Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (YA-SF LORE bk.1)

John may seem like an ordinary teenager to those who do not know him.  However, John is anything but ordinary.  John is from the planet Lorien and is seeking solace on Earth because his planet has been destroyed by the Mogadorians who are trying to destroy his race.  Three like him have been killed, John is number four.

Even if you normally do not enjoy science fiction, you will probably enjoy this fast paced young adult book.  Be sure to read it before the release of the movie in February.  The movie is produced by Steven Spielberg and stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron.

Monday, November 8, 2010

If you came to the library for Earth (The Book), You might like these, too!

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818.5407 S849a 2004

Assassination Vacation
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973.099 V974a 2005

Devil in the Details
by Jennifer Traig
362.196852270092 T766tr 2006

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
818.54 S447d 2004

I Am America (and so can you!)
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818.607 I111 2007

Naked
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Lies : (and the lying liars who tell them) : a fair and balanced look at the Right
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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
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973 V974p

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
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ON-ORDER

Washington schlepped here: walking in the nation's capital
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917.530442 B924w 2003

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
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This Season’s Political Bestsellers: What to read while you wait for your copy

American theocracy: the peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century, by Kebin P. Phillips
973.931 P558a 2006

An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood, by Jimmy Carter
973.926092 C323ca 2001

Arguing with Idiots, by Glenn Beck
320.973 B393a 2009

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, by Bill O'Reilly
070.92 O667or 2008

Boots on the Ground, by Stephen A. Carpenter
956.70443 Z788b

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, by David Remnick
973.932092 O121re 2010

Bush at War, by Bob Woodward
973.931092 B978wo

Churchill's grand alliance: the Anglo-American special relationship, 1940-57, by John Charmley
327.41073 C482c 1995

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973.928 W899c 1991

Condoleezza Rice: an American life: a biography, by Elisabeth Bumiller
355.033073092 R495bu 2009

The Conscience of a Liberal, by Paul Krugman
328.73 W456c

Courage and Consequence, by Karl Rove
973.929092 R873ro 2010

Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin
973.932 M251c 2009

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306.0973 O667c 2006

The gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan: a biography, by Godfrey Hodgson
973.92092 M938ho 2000

Disinformation: 22 media myths that undermine the War on Terror, by Richard Miniter
070.449973931 M665d 2005

Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama
973.04 O121d 2004

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338.97302 J721f 2007

Freefall, by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue, by Charles P. Pierce
973.9 P615i 2009

I'll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent World, by Robert B. Reich
320.973 R347i

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973.926092 C323La

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958.1047 F992k 2008

Letters to a Young Conservative, by Dinesh D'Souza
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Pigs at the Trough, by Arianna Huffington
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Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America, by Robert B. Reich
320.513 R347r 2004

The return of depression economics and the crisis of 2008, by Paul R Krugman
330.9 K943r 2009

Ronald Reagan, by Dinesh D'Souza
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Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky
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Supercapitalism, by Robert B. Reich
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305.26 C323v

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973 D811w

What's So Great about Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza
230 D811w 2007

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955.053 J57w 2010

Almost Always Available @ your library

Helen Hall Library owns four or more copies of each of the following titles:

1st to die: a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

2nd chance: a novel / by James Patterson with Andrew
F PATTERSON

3rd degree: a novel / by James Patterson and with
F PATTERSON

Title: The 5th horseman: a novel / by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
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The 6th target: a novel / by James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro.
F PATTERSON

The 7 habits of highly effective teens: the ultimate teenage survival guide / Sean Covey.
158.083 C873t

7th heaven / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
F PATTERSON

The 8th confession / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
F PATTERSON

The 9 steps to financial freedom / Suze Orman.
332.024 O73n

90 minutes in heaven: a true story of death & life / Don Piper with Cecil Murphey.
231.73 P665n 2004

206 bones / Kathy Reichs.
M REICHS

365: no repeats : a year of deliciously different dinners / Rachael Ray.
641.555 R263tn 2005

"A" is for alibi: a Kinsey Millhone mystery / by Sue Grafton.
M GRAFTON

The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark
F TWAIN

The adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark
F TWAIN

The age of innocence / Edith Wharton
F WHARTON

Alex Cross's trial / by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo.
F PATTERSON

All around the town / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

All quiet on the Western front / Erich Maria Remarque
F REMARQUE

All that glitters / V.C. Andrews.
F ANDREWS

All through the night / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

Amazing grace / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Angels & demons / Dan Brown.
F BROWN

Animal Farm / George Orwell
F ORWELL

Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life / Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver ; original drawings by Richard A. Houser.
641.3 K554a 2007

Anne Frank : diary of a young girl / translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart ; with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.
940.5318092 F828fr 1993
940.5349 F828d

Apollyon : the Destroyer is unleashed / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

The appeal / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Appointment in Samarra : a novel / John O'Hara
F O'HARA

Are you there alone? : the unspeakable crime of Andrea Yates / Suzanne O'Malley.
364.1523 O543a

Armageddon : the cosmic battle of the ages / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

As I lay dying : the corrected text / William Faulkner.
F FAULKNER

The associate / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

At first sight / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Bad moon rising / Sherrilyn Kenyon.
F KENYON

Bag of bones / Stephen King.
F KING

The Baltic : a new history of the region and its people / Alan Palmer.
948.5 P173b 2006

Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress / Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke.
F DAI

Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest / Stephen Ambrose.
940.5421 A496b

Barron's how to prepare for the ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery / compiled by the editorial department of Barron's Educational Series
355 H847h6
355.0076 B2775 2006

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J-F RIORDAN bk.; YA-F RIORDAN bk.4

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Before I say goodbye / Mary Higgins Clark.
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Beloved / by Toni Morrison.
F MORRISON

A bend in the road / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Beowulf / a new translation with an introduction by Burton Raffel.
829.3 B481bo

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YA-F STINE no.1

Beyond reach / Karin Slaughter.
M SLAUGHTER

Big girl : a novel / Danielle Steel.
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F ROBERTS

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F KING

Black rose / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Blackwood farm / The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice.
F RICE

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking / Malcolm Gladwell
153.44 G543b 2007

Blood brothers / Nora Roberts.
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Blood game / Iris Johansen.
F JOHANSEN

