Tuesday, March 14, 2006



Randa Abdel-Fattah, DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? (Orchard Books, 2007).

Cecelia Ahern, IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW (Hyperion, 2006).

Sarah Addison Allen, GARDEN SPELLS (Bantam, 2007).

Isabelle Allende, ZORRO (Harper Collins, 2005).

Laurie Halse Anderson, SPEAK (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999).

Tina McElroy Ansa, YOU KNOW BETTER (William Morrow, 2002).

Margaret Atwood, ORYX AND CRAKE (Nan A. Talese, 2003).


Mary Balogh, SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE (Delacorte Press, 2005).

Julia Barrett, PRESUMPTION (M. Evans, 1993).

John Barry, THE GREAT INFLUENZA: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History (Viking, 2004).

Max Barry, COMPANY (Doubleday, 2006).

Jefferson Bass, THE DEVIL'S BONES (William Morrow, 2008).

Ishmael Beah, A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2007).

Elizabeth Berg, OPEN HOUSE (Random House, 2000).

Bertice Berry, JIM & LOUELLA'S HOMEMADE HEART-FIX REMEDY (Doubleday, 2002).

Maeve Binchy, NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS (Dutton, 2004).

Eric Blehm, THE LAST SEASON (HarperCollins, 2006).

Clare Boylan, EMMA BROWN (Viking, 2003).

Ray Bradbury, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (Bantam, 1963).

Libba Bray, A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY (Delacorte, 2003).

Cupcake Brown, A PIECE OF CAKE: A Memoir (Crown, 2006).

Parry Brown, THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK (Strivers Row, 2001).

Jill Conner Browne, THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS' FIRST BIG-ASS NOVEL (Simon and Schuster, 2007).

R. Scott Brunner, DUE SOUTH: Dispatches from Down Home (Villard, 1999).

Augusten Burroughs, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS: A Memoir (St. Martin's Press, 2002).


Andrea Camilleri, THE SNACK THIEF (Viking, 2003).

Jack Cavanaugh, GLIMPSES OF TRUTH (Zondervan
Pub., 1999).

Michael Chabon, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY (Random House, 2000).

Michael Chabon, THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION (Harper Collins, 2007).

Tracy Chevalier, FALLING ANGELS (Dutton, 2001).

Jennifer Chiaverini, THE QUILTER'S APPRENTICE (Simon & Schuster, 1999).

Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme, MY LIFE IN FRANCE (Knopf, 2006).

Lee Child, THE HARD WAY: A Jack Reacher Novel (Delacorte Press, 2006).

Lincoln Child, DEEP STORM (Doubleday, 2007).

Tom Clancy, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (Naval Institute Press, 1984).

Bridie Clark, BECAUSE SHE CAN (Warner Books, 2007).

Mary Higgins Clark, I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE (Simon & Schuster, 2007).

Mary Higgins Clark, TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Harlan Coben, PROMISE ME (Dutton, 2006).

Don Coldsmith, CHILD OF THE DEAD (Doubleday, 1995).

Stephen Cole, WOUNDED (Razorbill, 2003).

J. California Cooper, WILD STARS SEEKING MIDNIGHT SUNS (Doubleday, 2006).

Gina Cordell and Patrick O'Daniel, HISTORIC PHOTOS OF MEMPHIS (Turner Publishing Co., 2006).

Robert Crais, THE WATCHMAN (Simon & Schuster, 2007).

Jennifer Crusie, CRAZY FOR YOU (St. Martin's Press, 1999).

Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, DON'T LOOK DOWN (St. Martin's Press, 2006).


Sandra Dallas, THE DIARY OF MATTIE SPENSER (St. Martin's Press, 1997).

Diane Mott Davidson, DARK TORT (William Morrow, 2006).

Diane Mott Davidson, PRIME CUT (Bantam Books, 1998).

Lindsey Davis, SILVER PIGS (Crown Publishers, 1989).

Pete Dexter, DEADWOOD (Random House, 1986).

