(Queen Amidala cover)
Every Darth has his day. Read about Vader's humble
beginnings as the young slave Anakin Skywalker, who helps
Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) battle a phantom menace. Get
your copy of "Star Wars: Episode I" quick--four different
covers make this book a collector's item. (Note: the content
of each book is the same.)
by Janet Fitch REVIEW
When teenage Astrid Magnussen's boyfriend dumps her, her mom
poisons him with oleander flowers and gets a life sentence.
How Astrid survives her own life is the subject of this
riveting first novel. Oprah's book club picked a winner in
"Management Challenges for the 21st Century"
by Peter F. Drucker REVIEW
Around the time Bill Gates was born, Peter Drucker pretty
much invented the discipline of business management. In his
brilliant new book, Drucker explains the "New Information
Revolution" and gives a driving lesson for the tricky road
"Body for Life"
by Bill Phillips REVIEW
Phillips is like an Andrew Weil with muscle, and he's got a
12-week program to mental and physical strength that's
working for plenty of people.
"We'll Meet Again"
by Mary Higgins Clark REVIEW
Higgins Clark's 18th suspense novel features plucky crime
reporter Fran Simmons, who discovers the dark side of the
medical establishment when she investigates the murder of an
HMO director whose wife was convicted of bashing his skull in.
"Bag of Bones" (paperback)
by Stephen King REVIEW
In "Bag of Bones," Stephen King proves himself once again
the master of supernatural suspense--but he adds a whole
new tone of romantic yearning. If you've got the heart,
join King's hero Mike Noonan at the haunted Maine cabin
Sara Laughs, as he tries to solve his wife's death and
figure out who keeps spelling clues with the magnets on
"Prayers for Rain"
by Dennis Lehane REVIEW
Boston detectives (and ex-lovers) Patrick Kenzie and Angela
Gennaro try to tackle a murderer who actually seems able to
induce suicide in his victims by some uncanny means. On sale
by Robert Crais REVIEW
Joe Pike is one of the most intriguing gumshoes to sleuth
out devilry in the City of Angels since Chandler.
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
by J.K. Rowling REVIEW
Harry Potter of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and
Wizardry crashes his magical flying car into a Whomping
Willow in the most eagerly awaited children's-literature
sequel of the season.
"The Falcon at the Portal"
by Elizabeth Peters REVIEW
Egypt, excavation, and her husband, Emerson, are the three
loves of Amelia Peabody's life--and all feature prominently
in Elizabeth Peters's 11th Victorian mystery.
by Thomas Harris REVIEW
Seven years after Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter escaped in
"The Silence of the Lambs," he's back--and we doubt he's
gone vegetarian. Is there a more wildly anticipated horror
sequel this year? We doubt that, too.
by Patricia Cornwell REVIEW
Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds a stowaway cadaver that sends her to
the Paris morgue and back to Virginia on a mission she just
might not survive. On sale July 12.
"Bridget Jones's Diary" (Paperback)
by Helen Fielding REVIEW
Read the smashingly funny confessions of a single woman who
spends a year gaining 74 pounds, losing 72, and coping with
love, cigarettes, and "Smug Marrieds."
"Angela's Ashes: A Memoir" (Paperback)
by Frank McCourt REVIEW
Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to Irish immigrants, McCourt grew
up in Limerick after he returned to Ireland with his mother
and chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic
father. Abject poverty and frequent death and illness made
for a truly difficult early life--and, in McCourt's able
hands, a compelling memoir.
"Protein Power" (Paperback)
by Dr. Michael R. Eades and Dr. Mary Dan Eades REVIEW
How can you eat salmon and cream cheese omelets, sauteed
jumbo shrimp, and double-patty burgers and lose weight? By
cutting carbohydrates and reading and heeding this