Notable books listed

October 18, 2006

Washington County Free Library presents the October edition of its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction lists. The books featured on these lists are scheduled for publication this month and can be borrowed from the library.

Readers who are interested in reserving a copy of any title from the lists can call the Adult Information Desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123, or access the library's SIRSI iBistro online catalog at


1. "The Uses of Enchantment" by Heidi Julavits (Doubleday Books)

2. "A Corpse in the Koryo" by James Church (St. Martin's Minotaur)

3. "The Collectors" by David Baldacci (Warner Books)

4. "The Lay of the Land" by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)

5. "Lisey's Story" by Stephen King (Scribner)

6. "Thirteen Moons" by Charles Frazier (Random House)

7. "A Spot of Bother" by Mark Haddon (Doubleday Books)


8. "Motor Mouth" by Janet Evanovich (HarperCollins)

9. "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks (Warner Books)

10. "Home to Big Stone Gap" by Adriana Trigiani (Random House)

11. "Black Girl/White Girl" by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)

12. "Secondhand World" by Katherine Min (Alfred A. Knopf)


1. "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir" by Bill Bryson (Broadway Books)

2. "The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder" by Daniel Shashower (Dutton Books)

3. "Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor" by Anthony Everett (Random House)

4. "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence" by Amy Sedaris (Warner Books)

5. "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)

6. "Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York" by Adam Gopnik (Alfred A. Knopf)

7. "Jimmy Stewart: A Biography" by Marc Eliot (Harmony)

8. "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" by Barack Obama (Crown Publishers)

9. "A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia" by Thomas Keneally (Nan A. Talese)

10. "War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back" by Lou Dobbs (Viking Books)

11."Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination" by Neal Gabler (Alfred A. Knopf)

12."On Truth" by Harry G. Frankfurt (Alfred A. Knopf)

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 Ingram Book Group's monthly Street Smart list of hot new titles.

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