Jude Deveraux, SOMEONE TO LOVE (Atria Books, 2007).

Kate DiCamillo, BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE (Candlewick Press, 2000).

Eric Jerome Dickey, CHASING DESTINY (Dutton, 2006).

Joan Didion, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING (Knopf, 2005).

G. Wayne Dowdy, MAYOR CRUMP DON'T LIKE IT: Machine Politics in Memphis (University Press of Mississippi, 2006).


Umberto Eco, THE NAME OF THE ROSE (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983).

Jo Edwards, LOVE UNDERCOVER (Simon Pulse, 2006).

Kim Edwards, THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER (Penguin, 2006).

Bart D. Ehrman, MISQUOTING JESUS: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005).


Laura Esquivel, MALINCHE (Atria Books, 2006).

Karen Essex, LEONARDO'S SWANS (Doubleday, 2006).

Janet Evanovich, MOTOR MOUTH (HarperCollins, 2006).

Janet Evanovich, PLUM LOVIN' (St. Martin's Press, 2007).

Janet Evanovich, PLUM LUCKY (St. Martin's Press, 2008).

Janet Evanovich, TWELVE SHARP (St. Martin's Press, 2006).


Dick Francis, UNDER ORDERS (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006).

Charles Frazier, THIRTEEN MOONS (Random House, 2006).


Neil Gaiman, AMERICAN GODS (W. Morrow, 2001).

Ernest J. Gaines, A LESSON BEFORE DYING (Vintage Books, 1993).

Lisa Gardner, GONE (Bantam, 2006).

Bill Geist, WAY OFF THE ROAD: Discovering The Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America (Broadway Books, 2007).

Tess Gerritsen, VANISH (Ballantine Books, 2005).

Elizabeth Gilbert, EAT, PRAY, LOVE: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia (Viking, 2006).

Dorothy Gilman, THE UNEXPECTED MRS. POLLIFAX (Doubleday, 1966).

Malcolm Gladwell, BLINK: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Little, Brown and Co., 2005).

Arthur Golden, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: A Novel (Knopf, 1997).

Olivia Goldsmith, BAD BOY (Dutton, 2001).

Robert Graves, I, CLAUDIUS (1934).

Martha Grimes, THE OLD WINE SHADES: A Richard Jury Mystery (Viking, 2006).

James Grippando, GOT THE LOOK (HarperCollins, 2006).

John Grogan, MARLEY AND ME: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog (Morrow, 2005).

Robin Jones Gunn, SISTERCHICKS DO THE HULA (Multnomah, 2003).

David Guterson, OUR LADY OF THE FOREST (Knopf, 2003).



Mark Haddon, A SPOT OF BOTHER (Doubleday, 2006).

Jennifer Haigh, MRS. KIMBLE (Morrow Books, 2003).

Laurell K. Hamilton, DANSE MACABRE (Berkley Books, 2006).

Laurell K. Hamilton, A LICK OF FROST (Meredith Gentry Series, Book 6) (Ballatine, 2007).

Kristin Hannah, MAGIC HOUR (Ballantine Books, 2006).

James Earl Hardy, THE DAY EAZY-E DIED (Alyson Books, 2001).

Charlaine Harris, DEFINITELY DEAD (Ace Books, 2006).

Kim Harrison, FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE (Harper Collins, 2007).

Kim Harrison, THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS (HarperCollins, 2008).

John Hart, DOWN RIVER (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007).

Terry Spencer Hesser, KISSING DOORKNOBS (Delacorte Press, 1998).

Joe Hill, HEART-SHAPED BOX (William Morrow, 2007).

Tony Hillerman, THE SHAPE SHIFTER (HarperCollins, 2006).

Tami Hoag, PRIOR BAD ACTS (Bantam Books, 2006).

Kay Hooper, BLOOD DREAMS (Bantam, 2007).

Kay Hooper, SLEEPING WITH FEAR (Bantam Books, 2006).

Khaled Hosseini, THE KITE RUNNER (Riverhead Books, 2003).

