Washington County Free Library Bookshare

December 28, 2005

Washington County Free Library's BookShare is pleased to present the December 2005 edition of the Notable New Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists.

All of the titles on these lists are are scheduled for publication during the month of December and can be borrowed for free from Washington County Free Library.

To reserve their copy of a book on the lists, readers should contact the Adult Information Desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123 or 136.


1. "Sex Wars: A Novel of the Turbulent Post-Civil War Period," by Marge Piercy

2. "Turning Angel," by Greg Iles

3. "Get a Life," by Nadine Gordimer

4. "The Reasons I Won't Be Coming," by Elliot Perlman

5. "The Protg," by Stephen Frey (Ballantine Books)

6. "S Is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)," by Sue Grafton


7. "The Moon Tunnel," by Jim Kelly

8. "The Constant Princess," by Philippa Gregory

9. "Road to Paradise," by Max Allan Collins

10. "Ash & Bone (Frank Elder Mysteries)," by John Harvey

11. "The Brooklyn Follies," by Paul Auster

12. "Whale Caller," by Zakes Mda


1. "She Got Up Off the Couch: The Further Adventures of a Girl Named Zippy," by Haven Kimmel

2. "The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War," by Fred Anderson

3. "John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father," by Peggy Noonan

4. "Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World," by Nicholas A. Basbanes

5. "Love Smart: Find the One You Want - Fix the One You've Got," by Phillip C. McGraw

6. "How the Rich Get Thin: Park Avenue's Top Diet Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Losing Weight and Feeling Great," by Jana Klauer

7. "The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself with Style and Grace," by Margaret Shepherd

8. "Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy," by Park Honan

9. "Cooking at Home with America's Test Kitchen: The All-New 2006 Companion to America's Favorite Public Television Cooking Series," by Editors Of America's Test Kitchen

10. "Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression - And How Women Can Break Free," by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

11. "The Cold War: A New History," by John Lewis Gaddis

12. "You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again: The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny," by Suzanne Hansen

BookShare's Notable New Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists are based on critical reviews from professional publications such as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews and initial print runs reported by Ingram Book Group.

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