Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Science Fiction Classics

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
First used in Science Wonder Stories in 1929, the term “Science fiction” has come to mean the literary imagination of how sciences impact society. From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, to today’s publications, Sci Fi has shown remarkable visions of
Sometimes writers like C. S. Lewis use it to give a deeper understanding of Christianity. Once I read the Perelandra series, I found other Sci Fi explanations of religion to be missing the point.
Here are some classics from the last hundred years for your pleasure


Science Fiction Hall of Fame PZ1.S587 Sc v.1 — vol. 2 has just been published. These include significant short stories, and novellas as well as novel length. One of my favorites is Nightfall by Isaac

Works by one author
Asimov, I. The Caves of Steel
PS3551.S5 C3 1983
______ Foundation PS3551.S5
______ Foundation and Empire
PS3551.S5 F61

Bates, H. E. The Best of H. E.
Bates PR6003.A965 A6

Bester, A. The Stars My
Destination. PS3552.E796 .S72

Bradbury, R. Fahrenheit 451
PS3503.R167 F3 1988
______. The Martian Chronicles

Brunner, J. Stand on Zanzibar
PR6052.R8 S72

Burgess, A. A Clockwork Orange.
PR6073.I4678 C54

Card, O.S. Ender’s Shadow
PS3553.A655 E58 1999

Clark, A. C. Childhood’s End
PR6005.L36 C5
______The Fountains of Paradise
PR6005.L36 F66
______Rendezvous with Rama
PR6005.L36 R4 1990

Del Rey, L. The Best of Lester
DelRey. PS3554.E445 B4

Dick, P. K. The Man in the High
Castle PS3554.I3 M3 1988.

Disch, T. 334 PS3554.I8 T5 1987

Heinlein, R. Stranger in a Strange
Land PS3515.E288 S7

Keyes, D. Flowers for Algernon
PS3561.E769 F56 1990z

Kornbluth, C. The Best of C. M.
Kornbluth. PS3561.O67 B7

LeGuin, U. The Dispossessed.
PS3562.E42 D5 1975
______The Left Hand of Darkness
PS3562.E42 L4 1976
______The Wind’s Twelve
Quarters PS3562.E42 W7

Lem, S. Solaris PG7158.L39 S613
McIntyre, V. Dream Snake
PS3563.A3125 D74

Pohl, F. The Space Merchants.
PS3566.O36 S68 1987

Shute, N. On the Beach
PS6027.O54 O6 1957

Sturgeon, T. More than
Human PS3569.T875 M6

Vinge, V. A Fire Upon the Deep
PS3572.I534 F57 1993

Vonnegut, K. Slaughterhouse
Five PS3572.O5 S61

Willis, C. Doomsday Book
PS3573.I45652 D66 1993

Wolfe, G. The Claw of the
Conciliator PS3573.O52
C57 1982

For a complete listing of Science fiction books and themes go to Over 5,261 books, 14,256 writers, 5,863 series & 3,343 weblinks are listed here.

Positive Fiction

Positive fiction is defined as those books which make one feel good, and laugh a little or a lot.
While positive fiction tackles important topics such as one’s relationship to God or to other people, it does so with a gentle touch and a kindness toward the characters and toward us. And some days a light touch is greatly appreciated.

Bjorn, Thyra F. Mama’s Way PS3552.J6 M3 A story of faith and humor and prayer.

Crutcher, Chris. Ironman PZ7.C89 Ir 1995 “Bo Brewster refuses to play on the football team and wants to become a triathlete.”
Edgerton, Clyde. Raney PS3555.D47 R3 1997
Can the marriage between a small town Baptist and a liberal from Atlanta endure?
Karon, Jan. A Common Life : The Wedding Story PS3561.A678 C6 2001. This last book in the Mitford series covers Father Tim’s Wedding day
Kiellor, G. Lake Wobegon Days PS3561.E3755 L3 1985. Short stories about the town where” all the children are above average.”

Kindl, Patrice. Owl in Love PZ7.K566 Ow 1993.

Mortimer, John. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders PR6025.O7552 R785 2004
The murder trial which started all or Rumpole’s adventures.

