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Fiction books

Well-written, Character-driven Books

If you like well-written, character-driven books like the works by Jane Austen, Stephen King, and Anna Quindlen, you might like these titles:

New Korean Books

We have one batch of new Korean books on the shelf. Fiction titles include:Nonfiction titles include:

And we'll be getting more Korean books in the Fall!

Mystery Women

Fictitious sleuths in their newest novels

A spoonful of poison by M.C. Beaton

A cat named Brat : an Alice Nestleton mystery by Lydia Adamson

Tomb of the golden bird by Elizabeth Peters

Borderline by Nevada Barr

Death By The Decades

Murder mystery fiction

1930s

The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Peril at end house by Agatha Christie

Murder in the Oval Office by Elliott Roosevelt

Night over water by Ken Follett

1940s

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

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.