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Notable new books at Washington County library

August 20, 2008

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

Among the titles featured on the fiction list is "The Turnaround," by George Pelecanos (Little Brown), "Off Season by," Anne River Siddons (Grand Central Publishing), and "Lie Down with the Devil (Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries)," by Linda Barnes (St. Martin's Minotaur).

In nonfiction, readers can look forward to "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)," by Tom Vanderbilt (Alfred A. Knopf), "Homeschooling: A Family's Journey," by Gregory and Martine Millman (Jeremy P. Tarcher), and "So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids," by Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne (Ballantine Books).

Fiction

1. "The Turnaround," by George Pelecanos (Little Brown)

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2. "Man in the Dark," by Paul Auster (Henry Holt)

3. "Legally Dead," by Edna Buchanan (Simon & Schuster)

4. "Devil Bones," by Kathy Reichs (Scribner)

5. "Off Season," by Anne River Siddons (Grand Central Publishing)

6. "The Little Book," by Selden Edwards (Dutton Books)

7. "Lie Down with the Devil (Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries),"by Linda Barnes (St. Martin's Minotaur)

8. "Foreign Body," by Robin Cook (Putnam)

9. "The Keepsake," by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine Books)

10. "The Assassin," by Stephen Coonts (St. Martin's Press)

11. "Faces of Fear," by John Saul (Ballantine Books)

12. "The Bible Salesman," by Clyde Edgerton (Little Brown)

Nonfiction

1. "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)," by Tom Vanderbilt (Alfred A. Knopf)

2. "Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America," by Gustav Niebuhr (Viking Books)

3. "The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule," by Frank Thomas (Metropolitan Books)

4. "Homeschooling: A Family's Journey," by Gregory and Martine Millman (Jeremy P. Tarcher)

5. "The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight Over Presidential Power," by Jonathan Mahler (Farrar Straus Giroux)

6. "Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea," by Noah Andre Trudeau (HarperCollins)

7. "1,000 Records to Hear Before You Die," by Tom Moon (Workman Publishing)

8. "Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority," by Bob Moser (Times Books)

9. "So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids," by Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne (Ballantine Books)

10. "The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British," by Sarah Lyall (Norton)

11. "Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters," by Nancy Pelosi (Doubleday Books)

12. "How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America," by Moustafa Mohamed Bayoumi (Penguin Press)

o 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 lists, go to www.washcolibrary.org, Washington County Free Library's SIRSI iBistro online catalog, or call the Adult Information Desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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