Blood on the river : James Town 1607 / Elisa Carbone.
YA-F CARBONE

The bone collector / Jeffery Deaver.
F DEAVER
YA-F DEAVER

The bonesetter's daughter / Amy Tan.
F TAN

Book of the dead / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

The brass verdict : a novel / Michael Connelly.
M CONNELLY

Brave new world.
F HUXLEY

Breakfast in bed / Sandra Brown.
F BROWN

Breaking dawn / Stephenie Meyer.
F MEYER
YA-F MEYER

Breaking point / Suzy Spencer.
364.1523 S745b

Breathless : a novel / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

The brethren / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Brian's winter / Gary Paulsen.
YA-F PAULSEN

Brisingr, or, The seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular / Christopher Paolini.
YA-SF PAOLINI bk.3

The broken window : a Lincoln Rhyme novel / Jeffery Deaver.
F DEAVER

The broker / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Buhle / Logan Nathan.
F NATHAN

Bull rider / Suzanne Morgan Williams.
YA-F WILLIAMS

Burn : a novel / Linda Howard.
F HOWARD

Burned : a house of night novel / P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
YA-F CAST bk.7

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F KOONTZ

Title: The Calvin and Hobbes tenth anniversary book / by Bill Watterson.
741.5 W346c 1995

Can't wait to get to heaven : a novel / Fannie Flagg.
F FLAGG

The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer ;
821.1 C496c

Carnal innocence / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Carolina moon / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Cat & mouse : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

The catcher in the rye.
F SALINGER
YA-F SALINGER

Catching fire / Suzanne Collins.
YA-F COLLINS bk.2

Catering to nobody / Diane Mott Davidson.
M DAVIDSON

Cause of death / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

Cell : a novel / Stephen King.
F KING

Certain prey / John Sandford.
F SANDFORD

Change of heart : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
F PICOULT

Cheaper by the dozen / Frank B Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilberth Carey.
658.540922 G466c

Chelsea Chelsea bang bang / Chelsea Handler.
814.6 H2368b 2010

A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer.
362.7609 P393c
362.76092 P393pe 1997

The choice / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

A Christmas carol / by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
F DICKENS

The Christmas list / Richard Paul Evans.
F EVANS

Common sense / Thomas
973.3 P147c

Cross / James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

Cross country : a novel / James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

The crucible : a play in four acts / Arthur
812 M64cr
812.52 M647c

Cry, the beloved country / by Alan Paton.
F PATON

The crystal cave / Mary Stewart.
F STEWART
YA-F STEWART

The Da Vinci code : a novel / Dan Brown.
F BROWN
Daddy's little girl / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

Dandelion wine : a novel / Ray Bradbury.
SF BRADBURY

Dark horse / Tami Hoag.
F HOAG

Dark water rising / Marian Hale.
YA-F HALE

Daughter of fortune : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.
F ALLENDE

David Copperfield / Charles Dickens.
F DICKENS

Days of gold / Jude Deveraux.
F DEVERAUX

Dead and gone / Charlaine Harris.
M HARRIS

Dead until dark / Charlaine Harris.
M HARRIS

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. Book three, Dead and alive
F KOONTZ bk.3

Dear John / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Dear senator : a memoir by the daughter of Strom Thurmond / Essie Mae Washington-Williams and William Stadiem.
973.9092 W319wa 2005

Death of a salesman; certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem. / Arthur Miller
812 M647d
812.52 M647d

Debt of honor / Tom Clancy.
F CLANCY

Deception : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
M KELLERMAN

The deed of Paksenarrion / Elizabeth Moon.
SF MOON

Deeper than the dead / by Tami Hoag.
F HOAG

The Demon King / Cinda Williams Chima.
YA-F CHIMA

Desecration: Antichrist takes the throne / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

Desperation / Stephen King.
F KING

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson.
364.15230977311 L334d 2004

Devil's corner / Lisa Scottoline.
F SCOTTOLINE

The devil's punchbowl / Greg Iles.
F ILES

The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition / Anne Frank
940.5318092 F828fr 1995

Dispatches from the edge : a memoir of war, disasters, and survival / Anderson Cooper.
070.92 C776co 2006

Divine justice / David Baldacci.
F BALDACCI

Donut days / Lara Zielin.
YA-F ZIELIN

Double cross : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

Double take / Catherine Coulter.
F COULTER

The dragonbone chair / Tad Williams.
SF WILLIAMS

The dream-hunter / Sherrilyn Kenyon.
F KENYON

Drums of autumn / Diana Gabaldon.
F GABALDON

Duma Key / by Stephen King.
F KING

Dust to dust / Tami Hoag.
F HOAG

Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia / Elizabeth Gilbert.
910.4092 G464gi 2007

Eating for life / Bill Phillips.
613.2 P558e 2003

Eldest / Christopher Paolini.
YA-SF PAOLINI

The elegance of the hedgehog / Muriel Barbery ;
F BARBERY

Ella Minnow Pea : a novel in letters / Mark Dunn.
YA-F DUNN

Ellen Foster / Kaye Gibbons.
F GIBBONS

The energy bus : 10 rules to fuel your life, work, and team with positive energy / Jon Gordon.
650.1 G662e 2007

Ethan Frome / by Edith
F WHARTON

Everything's eventual: 14 dark tales / Stephen King.
F KING

Evidence : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
M KELLERMAN

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate / Jacqueline Kelly.
YA-F KELLY

Extreme measures : a thriller / Vince Flynn.
F FLYNN

Extremely loud & incredibly close / Jonathan Safran Foer.
F FOER

Fallen / Lauren Kate.
YA-F KATE

Fantasy in death / J.D. Robb.
M ROBB

A farewell to arms / Ernest Hemingway.
F HEMINGWAY

Fear nothing / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

Fearless fourteen / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien.
F TOLKIEN
YA-F TOLKIEN

Finger lickin' fifteen / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Fired up / Jayne Ann Krentz.
F KRENTZ

The fires of Merlin / T.A. Barron.
YA-F BARRON

First family / David Baldacci.
F BALDACCI

The first rule : a Joe Pike novel / Robert Crais.
M CRAIS

Five Germanys I have known / Fritz Stern.
943.087092 S839st 2006

The five people you meet in heaven / Mitch Albom.
F ALBOM

Fixing broken windows : restoring order and reducing crime in our communities / George L. Kelling, Catherine M. Coles
364.4 K294f 1997

Flowers in the attic / V. C. Andrews.
F ANDREWS

For one more day / Mitch Albom.
F ALBOM

For whom the bell tolls / Ernest Hemingway.
F HEMINGWAY

Ford County : stories / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Foreign body / Robin Cook.
F COOK

