Book Buzz with Nancy Pearl- PLA 2012
Annotation:Nancy's favorite mystery coming out this year.
Annotation:A true crime thriller about a young woman's murder in the lead up to the Japanese invasion of China. Recommended for fans of Erik Larsen.
Annotation:A lively history of the original zombie virus.
Annotation:Follow-up novel to The Reliable Wife. Opens at the end of World War II, a veteran travels the southern United States in search of a place to put down roots with a suitcase of cash and a set of professional cooking knives.
Annotation:Great nonfiction pick for the beginning of baseball season. An unlikely coach leads a ragtag high school baseball team and a small Illinois town to a season they'll never forget. Ballard also tracks the impact of this season across the players' lives.