Books I have read in 2009
March 2009 * -
The WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga
" rags-to-riches story, how he overcame the poverty of the poor village in the countryside to being a success in the New India. Part of his journey involved being a driver to a rich family in New Delhi, where he learned that success often involves corruption, cruelty, and a different set of rules than those that apply to the impoverished who work for them."
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THE BLACK SWAN by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Impact of the Highly Improbable . . . Nassim Taleb talks about the challenges of coping with uncertainty, predicting events, and understanding history. This wide-ranging conversation looks at investment, health, history and other areas where data play a key role.
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THE CR WAY by Paul McGlothin & Meredith Averill
Using the secrets of Calorie Restiriction for a longer, healthier life . . . Slow down the aging process . . . . Increase your energy . . . Reduce the risk of Cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
July 28, 2009* -
WHAT MAKES FLAMINGOS PINK? by Terrye Robins
Meeting Terrye in Barnes and Noble on a visit there. I got her to sign the first book. Allison Kane is a teacher by day and a sleuth by night. The Oklahoma hospitality and enchantment of Hawaii will delight you. When you combine generous portions of suspence with dashes of humor and add a sprinkling of romance. I enjoyed the book alot and I will purchase her next book "Revenge in Paradise"
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August 11, 2009* -
BLACK HILLS by Nora Roberts
Lil Chance fell in love with Cooper Sullivan pretty much the first time she saw him, an awkward teenager staying with his grandparents on their cattle ranch in Montana while his parents went through a messy divorce. They spent every summer together, treking in the Black Hills, tracking cougar and falling in love. Then Cooper broke her heart and moved back to New York City. Ten years later and Cooper has given up his job in the police force to run the ranch after his grandfather is injured in a fall. Lil has stayed true to her love of cougars and of the Black Hills and opened an animal sanctuary. She has been targeted by animal rights campaigners in the past but this time someone seems intent on murder. As hikers are killed, animals mutiliated and a family member goes missing, Lil knows that she has no choice but to turn to Cooper for help in her fight for survival ....
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THE WOMEN by T.C. Boyle
The 4 wives of Frank Lloyd Wright's and Wright's often tempestuous love life.
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INDIA'S GLOBAL POWERHOUSES by Nirmalya Kumar
How THey Are Taking On the World......Who are these Indian multinationals and how will they compete? INDIA’S GLOBAL POWERHOUSES: How They are Taking On the World (Harvard Business Press) presents an extensive introduction to India's preeminent global companies and explains how they differ from their international rivals.
India Inc. is on a global acquisition spree. The quest by Indian companies to be globally competitive is the driving force behind this accelerating foreign outward investment. Companies profiled include Tata, Hindalco, Suzlon among others.
Nov 12 2009 *-
The first book in the Bride Quartet series
VISION IN WHITE by Nora Roberts
Childhood friends Mackensie, Parker, Laurel and Emmeline have formed a very successful wedding planning business together but, despite helping thousands of happy couples to organise the biggest day of their lives, all four women are unlucky in love.
Photographer Mackensie Elliott has suffered a tough childhood and has a bad relationship with her mother, which makes her wary of commitment. But when she meets Carter Macguire, she can't stop herself falling for him, although his ex girlfriend is prepared to play dirty to keep him. Mackensie soon realises she has to put her past demons to rest in order to find lasting love...
December 2009 *-
BED OF ROSES by Nora Roberts
The second book in the Bride Quartet series
Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn't ask for a better job.
And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. And the last place she's looking is right under her nose.
But that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's been best friends with Parker's brother for years, which makes him practically family. But the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated at Vows.
Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. And if the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history - and in their hearts.
Nov 29 2009 *-
HORNET'S NEST by Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell turns from forensics to police procedures in her latest novel, Hornet's Nest. This book is less a thriller than a character study of the main characters: Judy Hammer, chief of police in Charlotte, North Carolina; Hammer's deputy, Virginia West; and Andy Brazil, a young reporter assigned to ride with the police as they go about their jobs.
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