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Title: Henderson the Rain KingHenderson the Rain King
Author: Bellow, Saul
Pub Year: 1987
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: :General Fiction: :Humor:
Saul Bellow evokes all the rich colors and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this acclaimed comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson’s awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life win him the admiration of the tribe—but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, Henderson the Rain King is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life.
Title: Laying Down the PawLaying Down the Paw
Author: Kelly, Diane
Pub Year: 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genre: :Crime Fiction: :Humor:
IT'S A DOG-EAT-DOG WORLD. When a raging tornado hits Forth Worth, Megan's squad car is flipped over-and her devoted police dog, Brigit, is not amused. But that's not all that's upside-down. The streets are littered with looters-and members of a violent street gang-and no local business is safe. It's time to get back on all fours and see that the job of protecting the public is done. BUT WHO'S LEADER OF THE PACK? But Megan, outmanned and outgunned, has no choice but to let the gang members get away. Later, when she learns that one of them is a suspect in an unsolved murder case, Megan is determined to see that justice is served. But will she end up in the doghouse? Her investigation has her and Brigit barking up the wrong tree at every turn. Meanwhile, a killer's on the loose....who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Title: Narcissus in ChainsNarcissus in Chains
Author: Hamilton, Laurell K.
Pub Year: 2001
Publisher: Jove Books, New York
Genre: :Crime Fiction: :Erotica: :Science Fiction:
Anita Blake finds herself caught in a deadly triangle between the two men, Jean-Claude and Richard, in her life, men whose immortal powers of werewolf and vampire can give her the strength she needs to overcome a deadly enemy or destroy her very soul. By the author of Obsidian Butterfly.
Title: The Second Worst Restaurant in FranceThe Second Worst Restaurant in France
Author: Smith, Alexander McCall
Pub Year: 2019
Publisher: Anchor Books
Genre: :General Fiction:
Renowned Scottish cookbook writer Paul Stuart is hard at work on his new book, The Philosophy of Food, but complicated domestic circumstances, and two clingy cats, are making that difficult. So when Paul's eccentric cousin Chloe suggests that he join her at the house she's rented in the French countryside, he jumps at the chance. The two quickly befriend the locals, including their twin-sister landladies, who also own the infamous local restaurant known to be the second-worst eatery in all of France. During their stay, the restaurant's sole waitress gives birth mid-dinner service and the maître d' storms off after fighting with the head chef. Paul is soon drafted to improve the gastronomy of the village, while Chloe, ever on the hunt for her next romance, busies herself with distracting the handsome but incompetent chef. Could he be husband number six? With all this local drama to deal with, Paul finds it next to impossible to focus on his writing, and that's before he learns that Chloe's past is far more complicated than he'd ever imagined. Paul will have to call upon al his experience—with food and with people—to bring order back to the village. And he may just learn something about family—and about himself—along the way.