Notable new books at Washington County library

February 02, 2009

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

The titles featured on these lists are scheduled for publication this month and can be borrowed from the library:


1. "What I Did for Love," by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (William Morrow)

2. "The Women," by T. Coraghessan Boyle (Viking Books)

3. "Fool," by Christopher Moore (William Morrow)

4. "Very Valentine," by Adriana Trigiani (Harper)

5. "The Sance," by John Harwood (Houghton Mifflin)

6. "Above the Law," by Tim Green (Grand Central Publishing)

7. "While My Sister Sleeps," by Barbara Delinsky (Doubleday Books)


8. "Second Opinion," by Michael Palmer (St. Martin's Press)

9. "How We Decide," by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin)

10. "Run For Your Life," by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little Brown)

11. "Whisper to the Blood (Kate Shugak Mysteries)," by Dana Stabenow (St. Martin's Minotaur)

12 "Safer," by Sean Doolittle (Simon & Schuster)


1. "The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes," by Bryan Burrough (Penguin Press)

2. "The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them," by Amy Dickinson (Hyperion)

3. "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History," by Charles Bracelen Flood (Simon & Schuster)

4. "Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future," by Will Bunch (Free Press)

5. "Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love," by Debra Gwartney (Houghton Mifflin)

6. "Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe," by Evalyn Gates (Norton)

7. "Great Powers: America and the World After Bush," by Thomas P. M. Barnett (Putnam)

8. "The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal," by Julie Greene (Penguin Press)

9. "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon," by David Grann (Doubleday Books)

10. "In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served - From JFK to George W. Bush," by Ivo H. Daadler and I. M. Destler (Simon & Schuster)

11. "Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan," by Kim Phillips-Fein (Norton)

12. "Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average," by Joseph T. Hallinan (Broadway Books)

o The library's 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.

o To reserve a copy of any title on the lists, go to or call the adult information desk at 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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