Talismans, Secrets, & Oscars: Coming Attractions

By Maryann Yin Comment

Angela HenryHere are some handpicked titles from our New Books section. Want to include your book? Just read our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book post. Don’t forget to include your title’s exact release date and a link.

Talismans by Sybil Baker: “Elise understands her father—a Vietnam vet who abandoned her when she was an infant—about as much as she does her church organist mother and the rest of their suburban Virginian town. When even that thin thread of connection is suddenly severed, Elise is flung across the world, to Southeast Asia. Tracing the steps her father took through the war, Elise searches for a connection —with his ghost, with other travelers, with the foreign culture and environment she experiences.” (December 2010)

The Paris Secret by Angela Henry: “Less than twenty-four hours after fleeing to Paris, Maya Sinclair is the prime suspect in a brutal murder—and targeted by the real killer. When she’s viciously attacked in the gardens of Versailles, Maya barely escapes with her life thanks to sexy French journalist Simon Girard…Their search for answers uncovers the existence of a secret society, and puts them on a quest to find a missing crucifix rumored to hold the key to everlasting life.” (January 2011)

Bringing Up Oscar by Debra Ann Pawlak: “The founding of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was a cornerstone in film history and helped make movies the preeminent art form of the Twentieth Century. Yet the original 36 founding members, as individuals, were a motley crew. Bringing Up Oscar, reveals the untold story of these pioneers who ranged from former cowpunchers, prospectors, vaudevillians, even junk dealers who made up the rules as they went along.” (January 2011)