Khaled Hosseini, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS (Riverhead Books, 2007).

Linda Howard, UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS (Ballantine Books, 2007).


Eva Ibbotson, A COMPANY OF SWANS (St. Martin's Press, 1985).


P.D. James, THE LIGHTHOUSE (Knopf, 2005).

Norma Jarrett, SUNDAY BRUNCH (Harlem Moon, 2004).

Iris Johansen, KILLER DREAMS (Bantam Books, 2006).


Jan Karon, SHEPHERDS ABIDING: A Mitford Christmas Story (Viking, 2003).

Jonathan Kellerman, GONE: An Alex Delaware Novel (Ballantine Books, 2006).

Marian Keyes, ANYBODY OUT THERE? (William Morrow, 2006).

Sue Monk Kidd, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Viking, 2002).

Cassandra King, THE SAME SWEET GIRLS (Hyperion, 2005).

Ross King, THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism (Walker & Co., 2006).

Annette Curtis Klause, BLOOD & CHOCOLATE (Delacorte Press, 1997).

Annette Curtis Klause, FREAKS: Alive, on the Inside (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Lisa Kleypas, BLUE-EYED DEVIL (St. Martin's Press, 2008).

Lisa Kleypas, SUGAR DADDY (St. Martin's Press, 2007).

Elizabeth Kostova, THE HISTORIAN (Little, Brown and Co., 2005).

Jon Krakauer, INTO THE WILD (Villard Books, 1996).


Jhumpa Lahiri, THE NAMESAKE (Houghton Mifflin, 2003).

Erik Larson, THUNDERSTRUCK (Crown Publishers, 2006).

Stephanie Laurens, WHAT PRICE LOVE? (William Morrow, 2006).

Min Jin Lee, FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES (Warner Books, 2007).

Ursula K. Le Guin, GIFTS (Harcourt, 2004).

Beverly Lewis, THE PREACHER'S DAUGHTER (Bethany House, 2005).

Robert Ludlum, THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION (St. Martin's Press, 2000).


Debbie Macomber, SUSANNAH'S GARDEN (Mira, 2006).

David Maraniss, CLEMENTE: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Robert Marasco, BURNT OFFERINGS (Delacorte Press, 1973).

Steve Martin, THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY (Hyperion, 2003).

Frances Mayes, A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller (Broadway Books, 2006). [second review]

James McBride, MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA (Riverhead Books, 2002).

Cormac McCarthy, ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (Knopf, 2002).

Cormac McCarthy, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Knopf, 2005).

Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD (Knopf, 2006).

Bernice L. McFadden, NOWHERE IS A PLACE (Dutton, 2006).

Maureen McHugh, CHINA MOUNTAIN ZHANG (Tom Doherty Associates, 1992).

Larry McMurtry, BUFFALO GIRLS (Simon & Schuster, 1990).

Louise Meriwether, FRAGMENTS OF THE ARK (Pocket Books, 1994).

Mary Monroe, GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY (Dafina Books, 2006).

Greg Mortenson, THREE CUPS OF TEA: One Man's Mission to Fight Terror and Build Nations--One School at a Time (Viking, 2006).

Walter Mosley, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Norton, 1990).

Walter Mosely, GONE FISHIN': An Easy Rawlins Novel (Black Classic Press, 1997).


John J. Nance, ORBIT (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Barbara Neely, BLANCHE ON THE LAM (St. Martin's Press, 1992).


Kenneth Oppel, AIRBORN (EOS, 2004).


Chuck Palahniuk, SNUFF (Doubleday, 2008).

Diana Palmer, FEARLESS (Harlequin).

T. Jefferson Parker, THE FALLEN (William Morrow, 2006).

Suzan-Lori Parks, GETTING MOTHER' BODY (Random House, 2003).

James Patterson, CROSS (Little, Brown and Co., 2006).

James Patterson and Andrew Gross, JUDGE & JURY (Little, Brown and Co., 2006).

James Patterson and Howard Roughan, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED (Little, Brown, 2007).

