Notable new books at Washington County library

November 30, 2008

Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown has announced its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists for December.

The titles featured on these lists are scheduled for publication during the month of December and can be borrowed from the library.

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


1. "Born to Run: A Novel of Suspense" by James Grippando (Harper)

2. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam)

3. "The Messenger" by Jan Burke (Simon & Schuster)

4. Last of the Old Guard" by Louis Auchincloss (Houghton Mifflin)

5. "Dashing Through the Snow" by Carol Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)

6. "Contagious" by Scott Sigler (Crown)

7. "The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet" by Colleen McCullough (Simon & Schuster)


8. "Quick Study: A Murder 101 Mystery" by Maggie Barbieri (St. Martin's Minotaur)

9. "Show No Fear: A Nina Reilly Mystery" by Peri O'Shaughnessy (Pocket Books)

10. "City of God: A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New York" by Beverly Swerling (Simon & Schuster)

11. "Another Life: A Burke Novel" by Andrew Vachss (Pantheon Books)

12. "Night Shadow" by Cherry Adair (Ballantine Books)


1. "Built to Succeed" by Michael Phelps (Free Press)

2. "Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life" by Jenna Woginrich (Storey Publishing)

3. "Heroes Among Us: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Choices" by John Quinones (Harper)

4. "Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes" by Mark Bittman (Simon & Schuster)

5. "Things I've Been Silent About: Memories" by Azar Nafisi (Random House)

6. "Rich Brother Rich Sister" by Robert Kiyosaki and Emi Kiyosaki (Vanguard Press)

7. "Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master" by Michael Sragow (Pantheon Books)

8. "Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North" by Thomas J. Sugrue (Random House)

9. "American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon" by Steve Rinella (Spiegel & Grau)

10. "A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East - From the Cold War to the War on Terror" by Patrick Tyler (Farrar Straus Giroux)

11. "Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity" by Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton)

12. "Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley" by Stephen Faris (Henry Holt)

o The 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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