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Authors for Women
Authors
Binchy, Maeve Bradford, Barbara Taylor
Brown, Sandra Collins, Jackie
Conroy, Pat Coulter, Catherine
Delinsky, Barbara Deveraux, Jude
Garwood, Julie Goudge, Eileen
Hoffman, Alice Kelly, Cathy
Keyes, Marian Kingsolver, Barbara
Krantz, Judith Krentz, Jayne Ann
Irving, John Lipman, Elinor
McMurty, Larry Michael, Fern
Pilcher, Rosmunde Proulx, Annie
Rice, Luanne Roberts, Nora
Shea, Suzanne Strempek Shreve, Anita
Sparks, Nicholas Steel, Danielle
Tan, Amy Tyler, Anne
Walker, Alice Wharton, Edith
Weiner, Jennifer Winston, Lolly

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Baseball Fiction
Author
Title
Abrahams, Peter The Fan
Bouton, Jim Strike Zone
Coben, Harlan The Final Detail
DeLillo, Don Underworld
Deuker, Carl High Heat
Evers, Crabbe Fear in Fenway
Fowler, Karen Joy The Sweetheart Season
Fromm, Pete How All This Started
Gantos, Jack Joey Pigza Loses Control
Grisham, John A Painted House
Hamill, Pete Snow in August
Hutton, Jeff Perfect Silence
Jenkins, Jerry B. The Youngest Hero
Johnson, Scott Safe at Second
King, Stephen The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Kinsella, W. P. Magic Time
Koertge, Ronald Shakespeare Bats Cleanup
Leonard, Sam A Difficult Trade
Lupica, Mike Wild Pitch
Malamud, Bernard The Natural
Mosher, Howard Frank Waiting for Teddy Williams
Parker, Robert B. Double Play
Roth, Philip The Great American Novel
Shaara, Michael For Love of the Game
Smith, April Be the One

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Books for Men
Fiction
Author Title ( Call Number)
Banks, Russell Affliction (F Banks)
Clancy, Tom Hunt for Red October (F Clancy)
Cussler, Clive White Death (F Cussler)
Fast, Howard Greenwich (F Fast)
Ford, Richard The Sportswriter (F Ford)
Hansen, Ron Atticus (F Hansen)
Harrison, Jim Legends of the Fall (F Harrison)
Hemingway, Ernest For Whom the Bell Tolls (F Hemingway)
Irving, John Prayer for Owen Meany (F Irving)
Kinsella, William Shoeless Joe (F Kinsella)
McCrumb, Sharyn The Rosewood Casket (F McCrumb)
O'Brien, Tim The Things They Carried (F O'Brien)
Pressfield, Steven Gates of Fire (F Pressfield)
Proulx, Annie E. The Shipping News (F Proulx)
Richler, Mordecai Barney's Version (F Richler)
Rosenberg, Joel The Last Jihad (F Rosenberg)
Russo, Larry The Risk Pool (F Russo)
Russo, Richard Empire Falls (F Russo)
Shaara, Jeffrey Gods and Generals (F Shaara)
Shaara, Michael Killer Angels (F Shaara)
Warren, Robert Penn All the King's Men (F Warren)

Nonfiction
And when you're in the mood for some non-fiction, take a look at these:
Author Title (Call Number)
Berendt, John Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (975.8 Ber)
Goodwin, Doris Kearns Wait 'Till Next Year (796.357 Goo)
Hamill, Pete A Drinking Life ( B/Hamill)
McCullough, David John Adams (B/Adams)
Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman (423 Win)


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Janet Evanovich Read-A-Likes
Author Title
Barnes, Linda Carlotta Carlyle Series:
Flashpoint
Coyote
Block, Lawrence Bernie Rhodenbarr Series:
Burglars Can't be Choosers
The Burglar who Thought he was Bogart
Burke, Jan Irene Kelly Series:
Nine
Flight
Coben, Harlan Myron Bolitar Series:
Deal Breaker
Dropshot
Crusie, Jennifer Tell Me Lies
Crazy for You
Ford, Gerald M. Leo Waterman Series:
Slow Burn
Last Ditch
Heller, Jane Princess Charming
Sis Boom Bah
Hiaasen, Carl Stormy Weather
Isaacs, Susan Long Time No See
After All These Years
Kellogg, Marne Davis Lilly Bennett Series:
Bad Manners
Curtsey
McCrumb, Sharyn Elizabeth MacPherson Series:
MacPherson's Lament
PMS Outlaws
Piesman, Marissa Nina Fischman Series:
Alternate Sides
Heading Uptown
Roberts, Gillian Amanda Pepper Series:
Helen Hath No Fury
Adam and Evil
Shankman, Sarah Samantha Adams Series:
Digging up Momma
Her Was Her Man
Scottoline, Lisa Dead Ringer
Courting Trouble

