Many Librarians Agree….Best Books of 2007
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Allende, Isabel

Ines of My Soul

Baker, Ellen   

Keeping the House

Balogh, Mary   

Simply Love

Bennett, Vanora

Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Black, Benjamin

Christine Falls

Bolano, Roberto

The Savage Detectives

Box, C.J.      

Free Fire

Brockmann, Suzanne     

All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas

Brockmann, Suzanne     

Force of Nature

Brockmeier, Kevin      

The Brief History of the Dead

Cain, Chelsea  


Carrell, Jennifer Lee  

Interred With Their Bones

Chabon, Michael

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Chabon, Michael

Gentlemen of the Road

Crusie, Jennifer

Agnes & the Hitman

Davies, Peter Ho       

The Welsh Girl

Dean, Louise   

This Human Season

DeAngelis, Camille     

Mary Modern

Diaz, Junot    

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

Faulks, Sebastian      


Ferris, Joshua 

Then We Came to the End

Finder, Joseph 

Power Play

Franklin, Ariana       

Mistress of the Art of Death

Goodman, Carol 

The Sonnet Lover

Grossman, Austin       

Soon I Will Be Invincible

Hadley, Tessa  

Sunstroke and Other Stories

Hale, Shannon  


Hamill, Pete   

North River

Harding, Georgina      

The Solitude of Thomas Cave

Hemmings, Kaui Hart    

The Descendants

Hosseini, Khaled       

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Howard, Linda  

Cover of Night

Howard, Linda  

Up Close and Dangerous

Johnson, Denis 

Tree of Smoke

Jungersen, Christian   

The Exception

Lee, Min Jee   

Free Food for Millionaires

Lutz, Lisa     

The Spellman files

McEwan, Ian    

On Chesil Beach

Mengestu, Dinaw

The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears

Morgan, Jude   


Mostert, Natasha       

Season of the Witch

Nesbo, Jo      

The Redbreast

O'Farrell, Maggie      

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Ondaatje, Michael      


Packer, Ann    

Songs without Words

Palahniuk, Chuck       


Patchett, Ann  


Penney, Stef   

The Tenderness of Wolves

Perotta, Tom   

The Abstinence Teacher

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth      

Natural Born Charmer

Powers, Richard

The Echo Maker

Preston, Douglas

Wheel of Darkness

Richmond, Michelle     

The Year of Fog

Roberts, Nora  

High Noon

Russo, Richard 

The Bridge of Sighs

Schatzing, Frank       

Death and the Devil

Setterfield, Diane     

The Thirteenth Tale

Shapiro, Dani  

Black and White

Shriver, Lionel

The Post-Birthday World

Simmons, Dan   

The Terror

Temple, Peter  

The Broken Shore: A Novel

Trevor, William

Cheating at Canasta

Tsukiyama, Gail

Street of a Thousand Blossoms

Umrigar, Thrity

If Today Be Sweet

Walter, Jess   

The Zero

White, Michael 

Soul Catcher

Wildgen, Emily 

You're Not You

Willocks, Tim  

The Religion

Wood, Patricia 

The Lottery




Benedict, Laura

Isabella Moon

Benjamin, Carol Lea    

The Hard Way

Connelly, Michael      

The Overlook

Crais, Robert  

The Watchman

Finch, Charles 

A Beautiful Blue Death

French, Tara   

In the Woods

Johnson, Craig 

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Lippman, Laura 

What the Dead Know

MacDonald, Patricia    

Stolen in the Night

Ocean, T. Lynn 

Southern Fatality: A Jersey Barnes Mystery

O'Connell, Carol       

Find Me

Penny, Louise  

A Fatal Grace

Raybourn, Deanna       

Silent in the Grave

Shields, Jody  

Crimson Portrait

Swann, Leonie  

Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story


Science Fiction


Monette, Sarah

A Companion to Wolves

Bujold, Lois McMaster


Flynn, Michael 


Gaiman, Neil   

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Goonan, Kathleen Ann   

In War Times

Rothfuss, Patrick      

The Name of the Wind

Sawyer, Robert 


Snyder, Maria  

Magic Study




Beverley Jo

Lady Beware

Higgs, Liz Curtis      

Grace in Thine Eyes

Hoyt Elizabeth

Raven Prince

Kleypas, Lisa  

The Devil in Winter

Sinclair, Linnea       

The Down Home Zombie Blues

Welfonder, Sue-Ellen   

Bride for a Knight


New Non-Fiction


Call Number             Author                                 Title


Gill, Michael Gates

How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Priviledge Learns to Live Like Everyone Else


Kiernan, Frances 

Last Mrs. Astor: a New York Story


Kurson, Robert 

Crashing Through: a Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See


Martin, Steve 

Born Standing Up: a Comic's Life


Michaelis, David 

Schulz and Peanuts: a biography


Miles, Sara 

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion


Gilbert, Daniel 

Stumbling on happiness



This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Men and Women


Jacobs, A. J. 

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible


Heath, Chip and Dan Heath

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.


Mackall, Joe

Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish


Faludi, Susan 

The Terror Dream: Fear & Fantasy in the Post-9/11 America


Grisham, John 

An Innocent Man


Mead, Rebecca 

One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding


Preston, Richard 

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring 


Wolf, Maryanne 

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain


Perry, Michael 

Truck: a Love Story


Smith, Alisa & MacKinnon, J. B.

Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally


Kirby, David 

The House on Boulevard St.: New and selected poems


Colbert, Stephen 

I Am America (and So Can You!)


Ackerman, Diane 

The Zookeeper's Wife


Meyerhoff, Marianne 

Four Girls from Berlin: A True Story of a Friendship that Defied the Holocaust


Holmstedt, Kirsten 

Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq


Brokaw, Tom 

Boom! Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60's and Today


Gore, Al 

The Assault on Reason


Egan, Timothy 

Worst Hard Time

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