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Need something to do on a rainy day? How about a book?

“French Women: For all Seasons” by Mireille Guiliano. Celebrating the pleasures of living while laughing, loving and eating well all year long and still maintaining your health and figure.

“The Lost Painting” by Jonathon Harr. A search for a long-lost Caravaggio crosses continents and centuries in this gripping nonfiction tale.

“Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005” by Annie Leibovitz. Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has shot some of the most important figures in modern times, presents a stunning collection of her work and memories.

“Dreams of Ada” by Robert Mayer. This is a riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and a focused glimpse of the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice within the system.

“The View From Castle Rock” by Alice Munro. New from the master of the short story, this is a crafted collection of stories full of hope and life as only Alice Munro could write.

“Pick Me Up: Stuff You Need to Know” by DK Publishing. This “un-cyclopedia” for the Internet generation gives fresh and fascinating contexts for classic information. It makes looking up information in a book even easier than finding it online!

“Spears of God” by Howard Hendrix. This is a political, sometimes metaphysical thriller set in an intelligence community milieu. It involves meteorites, the Black Stone of Mecca, and some lost-world children who evolve special talents.

“Next” by Michael Crichton. This latest suspense involves technology and the advancement of science in a chilling techno-thriller by the master of this genre.

“Ines of My Soul” by Isabel Allende. A fascinating story about Ines Suarez, the Spanish conquistadora who was instrumental in founding Santiago in the 16th century, which provides a look at the human side of a tumultuous period in history.

“Mary Mary” by James Patterson. When a serial killer murders Hollywood types and then e-mails the grisly details to the L.A. Times, it’s a case for detective turned FBI agent Alex Cross.


Compiled by owner Stacey Colin at Harmony Books, 231 Broad St. Nevada City, 265-9564. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday.

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