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At Dockside: Antigua story, 'To Shoot Hard Labour'

Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas' well-known, well-read Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and nonfiction and, at the end of the reviews, new paperback novels.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi
"Trace" by Patricia Cornwell.
Putnam Publishing Group, fiction, 435 p. $26.95
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. In "Trace," Scarpetta travels to Richmond, Va., at the odd behest of the recently appointed chief medical examiner, who claims that he needs her help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Marino dislikes instantly, meddles with the case. Deprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what first appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence — traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak — and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.

"To Shoot Hard Labor 2: The Life & Times of Samuel Smith, an Antiguan Workingman, 1877-1982" by Keithlyn B. Smith, Fernando C. Smith. Simon & Schuster, West Indian literature, 222 pp. $33.00.
Authors of "To Shoot Hard Labour"," the book that sold more copies than any other in Antiguan history, Keithlyn and Fernando Smith continue their groundbreaking journey into the life of a simple yet intense Antiguan, unearthing important historical finds along the way. Choosing to tell this courageous story, in colloquial tongue, of life in the plantation system just after slavery, the authors skillfully treat the reader to a virtual on-location experience, giving not only Antiguans and Barbudans, but the entire African diaspora a heartwarming masterpiece. Future generations will thank them for setting a new standard for sharing stories of remarkable Antiguans and Barbudans from a local perspective.

New Paperback Novels

1. "The Shifting Tide" by Anne Perry, $7.99
2. "Dead Famous" by Carol O'Connell, $7.99
3. "Smoke Screen" by Kyle Mills, $7.99
4. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom, $5.99
5. "Woman Thou Art Loosed!" by T.D. Jakes, $12.95
6. "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, $8.99
7. "Love Me" by Garison Keillor, $14.00
8. "L'Affaire" by Diane Johnson, $14.00
9. "Hello, Darkness" by Sandra Brown, $7.99
10. "Blood Canticle" (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice, $7.99
11. "Last Juror" by John Grisham, $7.99
We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340-774-4937.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi

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