Foul play / Janet Evanovich.
F EVANOVICH

Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation / Joseph J. Ellis.
973.40922 E471f 2002

The fountainhead / with special introduction by the author and an afterword by Leonard Peikoff.
F RAND

Four blind mice : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

Four to score / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything / Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
330 L666f 2005

Fresh disasters / Stuart Woods.
F WOODS

Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream / H.G. Bissinger.
796.33262 B623f

The frog princess / E.D. Baker.
YA-F BAKER

From the corner of his eye / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

The front / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

Full house / Janet Evanovich.
F EVANOVICH

Full speed / Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes.
F EVANOVICH

Full tilt : a novel / Neal Shusterman.
YA-F SHUSTERMAN

Gabriel's angel / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

The gate house / Nelson DeMille.
F DeMILLE

The gathering storm / Robert Jordan and Brandon
SF JORDAN bk.12

The ghost / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Gideon the cutpurse : being the first part of the Gideon trilogy / Linda Buckley-Archer.
YA-F BUCKLEY-ARCHER bk.1

The girl who loved Tom Gordon / Stephen King.
F KING

The girl who played with fire / Stieg
F LARSSON

The girl with the dragon tattoo / Stieg Larsson ;
F LARSSON

Girlfriend material / Melissa Kantor.
YA-F KANTOR

Glorious appearing : the end of days / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

The Glory Field / Walter Dean Myers.
YA-F MYERS

Go ask Alice / Author anonymous.
F GO ASK ALICE
YA-F GO ASK ALICE

Gone tomorrow : a Reacher novel / Lee Child.
F CHILD

The good guy / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

A good woman / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Gossamer / Lois Lowry.
YA-F LOWRY

Grace / Richard Paul Evans.
F EVANS

Graceling / Kristin Cashore.
YA-F CASHORE

Grass roots / Stuart Woods.
F WOODS

Great expectations / Charles Dickens
F DICKENS

The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald.
F FITZGERALD

The greatest knight : the unsung story of the queen's champion / Elizabeth Chadwick.
F CHADWICK

Guilty pleasures / Laurell K. Hamilton.
F HAMILTON

Gulliver's travels / by Jonathan Swift
F SWIFT
YA-F SWIFT

Handle with care : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
F PICOULT

Hannibal / Thomas Harris.
F HARRIS

Hard eight / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

The hard way : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child.
F CHILD

Hardball : how politics is played--told by one who knows the game / Chris Matthews.
324.7 M438h 2004

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / by J.K. Rowling
F ROWLING
J-F ROWLING
YA-F ROWLING

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows / J. K. Rowling
F ROWLING
J-F ROWLING
YA-F ROWLING

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire / by J.K. Rowling
F ROWLING
J-F ROWLING
YA-F ROWLING

Harry Potter and the half-blood prince / J. K. Rowling
F ROWLING
J-F ROWLING
YA-F ROWLING

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / J. K. Rowling F ROWLING
J-F ROWLING
YA-F ROWLING

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone / by J.K. Rowling
F ROWLING
J-F ROWLING
YA-F ROWLING

Heart of darkness ; and The secret sharer / Joseph
F CONRAD

Hearts in Atlantis / Stephen King.
F KING

Heat wave / Richard Castle.
M CASTLE

The help / Kathryn Stockett.
F STOCKETT

Hide and seek / Fern Michaels.
F MICHAELS

High noon / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

The historian : a novel / Elizabeth Kostova.
F KOSTOVA

History : a very short introduction / John H. Arnold.
901 A752h 2000

Honeymoon : a novel / by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.
F PATTERSON

The honor of spies / W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.
F GRIFFIN

Honor thyself / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Hope diamond : the legendary history of a cursed gem / Richard Kurin.
736.2309 K968h 2006

The host : a novel / Stephenie Meyer.
F MEYER

Hot six / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Hothouse orchid / Stuart Woods.
F WOODS

The hound of the Baskervilles / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
M DOYLE

The house of the scorpion / Nancy Farmer.
YA-SF FARMER

The house on Hope Street / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines / Thomas C. Foster.
808 F754h 2003
The hunchback of Notre-Dame / Victor Hugo.
F HUGO

The hunger games / Suzanne Collins.
YA-F COLLINS

The hunt for the seventh / Christine Morton-Shaw.
YA-F MORTON-SHAW

The husband / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

I, Alex Cross : a novel / James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

I feel bad about my neck : and other thoughts on being a woman / Nora Ephron.
814.54 E63i 2006

I heard that song before / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou.
92 A584a
818.5409 A584i

Ice : a novel / Linda Howard.
F HOWARD

Ike : stories of the storm / a commemorative publication of the Galveston County Daily News ; Michael A. Smitth, project editor ; Jennifer Reynolds, photo editor ; Kevin M. cox, photographer.
976.4139 I261 2008

In the shadow of the Alamo / Sherry Garland.
YA-F GARLAND

The indwelling : the beast takes possession / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

The Inferno of Dante : a new verse translation / by Robert Pinsky ; with notes by Nicole Pinsky ; foreword by John Freccero.
851 D192i

The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town / John Grisham.
345.76602523 G869i 2006

Insomnia / Stephen King.
F KING

Intensity : a novel / by Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

Interview with the vampire : a novel / by Anne Rice.
F RICE

Into the wild / Jon Krakauer.
917.98045 K893i 1997

Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history / Erik Larson.
976.4139 L334i

Isle of Dogs / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

It's a dog's life, Snoopy / by Charles M. Schulz.
741.5 S388i
J 741.5 SCH

Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte.
F BRONTE

Jane Eyre / Charlotte
F BRONTE
YA-F BRONTE

Journey / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Journey through the mind and body / by the editors of Time-Life Books.
158 J86j

The Joy Luck Club / Amy Tan.
F TAN

Judge & jury / James Patterson and Andrew Gross.
F PATTERSON

Julie and Julia : my year of cooking dangerously / Julie Powell.
641.5092 P882po 2009

The jungle / Upton Sinclair
F SINCLAIR

Jurassic Park : a novel / by Michael Crichton.
F CRICHTON

Just Ella / Margaret Peterson Haddix.
YA-F HADDIX

Just take my heart / Mary Higgins Clark.
M CLARK

Killer Pizza : a novel / by Greg Taylor.
YA-F TAYLOR

Kindred in death / J. D. Robb.
M ROBB

The king of torts / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Kisser / Stuart Woods.
F WOODS

The kitchen boy / Robert Alexander.
F ALEXANDER

The kitchen god's wife / Amy Tan.
F TAN

The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini.
F HOSSEINI
YA-F HOSSEINI

