Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Frist Edition Signed Titles From The Poisoned Pen

Brian Azzarello's new graphic novel, Filthy Rich ($20)

Richard "JUNK" Junkin has always lived on the edge of trouble. A former professional football star who's career was cut short by injury (and gambling problems), he now finds himself selling cars in New Jersey, dreaming of what-might-have-been and lusting after his boss's unbelievably spoiled, unbelievably sexy and unbelievably rich daughter, Victoria.So when the boss asks him to be her personal bodyguard as she tears up the New York City club scene, he leaps at the chance. But before long Junk becomes more of a lapdog than a chaperone, doing all of Victoria's dirty work...up to, and including, murder.This is the story of FILTHY RICH--the story of a disgraced man with a chip on his shoulder whose best years are behind him, dropped in the middle of a group of over-privileged rich girls ruthlessly competing with each other. For the love of a filthy rich girl (that he knows in his heart won't redeem him), he'll do whatever it takes because he just can't resist the hell of a ride she takes him the fast lane. Without any brakes.

M.E. Harrigan's 9800 Savage Road ($25)

In Dec., 2000, in a tiny office in the basement of the NSA, a handful of analysts work on a project so secret its existence is known to fewer than 100 people. The team is intercepting satellite phone calls from Osama bin Laden. Suddenly the conversations stop. Then a Senior Executive is murdered inside the NSA complex, just one of a spiraling series of disasters inflicted from both inside and outside the carefully concealed agency. Analyst Alexandra is pitted against the escalating crises. "A truly intriguing and thought-provoking look behind the scenes in the war on terror." —Nelson DeMille.
Now retired to Tucson, Harrigan has distilled her 27 years with the NSA into a debut that could only have been written by an agency insider.

Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor together in Traveling with Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story ($26)

Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other.Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter.A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.

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