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Notable new books at Washington County library

July 04, 2008

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

Among the titles featured on the fiction list is "My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike," by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco), "The Condition," by Jennifer Haigh (Harper), and "The Last Oracle," by James Rollins (William Morrow).

In nonfiction, readers can look forward to "A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL ," by Stefan Fatsis (Penguin Press), "Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to Present," by Jonathan Fenby (Ecco), and "Smart Kids, Bad Schools: 38 Ways to Save America's Future" by Brian Crosby (Thomas Dunne Books).

Fiction



1. "My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike," by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)

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2. "Just Too Good to Be True," by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday Books)

3. "Palace Council," by Stephen L. Carter (Alfred A. Knopf)

4. "Killer View," by Ridley Pearson (Putnam)

5. "Say Goodbye," by Lisa Gardner (Bantam)

6. "The Condition," by Jennifer Haigh (Harper)

7. "Sleeping Arrangements," by Madeleine Wickham (Thomas Dunne Books)

8. "A Summer Affair," by Elin Hilderbrand (Little Brown)

9. "Last Kiss," by Luanne Rice (Bantam)

10. "The Last Oracle," by James Rollins (William Morrow)

11. "Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)," by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)

12. "The Dark of Day," by Barbara Parker (Vanguard Press)

Nonfiction



1. "How Fiction Works," by James Wood (Farrar Straus Giroux)

2. "A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL," by Stefan Fatsis (Penguin Press)

3. "Society's Child: My Autobiography by Janis Ian (Jeremy P. Tarcher)

4. "Drunkard: A Hard-Drinking Life," by Neil Steinberg (Dutton Books)

5. "Books: A Memoir," by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster)

6. "Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to Present ," by Jonathan Fenby (Ecco)

7. "Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed the Course of the Civil War," by Stephen V. Ash (Norton)

8. "Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss," by Philip Carlo (William Morrow)

9. "Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me about Love, Sex, and Starting Over,"by Cathy Alter (Atria Books)

10. "Tuna: A Love Story," by Richard Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf)

11. "Smart Kids, Bad Schools: 38 Ways to Save America's Future," by Brian Crosby (Thomas Dunne Books)

12. "The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape," by Harm J. De Blij (Oxford University Press USA)

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 http://www.washcolibrary.org or contact the Adult Information Desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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