03-15-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295.

Fiction
The Killing Ground by Jack Higgins. A spy helps a man whose family has terrorist ties.
The Ghost War by Alex Berenson. A C.I.A. agent in Afghanistan tries to learn who’s behind the resurgent Taliban and finds a global power struggle.
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff. In search of her unknown father, a graduate student uncovers her town’s secrets.
Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg. A director’s daughter and her friends try to make it in Hollywood.
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult’s fifteenth novel is set around an angel-like death row inmate with a profound desire to donate his heart to the sister of his victim.
Morning Light by Catherine Anderson. Crusty Clint Harrigan is at 37, a Catholic cowboy who’s sworn off romance. The arrival of a cute Catholic clairvoyant in his hometown of Crystal Falls, Ore., challenges his resolve and his skepticism.

Non-Fiction
The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby. “The Age of American Unreason” aims to update us on how American culture devalues knowledge and rationalism.
Reconciliation by Benazir Bhutto. A posthumous look at Islam, democracy and the West, by Pakistan’s former prime minister and assassinated opposition leader.
Send Yourself Roses by Kathleen Turner. Kathleen writes about her experiences on screen and stage in this interesting memoir.
The Match by Mark Frost. In 1956, Ben Hogan and Bryan Nelson faced two amateur champions in a high-stakes private golf game.

Memorials
The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories Given in memory of Bill Potter by Altrusa International of Tucumcari.
Legendary Route 66 by Michael Witzel. Given in memory of Bettie Ditto by The Tucumcari Public Library Staff.