Chicken Noodle News: A CNN Whodunit by John Baker ($15.95, Daily Swan Publishing) Chicken Noodle News is the story of how mavericks, misfits and dreamers faced huge odds (and sometimes each other) to build the world’s first all news network.

Stay for Lunch by Anne Goodwin ($23, Pleasurable Pause Press). This moving memoir, which won an Independent Book Publisher’s Award at the 2009 Book Expo, chronicles thee chance friendship between Goodwin and Francina, and 86-year-old woman she helped during a car crash.

The Lees by Alice Bliss ($24, Bozart Press) Bliss’ new historical novel follows the lives of two families – one living in Chattanooga and the other in Atlanta – and their visits to one another by train during the last half of the 19th century. Bliss will sign her new book on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sweetgrass, Too salon, 1643 McLendon Ave. The book is also available at Blue Elephant Books in Decatur.

Raising the Bar: Legendary Rainmakers Share Their Business Development Secrets by Robin Hensley ($99.95, Schroder Media) President of Atlanta executive coaching firm Raising the Bar, Hensley has captured conversations with 10 of Atlanta’s legal superstars, including Miles Alexander, the late U.S. Attorney General Judge Griffin Bell, Emmett Bondurant, Bobby Lee Cook, Clay Long, Frank Love, Gov. Carl E. Sanders and more. In addition to the book and companion DVD, Hensley is offering a business development presentation that utilizes the book and her conversations with these legal legends. A majority of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to The Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.