This Time Together
, Laughter and Reflection, Carol Burnett
In a world of comedy, Carol Burnett resides in the pantheon of such trailblazers as Lucille Ball and Sid Caesar. Even though television executives were reluctant at first to let her host a variety show, this particular real estate be longed to men, Carol prevailed and went on to star in the wildly successful The Carol Burnett Show, which lasted eleven seasons and won twenty five Emmy Awards. The same talent for comedy and timing that she displayed on television is on every page of This Time Together. With a sharp eye and her trade mark self-deprecating humor, Carol tells the story of her rise in show business and the people she's met along the way, from such Hollywood greats as Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, and Cary Grant to the family, cast and audience members who've motivated her. The anecdotes range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. Throughout these reminiscences, a portrait emerges of a totally down to earth, richly talented, and amusingly spunky woman whose life and career are moving, insightful, and ultimately inspiring. And just as she is grateful that her "time happened when it did," readers will also be grateful that she has chosen to share the story of her life during a truly amazing time in theater and television history in such a funny, bighearted and poignant way.
To Account For Murder
, a legal thriller, William C, Whitbeck
Loss haunts Charlie Cahill. He has lost his belief in the great game of the law, a game that is fixed from the beginning. He lost his father, who drowned during Prohibition smuggling whiskey across the Detroit River. He lost his left arm below the elbow to German machine gun fire on D-Day. And he may lose the one thing that still matters to him, the woman who rescued him from his own despair.
That woman is Sarah Maynard. She has chestnut hair with a single white streak, a wicked laugh, a thirst for love, and a corrupt state senator for a husband. With a probe into corruption at the state capital about to begin, the police find the senator dead in the middle of a cornfield. Cahill is not surprised. As he says in the opening chapter of To Account for Murder: "I know nothing about an investigation. But I know all about the senator. After all, I shot him."
To Account For Murder
is set in post war Michigan and its shattering climax takes place at Jackson State Penitentiary, "Jacktown", the world's largest walled prison. There, Cahill must choose between saving Sarah Maynard and his own conscience.
Following the fiftieth anniversary of Anatomy of a Murder, another Michigan jurist has written a deeply layered courtroom drama about murder, sex, corruption, and politics. At one level To Account For Murder is simply a story out of the past, about the killing of a state senator. At another level it is about loss and its consequences. But it is also about truth and deception and the swirling shades of grey that lies between the two. And in the ultimate ending twist, it is about identity and a terrible secret kept in secret across the decades.
A real page turner!
And, for you Fern Michaels admirers out there, Home Free is available. This one has to do with a U.S. woman President, her formation of a top-secret organization known as the CIC, and compromised of the Vigilantes. Officially, the CIC won't exist. Unofficially, they'll report directly to the president and tackle the jobs no one else can handle. And their first assignment will test them in every way possible, their courage, their ingenuity, and most of all, their friendship.
See you at Rylander!