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The Early Word: New Books for the Week of March 4, 2007

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March comes in like a lion… okay, not so much on the non-fiction side. Looks like fiction gets the lion's share of new releases to be taken back to the den…


The 6th Target by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

With a member of the Women's Murder Club fighting for her life after a brutal attack, Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department try to put a halt to kidnappings in which children are being snatched — with no ransom demands — along with their nannies. Meanwhile, on the personal front, Boxer may have a new love in her life.

Nineteen Minutes: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

Ripped form yesterday’s headlines, Picoult's 14th novel tells of a deadly high school shooting rampage, and explores its causes and repercussions. Teen killer Peter Houghton, subject to the bullying tactics of other kids for years, seeks retreat into video games and computer programming until one day he walks into Sterling High with a knapsack full of guns, killing ten students and wounding many others. The court case, however, is not so open and shut as complications and implications ensue…

Heyday by Kurt Andersen

Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

In Dublin's Fair City (Molly Murphy Mystery Series) by Rhys Bowen

Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund: The Second Dixie Hemingway Mystery by Blaize Clement

Magic City by James W. Hall

Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

Died in the Wool: A Torie O'Shea Mystery by Rett MacPherson

Falling by Christopher Pike

Roma: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor

Dry Ice by Stephen White

My French Whore by Gene Wilder


Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity
by Elaine Pagels, Karen L. King

The two leading scholars on the Gnostic Gospels weigh in on the significance of the controversial newly discovered Gospel of Judas, the early Christian document that presents the betraying Judas as Jesus' most intimate disciple. In Reading Judas, Pagels and King show how the text offers an opportunity to understand how Jesus' followers understood his death, and why Judas betrayed him.

First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution by Pagan Kennedy

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben
Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums

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