Knockout / Catherine Coulter.
F COULTER

The lake house : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

The last book in the universe / Rodman Philbrick.
YA-SF PHILBRICK

The last lecture / Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.
004.092 P334pa 2008

Last night in Twisted River : a novel / John Irving.
F IRVING

The last song / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Lasting valor / Vernon J. Baker with Ken Olsen ; foreword by Colin L. Powell.
940.53092 B167ba 1999

The law of nines / Terry Goodkind.
Publication info: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.
F GOODKIND

Lean mean thirteen / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Left behind : a novel of the earth's last days / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines.
F GAINES

Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer.
YA-F PFEFFER

Life expectancy / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

Life strategies for teens / Jay McGraw.
158.0835 M478L

Lifeguard : a novel / by James Patterson and Andrew Gross.
F PATTERSON

Lightning / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

The lightning thief / Rick Riordan.
J-F RIORDAN
YA-F RIORDAN

The lilies of the field / William E. Barrett.
F BARRETT

Lisey's story : a novel / Stephen King.
F KING

Loitering with intent / Stuart Woods.
F WOODS

London bridges : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

Long lost / Harlan Coben.
M COBEN

The long road home / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Look again / Lisa Scottoline.
F SCOTTOLINE

Lord of the flies / William Golding
F GOLDING


The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family / Dave Pelzer.
362.7609 P393L
362.76092 P393pe 1997a

The lost symbol : a novel / Dan Brown.
F BROWN

The lost world : a novel / by Michael Crichton.
F CRICHTON

Love in the time of cholera / Gabriel Garcia Marquez
F GARCIA MARQUEZ

The lovely bones : a novel / Alice Sebold.
F SEBOLD

The lucky one / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert.
F FLAUBERT

Main Street / Sinclair Lewis.
F LEWIS

The mark : the beast rules the world / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

The Martian chronicles / Ray Bradbury.
SF BRADBURY

Mary, Mary : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

Matters of the heart / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

The maze runner / James Dashner.
YA-SF DASHNER

Memnoch the Devil / Anne Rice.
F RICE

Memoirs of a geisha : a novel / by Arthur Golden.
F GOLDEN

The memory prescription : Dr. Gary Small's 14-day plan to keep your brain and body young / Gary Small
153.12 S635m 2004

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus: a practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships / John Gray.
646.78 G779m

Merrick : a novel / by Anne Rice.
F RICE

Message in a bottle / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Metro girl / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

A million little pieces / James Frey.
362.29092 F893fr 2004

Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack / Tom Nagorski.
940.54293 N152m 2006

The mirror of Merlin / by T.A. Barron.
YA-F BARRON

Les miserables / by Victor Hugo
F HUGO

Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins.
YA-F COLLINS bk.3

Motor mouth / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

My name is Asher Lev / Chaim Potok.
F POTOK

My thirteenth winter : a memoir / Samantha Abeel.
362.196858890092 A138ab 2004

Mythology : timeless tales of gods and heroes / Edith Hamilton.
292.13 H217m

Naked prey / John Sandford.
F SANDFORD

Natural cures "they" don't want you to know about / Kevin Trudeau.
615.535 T866n 2004

The neighbor / Lisa Gardner.
F GARDNER

A new earth : awakening to your life's purpose / Eckhart Tolle.
204.4 T651n 2005

New ideas from dead economists : an introduction to modern economic thought / Todd G. Buchholz
330.0922 B919n 2007

New moon / Stephenie Meyer.
F MEYER

Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America /Barbara Ehrenreich.
305.569 E334n 2001

Night / Elie Wiesel
940.5318092 W6519wi 2006

Nights in Rodanthe / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

Nighttime is my time / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

Nine dragons : a novel / Michael Connelly.
M CONNELLY

Nineteen minutes : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
F PICOULT

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith.
M McCALL SMITH

No place like home / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

North of beautiful / by Justina Chen Headley.
YA-F HEADLEY

Not my daughter / by Barbara Delinsky.
F DELINSKY

O, pioneers! / Willa Cather
F CATHER

Odd hours / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

Odd Thomas / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

The odyssey : the story of Odysseus / Homer
883 H766o

Of love and other demons / Gabriel Garcia Marquez
F GARCIA MARQUEZ

Of mice and men / John Steinbeck.
F STEINBECK

The old man and the sea / Ernest Hemingway
F HEMINGWAY
YA-F HEMINGWAY

Oliver Twist / by Charles Dickens
F DICKENS

Once upon a Marigold / Jean Ferris.
YA-F FERRIS

One day at a time / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Ken Kesey.
F KESEY

One for the money / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Orchid Beach : a novel / Stuart Woods.
F WOODS

Outlander / Diana Gabaldon.
F GABALDON

Outliers : the story of success / Malcolm Gladwell.
302 G543o 2008

"P" is for peril / Sue Grafton.
M GRAFTON

A painted house : a novel / by John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Pandora : new tales of the vampires / Anne Rice.
F RICE

Pandora's daughter / Iris Johansen.
F JOHANSEN

The partner / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Pastwatch : the redemption of Christopher Columbus / Orson Scott Card.
SF CARD

The perfect Christmas / Debbie Macomber.
F MACOMBER

Pilates for every body : strengthen, lengthen, and tone with this complete 3-week body makeover / Denise Austin.
613.71 A935p

Pirate latitudes : a novel / Michael Crichton.
F CRICHTON

Playing for pizza / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Plum lovin' / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Plum spooky / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Point of origin / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

The poisonwood Bible : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.
F KINGSOLVER

Pop / Gordon Korman.
YA-F KORMAN

Pop! goes the weasel : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

A popular history of France from the earliest times / by M. Guizot
944 G969p

Portrait of a killer : Jack the Ripper-- case closed / Patricia Cornwell.
364.1523 C821p

the research paper / by Phillips G. Davies and Samuel J. Rogal.
808.02 D255p

Prey : novel / Michael Crichton.
F CRICHTON

Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen
F AUSTEN

The prime of Miss Jean Brodie / Muriel Spark.
F SPARK

The prince and the pauper / by Mark Twain.
F TWAIN

Prophecy of the sisters / Michelle Zink.
YA-F ZINK

Pursuit of honor : a novel / Vince Flynn.
F FLYNN

The quickie : a novel / by James Patterson
F PATTERSON

Quicksand / Iris Johansen.
F JOHANSEN

Rainbow Six / Tom Clancy.
F CLANCY

The rainmaker / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Rainwater / Sandra Brown.
F BROWN