Read, Miss. Fresh from the
Country PR6069.A2 F7 Visit a different English Countryside with the first year og syoung teacher

Rennison, Louise. Angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging PZ7.R29114 An2000
A diary of a 14 year old girl and her observations about life.

Salinger, J. D. Franny and Zooey PS3537.A426 F7

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club PS3570.A48 J6 1990
Forty years of sharing amoung four Chinese mothers and their daughters in San Francisco.

Tashjizn, Janet. The Gospel
According to Larry PZ7.T211135Go 2001

Thirkell, Angela. Miss Bunting PZ3.T3486 Mi
Miss Bunting’s final summer as governess is a hilarious observation of class in England in 1945.

Thomas, Rob Rats Saw God PZ7.T36935 Rat 1996
In order to pass English and graduate, Steve York must write a 100 page paper about his life.

Tyler, Anne A Patchwork Planet
PS3570.Y45 P38 1991
Although his family thinks he is a failure, Barney Gaitlin reveals a different kind of success.

Wodehouse, P. G. The Most
of P.G. Wodehouse
PR6045.O53 M63 Bertie Wooster and Jeeves are two famous characters created by Wodehouse. Lots of short stories to enjoy

The Poets' Tree April 2005

Can you identify the poem for or poet of these lines? The answers are on the back.
· I have measured out my life in coffee spoons.

· Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

· One could do worse than be a swinger of birches

· The road was a ribbon of moonlight
Over a purple moor

· One if by land and two if by sea

· The mirror cracked from side to side

· Nevermore!

· They danced by the light of the moon

Bruchac, J. Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s
Back: A Native American Year of Moons
PS3552.R794 T47 1992

Cummings, E. E. 50 poems
PS3505.U334 F5 1940

Dickinson, E. Judge Tenderly of Me
PS541.J8 1968

DiTerlizzi, T. The Spider and the Fly.
PR4809.H2 S64 2002

Esbensen, B. Echoes for the Eye:
PS3555.S24 E83 1996

Esbensen, B. Swing Around the Sun
PS3555.S24 S94 2003

Field, E. Poems of Childhood
PS1667.P6 1932

Frost, R. Poetry for Young People
PS3511.R94A6 1994

George, K. Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems
PS3557.E488 O4 1998

Janeczko, P. A Poke in the I: A Collection
of Concrete Poems PS593.C63 C66 2001

Kunitz, S. The Collected Poems
PS3521.U7 A17 2000

Lear, E. Poetry for Young People PR4879.L2 A6 2001

Longfellow, H. The Village Blacksmith
PS2271.V5 1885

Yolen, J. Color Me a Rhyme
PS595.N22 Y65 2000

Siebert, D. Heartland
PS3569.H4 1989

Willard, N. A Visit to William Blake’s
Inn PS3573.I444 V5

Williams, C. K. Repair PS3573.I4483 R46 1999

Sources of quotations

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.
S. Eliot

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Birches, by Robert Frost

The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, by Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow

The Lady of Shalott, by Lord Alfred

The Raven, by E. A. Poe

The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear

A Feast for the Eyes and Ears

We are entering seasons where food, fellowship and family are paramount in our lives., and these books remind us of their importance. Indulge, for they have no calories.

Bennett, A. The Feast of St.
Friend PR6003.E6 F4

Buechner, F. Love Feast : A Novel
PS35523.L68 1984

Grace, C. 1621: A New Look at
GT4975.G72 2001

James, E. O. Seasonal Feasts and
Festivals GT3930.J3 1961

Mckissack, P. Christmas in the
Big House, Christmas in the
Quarters F 213.M36 1994

