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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

Traditional diets from the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea abound in olive oil, vegetables, fish, whole grains and other healthy foods.  Decades of scientific research have shown that the "Med Diet" is one of the world's healthiest ways to eat.

John Grisham's next thriller

The rumors are true!  John Grisham's website reports that his next legal thriller will be a sequel to his first novel, A Time to Kill.  Readers will find Jake Brigance back in the court room when Sycamore Row is released in October.  Read more about it here.

While you are waiting, reread the book many believe is Grisham's best.

A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill / John Grisham

Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

nbm; Summaries from publisher material and author's website.


May Bestsellers

Spring brings many new bestsellers.  Place your holds on these popular titles that will be released in May.

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler Book Review


This debut book by new author, Julie Kibler was noticed by reviews: "Kibler’s unsentimental eye makes the problems faced unflinchingly by these women ring true” (Kirkus) and “Kibler relays a familiar story in a fresh way” (PW).

For Fans of Gone Girl

Gone Girl

If you enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, try these other psychological thrillers.

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

There are things ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn wishes she could un-see.  Things that have affected her past relationships , so much so that she has completely hidden her career hunting serial killers from her new husband.