A raisin in the sun / Lorraine Hansberry
812.54 H249r

The ranch / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Ransom / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

The read-aloud handbook / Jim Trelease.
372.452 T788r 2001
372.452 T788r5
J 372.452 TRE

The red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil War / Stephen Crane
F CRANE

Red Lily / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

The red pyramid / Rick Riordan.
YA-F RIORDAN no.1

The regulators / Richard Bachman.
F BACHMAN

Relentless : a novel / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

Remember when / Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb.
F ROBERTS

Remember when / Judith McNaught.
F McNAUGHT

The remnant : on the brink of Armageddon / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

The Return of the King / by J. R. R. Tolkien
F TOLKIEN

Rich dad, poor dad : what the rich teach their kids about money-- that the poor and middle class do not! / by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter.
332.024054 K628r

Riding the bus with my sister : a true life journey / Rachel Simon.
305.90824092 S594si 2003

River of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey / Candice Millard.
918.113045 M645r 2005

The roar / Emma Clayton.
YA-SF CLAYTON

Rogue / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare
822.33 U3ra 2004

Rose Madder / Stephen King.
F KING

Rough country / John Sandford.
M SANDFORD

Rumble fish / S.E. Hinton.
YA-F HINTON

Run for your life : a novel / by James Patterson
F PATTERSON

The runaway jury / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Running hot / Jayne Ann Krentz.
F KRENTZ

S is for silence / Sue Grafton.
M GRAFTON

Sabriel / Garth Nix.
SF NIX

Sacred sins / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Sail : a novel / by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.
F PATTERSON

Sam's letters to Jennifer : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

The scarecrow : a novel / Michael Connelly.
M CONNELLY

The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne
F HAWTHORNE
YA-F HAWTHORNE

The Scarlet Pimpernel / Baroness Orczy
F ORCZY

Scarpetta / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

The Scarpetta factor / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

Seabiscuit : an American legend / Laura Hillenbrand.
798.4 H651s

The season / Sarah MacLean.
YA-F MACLEAN

Secret, silent screams / Joan Lowery Nixon.
YA-M NIXON

A separate peace / by John Knowles.
F KNOWLES

Seven up / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Shadow warriors : inside the Special Forces / Tom Clancy, with Carl Stiner and Tony Koltz
356.16 C587s

Shattered / Karen Robards.
F ROBARDS

The short second life of Bree Tanner : an Eclipse novella / Stephanie Meyer.
F MEYER
YA-F MEYER

Silas Marner / George Eliot.
F ELIOT

The silent sea : a novel of the Oregon Files / Clive Cussler ; with Jack Du Brul.
F CUSSLER

Silent thunder / Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen.
F JOHANSEN

Silver borne / Patricia Briggs.
SF BRIGGS

The sisterhood of the traveling pants / Ann Brashares.
YA-F BRASHARES

Sisters / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Sizzle : a novel / Julie Garwood.
F GARWOOD

Slob / Ellen Potter.
YA-F POTTER
Smash cut / Sandra Brown.
F BROWN

Smoke screen / Sandra Brown.
F BROWN

The snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories / Ernest Hemingway.
F HEMINGWAY

Song of Susannah / Stephen King
F KING

Soul harvest : the world takes sides / Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
F LaHAYE

The South Beach diet : the delicious, doctor-designed, foolproof plan for fast and healthy weight loss / Arthur Agatston.
613.25 A263s

South of Broad : a novel / Pat Conroy.
F CONROY

Southern lights : a novel / Danielle Steel.
F STEEL

Split image / Robert B. Parker.
M PARKER

Spoken from the Heart / Laura Bush
973.931092 B9787bu 2010

Spring collection / by Judith Krantz.
F KRANTZ

Stargirl / Jerry Spinelli.
YA-F SPINELLI

Still waters / Tami Hoag.
F HOAG

Stone cold / David Baldacci.
F BALDACCI

Stop pretending : what happened when my big sister went crazy / Sonya Sones.
YA-F SONES

The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel / David Wroblewski.
F WROBLEWSKI

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robertm Louis Stevenson
F STEVENSON

The stranger / Albert Camus
F CAMUS

The street lawyer / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Sudden prey / by John Sandford.
F SANDFORD

The summer tree / Guy Gavriel Kay.
SF KAY

The summons / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

The sun also rises / Ernest Hemingway.
F HEMINGWAY

Sundays at Tiffany's / James Patterson
F PATTERSON

Suzanne's diary for Nicholas : a novel / James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

The sweetheart of Prosper County / by Jill S. Alexander.
YA-F ALEXANDER

Swimsuit : a novel / by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
F PATTERSON

T is for trespass / Sue Grafton.
M GRAFTON

TailSpin / Catherine Coulter.
F COULTER

The tale of the body thief / Anne Rice.
F RICE

A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens.
F DICKENS

The teeth of the tiger / Tom Clancy.
F CLANCY

Ten big ones / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

The testament / John Grisham.
F GRISHAM

Texas ghost stories : fifty favorites for the telling / Tim Tingle, Doc Moore.
133.109764 T588t 2004

That old ace in the hole : a novel / Annie Proulx.
F PROULX

That was then, this is now / S. E. Hinton.
YA-F HINTON

Their eyes were watching God / Zora Neale Hurston
F HURSTON

This side of paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
F FITZGERALD

A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini.
F HOSSEINI

Three fates / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Thunderstruck / Erik Larson.
364.1523 L334t 2006

Timeline / Michael Crichton.
F CRICHTON

To kill a mockingbird / by Harper Lee
F LEE
YA-F

A touch of dead : Sookie Stackhouse : the complete stories / Charlaine Harris.
M HARRIS

Trace / Patricia Cornwell.
M CORNWELL

Trial by fire / J.A. Jance.
M JANCE

Tribute / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

True blue / David Baldacci.
F BALDACCI

The turn of the screw : and other short novels / Henry James ; with a new introduction by Fred Kaplan.
F JAMES

Twelve sharp / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Twilight / Stephenie Meyer.
F MEYER

Two for the dough / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Two little girls in blue / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

The two towers : being the second part of The lord of the rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien.
F TOLKIEN
YA-F TOLKIEN

U is for undertow / Sue Grafton.
M GRAFTON

Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly / Harriet Beecher Stowe
F STOWE
J-F STOWE

Undead and unwed / Mary Janice Davidson.
F DAVIDSON
PBR DAVIDSON

Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith / Jon Krakauer.
289.33 K893u

Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King.
F KING

Uprising / Margaret Peterson Haddix.
YA-F HADDIX

The vampire Armand / by Anne Rice.
F RICE

The vampire Lestat / Anne Rice.
F RICE

The villa / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Violets are blue : a novel / by James Patterson.
F PATTERSON

Vision in white / Nora Roberts.
F ROBERTS

Visions of sugar plums / Janet Evanovich.
M EVANOVICH

Visits from the afterlife : the truth about hauntings, spirits, and reunions with lost loved ones / Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison.
133.1 B882v

Vittorio, the vampire : new tales of the vampires / Anne Rice.
F RICE

A walk to remember / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

The war of the worlds / H. G. Wells.
SF WELLS

Watership Down / Richard Adams.
F ADAMS
YA-F ADAMS

The wedding / Nicholas Sparks.
F SPARKS

A weekend in September / by John Edward Weems.
976.4139 W397w 1980
976.483 W39w
R 976.483 W39w

We'll meet again / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

When the rivers run dry : water, the defining crisis of the twenty-first century / Fred Pearce.
333.91 P359w 2006

Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy / Wilson Rawls
J-F RAWLS
YA-F RAWLS

Whispers / by Dean R. Koontz.
F KOONTZ

Whispers from the dead / Joan Lowery Nixon.
YA-M NIXON

The white queen / Philippa Gregory.
F GREGORY

Who moved my cheese? : an a-mazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life / Spencer Johnson
155.24 J661w

The whole truth / David Baldacci.
F BALDACCI

Wicked prey / John Sandford.
F SANDFORD

The widow of the south / Robert Hicks.
F HICKS

Wild orchids / Jude Deveraux.
F DEVERAUX

Wit and wisdom from Poor Richard's almanack / Benjamin Franklin ; introduction by Dave Barry.
818.102 F831p 2000

Without remorse / Tom Clancy.
F CLANCY

Wizard and glass / Stephen King
F KING

The wolf at the door / Jack Higgins.
F HIGGINS

Wolves of the Calla / Stephen King ; illustrations by Bernie Wrightson.
F KING

The world is flat : a brief history of the twenty-first century / Thomas L. Friedman.
303.4833 F911w 2006

Worst case : a novel / James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
F PATTERSON

Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now / Maya Angelou.
814.54 A584w

The wrecker / Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.
F CUSSLER

You belong to me / Mary Higgins Clark.
F CLARK

Your heart belongs to me / Dean Koontz.
F KOONTZ

You've been warned : a novel / by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.
F PATTERSON

Chick Lit Authors

Ahern, Cecelia
Alan, Theresa
Andersen, Susan (pbr, LT)
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren
Bartlett, Gerry
Bartolomeo, Christina
Bird, Sarah
Block, Valerie
Brandt, Beverly
Browne, Hester
Buchan, Elizabaeth
Bushnell, Candace
Cabot, Meg
Caldwell, Laura
Carroll, Leslie Sara
Christensen,Kate
Ciresi, Rita
Colgan, Jenny
Cook, Claire
Crane, Caprice
Crusie, Jennifer
Curnyn, Lynda
Edwards, Johanna
Evans, Harriet
Fielding, Helen
Frankel, Valerie
Gaskell, Whitney
Gehrman, Jody
Gibson, Fiona
Gibson, Rachel
Giffin, Emily
Grazer, Gigi L.
Green, Jane
Hale, Shannon
Halliday, Gemma
Hanauer, Cathi
Haribison, Beth
Heller, Jane
Hitchcock, Jane S.
Holden, Wendy, 1965
Jewell, Lisa
Kelly, Cathy
Kargman,Jill
Kendrick, Beth
Keyes, Maria
King, Mia
Kinsella, Sophie
Kwitney, Alisa
Lipman, Elinor
Lissner, Caren
Litman, Viqui
Mansell, Jane
Margolis, Sue
Martin, Deidre
Matthews,Carole
Maxted, Anna
McLaughlin, Emma
Messina, Lynn
Michaels, Kasey
Mlynowksi, Sarah
Naylor, Clare
Orloff, Erica
Palmer, Liza
Papa, Ariella
Phillips, Carol
Powell, Julie
Schine, Cathleen
Senate, Melissa
Sigaloff, Jane
Snow, Carol
Templeton, Karen
Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa
Walker, Laura Jensen
Weiner, Jennifer
Weisberger, Lauren
Wells, Rebecca
Wells, Robin
Wickham, Madeleine
Zigman, Laura

Mystery Chick Lit Authors

Anderson, Sheryl J.
Avocato, Lori
Ballard, Mignon Franklin
Barrett, Lorna
Barron, Stephanie
Bartholomew, Nancy
Bebris, Carrie
Blevins, Meredith
Bond, Stephanie
Bush, Nancy
Cabot, Meg
Caine, Leslie
Caldwell, Laura
Carl, Joanna
Childs, Laura
Clemens, Judy
Clement, Blaize
Cohen, Nancy J.
Colt, Jennifer
Colley, Barbara
Conant-Park, Jessica
Corwin, C.R.
Crawford, Isis
Daheim, Mary
Davidson, Mary Janice
Davis, Kyra
Donnelly, Deborah
Dunn, Carola
Eichler, Selma

Evanovich, Janet
Fairbanks, Nancy
Farmer, Jerrilyn
Ferris, Monica
Fiffer, Sharon
Fluke, Joanne
Frazer, Margaret
Grace, C.L.
Graves, Sarah
Green, Chloƫ
Greenwood, Kerry
Halliday, Gemma
Haines, Carolyn
Harris, Lynn
Holt, Hazel
Jaffariain, Sue
Johnson, Dolores
Jones, Merry Blo
Laurie, Victoria
Kandel, Susan
Kalian, Cady
Kelner, Toni P.
Kenner, Julie
King, Laurie
Konrath, J.A. (Joe)
Kozak, Harley
Lakin, Rita
Malliet, G. M.
Martin, Nancy

Martin, Rosemary
McBride, Susan
McCafferty, Barbara
McCall Smith, Alexander
McKevett, G. A.
Meier, Leslie
Michaels, Kasey
Mitchell, Michele
Murray, Lynne
Myers, Tamar
Ocean, T. Lynn
Olson, Karen E.
O’Shaughnessy, Perri
Pickard, Nancy
Ripley, Ann
Roberts, Gillian
Spencer-Fleming, Julia
Strohmeyer, Sarah
Sturman, Jennifer
Sweeney, Leann
Townley, Gemma
Viets, Elaine

