January 8th (7 PM)Under Wraps Group: Come tell us about your last wrapped read and pick-up a new FREE wrapped book. You will pick your book by the genre and first sentence of the book, otherwise you won’t know what the book is about until you unwrap it.
January 15th ( 7 PM) Fiction Group: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
January 18th (4 PM) YA Group:The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)
January 22nd (7 PM ) Mystery Group:The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer
If you are looking for a great thriller to read that will also relate to the Tucson Festival of Books 2012, then grab The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer. Thea’s father has been a victim of a hit-and-run accident and now lies in a coma. Two of her siblings are pushing to end treatment, but Thea refuses to give-up on her father. Something just doesn’t sit right with her and before long she feels like her father’s accident was really something more sinister and deliberate.
Palmer is a medical doctor and it definitely shines through his writing with detail descriptions of hospital life. What I really liked about this specific thriller novel is his character Thea who is a well respected doctor with Aspergers. Palmer really delves into her mind and shows the reader how people with Aspergers perceive the world and think. He not only describes her daily life, but also discusses how Thea was able to get through medical school and the therapies she underwent in order to become successful. It was an incredible eye-opening look into both Aspergers and hospitals that really added a nice dimension to the intense action laced plot of business conspiracy, espionage, and an extreme adventure novel.
Michael Palmer will be joining us in our booth (#129 and #130) Saturday at 10:00 AM and Sunday at 1:00 PM. Be sure to stop by and have his latest novel, Oath of Office, or any of his other books autographed. He will sign for an hour each day. See you then.