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, THE 6TH TARGET (Little, Brown and Co., 2007).

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, 7TH HEAVEN (Little, Brown & Co., 2008).

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidgs, THE QUICKIE (Little, Brown and Co., 2007)

James Patterson and Peter de Jonge, BEACH ROAD (Little, Brown and Company, 2006).

Frank Peretti, MONSTER (WestBow Press, 2005).

Anne Perry, FUNERAL IN BLUE (Ballantine Books, 2001).

Ellis Peters, A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES (Morrow, 1977).

Nathaniel Philbrick, MAYFLOWER: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (Viking, 2006).

Carol Plum-Ucci, THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED (Harcourt, 2000).

Michael Pollan, THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA (Penguin Press, 2006).

Paulina Porizkova, A MODEL SUMMER (Hyperion, 2007)

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, THE BOOK OF THE DEAD (Warner Books, 2006).

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, RELIC (Forge, 1995).

Philip Pullman, HIS DARK MATERIALS, a trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) (Knopf, 1995-2000).

Mary Jo Putney, THE MARRIAGE SPELL (Ballantine Books, 2006).


Amanda Quick, SECOND SIGHT (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006).



Ruth Reichl, TENDER AT THE BONE (Random House, 1998).

Karen Robards, GUILTY (Putnam, 2008).

Karen Robards, OBSESSION (Putnam, 2007).

Kimberla Lawson Roby, CHANGING FACES (Morrow, 2006).

Deborah Rodriguez, KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (Random House, 2007).

Edward Rutherfurd, THE PRINCES OF IRELAND: The Dublin Saga (Doubleday, 2004).

Leah Ryan, FOR HERE OR TO GO (Garrett County Press, 2004).


David Sedaris, NAKED (Little, Brown, 1997).

Charles J. Shields, MOCKINGBIRD: A Portrait of Harper Lee (Henry Holt, 2006).

Anita Shreve, LIGHT ON SNOW (Little, Brown and Co., 2004).

Karen V. Siplin, HIS INSIGNIFICANT OTHER (Free Press, 2002).


Erica Spindler, LAST KNOWN VICTIM (Mira Books, 2007).

Danielle Steel, AMAZING GRACE (Delacorte Press, 2007).

Mariah Stewart, LAST BREATH (Ballantine Books, 2007).

Karen Stolz, FANNY AND SUE (Hyperion, 2003).

Karen Stolz, WORLD OF PIES (HyperionBooks, 2000).

Manil Suri, THE DEATH OF VISHNU (Norton, 2001).

Ron Suskind, A HOPE IN THE UNSEEN: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League (Broadway Books, 1998).

James L. Swanson, MANHUNT: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (William Morrow, 2006).


Amy Tan, THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER (Putnam, 2001).

Bodie and Brock Thoene, JERUSALEM VIGIL (Viking, 2000).

Brock and Bodie Thoene, THE MAN FROM SHADOW RIDGE (Bethany House, 1990).

Karen Traviss, SACRIFICE (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force) (LucasBooks, 2007).

Adriana Trigiani, BIG STONE GAP TRILOGY (Random House, 2000-2002).

Adriana Trigiani, LUCIA, LUCIA (Random House, 2003).

Gary Troup, BAD TWIN (Hyperion Books, 2006).

Lynn Truss, TALK TO THE HAND: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door (Gotham Books, 2005).

Anne Tyler, DIGGING TO AMERICA (Knopf, 2006).


Derek Van Arman, JUST KILLING TIME (Dutton, 1992).


Jennifer Weiner, CERTAIN GIRLS (Atria Books, 2008).

Lauren Weisberger, CHASING HARRY WINSTON (Simon and Schuster, 2008).

Colson Whitehead, THE INTUITIONIST (Anchor Books, 1999).

F. Paul Wilson, CONSPIRACIES (Tom Doherty Associates, 1999).

Jacqueline Winspear, MAISIE DOBBS (Soho Press, 2003).


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