Soto, G. & Guevara, S. Chato and
the Party Animals
PZ7.S7242 Cj 2000

Wright, V. Velma Still Cooks in
Leeway PS3572.R548 V45


Merton, T. Bread in the
BS1430.2.M445 1997

Howard, E. Aunt Flossie’s Hats
( And Crab Cakes Later)
PZ7.H83273Au 1990

Kessler, C. My Great-
Grandmother’s Gourd
PZ7.K4824 My 2000

Soto, G and Martinez, E. Too
Many Tamales
PZ7.S7242 To 1993

Sturges, P. The Little Red Hen
(makes a pizza)
PZ8.1.S934 Li 1999

Eat Your Veggies

Sandburg, C. More Rootabagas

PZ8.S25 Mo 1993

Stevenson, J. Cornflakes
PS3569.T4557 C67 2000

Galvin, L. Bumblebee at Apple
Tree Lane
PZ10.3.G153 Bu 2000

Rylant, C. Gooseberry Park
PZ7.R982 Go 1995

Williams, V. Cherries and Cherry
Pits PZ7.W6685 Ci 1986


Cormier, R. The Chocolate War
PZ7.C81634 Ch

Field, E. Sister’s Cake and other
poems PS1666.S57

Horvath, P. Everything on a
Waffle PZ7.H79224 Ev 2001

Klaus, A. Blood and Chocolate
PZ7.K67815 Bl 1997

Maughm, W. Cakes and Ale
PR6025.A86 C3

Morley, C. Mince Pie
PS3525.O71 M5 1919

Gibbons, G. The
Pumpkin Book
SB347.G535 1999

Smith, L. Cakewalk
PS3569.M5376 C3 1983

Wells, R. Max’s Chocolate
PZ7.W46843 Masj 1989

A little libation?

Jameson, S. A Cup of Tea
for Mr. Thorgill
PR6019.A67 C8

Say, A. Tea with Milk
PZ7.S2744 Te 1999

Thomas, J. Brown Honey
in Broomwheat Tea
PS3570.M565 B7 1993

Snacking Allowed

Stevenson, J. Candy Corn
PS3569.T4557 C36 1999

Stevenson, J. Popcorn
PS3569.T4557 P67 1998

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Black History Month 2005

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
This year the booklist is focusing on historical accounts and biographies.


Ellison, Ralph. The Invisible Man. PS3555.L625 I6

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. PS3573.A425 C6 1992 (10th anniversary ed.)

Wright, Richard. Uncle Tom’s Children. PS3545.R815 U6

Children’s Literature

Pinkney, Andrea and Stephen Alcorn. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. E185.96.P5 2000

Childress, Alice. A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich. PZ7.C4412 He 2000

Medearis, Angela Shelf. Our People. E185.M383 1994

Poetry & Drama

Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. PS3515.A515 R3

Johnson, James Weldon. God’s Trombones. PS3519.02625 G6 1990


Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. E185.61.B195

Gregory, Dick. Nigger. PN2287.G68 A3

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Fire. BV4935.C54 A34

Evers, Charles. Have no Fear. E185.97.E93 A3 1997

Harlan, Louis R. Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader. E185.97.W4 H37

Humez, Jean M. Harriet Tubman. E444.T82 H86 2003

McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass. E449.D75 M374 1991

Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. BP223.Z8 L57943 1992


Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone. E446.B69 1998

Bowser, B. Against the Odds: Scholars Who Challenged Racism in the Twentieth Century. E185.96.A465 2002

Floyd, Samuel A. The Power of Black Music. ML3556.F65 1995

Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery to Freedom. E185.F825 1967

Horton, James Oliver. Hard Road to Freedom. E185.H643 2001

Kelley, Robin. To Make Our World Anew. E185.T68 2000

Klinkner, P. The Unsteady March. E185.K55 1999

McWhorter, Diane. Carry Me Home: Birmingham Alabama. F334.B69 N449 2001

Miller, Albert G. Elevating the Race. E185.97.S83 M55 2003

Sernett. Milton C. North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. E445.N56 S47 2002

Strickland, Arvarh E. & Weems, Robert E., ed. The African American Experience. E184.65 .A37 2001

Thomas-El, Salome. I Choose To Stay. LB1776.5.T496 2003

Towns, W. Stuart. “We Want Our Freedom.” E185.61.W34 2002

Williams, Harry L. No Easy Walk: The Dramatic Journey of African Americans. E185.W75 1998

Williams, Juan. This Far by Faith : Stories from the African American Religious Experience. BR563.N4 W513 2003

Wilson, Bobby M. Race and Place in Birmingham. F334.B69 N477 2000

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Baker, J. A. The Hill of Summer QH B1
B24 1969b Essays describing summer in

Brashares, A. The Sisterhood of the Trav
eling Pants PZ7.B653 Sis 2001. A pair
of “magic” jeans changes the summer of
four friends.

