Caleb Carr (Mystery).
York, turn-of-the-century, serial killer.
Premise is that
it is the first
time psychology is used to solve a crime.
Black Ice Michael Connelly
First Harry Bosch novel. Bosch is a detective in
LA battling the demons within and without.
The Bone Collector Jeffrey Deaver
Quadriplegic genius helps cop find a serial
House of Sand and Fog Andre Dubus
Modern tragedy with two factions warring over the
possesion of a house.
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
Fannie Flagg (Comedy).
Coming-of-age of wacky southern girl. In the form
of her diary from 14 to 18.
Snow Falling on Cedars David
Love story as a flashback to WWII on the
Pacific coastal islands. Beautiful and moving.
The Love Hunter Jon Hassler (Drama)
Powerful book about a dying man’s efforts to
have his best friend take care of his wife when he’s gone.
Last Days of Summer Stephen
A series of letters between a Brooklyn Dodger
and a Jewish kid living in Brooklyn in the 1950’s. Very funny.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Gregory Maguire (historical/fantasy)
A twist on Cinderella revealing the
"real" story behind the fairy-tale.
Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt (Drama).
Non-fiction memoir of the utter and extreme poverty
that the author faced while growing up in Ireland.
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry (Western)
One of the best reads ever, a story about U.S.
Marshalls, their lives, loves, adventures in the wild west. A huge
book, but worth every page.
Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
One of the greatest books written in the 20th century, beautiful writing, weird characters, very
insightful and deep perspective of African American experience.
The Things They Carried Tim
Soldiers in Vietnam,
incredibly powerful book.
My Year of Meats Ruth Ozeki (Drama/Social)
Fascinating story about parallel lives of American and Japanese women centered around the
American meat industry.
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Beautiful book about a group of people being held hostage at a
birthday party by terrorists. Great characters.
One True Thing Anna Quindlen (Drama)
Incredibly powerful book based on the author's life and her experience taking care of her ailing
mother. Excellent story with strong characters.
Empire Falls Richard Russo
Wonderful book about a guy and his daughter in a small
town. Her high school experience is worth reading about.
Sophie’s Choice William Styron (Drama).
Heart-wrenching, post WWII story of a woman tormented by something that happened to her during the