Notable new books available at library

October 31, 2007

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

Among the titles featured on the November fiction list is "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt (Scribner), "Darkness Falls" by Kyle Mills (Vanguard Press), and "Them" by Nathan McCall (Atria Books). In nonfiction, readers can look forward to "Good Dog. Stay" by Anna Quindlen (Random House), "Touch and Go: A Memoir" by Studs Terkel (New Press), and "Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture" by Taylor Clark (Little Brown).

Readers who are interested in reserving their copy of any title from the BookShare lists can call the library's 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 Pure in Heart" by Susan Hill (Overlook Press)

2. "The Fall of Troy" by Peter Ackroyd (Nan A. Talese)

3. "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

4. "Third Degree" by Greg Iles (Scribner)

3. "The Darkest Evening of the Year" by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam)

4. "Rhett Butler's People" by Donald McCraig (St. Martin's Press)

5. "The Chase" by Clive Cussler (Putnam)

6. "Last Night at the Lobster" by Stewart O'Nan (Viking Books)

7. "Darkness Falls" by Kyle Mills (Vanguard Press)

8. "Stone Cold" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

9. "Double Cross" by James Patterson (Little Brown)

10. "Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel" by Jack Coughlin (St. Martin's Press)

11. "Them" by Nathan McCall (Atria Books)

12. "Bitter Sweets" by Roopa Farooki (St. Martin's Press)


1. "Boom!: Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today" by Tom Brokaw (Random House)

2. "Good Dog. Stay" by Anna Quindlen (Random House)

3. "Independents Day: Awakening the National Spirit" by Lou Dobbs (Viking Books)

4. "The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity" by Robert Kutner (Alfred A. Knopf)

5. "Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project" by Dave Isay (Penguin Press)

6. "The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America" by Ronald Brownstein (Penguin Press)

7. "Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era" by Bruce Morrow (Sterling)

8. "Touch and Go: A Memoir" by Studs Terkel (New Press)

9. "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life" by Steve Martin (Scribner)

10. "Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture by Taylor Clark (Little Brown)

11. "Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life" by Kate Darnton (PublicAffairs)

12. "A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation" by David W. Blight (Harcourt)

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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