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Top four in books: Ephron, Miller, and the O. Henry Prize

<p>Mafia don Dominic Cavello is about to be tried for multiple murders. The last thing actress and single mom, Andie DeGrasse, wants is to be chosen as one of the jurors, but that’s what happens.</p>





Judge And Jury

Author: James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Price: $37.99, HC


Mafia don Dominic Cavello is about to be tried for multiple murders. The last thing actress and single mom, Andie DeGrasse, wants is to be chosen as one of the jurors, but that’s what happens. After a tragic attack halts the trial, Andie and FBI agent Nick Pellisante, must work together to exact justice. Patterson and Gross have created another legal thriller that is a true page-turner.






The O. Henry Prize Stories

Editor: Laura Furman

Publisher: Random House

Price: $18.95, TP


Professor Laura Furman had the harrowing task of reading thousands of contemporary short stories in order to find the best 20 from the past year. The stories selected for the collection are from locales as diverse as Zimbabwe and Russia, and also include a story from Alice Munro, acclaimed Canadian author. There are also short essays from the authors revealing their inspiration for the stories, making this book a fascinating read for fans of the short story genre.






Lost In The Forest

Author: Sue Miller

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Price: $18.95, TP


Eva, who runs a bookstore in Napa valley, lives with her second husband and her three children. When her husband suddenly dies in a car accident, her two sons and daughter deal with the death in very different ways. Miller successfully paints a portrait of a family lost in grief — a grief that tears them apart before putting them back together as a family.






I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Price: $26.95, HC


Nora Ephron, who wrote the screenplays for When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, shares her humourous observations about growing older. She hates her neck. She has a moustache now. She relies on her glasses more than ever. Along with her honest confessions, Ephron reveals stories from her career and her parenting days. This is a funny book filled with relatable experiences and valuable pearls of wisdom.


 
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