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Fiction books

Mysteries Through The Decades

1930s

The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Fer-de-lance : a Nero Wolfe mystery by Rex Stout ; introduction by Loren D. Estleman

1940s

The postman always rings twice by James M. Cain

Hand in glove by Ngaio Marsh

1950s

Cop hater by Ed McBain

Prisoners of War

World War II Fiction:

Day by A.L. Kennedy

Empire of the Sun : a novel by J.G. Ballard

In our strange gardens by Michel Quint ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray

King Rat by James Clavell

If You Like Bible Fiction

Bible Fiction: Stories whose characters may not all be real people, and in which some of the events may be fiction, but are based on history, stories or prophecies from the Bible.
If you like Bible Fiction, try these books:

Faith of my fathers : a novel by Lynn Austin

Among the gods by Lynn Austin

Gods & Kings by Lynn Austin

Bone — Tall Tales

Hey Bone fans! Have you been eagerly waiting for a new graphic novel starring your favorite guys from Jeff Smith's comic, Bone? Well, look no further! Coming soon to our shelves is the newest title in the Bone :--tall tales. Be sure to put it on hold so that you can keep up with this tale about Big Johnson Bone, founder of Boneville. Also, keep your eyes peeled because a new Bone trilogy is due out this fall. Happy reading!

Killer Thrillers

Vote Now! National Public Radio’s recent request that readers submit the names of what they believe are “the most pulse-quickening and suspenseful novels ever” apparently generated a list of more than 600 thrilling works. “A panel of experts then combined audience preference with their own judgment to narrow that list down to a manageable roster of some 200 favorites,” according to an NPR press release. You’re now invited to choose just 10 books from that list, with the goal being to narrow its count down to 100 titles.

Vote for your favorites. The poll will remain open until Monday, July 26, with the “100 last books standing” to be revealed on Monday, August 2. A printable list of the choices is available.

New Tamil Books

Our 2010 shipment of Tamil books is on the shelf. New fiction titles include:New nonfiction titles include:

Unusual Book Club Fare

Canton Public Library book-club-in-a-bag suggestions.

Crow Lake [kit] by Mary Lawson

Daughter of fortune : a novel [kit] by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Maisie Dobbs [kit] by Jacqueline Winspear

Football Fiction

A little bit of everything: football stories, murder mysteries, steamy football romances, and even some football-related science fiction.

Judging time by Leslie Glass

Double reverse by Tim Green

Outlaws by Tim Green

The red zone by Tim Green

Pearl Diver Book Discussion

The novel begins in post-World War II in Japan when a nineteen-year old pearl diver discovers she has leprosy and she is exiled to a leprosarium on the island of Nagashima. She must forget her past and change her name now that her family and society have banished her. Join the Adult Contemporary Book Group for the discussion of The Pearl Diver, on Monday, July 19, at 7:00PM in Group Study Room A.

Tough Guys

Fiction with strong male characters.

Storm front by Jim Butcher — A crime fighting wizard in modern day Chicago. (Book One in the Dresden Files Series)

Killing floor by Lee Child — Introducing Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman accused of murder. (Book One in the Jack Reacher Series)

Brules : a novel by Harry Combs — A Western telling the story of mountain man Cat Brules.

Even More Chick Fic

The stand-in by Kate Clemens — Diva movie star Jayne Cooper needs to know how real people live to get a role. So when she stumbles across her look-alike Mary Lynn McLellan working as a cashier at the Food Barn, she convinces her to switch lives.

Undead and unwed by MaryJanice Davidson — Betsy Taylor’s birthday isn’t going well. She got laid off, her party was postponed, and she died. But when she wakes up in a coffin dressed in a cheap pink suit and knock-off shoes (where are her Manolo Blahniks?!?), she realizes her bad luck has just begun.

Sequels, Trilogies, Series

Sequels

Eventide : a novel by Kent Haruf — Sequel to Plainsong

Trouble in paradise by Pip Granger — Sequel to Not All Tarts Are Apple

A good yarn by Debbie Macomber — Sequel to The Shop on Blossom Street