Alibi V.13 No.40 • Sept 30-Oct 6, 2004 

Speed Reader

The Wicked Game

Howard Sounes
William Morrow
hardcover
$25.95

Through profiles of golf bigwigs like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and other superstars, Sounes explains how the game has evolved over the last century from an elitist, and often racist, country club pastime to the multi-bizillion dollar entertainment enterprise it is today.

The Big Love

Sarah Dunn
Little, Brown
hardcover
$21.95

Raised in an evangelical household, Alison doesn't have the emotional tools to deal with her first heart-wrenching romantic breakup. Sarah Dunn's debut novel, The Big Love, is thoughtful quality chick lit at its best.

The Queen of the South

Arturo Perez Reverte
Putnam
hardcover
$25.95

This new thriller tells the story of the rise of a Mexican woman to the top of an international drug smuggling ring. Advance readers have said The Queen of the South is a fast-paced page turner from one of the most loved literary adventure writers around.

Thinner Than Thou

Kit Reed
Tor Books
hardcover
$24.95

Reed skewers our culture's current obsession with physical appearance in this funny dystopian novel in which the worship of youth and beauty has literally replaced Christianity as the reigning religion of the land. Not as farfetched as it sounds.