“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

― Charles W. Eliot



From the author of gods in Alabama, Between Georgia (my favorite) and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Joshilyn Jackson’s newest novel is available June 8th.


“Jackson has resurrected a character from her best-selling gods in Alabama and crafted a riveting read that simply flies off the page with prose as luscious as sweet tea and spicy as Texas chili.”
       – Library Journal


Read more about it Here. 




 I’m anxiously awaiting Lisa Gardner’s next novel starring, Detective D. D. Warren (from The Neighbor and Hide), available July 13th. Lisa is a master of suspense, police procedure, forensics and plot twists. You can read more about her Here.




June 29th marks the return for characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. You can find the order in which this characters appear in her books, Here.



And, last by not least, coming July 13th, The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel  by James Lee Burke



I love some Dave Robicheaux and his partner in crime, Clete Pursel. You can find more about James Lee Burke and his characters Here.


  New York Times says: “There is a pronounced streak of poetry in Mr. Burke’s prose. He has the knack of combining action with reflection; he has pity for the human condition, and even his villains can have some sympathetic and redeeming qualities.”


I love listening to his books through the voice of Will Patton. AudioFile has this to say:


Since 1993, Will has recorded more than a dozen audiobooks of James Lee Burke’s mysteries. He’s created indelible portraits of the characters of the Louisiana stories of Dave Robicheaux and the Western settings featuring Billie Bob Holland. As with most narrators who record series mysteries, settings become familiar, and the characters friends. But Will notes, “You don’t settle into him [Burke], there’s so much to learn and explore.”


“I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

― Anna Quindlen


 For more inspiring quotes, visit Notes from a Cottage Industry for Tracey’s weekly words.

  1 comment for “Books!

  1. May 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

    gosh, i thought i missed some fft and my heart fell!

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