunningham moves there with her father and tensions grow developers surround them and want their family's land, too.

"A WHISPER OF PEACE," by Kim Vogel Sawyer (f): Lizzie Dawson is ostracized by her tribe in Alaska because her father is white and she hopes to someday reconcile with her grandparents. Clay Selby moves to Alaska to set up a church and a school, but falls for Lizzie, which could jeopardize his mission.

"THE DOCTOR'S LADY," by Jody Hedlund (f): Eli Ernest and Priscillia White marry in name so they can fulfill their dreams of serving missions but grow closer as they travel through the wild West.

"WINGS OF A DREAM," by Anne Mateer (f): Rebekah Hendricks' dream of adventure changes as the Great War and Spanish flu epidemic affects her family and she finds an unexpected love.

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