Pick up a Classic
Harper Lee's Pultizer Prize winning classic novel, "To Kill a Mocking Bird" is celebrating its 50th anniversary in print this year. You know it's been too long since you last read about Atticus Finch, Scout, Tom Robinson, Jem and Boo Radley, so pick it up again this summer. If it's one of your favorites, visit this New York Times story to see how the anniversary is being celebrated across the country. The NYT piece also contains a link to the original review of the book, when it was released in 1960, and a link to a biography of Harper Lee.
The last novel in Stieg Larsson's "The Girl" trilogy was just released and is called "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."
The book continues to follow a shy computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, who finds herself critically injured before going on trial for murder. Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist tries to help her prove her innocence. The conclusion of the trilogy is bitter-sweet for fans of Larsson, because the manuscripts for all three were found after his untimely death from a heart attack at age 50 in 2004.
Scott Turow's latest novel, "Innocent," was published earlier this month, and is a sequel to his debut novel "Presumed Innocent," which was first published in 1987. The new novel follows protagonist Rusty, who is now a 60-year-old judge who finds himself on trial.
If you're in the mood for a laugh, look to Seth Grahame-Smith's new novel, "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire-Hunter," which follows a young man who has stumbled across Lincoln's diaries, which reveal his mother was killed by vampires when he was a child and that his work as an attorney and president of the United States was merely a cover for his true calling: eliminating vampires from the face of the earth.
Philip Margolin's new novel, "Supreme Justice," is a sequel to "Executive Privilege," and mixes the drama of a Supreme Court vacancy with the drama unfolding in the lives of three characters from the older book: Brad Miller, Keith Evans, and Dana Cutler, who are working to solve a five-year-old murder connected to the front runner for the Supreme Court seat.
If you're a fan of Steve Martini's Paul Madriani series, the 11th book, "The Rule of Nine," will be released on June 1. The plot centers around an attorney, a terrorist attack attempt, an assassin, and (what else?) a beautiful woman.For the Youngsters
John Grisham has just released his first book for young adults. "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer," is meant for tweens (kids from age 9 to 12), and is about a 13-year-old only child with two busy lawyer parents and a dog named Judge, who spends every spare moment at the courthouse.
Posted by Samantha Meinke