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In My Mailbox 7/25

July 26th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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From Simon and Schuster:

The Atlantis Revelation by Thomas Greanias



Beneath the city of God,

A centuries-old secret awaits.

And every power on earth wants it.

The adventure begins with the wreckage of a sunken Nazi submarine and a shocking legacy of Hitler’s quest for Atlantis. Archaeologist Conrad Yeats discovers in the ruins of the Third Reich the key to an ancient conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of every major government. Suddenly Yeats is plunged into a deadly race across the Mediterranean, hunted by the assassins of an international organization that will stop at nothing to ignite global Armageddon and revive an empire. And only Serena Serghetti, the beautiful Vatican linguist he loved and lost, can help him save the world from the Atlantis Revelation.

From Lisa Roe (Online Publicist):

Visions of America Photographing Democracy by Joseph Sohm (I started browsing through this one already and am in love!)


Description: Visions of America addresses a single question: How do you photograph democracy? After all, democracy is an idea, and not something one can easily wrap one’s lens around. But photographing democracy is indeed what Joseph Sohm has done in this epic journey across the fifty states. To capture this country’s incredible diversity, Joseph Sohm framed his national work as George Seurat might a pointillist painting. With each photograph, an individual dot was applied to his American canvas. Spanning three decades, tens of thousands of images were assembled in what becomes a compelling mosaic. With a foreword by legendary travel writer, Paul Theroux, and lyrics by two of America’s most distinguished songwriters, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Visions of America is a work of historic value and significance.

Thanks to Drey’s Library:

  • Lincoln Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
  • The Richest Man in Town by W. Randall Jones
  • BoneMan’s Daughter by Ted Dekker
  • An Honorable German by Charles McCain
  • The Nine Lessons by Kevin Alan Milne
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (I’ve been waiting ages to get my hands on this one)
  • Do-Over by Robin Hemley
  • The Essential Guide for the Modern Man:the Man’s book by Thomas Fink (started browsing through this with my hubby and it’s hilarious!)

I’ve been getting better at the library (granted I only had 5 minutes before I had to go pick up my daughter but I only got 1 book!):

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti


Description: Maybe it was wrong, or maybe impossible, but I wanted the truth to be one thing. One solid thing.

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist — after all, she’s the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.

It doesn’t help that she’s gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He’s a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy…but he’s her dad, and Quinn’s just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he’s treated the many women in his life, how he’s stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she’s never met and the little sister she’ll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father’s wrongs…and in doing so, begin to uncover what they’re really looking for: the truth.

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6 Responses

  1. Rebecca

    Great books you got this week, they all look really interesting. Enjoy.

  2. Jessica

    I’ve read the first book by Greanias which was good. This is the third one of his in the series I hope you enjoy.

  3. Lorie Shewbridge

    These look really great, I think The Atlantis Revelation looks like something that I would truly enjoy, intrigue, love, spies – yummy! And being really into photography and American symbolism, I think Visions of America Photographing Democracy will have to be a coffee table book in my house.
    Thanks for your reviews. Have a great week.

  4. dsuzuki

    Jessica-I saw this was a series. Was wondering if they really should be read in order? Might have to pick up the other ones too :)

  5. thestorysiren

    i read my first deb caletti book…. didn’t really dig it, but i’ve been told to read that one. hopefully it’s good! hope you enjoy. happy reading!

  6. dsuzuki

    I hope the Caletti book is good. I just came across it blog hopping and then it happen to be on the new teen book shelf at my last visit.

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