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Staff Picks 2008

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Back due to Popular Demand 
The Annual Bryant Library Staff Picks for 2008 are Here!!
Enjoy what our staff enjoyed!!

FICTION BY GENRE

“Chick Lit” 
Because She Can - Bridie Clark
Deep Dish - Mary Kay Andrews
Hissy Fit - Mary Kay Andrews
Honeymoon: & Hot Shot - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
My Best Friend’s Girl - Dorothy Koomson
Natural Born Charmer - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Opposite of Love - Julie Buxbaum
Shopaholic & Baby - Sophie Kinsella
Twenty Wishes - Debbie Macomber
Dawn in Eclipse Bay – Jayne Ann Krentz

Fantasy 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling
Mary Modern - Camille DeAngelis

General Fiction 
The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
The Accidental by Ali Smith (psychological)
Aloft - Chang-rae Lee (psychological)
Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo
The Camel Bookmobile - Masha Hamilton
Change of Heart - Jodi Picoult 
The Double Bind- Christopher Bohjalian
Falling Man - Don DeLillo  (psychological)
The Great Man - Kate Christensen (psychological)
Last Night at the Lobster - Stewart O’Nan
Michael Tolliver Lives - Armistead Maupin
Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
Run - Ann Patchett 
The Secret of Lost Things - Sheridan Hay
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Tomorrow - Graham Swift
Touched - Scott Campbell
Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri  (short stories)
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
If Today Be Sweet by Thrifty Umrigar

Historical Fiction 
Away - Amy Bloom
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
King takes Queen - Elizabeth Massie  
Life Class - Pat Barker
Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
Luncheon of the Boating Party - Susan Vreeland
The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett
Stealing Athena – Karen Essex
Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum

Legal Stories
The Appeal by John Grisham
The Color of Law - Mark Gimenez
The Last Juror - John Grisham

Mystery 
Beverly Hills Dead - Stuart Woods
The Bone Garden- Tess Gerritsen
The Cold Moon: a Lincoln Rhyme novel - Jeffrey Deaver
Compulsion -Jonathan Kellerman
Down River - John Hart
Executive Privilege – Phillip Margolin
Lady Killer - Lisa Scottoline (legal)
Lethally Blond - Kate White
Simple Genius - David Baldacci
The Sleeping Doll - Jeffrey Deaver
Sundays at Tiffany’s - James Patterson
The 6th Target - James Patterson
Where are you now? - Mary Higgins Clark
Where Memories Lie - Deborah Crombie

Suspense Fiction 
Blue Smoke and Murder - Elizabeth Lowell
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith 
The Dark Tide - Andrew Gross
Edge of Evil – Judith A. Jance 
Exile - Richard North Patterson
The First Patient – Michael Palmer (medical)
Heartstopper - Joy Fielding
High Noon - Nora Roberts
Hold Tight - Harlan Coben
The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense - Joyce Carol Oates
An Ordinary Spy - Joseph Weinberg
A Prisoner of Birth - Jeffrey Archer
Sail - James Patterson (psychological)
Shoot Him If He Runs - Stuart Woods

Women 
Attachment - Isabel Fonseca
The Beach House - Jane Green
Belong to Me- Marisa de los Santos
Body Surfing - Anita Shreve
Comfort Food - Kate Jacobs 
The Giants House - Elizabeth McCracken
Nadia’s Song - Soheir Khashoggi   
The New Yorkers - Cathleen Schine
No Time for Tears by Cynthia Freeman
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
The Senator's Wife - Sue Miller
Sheer Abandon - Penny Vincenzi
Souvenir: a Novel - Therese Fowler
The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
Summer Reading - Hilma Wolitzer
To My Dearest Friends - Patricia Volk
The Way Life Should Be - Christina Baker Kline
The Whole World Over - Julia Glass (psychological)

 

NON-FICTION

Animal, Vegetable Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
Can’t Remember What I forgot:  the Good News from the Front Lines 
Of Memory Research
 - Sue Halpern
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff – Rosemary Mahoney
Forward from Here: Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures– Reeve Lindbergh
Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House - Richard Guy Wilson (Roslyn Mansion)
How Doctors Think - Jerome Groopman
If I am Missing or Dead - Janine Latus
Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez
Land So Strange: the Epic journey of Cabeza de Vaca : 
the Extraordinary Tale of a Shipwrecked Spaniard Who Walked Across America in the Sixteenth Centur
y - Andres  Resendez
Mayflower: a Story of Courage, Community, and War - Nathanial Philbrick
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales From a Southern Cook - Martha Hall Foose.
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
This I Believe: the Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Women and Men 
edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick
What would Audrey do? : Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style -  Pamela Keogh.
Zookeeper’s Wife – Diane Ackerman

Biography
Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father - Barack Obama
Audition – Barbara Walters
The Burn Journals - Brent Runyon
Eat, Pray, Love; One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India 
and Indonesia
 - Liz Gilbert
Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library - Don Borchert
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
In the Hamptons – Dan Rattiner
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
Look me in the Eye: My Life with Aspergers – John Elder Robison
The Thing about Life is That One Day You'll be Dead - David Shields
Up Till Now: the Autobiography – William Shatner
William Cullen Bryant: Author of America - Gilbert H. Muller
Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort
Woman in Charge – Carl Bernstein (Hillary Clinton)
Wonderful Tonight – Patti Boyd

 

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