Mickey Haller, an LA lawyer, is specializing in “foreclosure defense.” Haller’s first foreclosure client, Lisa Trammel, is fighting hard to keep her home, maybe too hard. The bank has gotten a restraining order to stop Trammel’s protests, and she becomes the prime suspect when Mitchell Bondurant, a mortgage banker, is killed with a hammer in his office parking lot. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too–and he’s certain he’s on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.
This book is already popular and it hasn’t even been published yet. The MORE system libraries have purchased over thirty copies of it to satisfy demand. However, there are already over 115 holds placed on this title. That means, put your hold on it NOW because that hold list will only get longer after its officially published. Unfortunately, you may have to wait a while to receive it. In the mean time, check out these great books:
‘The Fifth Witness’ and ‘Dark Justice’ are intricately plotted, fast-paced, and suspenseful Legal thrillers and Mystery stories about Trials (Murder).
If you enjoy ‘The Fifth Witness,’ you may also enjoy ‘Smash Cut.’ Both are intricately plotted, fast-paced, suspenseful, and gritty Legal thrillers about Trials (Murder) and lawyers.
If you enjoy ‘The Fifth Witness,’ you may also enjoy ‘Ties that Bind.’ Both are fast-paced and suspenseful Legal thrillers and Mystery stories about Attorney and client and Trials (Murder).
These suggestions and others like it can be found on Novelist.
This new book is getting a lot of buzz. Although not strictly a culinary memoir, it does deal with food. That is, they sell food at the deli/grocery story that the author and his wife bought for their in-laws. Howe is split between two worlds: that of being a senior editor at a magazine and being a part owner of a deli in Staten Island. Howe connects these two worlds with humor and a loving examination of family and eccentric personalities as he searches for himself.
Here’s another book with a lot of buzz. This chef’s memoir is being hailed as “simply the best memoir by a chef. Ever,” by Anthony Bourdain. Hamilton’s life has revolved around food: growing it as a child, never having it as a teen, cooking it at a camp as a young adult, and now as a restauranteer and food critic. Hamilton mixes in poetic descriptions and tender recollections to write this winning memoir.
This chef and financier combo formed a great friendship and partnership when they opened the avant garde restaurant Alinea. This memoir charts the ups and downs they experienced while creating cutting edge food. Achatz is best known for his innovative molecular gastronomy cuisine that has included deconstructed dishes and unusual presentations of meals. This memoir goes even further when as it recounts Achatz battle against cancer and his recovery.
Here is a review about the Saturday Cinema movie this month, Citizen Kane.
Rated PG When I first saw this film I didn’t know what Orson Wells was trying to convey to us. I didn’t get what all the fuss was about but as I’ve watched more films, I’ve come to realize what all the hullabaloo was all about. Wells’ angles, his shots, you get sucked into Kane’s life. You wonder who and what is Rosebud? I believe that this film is truly about what’s important in our life. Does Orson tell us that? No, he lets us think about it. … Read More
via What to Watch. The content and opinions expressed in this review do not necessarily reflect the views of nor are they endorsed by the Rice Lake Public Library.
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.
Japan suffered a 8.9 / 9.0 magnitude earthquake on Friday, March 11, 2011. It struck off the northeastern coast of the main Japanese island, Honshu, and about 100 miles from the large port city of Sendai. Within half an hour of the earthquake, a powerful tsunami washed ashore and destroyed most everything in its path for several miles before carrying thousands of people out to sea. Current estimates of missing and dead range from 2,000 to over 10,000. Dozens of aftershocks with magnitudes over 6.0 have shaken Japan as the country attempts to recover. Search and rescue activities and relief services have been complicated by radioactive dangers from damaged nuclear power plants along the coast.
Rice Lake, WI, has a sister city in Miharu, Japan. Miharu is about 50 miles away from the Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. The city appears to be hosting survivors from surrounding areas in shelters.
If you are interested in donating to help the people of Japan, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are reputable organizations currently working in Japan. If other organizations approach you for help during this crisis, be cautious and check their credentials at Better Business Bureau Charities. (Over 300 cases of fraud were reported after the earthquake in Haiti as unscrupulous people attempt to profit off of disasters.) This article at PC Mag lists additional ways to help.
To learn more about Japan and its history, consider checking these and other books out from your local MORE library:
In False Mermaid, American pathologist Nora Gavin returns home to Saint Paul, MN, to figure out who murdered her sister, Triona. Once home, her alarm deepens as she discovers that her former brother-in law is about to remarry and leave the country. Although there was never any evidence of his involvement in her sister’s death, Nora has never trusted him. As she begins reinvestigating her sister’s death, missed clues and ever more disturbing details come to light. She must work against the schedule of his upcoming wedding if she is going to save her neice and his fiancé from him.
The PageTurner Book Club met on Thursday, March 3, to discuss this book. Four people attended the discussion. The average rating given to this story was 2.16 out of 5 books; the lowest rating was a 2 and the highest was a 2.5. All attendees agreed that the setting of the story was its strongest strength. However, the coincidences necessary for the mystery to be solved stretched readers’ belief.
“False Mermaid” by Erin Hart is available at the Rice Lake Public Library. There are over ten copies of this book in the MORE System. It is also available in Large Print. Please visit the card catalog website, http://www.more.lib.wi.us, or call us at 234-4861 to reserve a copy today.
The PageTurners Book Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Rice Lake Public Library. It usually meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Rice Lake Public Library. Discussion lasts an hour; everyone is welcome.
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If you’d like more information on this subject, please contact Tami Richardson, Adult Services Manager at the Rice Lake Public Library, at 234-4861 x15.
Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws.
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Annie, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the “wise guys” from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a “stand-up guy” by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie’s lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters.
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
After years of disagreement concerning what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. Clarice is hurt in a car accident and the obvious truth is that more than just her injuries need immediate attention. Their odds of making it are worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist. Dave develops a friendship with Julie and her teenage son Bryson. The acceptance and comfort he finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. Temptation tugs at Dave. Clarice pulls farther away. Now, they must confront whether their vows are easily broken.
Hey, everyone, I’ve been looking at what film Saturday Cinema could watch for June and I have a problem. There are too many good films out there. So I thought you all might want to vote on the film you would like to see or your favorite summer flick. The final decision will be at the discretion of staff.