Library's BookShare releases February edition of top books

February 10, 2006

Washington County Free Library's BookShare presents the February edition of the Notable New Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction lists.

The titles on these lists are scheduled for publication during February and may be borrowed for free from Washington County Free Library.

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


1. "In the Company of the Courtesan" by Sarah Dunant

2. "Cell" by Stephen King

3. &Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject Reptile" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

4. "The Hunt Club" by John Lescroart

5. "The Thrall's Tale" by Judith Lindbergh

6. "Torch" by Cheryl Strayed


7. "A Family Daughter" by Maile Meloy

8. "Intuition" by Allegra Goodman

9. "Sour Puss" by Rita Mae Brown

10. "Lost" by Michael Robotham

11. "The 5th Horseman" by James Patterson

12. "The Amalgamation Polka" by Stephen Wright


1. "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" by James L. "Swanson

2. "While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront" by Kristin Henderson

3. "A Piece of Cake: A Memoir" by Cupcake Brown

4. "Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back" by Norah Vincent

5. "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell" by Mark Kurlansky

6. "David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition" by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

7. "Generation Debt: Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Be Young" by Anya Kamenetz

8. "Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Shaped Modern America" by Karenna Gore Schiff

9. "Freedom: The Story of My Second Life" by Malika Oufkir

10. "The Brief History of the Dead" by Kevin Brockmeier

11. "Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four" by John Feinstein

12. "Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945" by R.J.B. Bosworth

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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