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Horror Authors
Author
Title
Alton, Steve Andrews, V.C.
Bachman, Richard Barker, Clive
Benchley, Peter Blatty, William Peter
Bloch, Robert Bradbury, Ray
Cain, Chelsea Campbell, Ramsey
Due, Tananarive Farris, John
Gaiman, Neil Grant, Charles L.
Gray, Muriel Harris, Thomas
Herbert, James Hill, Joe
Hitchcock, Alfred Irving, Washington
Jackson, Shirley Kalogridis, Jeanne
King, Stephen Klavan, Andrew
Koontz, Dean Levin, Ira
Little, Bentley Lovecraft, H. P.
Lumley, Brian Masterton, Graham
McCammon, Robert Newman, Kim
Oates, Joyce Carol Poe, Edgar Allen
Preston, Douglas Rice, Anne
Saul, John Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Simmons, Dan Slade, Michael
Stevenson, Robert Louis Stoker, Bram
Straub, Peter Tryon, Thomas
Wilson, F. Paul Yarbo, Chelsea Quinn

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Irish Authors
Author
Title
Bannister, Jo True Witness
Binchy, Maeve Quentin's
Bruen, Ken The Killing of the Tinkers
Davis-Goff, Annabel This Cold Country
Gill, Bartholomew Death in Dublin
Joyce, James Ulysses
Keyes, Marian Sushi for Beginners
Llywelyn, Morgan 1949: a novel of the Irish Free State
McCann, Colum The Dancer
McGahern, John By the Lake
McBride, Regina The Nature of Water and Air
O'Brien, Edna In the Forest
O'Carroll, Brendan The Chisellers
O'Connor, Joseph Star of the Sea
O'Faolain, Nuala My Dream of You
Roper, Martin Gone
Toibin, Colm The Blackwater Lightship
Trevor, William The Story of Lucy Gault
Trollope, Anthony Phineas Finn
Williams, Niall The Fall of Light

Non-Fiction Irish Authors
Author
Title
Beckett, Samuel Waiting for Godot
Bourke, Angela The Burning of Bridget Cleary
Dezell, Maureen Irish America: coming into the clover
MacDonald, Michael Patrick All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
McCourt, Frank Angela's Ashes
McCourt, Malachy
A Monk Swimming

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Legal Thrillers
Author
Title
Baldacci, David The Simple Truth
Bernhardt, William Death Row
Brown, Sandra The Alibi
Buckley, Christopher No Way to Treat a First Lady
Buffa, Dudley The Prosecution: A Legal Thriller
Burke, Alafair Judgment Calls
Cannell, Stephen Runaway Heart
Carter, Stephen The Emperor of Ocean Park
Connelly, Michael Lost Light
Cookson, Catherine Silent Lady
Ellis, David Life Sentence
Fairstein, Linda The Bone Vault
Finch, Phillips Fatal Flaw
Green, Tim The Fifth Angel
Grisham, John The King of Torts
Gutman, Amy Equivocal Death
Haig, Brian The Kingmaker
Horn, Stephen Law of Gravity
Lashner, William Hostile Witness
Lescroart, John The First Law
Margolin, Phillip Ties That Bind
Martini, Steve The Arraignment
Meltzer, Brad Dead Even
O'Shaughnessy, Perri Unfit to Practice
Parker, Barbara Suspicion of Madness
Patterson, Richard North Dark Lady
Rice, Luanne The Secret Hour
Rosenfelt, David First Degree
Scottoline, Lisa Dead Ringer
Turow, Scott Reversible Errors
Woods, Stuart Worst Fears Realized

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Military Fiction
Vietnam
Author
Title
Berent, Mark Rolling Thunder
Burke, James Lee Bitterroot
Clancy, Tom Without Remorse
Connelly, Michael The Black Echo
DeMille, Nelson Up Country
DuBois, Brendan Betrayed
Hasford, Gustav The Phantom Blooper
Heinemann, Larry Close Quarters
Hoar, Jere R. The Hit
Hunter, Stephen A Time to Hunt
Lieb, Franklin Allen The Fire Dream
Marcinko, Richard Rogue Warrior
Moore, Robin The Green Berets
O'Brien, Tim The Things They Carried
O'Nan, Stewart The Names of the Dead
Weber, Joe Rules of Engagement