Buell, F. Full Summer PS3552.U37 F8
A collection of poems, one of which is the
name of the book.

Byars, Betsy The Summer of the Swans.
PZ7.B98396 Su “A teenage girl gains new
insight into herself and her family when
her mentally retarded brother gets lost.”

Callaghan. M. That Summer in Paris.
PS3505.A4342 Z52 True account of a
summer in Paris with Hemingway, Fitger-
ald, and other literati

Cormier, Robert. Frenchtown Summer.
PZ7.C81634 Fr 1999. A young boy
describes his the summer of his first paper

Enright, E. Thimble Summer PZ7.E724
Th A summer spent on a Wisconsin farm

Gift, P. Lily’s Crossing PZ7.G3626 Li
1997. Summer at Rockaway Beach 1944.

Godden, Rumer. The Greengage Sum
mer. PR6013.O2 G7 1996
Summer adventure and romance in

Greene, Bette. Summer of My German
Soldier PZ7.G8283 Su 1999.
Set in World War II in Arkansas, this tale
deals with an encounter between a young
girl and a German POW.

Haas, B. The Troubled Summer PZ7
H1122 Tr

Hesse, H. Klingsor’s Last Summer
PT2617.E85 K55 1974
Three short stories by one of the great
European writers of the Twentieth Century

Holt, K. When Zachary Beaver came to
Town. PZ7.R7402 Wh 1999. Compare
this book to One Fat Summer

LaMarche, J. The Raft PZ7.L15957 Raf
2000. What could be a more American
summer than a raft, a boy, and a river?

L’Engle, M. A Ring of Endless Light.
PZ7.L5385 Ri 1980.

L’Engle,M. The Summer of the Great
Grandmother. PS3523.E55 Z52 1995.
The true story of the author’s mother just
before she developed senility.

Larsen Summer of the Gods KF224.S3
L37 1997. The Story of the Scopes Trial,
often called the Trial of the Century.

Lipsyte, Robert One Fat Summer. PZ7.
L67 On 1991 Bobby hates summer be
cause he can no longer hide his 200
pounds. This summer proves to be different.

O’Neal, Zibby. In Summer Light. PZ7.
O552 In1986 “With the help of an attra-
ctive graduate student, Kate endures a
summer with her overpowering artist father
and gains the courage to pursue her own
artistic goals.”

Paulsen, Gary. The Beet Fields. PS3557.
A834 Z4633 2000. When he was sixteen,
the author ran away from home and worked
as a migrant laborer and in a carnival

Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me PS3556.
A834.H37 1993. Sent to spend a summer
on his Uncle’s farm, a young boy meets his
cousin, Harris, and discovers adventure in
places he never dreamed, including an 800
lb pig, an electric fence, and an angry bob

Rylant, C. Missing May. PZ7.R982 Mj
1992 Summer is the main character who
must come to grips with the death of her
mother May.

Sabatini, R. Saint Martin’s Summer.
PR6037.A2 S2 Sabatini is known for
his action-adventury novels set in

Soto, G. Pacific Crossing PZ7.S7242
Pac 1992
A young Mexican American spends
the summer with a family in Japan.

Teal, Edwin Way. Journey into Sum-
mer. QH104.T39
A journey across the United States in
Summer by a naturalist.

Warren,C. My Summer in a Garden.
PS3152.M6 1885 Essays about gar
dening and nature.

White, Ruth. Memories of Summer.
PZ7.W58446 Me 2000
Summer is the sister of the narrator
who chronicles her mental illness.


As a genre short stories provide enormous entertainment. They are an excellent avenue to become acquainted with a previously undiscovered author.
Here are some anthologies of short stories for your consideration. Perfect reading for busy lives.

Around the World
PZ7.B46173Th 1990. Begby, James A Thief in the Village and other Stories of Jamaica.

