Notable new books at library

January 11, 2009

Washington County Free Library has released its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists for January.

The titles featured on these lists are scheduled for publication during January 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 go to


1. "The Little Giant of Aberdeen County," by Tiffany Baker (Grand Central Publishing)

2. "The School of Essential Ingredients," by Erica Bauermeister (Putnam)

3. "The Associate," by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)

4. "A Face in the Window," by Sarah Graves (Bantam)

5. "Bone by Bone," by Carol O'Connell (Putnam)

6. "Eclipse," by Richard North Patterson (Henry Holt)


7. "Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts," by Laura Benedict (Ballantine Books)

8. "Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum Novel)," by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press)

9. "Dead or Alive," by Michael McGarrity (Dutton Books)

10. "Basketball Jones," by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday Books)

11. "The Devil's Punchbowl: A Novel," by Greg Iles (Scribner)

12. "Agincourt," by Bernard Cornwell (Harper)


1. "The Billion Dollar Game: Behind-The-Scenes of the Greatest Day in American Sport - Super Bowl Sunday," by Allen St. John (Doubleday Books)

2. "Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America," by Adam Cohen (Penguin Press)

3. "Poe: A Life Cut Short," by Peter Ackroyd (Nan A. Talese)

4. "A. Lincoln: A Biography," by Ronald C. White Jr. (Random House)

5. "Accountable: Making the Covenant Real," by Tavis Smiley (Atria Books)

6. "The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet," by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (W. W. Norton)

7. "The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution and the Birth of America," by Steven Johnson (Riverhead)

8. "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008," by Paul Krugman (W. W. Norton)

9. "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," by Gwen Ifill (Doubleday Books)

10. "Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, Blackberry Moms, and Economic Anxiety," by Dalton Conley (Pantheon Books)

11. "In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts with Commentary by Distinguished Americans," edited by Harold Holzer and Joshua Shenk (Bantam)

12. "Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street," by Michael Justin Davis (Viking Books)

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.

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