Korea
Author
Title
Bond, Larry Red Phoenix
Brady, James Marines of Autumn
Griffin, W.E.B. Under Fire
Hooker, Richard MASH
Michener, James The Bridges at Toko-ri
Morris, Willie Taps
Potok, Chaim I am the Clay

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Cozy Mysteries
Author
Title
Adamson, Lydia Cat of One's Own
Cat on Stage Left
Aird, Catherine Little Knell
Atter Effects
Albert, Susan Wittig A Dilly of a Death
Allingham, Margery The Allingham Murders
The Case of the Late Pig
Atherton, Nancy Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday
Aunt Dimity, Detective
Babson, Marian To Catch a Cat
The Company of Cats
Beaton, M. C. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
Death of a Poison Pen
Berenson, Laurien Best in Show
Hot Dog
Bishop, Claudia Marinade for Murder
A Steak in Murder
Block, Lawrence The Burglar on the Prowl
The Burglar in the Rye
Braun, Lillian Jackson The Cat Who Talked Turkey
The Cat Who Brought Down the House
Brown, Rita Mae Whisker of Evil
Full Cry
Cannell, Dorothy The Importance of Being Ernestine
Bridesmaids Revisited
Churchill, Jill It Had to Be You
Clark, Mary Higgins Nighttime is My Time
Second Time Around
Conant, Susan Bride and Groom
The Wicked Flea
Dams, Jeanne M. Sins Out of School
Silence is Golden
Davidson, Diane Mott Chopping Spree
Sticks and Scones
Ferrars, E. X. A Choice of Evils
Seeing is Believing
Fowler, Earlene Broken Dishes
Sunshine and Shadow
Gilman, Dorothy Kaleidoscope
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled
Grimes, Martha Foul Matter
The Grave Maurice
Hart, Carolyn G. Murder Walks the Plank
Letter from Home
Hess, Joan Muletrain to Maggody
Out on a Limb
Langton, Jane The Deserter: Murder at Gettysburg
The Escher Twist
MacLeod, Charlotte The Balloon Man
Exit the Milkman
McCrumb, Sharyn Ghost Riders
The Songcatcher
McInerny, Ralph Requiem for a Realtor
Irish Coffee
Myers, Tamar Thou Shalt not Grill
Custard's Last Stand
Perry, Anne Shifting Tide
Death by Dickens
Peters, Elizabeth Brother Cadfael's Penance
Fallen into the Pit
Pickard, Nancy The Truth Hurts
Ring of Truth
Roosevelt, Elliott Murder at the President's Door
Murder in the Lincoln Bedroom
Simpson, Dorothy Dead and Gone
Once Too Often

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Oprah's Book Club
Author
Title
Allende, Elizabeth Daughter of Fortune
Angelou, Maya The Heart of a Woman
Ansay, A. Manette Vinegar Hill
Berg, Elizabeth Open House
Binchy, Maeve Tara Road
Buck, Pearl The Good Earth
Bohjalian, Chris Midwives
Clarke, Breena River, Cross My Heart
Cleage, Pearl What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
Danticant, Edwidge Breath, Eyes, Memory
Dubus, Andre III House of Sand and Fog
Fitch, Janet White Oleander
Franzen, Jonathan The Corrections
Gaines, Ernest A Lesson Before Dying
Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
A Virtuous Woman
Hamilton, Jane A Map of the World
The Book of Ruth
Haynes, Melinda Mother of Pearl
Hegi, Ursula Stones from the River
Hoffman, Alice Here on Earth
Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible
Lamb, Wally She's Come Undone
I Know This Much Is True
Letts, Billy Where the Heart Is
Lott, Bret Jewel
MacDonald, Ann Marie Fall on Your Knees
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia One Hundred Years of Solitude
McCullers, Carson The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Miller, Sue While I Was Gone
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Mitchard, Jacquelyn The Deep End of the Ocean
Morgan, Robert Gap Creek
Morris, Mary McGarry Songs in Ordinary Time
Morrison, Toni The Bluest Eye
Paradise
Song of Soloman
Oates, Joyce Carol We Were the Mulvaneys
O'Dell, Tawni Back Roads
Oufkir, Malika Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
Paton, Alan Cry, the Beloved Country
Quindlen, Anna Black and Blue
Reynolds, Sheri The Rapture of Canaan
Rubio, Gwyn Icy Sparks
Schlink, Bernhard The Reader
Schwarz, Christina Drowning Ruth
Shreve, Anita The Pilot's Wife
Steinbeck, John East of Eden
Tademy, Lalita Cane River
Tolstory, Leo Anna Karenina

