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Notable new books at Washington County library

December 06, 2007

Washington County Free Library presents a special year-end edition of its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists: The Best Books of 2007. The titles featured on these lists were published during the past year 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 www.washcolibrary.org.

Fiction

1. "Bridge of Sighs," by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)

2. "Find Me," by Carol O'Connell (Putnam)

3. "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Books)

4. "Heart-Shaped Box," by Joe Hill (William Morrow)

5. "On Chesil Beach," by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese)

6. "Falling Man," by Don DeLillo (Scribner)

7. "Nineteen Minutes," by Jodi Picoult (Atria Books)

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8. "Tallgrass," by Sandra Dallas (St. Martin's Press)

9. "The Religion," by Tim Willocks (Farrar Straus Giroux)

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

11. "Dead Ex," by Harley Jane Kozak (Doubleday Books)

12. "Blonde Faith," by Walter Mosley (Little Brown)

Nonfiction

1. "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible," by A. J. Jacobs (Simon & Schuster)

2. "Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography," by David Michaelis (HarperCollins)

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

4. "My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams," edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor (Belknap Press)

5. "Conscience of a Liberal," by Paul Krugman (Norton)

6. "American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic," by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf)

7. "Touch and Go: A Memoir," by Studs Terkel (Norton)

8. "House Lust: America's Obsession with Our Homes," by Daniel McGinn (Currency)

9. "Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism," by Richard Longworth (Bloomsbury Publishing)

10. "Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America," by Bill Geist (Broadway Books)

11. "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court," by Jeffrey Toobin (Doubleday Books)

12. "Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers," by Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

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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