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Read a classic novel in 2011!

Around this time of year, everyone is making lists. The best of, the worst of and what you need to do this year that you’ve never done before. Among them are dozens of lists of 100 books to read, but who has the time to work through them? So what about just the top ten? After looking at dozens of top one hundred lists, I've found  ten books that are New Year's resolution worthy:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitgerald
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Trial by Franz Kafka
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

 

Coming in September

Fiction:

Barr, Nevada. Burn.

Nevada Barr brings her acclaimed New York Times bestselling Anna Pigeon series to Minotaur Books with one of her most compelling, complex novels yet!


Brown, Rita Mae. A Nose for Justice.

On Jeep Reed's Wings Ranch near Reno, Jeep, her great-niece, former Wall Street banker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers, and their two dogs King and Baxter investigate a pump company employee's disappearance, along with an environmentalist's shooting "suicide" and the identity of a really cold corpse.


Gabaldon, Diana (text) & Hoang Nguyen (illus.). The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Nov

Coming in August

Fiction:

Brown, Sandra. Tough Customer.

Investigator Dodge Hanley is helping the daughter of a former lover, who has a stalker.

Connolly, John. The Whisperers

Charlie Parker teams up with undesirables in order to capture a group of Vets who are smuggling goods across the US Canadian Border.

Cook, Robin. Cure.

New PS2 Games for Fall 2009

Guitar Hero 5

Ultimate Alliance 2

NHL 2K19

NBA 2K10

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes

FIFA Soccer 10

New Wii Games for Fall 2009

The Beatles Rock Band

Ultimate Alliance 5

Guitar Hero 5

The Price is Right

NHL 2k10

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Family Fun Football

Dirt 2

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes

Toy Story Mania

Mario and Sonic Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010

FIFA Soccer 10

Family Game Night 2

Backyard Football 10

Rabbids Go Home

SimAnimals Africa

Lego Rock Band

Coming in March

Fiction
Aciman, André. Eight White Nights
From the writer of Out of Eygpt.

A passionate love story that takes place over the course of seven days.  A 20-year old man meets a young woman at a Christmas party, they continue to meet every day at the cinema, tension building, until New Year's Eve arrives.

Childs, Laura. The Teaberry Strangler: A Tea Shop Mystery

The bestselling author of "Oolong Dead" serves up an Old-World treat, spiced with a Sherlock Holmes-style murder mystery.

Caught- 17-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.

Coben, Harlan. Caught.

Coming in February

Fiction

Ault, Sandi. Wild Penance: A Wild Mystery.

Agent Jessica Wild witnesses a bizarre murder, which she begins to suspect is the work of Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus' crucifixion and practices excessive penance.

Balogh, Mary. A Matter of Class.

Lady Annabelle Ashton and Reginald Mason are forced to marry each other for different reasons.

Bova, Ben. Able One.

The United States is depending on Able One , a modified 747 with missile-bending laser capabilities and an untested crew, to defend the country against North Korea's nuclear missiles.

Coming in January

Fiction

Benjamin, Melanie. Alice I Have Been.

A novel about the life of Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland.

Bloom, Amy. Where the God of Love Hangs Out.

Boyle, T.C. Wild Child: and other stories.

A collection of stories by TC Boyle.  The title story centers around Victor, the feral child discovered in France, during the Napoleonic times.

Burcell, Robin. The Bone Chamber

The second novel featuring the main character forensic artist, Sydney Fitzpatrick.  Fitzpatrick is asked to recreate the face of a murdered young women and then finds herself on a quest to find the killer.
 

Chevalier, Tracy. Remarkable Creatures.

New Large Print for November 2009

 

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton

Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockmann

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Pilgrims by Garrison Keillor

Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman

Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Eleanor the Queen by Norah Lofts

Bride on the Loose by Debbie Macomber

Razor Sharp by Fern Michaels

Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates

The Professional by Robert B. Parker

The Spire by Richard North Patterson

Hardball by Sara Paretskey

Book Review: Songs For The Butcher's Daughter

Reviewed by Arlene Sandner, Librarian

Songs For The Butcher's Daughter

Summary:
A memoir of an immigrant poet who was born into a world of chaos and poverty.
His life story is translated from Yiddish, and re-told by a young Catholic
former student of religion and language who found temporary work in a
warehouse of Yiddish books.

Review:
This tightly woven, fast paced story will take you to the depths of the
Russian immigrant experience of the early part of the 20th century. The
author is a winner of The National Jewish Book Award.

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