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Washington County Free Library July book list

July 03, 2007

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

Among the titles featured on July's fiction list is "The River Wife," by Jonis Agee (Random House), "The Quickie," by James Patterson (Little Brown), and "The Water's Lovely," by Ruth Rendell (Crown).

In nonfiction, readers can look forward to "The Unaffordable Nation: Searching for a Decent Life in America," by Jeffrey Jones (Prometheus Books), "Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog.," by Ted Kerasote (Harcourt), and "The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears." by Theda Perdue and Michael Green (Viking Books).

Readers who are interested in reserving their 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 home via the Web at www.washcolibrary.org.

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Fiction

1. "The River Wife," by Jonis Agee (Random House)

2. "What Matters Most," by Luanne Rice (Bantam Books)

3. "Killer Weekend," by Ridley Pearson (Putnam)

4. "The Quickie," by James Patterson (Little Brown)

5. "World Without Us," by Alex Weisman (Thomas Dunne Books)

6. "Up Close and Dangerous," by Linda Howard (Ballantine Books)

7. "Blood Dreams," by Kay Hooper (Bantam Books)

8. "A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel," by Linda Lael Miller (Harlequin Books)

9. "The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel," by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)

10. "The Judas Strain," by James Rollins (William Morrow)

11. "Thursday Next: First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel," by Jasper Fforde (Viking Books)

12. "The Water's Lovely," by Ruth Rendell (Crown)

Nonfiction

1. "The Unaffordable Nation: Searching for a Decent Life in America," by Jeffrey Jones (Prometheus Books)

2. "Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else," by Reporters of the Associated Press (Princeton Architectural Press)

3. "Armed and Dangerous: The Hunt for One of America's Most Wanted Criminals," by William Queen (Random House)

4. "The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate," by Michael Wallis (Norton)

5. "Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog," by Ted Kerasote (Harcourt)

6. "Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab," by Christine Montross (Penguin Press)

7. "Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art," by Danny Danziger (Viking Books)

8. "Shadow of the Silk Road," by Colin Thubron (HarperCollins)

9. "Inside the Red Mansion: On the Trail of China's Most Wanted Man," by Oliver August (Hougton Mifflin)

10. "In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia," by Ronald H. Spector (Random House)

11. "The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears," by Theda Perdue and Michael Green (Viking Books)

12. "The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire," by Susan Ronald (HarperCollins)

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.

To reserve your copy of any title on the Notable New Hardcover Lists, please visit Washington County Free Library's SIRSI iBistro online catalog at www.washcolibrary.org or contact the Adult Information Desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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