Notable new books at library

April 09, 2007

Washington County Free Library presents the April edition of its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists. The books featured on these lists are scheduled for publication during April 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. "Tallgrass" by Sandra Dallas (St. Martin's Press)

2. "To My Dearest Friends" by Patricia Volk (Alfred A. Knopf)

3. "Angelica" by Arthur Phillips (Random House)

4. "Sleeping With Strangers" by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton Books)

5. "April in Paris" by Michael Wallner (Nan A. Talese)

6. "Simple Genius" by David Baldacci (Warner Books)

7. "Body Surfing" by Anita Shreve (Little Brown)


8. "The Ministry of Special Cases" by Nathan Englander (Alfred A. Knopf)

9. "The Blue Zone" by Andrew Gross (William Morrow)

10. "The Camel Bookmobile" by Marsha Hamilton (HarperCollins)

11. "Hunk City" by James Wilcox (Viking Books)

12. "You Don't Scare Me" by John Farris (Forge)


1. "Get in the Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference" by Cal Ripken Jr. (Gotham Books)

2. "Last Harvest: How a Cornfield Became New Daleville: Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century and Why We Live in Houses Anyway" by Witold Rybczynski (Scribner)

3. "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)

4. "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance" by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan Books)

5. "Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign" by Stephan Talty (Crown)

6. "The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution" by David O. Stewart (Simon & Schuster)

7. "The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed" by J. C. Bradbury (Dutton Books)

8. "Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Men, Women, and the World" by Liza Mundy (Alfred A. Knopf)

9. "No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year" by Virginia Ironside (Viking Books)

10. "Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents" by Jane Isay (Flying Dolphin Press)

11. "The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring" by Richard Preston Jr. (Random House)

12. "Chef's Story: 27 Chefs Talk About What Got Them Into the Kitchen" by Patric Kuh and Dorothy Hamilton (Ecco)

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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