September's New Books on CD and MP3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The importance of being seven (BOOKS ON CD) -- The residents of 44 Scotland Street grapple with problems both trivial and severe, but none so great as when six-year-old Bertie Pollock--who longs to be seven--mislays his mum and learns a valuable lesson about wish fulfillment.

 

 

What the nanny saw (BOOKS ON CD) -- From the author of Friends, lovers and other indiscretions' comes a keenly observed, often comical chronicle of the urban wealthy elite, of parents who are often too busy to notice what is going on under their own noses, of children left to their own devices, and of a young nanny thrown into a role she doesn't know how to play.

 

Happier at home : kiss more, jump more, abandon a project, read Samuel Johnson, and my other experiments in the practice of everyday life (BOOKS ON CD/158.1 R) -- One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.

 

King of thorns (BOOKS ON CD) -- After wresting back control of his kingdom from those who murdered his family, Jorg Ancrath sees the land erupt with hundreds of battles fought by lords and petty kings. More daunting still, he faces an enemy many times his own strength. Jorg may not be able to win this battle in a fair fight, but he wields a rage and cunning that just might even the odds.

 

Triburbia (BOOKS ON CD) -- Triburbia draws the lives of Tribeca's various residents, uncovering the deep betrayals they've committed against themselves and each other. Thrown together by circumstance, a group of fathers meet each morning at a local coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. Over the course of a single year, we learn about their dreams deferred, their secrets and mishaps, their passions and hopes, as they confront terrible truths about ambition, wealth, and sex.

 

Crowded grave (BOOKS ON CD) -- Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges is up to his ears in trouble after a local archaeological dig unearths a corpse with a bullet in its head. Further complicating matters are a meddlesome local magistrate, animal rights activists, and a missing professor--not to mention two lovely ladies vying for Bruno's affections.