Christian Romance Fiction Authors

Aarsen, Carolyne
Baer, Judy
Bateman, TraceyVictoria
Clopton, Debra
Coulter, Brenda
Daley, Margaret
Davids, Patricia
Hannon, Irene
Hart, Jillian
James, Arlene
Kastner, Debra
Marr, Patt
Martin, Gail G.
Nunn, Mae
Perry, Marta
Reed, Terri
Richer, Lois
Sattler, Gail
Scofield, Ruth
Tronstad, Janet
Worth, Lenora

Christian Fiction Authors

Compiled by Joanne Turner, Assistant Reference Librarian

Aiken, Ginny
Alexander, Hannah
Austin, Lynn N.
Baart, Nicole
Bateman, Tracey
Bedford, Deborah
Bell, James Scott
Bergren, Lisa Tawn
Blackstock, Terri
Blackston, Ray
Blackwell, Lawana
Bly, Stephen A.
Brimsetter. Wanda E.
Bunn, T. Davis
Cannon, Julie
Chaikin, L. L.
Clark, Mindy Starns
Collins, Brandilyn
Copeland, Lori
Cote, Lyn
Crawford, Dianna
Dekker, Ted
Depree, Traci
Dickson, Athol
Downs, Tim (mystery)


Gansky, Alton (mystery))
Girzone, Joseph F.
Gray, Shelley Shepard
Gregory, David
Groot, Tracy
Gulley, Philip
Gunn, Robin Jones
Gutteridge, Rene
Hancock, Karen (science fiction)
Halter, Marek
Hatcher, Robin Lee
Hart, Beth Webb
Hart, Neesa
Heitzmann, Kristen
Henderson, Dee
Herman, Kathy
Hickman, Patricia
Higgs, Liz Curtis
Hinck, Sharon
Hoff, B. J.
Hunt, Angela E.
Jackson, Derek
Jackson, Neta
Jarrett, Norma L.
Jenkins, Jerry B.
John, Sally
Karon, Jan
Kelly, Leisha
Kingsbury, Karen
Kinkade, Thomas
Kirkpatrick, Jane
Klassen, Julie
Kraus, Jim
Lacy, Al
Lacy, Joanna
LaHaye, Tim
Leon, Bonnie
Lewis, Beverly
Ludd, Gerald
McCourtney, Lorena (mystery)
Morgan, Kathleen
Morris, Lynn
Morris, Gilbert
Morrisey, Tom
Moser, Nancy
Musser, Elizabeth
Myers, Bill
Oke, Janette
Palmer, Catherine
Parker, Gary E.



Parshall, Craig
Pella, Judith
Peretti, Frank E.
Peterson, Tracie
Raney, Deborah
Rice, Anne (2)
Angels Time
Christ the Lord
Rivers, Francine
Rushford, Patricia H.
Phillips, Michael
Samson, Lisa
Singer, Randy D.
Smith, Debra White
Snelling, Laurine
Thoene, Bodie
Thrasher, Travis
Turner, Jamie L.
Walker, Laura J.
Whitson, Stephaine
Wick, Lori
Woodsmall, Cindy
Wright, Jason
York, Lynn

Authors of Contemporary Black Fiction

Compiled by Joanne Turner, Assistant Reference Librarian

Belll, Cassandra
Berry, Bertice
Black, Daniel
Bland, Eleanor
Billingsley, Reshonda
Bowen, Michele
Brown, Parry
Briscoe, Connie
Buckhanon, Kalisha
Bunkley, Anita
Butler, Tajuana
Cleage, Pearl
Cooper, J. California
Corbett, Nina
Day, Desiree
Dickey, Eric Jerome
Diggs, Anita
Dow, Candice
Files, Lolita
Ford, Aisha
Forster, Gwynne
George, Nelson
Gregory, Tamara
Griggs, Vanessa
Guillaume, Geri
Harris, E. Lynn
Holliday, Geneva
Jackson, Brenda
Jarrett, Norma L.
Joe, Yolanda
Johnson, Freddie
Johnson, R. M.
Johnson, Stephanie
Jones, Solomon
Keaton, Barbara
Lee, Darrien
Little, Benilde
Major, Marcus
Marshall, Bev
Mason,Felicia
Mason, J. D.
McGlothin, Victor
McMillan, Rosalyn
McMillan, Terry
McCollors, Tia
McCoy-Miller, Judith
Monroe, Mary
Morrison, Mary B.
Morrison, Toni
Nicholas, Denise
Mosley, Walter
Murray, Albert
Murray, Victoria
Parks, Electa
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Phillips, Debra
Phillips, Delores
Rawles, Nancy
Reid, Maryann
Rhodes, Jewell
Robinson, C. Kelly
Roby, Kimberla
Southgate, Martha
Thomas, Brenda
Thomas, Jacquelin
Turner, Nikki
Tyree, Omar
Warren, Tiffany
Weber, Carl
Wesley, Valerie
White, Kimberley
Wideman, John E.
Williams, Shelia J.
Williams, Tia
Wilson, Christopher P.
Zane

THE SULTAN’S SHADOW: ONE FAMILY’S ROLE AT THE CROSSROADS OF EAST AND WEST

By Christiane Bird

Publisher Random House 2010
Price $ 28.00
Pages 329

ISBN 978-0-345-46940-3

Reviewed by R.T. Bush

Most people read non fiction with the hope of being better informed on a subject, or to learn something new. This book that I borrowed from the League City Library amply fulfilled those hopes.

The principle characters are Seyyed Said bin Sultan Al Busaid of Oman, his daughter Salme, and his son Seyyid Barghash. The men were strict Muslims and remained so, but Salme who eloped with a German trader and went live in Germany became a Christian. She was a tragic character who was treated badly in Hamburg by her husband’s relatives. After he died in an accident a kindly German Baroness befriended her; but she was swindled of her inheritance and had to earn a living for her self and her three children by teaching Arabic.

The Muslim religion for Omanis was Ibadhism. Ms Bird explains that this sect was tolerant of other religions, unlike sects such as the Wahabism of Saudi Arabia and the Sunni sect, who both tried to over throw the Ibadists. Ibadhism is still the religion of Oman today reinforcing the county’s isolation from the rest of Arabia and the rest of the Muslim world.