PT2621.A26 A258 1993. Kafka, Franz.
The Metamorphosis and other stories.
These stories by one of the great German authors are

PL984.E8 L36 1993 Land of Exile: Contemporary Korean Fiction.
Twelve short stories from Korea.

PS648.C45 S77 2000 The Story Teller’s Collection. : Tales of Faraway Places.
Travel to a different part of the world with each

PL865.O7138 K5813 1994 Yoshmoto, Banana. Kitchen.
Two short novels by a young Japanese writer.

At Home
PS653.A8 American short stories of the nineteenth century.
Includes both male and female American writers of
the short story such as Henry James and Sara Orne

PZ1.B446235 2001 The Best American Short Stories.
This is an annual publication. The library’s collec
tion goes back to 1916, and is a collection of sto
ries previously published in magazines.

PZ1.G794 Go12 The Golden Argosy: a collection of the most celebrated short stories in the English language.
Includes “The Gift of the Magi,” “ The Lady or
the Tiger,” and “The Man who would be

PS648.S5 O94 1992. The Oxford book of American short stories.
Something for everyone., from Washington Irving to
Amy Tan and E.A. Poe to William Carlos Williams

PZ1.O11 1974 Prize Stories 1974
The O. Henry Award Winners.

PS659 .H57 Ten Years of Holiday.
Short stories published in Holiday Magazine

Ethnic America

PS647.A35 C35 1992 Calling the Wind: Twentieth-century African-American Short Stories.
An historical collection of African-American short
story from the earliest stories to present.

PS647.A35 C5 1995 Children of the Night:
Best short stories by Black Writers 1967 to the

PS647.H58 G76 1993. Growing up Latina: Memoirs and stories.
Covers a variety of Hispanic experiences in America.

PZ1.M992 Aae 2000 Meyers, Walter Dean. 145th Street: Short stories.
Stories of life in New York City

PZ7.S7242 Bas 1990 Soto Gary, Baseball in April and other Stories.
Eleven short stories about Young Hispanics in

One Author

PZ7.A2695 Ne 3 Aiken, Joan A Necklace of Raindrops.
8 short stories by renowned children’s author

PZ7.C89 At 1991. Crutcher, Chris. Athletic shorts.
Six short stories exploring social andpsychological
problems of young adults.

PZ8.D37 Tal 4 De La Mare, Walter. Tales told again.
Retelling of many familiar folktales

PS2110.F82 James, Hemry. The Complete Tales.
A master of the short story, this multivolume collec
tion includes such favorietes as Turn of the Screw,
The Beast in the Jungle, and Daisy Miller.

PZ8.S25 Ros 1988 Sandburg, Carl. Rootabaga Stories
Carl Sandburg wrote these stories for his children.

PS3539.H94 F8 Thurber, James. Further fables for our time.
If you like to laugh, don’t miss Thurber’s
inimitable style and characterizations.


PS648.B4 1980. The Edgar winners
An anthology published by the Mystery Writers
of America

PS657.W6 H5 1985 Hidden Hands: An anthology of Women writers.

PS648.S3 The Road to Science Fiction:
Most of Science Fiction’s evolution is traced
through short stories. Each volume covers differ
ent periods of history.

PZ5.S619 1965. Sixteen: Short stories by outstanding writers for Young adults.

PS648.S3 M36 1990 Vintage Science fiction: Short novels of the 1960’s.
Ten short novels are included, among them Poul
Anderson and Isaac Asimov

Single Subject

PS648.C64 A34 1966 All Problems are simple. And other nineteen views of the college years.

PS648.F36 F3 1990 Fathers and Daughters: Portraits in Fiction
Twenty-three stories are given here whose theme focuses on
fathers and daughters.

PS648.B37 Fielder’s choices. A collection of short stories about baseball.

