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By Richard Ford

LITERARY - Dell Parsons, a retired high school English teacher, reflects back on his life and the events that changed it forever. (**** SELECTION July/Aug 2012)


The Lifeboat

By Charlotte Rogan

LITERARY - Thirty-nine survivors are adrift in an overcrowded and possibly sinking lifeboat. (**** SELECTION July/Aug 2012)


By Toni Morrison

LITERARY - The Nobel laureate explores the perilous journey of 24-year-old Korean War veteran Frank Money to save his younger sister. (**** July/Aug 2012)

In One Person

By John Irving

LITERARY - In his 13th novel, Irving turns to issues old--sexuality--and issues new--gender identity. (**** July/Aug 2012)

Death Comes to Pemberley

By P. D. James

CRIME - A mystery is set in the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. (**** SELECTION Mar/Apr 2012)

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

By Jennifer E. Smith

YOUNG ADULT - Two teens fall in love over 24 hours. (**** SELECTION May/June 2012)

Born Wicked

The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book One

By Jessica Spotswood

YOUNG ADULT - In an alternate 1890s New England, a religious Brotherhood controls all aspects of life. A trio of female witches doesn't quite fit in. (**** July/ Aug 2012)

Anatomy of Injustice

A Murder Case Gone Wrong

By Raymond Bonner

GENERAL - When a white woman is murdered, blame falls on a black, mentally handicapped man. It turns out the justice system was wrong. (**** May/June 2012)


Barack Obama

The Story

By David Maraniss

BIOGRAPHY - The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author searches for clues to the character and motivation of the man who would become America's 44th president. (**** Sept/Oct 2012)

The Lives of Margaret Fuller

A Biography

By John Matteson

BIOGRAPHY - Matteson won a Pulitzer Prize for his dual biography of Bronson and Louisa May Alcott; here he examines the life of the 19th-century writer and leading figure in New England transcendentalism. (**** May/June 2012)

The Man Within My Head

By Pico Iyer


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