Omanis at one time ruled over Bandar Abbas in today’s Iran, Gwador in today’s Baluchistan, a province of Pakistan, and as far west in the Arabian Gulf as Bahrain. Their seafarers and traders on sailing vessels regularly sailed to and from East Africa, Pemba and Zanzibar, islands off the East African coast during the N. East and S. West monsoons. They established thriving settlements in those places. The Al Busaidi Sultans became wealthy through trading in African slaves, ivory and from the clove plantations on Zanzibar and Pemba. In Oman, where Muscat became their capital and main port, dates were their main crop. A large part of Oman is arid dessert, but Zanzibar and Pemba are fertile with lush vegetation. The Sultans built palaces and lived much of their lives there.

Princess Salme was born in Zanzibar in 1844 the daughter of Sultan Sayyed Sultan Al Busaid and a Circassian slave. She became homesick for the

island during her exile in Germany, but was denied permission to return by her brother who became Sultan after the death of their father. This was partly due to her conversion to Christianity.

Ms. Bird devotes a whole chapter to the Arab slave trade, and goes into details about the abolitionists including David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley. The African expeditions of explorers Richard Burton, John Speke, and Stanley who were all helped in Zanzibar by the Omanis are also covered in detail.

We learn of the cruelties suffered by the African slaves, sold by their chieftains in the interior and driven mercilessly to the coast. Many died before arriving in the slave markets of Zanzibar. Portuguese traders took some to Brazil but most went north to Arabia or Egypt, or worked on the labour intensive clove plantations in Zanzibar.

Of the abolitionists we learn that Livingstone was born in a tenement in Blantyre near Glasgow. He was a medical missionary and an ardent Christian. Stanley was born a Welshman named John Rowlands in 1841. At the age of 16 he went to the US changed is name to Henry Morton Stanley, and after fighting for the Confederate Army ended up in New York.

Although I had walked back and forth across Herald Square five days a week on my commute to work from the Pennsylvania Rail Road Station to the Rockefeller Center, and knew it was named after James Gordon Bennett’s once famous New York Herald newspaper, I did not know that Stanley had worked there.
In fact it was Bennett’s son who sent Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone.

Stanley was not a missionary; he was a brave explorer and found the source of the Nile on Lake Victoria. He tracked the river Lualaba into the Congo and went down that mighty river to the sea passing round the torrential falls named after him. Later he became King Leopold 11of Belgium’s envoy in the Congo. Ms Bird tells us that he was one of the least racist of the African explorers.

Cruelty and gender inequality were endemic world wide in the 17th and 18th centuries, and especially so in the Arab and African countries mentioned in this book, where tribal divisions were often extreme. Male sexual prowess or excesses were considered a matter of pride and having many wives and concubines was common among the rulers and the wealthy of the world, including the Omanis. King Henry VIII and Tiger Woods are saintly when compared with powerful and rich in this book.

Sexism was as prevalent then among Muslims as it is today in most religions, so the only Omani woman Ms Bird finds as a heroine, besides Princess


Salme, was a shadowy character, Bibi Mouza. To learn more about her you must read the book.

Pemba and Zanzibar became independent of Oman and now with the former Tanganyika form part of Tanzania. The coastal part of Tanzania and Kenya its neighbour to the north was also settled by Arabs who converted the local Africans known as Swahili to Mohammedanism. These coastal strips were a part of the Busaidi Sultan’s domains.

Today Mombassa in Kenya, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania are major ports and cities.

A coup or rebellion in 1963 ended the British Protectorate that had been established over Zanzibar in 1890, and the island lost its independence to the mainland.

In Oman in another coup Sultan Qaboos al Busaidi, the 14th of this dynasty, replaced his tyrannical father in 1970 and brought Oman into the modern world with some help from the British army, the Iranians, the Jordanians, and the Shell Oil Co..

This book is a must read for understanding the seething unrest in Arabia and East Africa.

990 words R.T. Bush November, 7 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Stories for Children

PICTURE BOOKS

CALL # TITLE AUTHOR

E ACC Friendship’s First Thanksgiving (Accorsi)

E AND Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale (Anderson)

E AND Thank You, Sarah (Anderson)

E AND Turkey Pox (Anderson)

E ATW Thanksgiving Door (Atwell)

E AUC Beauty and the Beaks (Auch)

E BAL Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometimes It’s Feathers (Balian)

E BAT Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey (Bateman)

E BER Berenstain Bears & the Prize Pumpkin (Berenstain)

E BIL Turkey Bowl (Bildner)

E BOE Firefighters’ Thanksgiving (Boelts)

E BRA Best Thanksgiving Day (Braybrooks)

E BRI Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit (Bridwell)

E BRO Arthur’s Thanksgiving (Brown)

E BRU Squanto’s Thanksgiving (Bruchac)

E BUN Turkey for Thanksgiving (Bunting)

E CAP Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! (Capucilli)

E CAR Visit to Grandma’s (Carlson)

E COW Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey (Cowley)

E COX One Is a Feast for a Mouse (Cox)

E DEV Cranberry Thanksgiving (Devlin)

E FRI Thanksgiving Rules (Friedman)

E GAN Rotten Ralph’s Thanksgiving Wish (Gantos)

E GIB Thanksgiving Is... (Gibbons)

E HAR Three Young Pilgrims (Harness)

E HER Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story (Herman)

E JAC I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Jackson)

E JUL Duck for Turkey Day (Jules)

E KRO Thanksgiving Bowl (Kroll)

E LAK Fat Chance Thanksgiving (Lakin)

E LIS Blue’s Thanksgiving Feast (Lissy)

E MAY Run, Turkey, Run! (Mayr)

E MCC Outlaw Thanksgiving (McCully)

E PIL ‘Twas the Night before Thanksgiving (Pilkey)

E RAE Rivka’s First Thanksgiving (Rael)

E ROB Thanksgiving Mice! (Roberts)

E SCH Thanksgiving (Schuh)

E SHA One Terrific Thanksgiving (Sharmat)

E SIL Turkey Trouble (Silvano)

E SPI Perfect Thanksgiving (Spinelli)

E SPI Thanksgiving at the Tappletons (Spinelli)

E STA Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation (Stanley)

E STE Fried Feathers for Thanksgiving (Stevenson)

E STO Thanksgiving Treat (Stock)

E SUL Ankle Soup (Sullivan)

E TAL Disney’s Winnie the Pooh’s Thanksgiving (Talkington)

E TAN Tasty Thanksgiving Feast (Tanner)

E TRY Albert's Thanksgiving (Tryon)

E WAT Thanksgiving at Our House (Watson)

E WIL Dora’s Thanksgiving (Wilson)