PZ8.V55Ru 2000 Velde, Vivian Vande. The Rumplestiltskin Problem.
A series of short stories suggesting answers to the fairy tale

PS647.W6 W66 1991 Women’s Friendships: a collection of short stories.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Friday, July 13, 2007
Stories about Medicine, Nurses,
Physicians, and Hospitals

Avi. The Barn PZ7.A953 Bar 1994

The Best of Nursing Humor
RT61.B47 1999

Corey, G. In a Mirror Dimly
PS3553.O6465 I5 1998

Cormier, R. The Bumblebee Flies
. PZ7.C81634 B8 1993x

Crichton, M. Five Patients
RA982.B7 M35 1970

Goodall, J. Dr. White. PZ7.G6107
Dr 1999

Kane, J.Touched by a nurse: Special
moments that transform lives

RT82.K327 1999

Lotan, Y Samir and Yotan. PZ7.
C21723 Sam 2000

Martin, V. Mary Reilly. PS3563.A7295 M37 2001

Morris, G. Edge of Honor: A novel PS3563.O8742 E34 2000

Orr, W. Peeling the Onion PZ7.O746 Pf 1997

Rey, H. Curious George goes to the hospital. PZ7.R3302.Cu

Roueche, B. The Orange Man

Slaughter, F. Epidemic!
PS3537.L38 E6

Williams, W. The Doctor Stories.
PS3545.I544 A6 1984

Stories about the Clergy

Erdrich, Louise Last report on the
miracles at Little No Horse

PS3555.R42 L37 2001

Frederic, H. The Damnation of
Theron Ware
. PS1707.D3

Gully, P. Home to Harmony
PS3557.U449 H66 2000

Gully, P. Just Shy of Harmony
PS3557.U449 J87 2002

Karon, J. A New Song. PS3561.A678 N49 1999.

Musser, J. Infidel. A novel based on
the life of John Newton
PS3563.U84 2001

Myers, B. The Face of God
PS3563.Y36 F33 2002

Parker, G. Beyond a Reasonable
PS3566.A6785 B48

Wangerin, W. The Orphean
PS3573.A477 O7 1996

Stories about Teachers and Schools

Ashton-Warner, S. Spearpoint
LA2317.A8 A3

Ashton-Warner, S. Teacher
LC3501.M3 A8

Braithwaite, E. To Sir with
. LA639.L8 B7c

Codell, E. Educating Esme
LB2844.1.N4 C63 1999

Flake, S. The skin I’m in.
PX7.F59826 Sk 1998

Henkes, K Lilly’s Purple Plastic
PZ7.H389 Li 1996

Hilton, J. Goodbye, Mr. Chips
PR6015.I53 G6

Kaufman, B. Up the down
PZ4.K2125 Up

Kramer, R. Maria Montessori.
LB775.M8 K7 1976

Stuart, J. The Tread that runs so true
PS3537.T92516 Z5

Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery.
E185.97.W3 1928

A PLACE AND TIME : Summer 2003

The setting of a book sometimes serves as merely a backdrop for the story, but in other books, the setting and time become as important as the plot and characters. Here are some worthy considerations.

We can’t travel in time nor can we often visit places, but the magic of stories enables us to
savor those places and times. And best of all, we don’t need a passport, a car, plane, boat or a time machine.

Berry, Wendell. Jayber Crow. PS3552.E75 J39 2000 (Kentucky Mid 20th century)

Buechner, Frederick. The Storm. PS3552.U35 S76 1998. (Florida)

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! PS3505.A87 O2 1992 (Nebraska 19th Century)

De Angeli, Marguerite. The Door in the Wall. PZ7.D35 Do (England. Middle Ages)

De La Roche, Mazo. Jalna. PR6007.E34 M65. (Ontario Canada.19th century. This is one of a series of books)

Dellilo, Don. Libra. PS3554.E4425 L43 1988 (United States 1960’s)

Dillard, Annie. The Living. PS3554.I398 L5 1992 (Pacific Northwest 1850’s.)

Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime. PS3554.O3 R3. (New York 1920's)

Duggan, Alfred. My life is for my sheep. DA209.T4 D78 1957. (England Twelfth Century)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. PS3511.I9 G7. (United States. 1920’s)
Flagg, Fannie. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. PS3556.L26 F7 1988 (Alabama 1980’s)

Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. PS3556.R3599 C6 1998. (American South. Post Civil War)

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying. PS3557.A355 L47 1994. (Louisiana 1940’s.)

George, Margaret. Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles. PS3557.E49 M37 1992. (England and Scotland. 16th Century)

Hoeg, Peter. Smilla’s Sense of Snow. PT8176.18.O335 F7613. (Denmark. 20th century.)

