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JULY 2007

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THE LAMBS OF LONDON

By Peter Ackroyd

EXCELLENT

LITERARY -- Charles and Mary Lamb try to validate a lost Shakespearean play. (Sept/Oct 2006)

THE LAY OF THE LAND

By Richard Ford

Good

LITERARY -- Frank Bascombe endures another family holiday. (Jan/Feb 2007)

THE MESSENGER

By Daniel Silva

EXCELLENT SELECTION

CRIME -- Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon is back. (Nov/Dec 2006)

SHARP OBJECTS

By Gillian Flynn

EXCELLENT SELECTION

CRIME -- A journalist returns home to cover a murder. (Jan/Feb 2007)

TERROR TOWN

An Abe Lieberman Mystery

By Stuart M. Kaminsky

EXCELLENT

CRIME -- Murders in Chicago, and Lieberman can't retire. (May/June 2006)

NIGHTLIFE

By Thomas Perry

GOOD/EXCELLENT

CRIME -- A female killer has as many identities as dead bodies to her name. (May/June 2006)

A SHADOW IN SUMMER

Book One of the Long Price Quartet

By Daniel Abraham

EXCELLENT SELECTION

SF -- A fantasy world where ideas take physical form. (July/Aug 2006)

A SEPARATE WAR AND OTHER STORIES

By Joe Haldeman

EXCELLENT

SF -- Fifteen works of classic science fiction, written over the last three decades. (Nov/Dec 2006)

FIASCO

The American Military Adventure in Iraq

By Thomas E. Ricks

EXCELLENT

GENERAL NF -- The U.S. entered Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein without a clear plan. (Nov/Dec 2006)

CONSIDER THE LOBSTER

And Other Essays

By David Foster Wallace

GOOD/EXCELLENT

GENERAL NF -- Political, cultural, and literary essays. (Mar/Apr 2006)

JAMES TIPTREE, JR.

The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

By Julie Phillips

EXCELLENT SELECTION

BIOGRAPHY -- James Tiptree, Jr. wrote compelling science fiction about women--and was one. (Nov/Dec 2006)

THE RELUCTANT MR. DARWIN

An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

By David Quammen

GOOD/EXCELLENT

SCIENCE -- The evolution of the theory of natural selection. (Nov/Dec 2006)

AUGUST 2007

DIGGING TO AMERICA

By Anne Tyler

EXCELLENT SELECTION

LITERARY -- America and American-Iranian families adopt Korean families. (July/Aug 2006)

THE NIGHT GARDENER

By George Pelecanos

EXCELLENT SELECTION

CRIME -- Serial murders go unsolved for 20 years. (Nov/Dec 2006)

THE RUINS

By Scott Smith

EXCELLENT

CRIME -- Four young Americans vacationing in Cancun encounter deadly man-eating vines. (Nov/Dec 2006)

THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA

By Michael Pollan

EXCELLENT SELECTION

GENERAL NF -- A journalist explores what we eat and from where...

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