December's notable books

December 07, 2006

Washington County Free Library presents the December edition of its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists.

The books featured on these lists are scheduled for publication during the month of December and can be borrowed from the library.

Readers who are interested in reserving their copy of any title from the BookShare Notable New Hardcover Lists can call the Adult Information Desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123, or access the library's SIRSI iBistro online catalog at home via the Web at


1. "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud," by Julia Navarro (Bantam Books)

2. "The Deception of the Emerald Ring," by Lauren Willig (Dutton Books)

3. "Mistral's Kiss," by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine Books)

4. "The Boleyn Inheritance," by Phillippa Gregory (Touchstone Books)

5. "Against the Day," by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press)

6. "Shadow Dance," by Julie Garwood (Ballantine Books)


7. "The Crimson Portrait," by Jody Shields (Little Brown)

8. "The Machiavelli Convenant," by Allan Folsom (Forge)

9. "Hannibal Rising," by Thomas Harris (Delacorte Press)

10. "The Sun Over Breda," by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Putnam)

11. "True Evil," by Greg Iles (Scribner)

12. "Paula Spencer," by Roddy Doyle (Viking Books)


1. "This Year I Will...: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True," by M. J. Ryan (Broadway Books)

2. "American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion," by Paul Barrett (Farrar Straus Giroux)

3. "First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War," by George Weller (Crown)

4. "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness: Meditations," by Alice Walker (The New Press)

5. "From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics," by Roger G. Newton (Belknap Press)

6. "Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities," by Alex Marshall (Carroll & Graf)

7. "All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures," by Roger Tory Peterson (Houghton Mifflin)

8. "Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich," by James J. Cramer (Simon & Schuster)

9. "Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll," by Paul Grushkin (Voyageur Press)

10. "Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You," by Max Lucado (W Publishing Group)

11. "Best Life Diet," by Bob Greene (Simon & Schuster)

12. "You Can Do It!: The Boomer's Guide to a Great Retirement," by Jonathan D. Pond (HarperCollins)

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