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Fiction

Aidan, Pamela An Assembly Such as This
Arruda, Suzanne Mark of the Lion
Atwood, Margaret Moral Disorder: Stories
Balogh, Mary Simply Love
Blachman, Jeremy Anonymous Lawyer
Brockmeier, Kevin The Brief History of the Dead
Brooks, Max World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Butler, Octavia Fledgling
Carey, Lisa Every Visible Thing
Child, Lee The Hard Way
Crane, Caprice Stupid and Contagious
De los Santos, Marisa Love Walked In
Dean, Debra The Madonnas of Leningrad
Doig, Ivan The Whistling Season
Dymmoch, Michael Allen The Cymry Ring
Ferguson, CraigBetween the Bridge and the River
Flynn, Gillian Sharp Objects
Frazier, Charles Thirteen Moons
Glass, Julia The Whole World Over
Godwin, Gail Queen of the Underworld
Graham, Laurie Gone With the Windsors
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants
Gunning, Sally The Widow's War
Harris, Joanne Gentlemen and Players
Iles, Greg Turning Angel
Jordan, Chris Taken
Keenan, Joe My Lucky Star
Kehlmann, Daniel Measuring the World
King, Stephen Lisey's Story
Kiran, Deasi The Inheritance of Loss
Koontz, Dean Brother Odd
Lansens, Lori The Girls
Larson, Leslie Slipstream
Linz, Cathie Good Girls Do
Malmont, Paul The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
Mameve, Medwed How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
Mapson, Jo Ann The Owl & Moon Café
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
Messud, Claire The Emperor's Children
Mitchell, David Black Swan Green
Moore, Christopher Dirty Job
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Francaise
Noel, Katharine Halfway House
O'Connell, Carol Find Me
Picoult, Jodi The Tenth Circle
Quindlen, Anna Rise and Shine
Radish, Kris Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral
Rash, Ron The World Made Straight
Russell, Karen St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Smith, Lee On Agate Hill
Toutonghi, Pauls Red Weather
Tracy, P. J. Snow Blind
Tucker, Lisa Once Upon a Day
Tyler, Anne Digging to America
Unger, Lisa Beautiful Lies
Wasserstein, Wendy Elements of Style
Waters, Sarah The Night Watch
White, Stephen Kill Me

Mystery
Atkinson, Kate One Good Turn
Coleman, Reed Farrel Walking the Perfect Square
Cotterill, Colin Disco for the Departed
Gaus, P. A Prayer for the Night
Harris, Charlaine Grave Surprise
Hart, John King of Lies
King, Laurie R. The Art of Detection
Lynch, Scott The Lies of Locke Lamora
Pessl, Marisha Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Pickard, Nancy The Virgin of Small Plains
Read, Cornelia Field of Darkness
Spencer-Fleming, Julia All Mortal Flesh

Science Fiction
Bujold, Lois McMaster Hallowed Hunt
Carey, Jacqueleine Kushiel's Scion
Cherryh, C. J. Pretender
Clarke, Susanna The Ladies of Grace Adieu
Flint, Eric 1635: The Cannon Law
Lackey, Mercedes One Good Knight
Marillier, Juliet Blade of Fortriu
McKillip, Patricia Solstice Wood
Micklem, Sarah Firethorn
Sanderson, Brandon Elantris
Snyder, Maria Magic Study

Paperback
Adams, C. T. Touch of Evil
Levine, Paul Solomon vs. Lord
Novik, Naomi His Majesty's Dragon

Western
Hockensmith, Steve Holmes on the Range

Nonfiction
Call Number Author Title
070.92 Cooper, Anderson Dispatches from the Edge
324.2736 Carville, James Take It Back
362.829 Fessler, Ann The Girls Who Went Away
363.1799 Alexievich, Svetlana Voices from Chernobyl
364.152 Larson, Erik Thunderstruck
364.1524 Swanson, James L. Manhunt
394.1 Stern, Jane Two for the Road
523.2 Sobel, Dava The Planets
613.2 Nestle, Marion What to Eat
629.223 Perry, Michael Truck: A Love Story
636.408 Montgomery, Sy The Good Good Pig
636.737 Katz, Jon A Good Dog
791.457 Jennings, Ken Brainiac
793.2 Sedaris, Amy I Like You
796.357 Mnookin, SethFeeding the Monster
808.02 Prose, Francine Reading Like a Writer
814.54 Ephron, Nora I Feel Bad About My Neck
920 Hall, Ron Same Kind of Different As Me
951 Hessler, Peter Oracle Bones
956.7044 Kopelman, Jay From Baghdad, with Love
973.91 Dornstein, Ken The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky
976.3 Brinkley, Douglas The Great Deluge
978 Egan, Timothy The Worst Hard Time

Biography
Call Number Author Title
Bio Bryson Bryson, BillThe Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bio Child Child, Julia My Life in France
Bio Edwards Edwards, Elizabeth Saving Graces
Bio Gilbert Gilbert, Elizabeth Eat, Pray, Love
Bio Ilibagiza Ilibagiza, ImmaculeeLeft to Tell
Bio Lincoln Goodwin, Doris K. Team of Rivals
Bio Marchello Acocella Marchetto, M. Cancer Vixen
Bio Mayes Mayes, Frances A Year in the World
Bio Teferra Greene, Melissa Fay There is No Me Without You
Bio Walls Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle


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