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Out of This World Authors
Authors
Adams, Douglas Aldiss, Brian
Anderson, Poul Anthony, Piers
Bova, Ben Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Bradbury, Ray Brin, David
Brooks, Terry Brust, Steven
Bujold, Lois McMaster Card, Orson Scott
Carey, Jacqueline Cherryh, C. J.
Crowley, John David, Peter
De Camp, L. Sprague Dick, Philip K.
Dickson, Gordon Donaldson, Stephen R.
Drake, David Eddings, David
Gaiman, Neil Goodkind, Terry
Green, Simon Hamilton, Laurel K.
Herbert, Frank Hobb, Robin
Jordan, Robert Kerr, Katharine
Kurtz, Katherine Lackey, Mercedes
Lawhead, Steve LeGuin, Ursula
Lustbader Eric Llywelyn, Morgan
Martin, George R. R. May, Julian
McCaffrey, Anne McKiernan, Dennis
Moore, Christopher Norton, Andre
Pratchett, Terry Pullman, Philip
Rankin, Robert Roberson, Jennifer
Salvatore, R. A. Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann
Silverberg, Robert Tolkien, J. R. R.
Whyte, Jack Williams, Tad
Willis, Connie

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Wild Wild West Writers
Authors
Bowers, Terrell Johnston, Terry
Brand, Max Johnstone, William D.
Brown, Will C. Jones, Douglas C.
Clarke, Richard Kelley, Leo P.
Coel, Margaret Kelton, Elmer
Coldsmith, Don L'Amour, Louis
Cole, Jackson Lawrence, Steven C.
Collier, B. A. McMurty, Larry
Combs, Harry Newton, C. B. Dwight
Conley, Robert J. Overholser, Wayne D.
Doig, Ivan Patten, Lewis
Estleman, Loren D. Porter, Donald
Fox, Norman Proctor, George
Grey, Zane Pronzini, Bill
Harrigan, Stephen L. Roderus, Frank
Hillerman, Tony Schaefer, Jack
Henry, Will

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Western Short Stories and Non-Fiction
Title
Call Number
American West: Twenty New Stories F American
Christmas Out West F Christmas
Still Wild--Short Fiction of the American West F Still
Wild Westerns: stories from the grand old pulps F Pronzini
Great Stories of the American West F Great
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 970.004 Brown
Growing Up Western: recollections of a time gone by 920 Gro
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: living and writing in the West B Stegner
Dust to Dust: obituaries of the gunfighters 364.15 Geddy
Undaunted Courage 917.804 Ambrose

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Authors from India
Author
Title
Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart
Alexander, Meena Raw Silk
Ali, Samina Madras on Rainy Days
Badami, Anita Rau The Hero's Walk
Bakwa, Rupa The Sari Shop
Baldwin, Shauna Singh What the Body Remembers
Chaudhuri, Amit Real Time
Chopra, Deepak Daughters of Joy
Daswani, Kavita For Matrimonial Purposes
Davidar, David The House of Blue Mangos
Dawesar, Abha Babyji
Deb, Siddhartha The Point of Return
Desai, Anita Baumgartner's Bombay
Divakaruni, Chitra Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Ganesan, Indira The Journey
Ghosh, Amitav The Glass Palace
Hariharan, Githa In Times of Siege
Kalidasa, David Birth of the Sun God
Kirchner, Bharti Pastries: a novel of desserts and discoveries
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Malladi, Amulya Serving Crazy with Curry
Mehta, Gail A River Sutra
Mistry, Rohinton Family Matters
Mukherjee, Bharati Jasmine
Naipaul, V. S. A Way in the World
Nair, Anita The Better Man
Narayan, R. K. The Guide
Nigam, Sanjay Transplanted Man
Ondaatje, Michael In the Skin of a Lion
Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things
Rushdie, Salman Satanic Verses
Seth, Vikram An Equal Magic
Shanghvi, Siddharth The Last Song of Dusk
Suri, Manil The Death of Vishnu
Sundarsan, Indu The Feast of Roses
Tharoor, Shashi Show Business
Vassangi, M. G. The In Between World of Vikram Lall

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