Karon, Jan At Home in Mitford PS3562. A678 A92 1994. (North Carolina Late 20th century.)

McMurtry, Larry. Lonesome Dove. PS3563.A319 L6 1995. (American West. 19th Century)

Michener, James. Caravans. PS3525.I19
C3. (Afghanistan)

Michener often takes a geographic
location and explores it from prehis-
tory to the twentieth century. Hawaii
is his most well known work.

Pears, Iain. An Instance of the Finger
post.PR6066.E167 I57 1998
(Restoration England, 1660s)

Peters, Ellis. The Summer of the Danes.
PR6031.A49 S8 1992 & The Potter’s
Field. PR6031.A49 P66 1991
(England. Twelfth Century)

Renault, Mary. The Persian Boy. PR6035.
C55 P5. (Ancient Near East)

Rolvaag, Ole. Giants in the Earth.
(North Dakota 19th century)

Santmyer, Helen. And Ladies of the Club.
PS3537.A775 A82 1985. (Ohio 1860-

Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels.
PS3584.H2 K5 1987. (Gettysburg,
Pa. Civil War)

Smiley, Jane. A Thousand Acres.
PS3589.M39 T47 1991. (Iowa 1979)

Tyler, Anne. Saint Maybe. PS3570.Y45
S25 1991. (Baltimore. 1965)

Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome PS3545.
H16 E7 1939. (New England)

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the
Prairie PZ7.W6461 Lit2. (Kansas

Walker, Margaret. Winter Wheat.
PS3545.A524 W5 (Montana,

Willis, Connie. The Doomsday Book
PS3573.I4562 D66 1993.
(England. Black Death)

Wolfe, Tom The Bonfire of the
Vanities. PS3573.O526 B6 1988.
(New York City Twentieth Cen-

Additional lists for similar works:
“Zeitgeist Novels.”

“A Sense of Place”


According to Information Please Almanac, over 35 million people in America identify themselves as Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage month Starts on Sept. 15 when 5 countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, in South America received their independence.

Non Fiction

Conley, D. Honky. HQ792.U5 C66 2000

Flores, J. From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino identity E184.P85 F58 2000

Garcia, E. Hispanic education in the United States LC2669.G37 2001

Gonzalez, Jan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. E184.S75 S655 2000

Gracia, J., ed. Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: Ethnicity, Race, and Rights. E184.S75 H627 2000

Koss-Chino, J. Working with Latino Youth. RC451.5.H57 K67 1999

Nieto, S. Puerto Rican Students in U. S. Schools LC2692.P82 2000

Mohr, N. Nilda PZ7.M7276 Ni 1986

Rodrigues, R. Days of obligation: an argument with my father F879.M5 $6 1992.

Valdes, G. Learning and not learning English. PE1129.S8 V26 2001


Ariana, M. American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood PN4874.A867 A3 2001

Rodrigues, R. Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography F870.M5 R62 1988

Thomas, P. Down These Mean Streets F128.9.P85 T48 1997


Allende, I. Daughter of Fortune
PQ8098.7 .K54 G5513 2999

Allende, I. The House of the Spirits PQ8099.1.L54 G313 1986

Anaya, R. Bless Me, Ultima PS3551.N27 B58 1994
Augenbraum, H. ed. Growing Up Latino: Memories and Stories PS647.H58 G75 1993

Borges, J. Collected fictions PQ7797.B635 A24 1996

Borges, J. Labyrinths PQ7797.B635.L3 1964

Borges, J. A Personal Anthology PQ7797.B635 A25

Cisneros, S. The House on Mango Street PS3553.I78 H6 1991

Garcia, C. Dreaming in Cuban. PS3513.A587 H43 1992

Hijuelos, O. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love PS3558.I376 M36 1992

Martinez, V. Parrot in the Oven. PZ7.M367718 Par 1996

Children’s Literature

DeJesus, J. Growing up Puerto Rican PS508.P84 G76 1997

Herrera, J. Calling the Doves
PS3558.E74 Z464 1995

Mora, P. Tomas and the library Lady PZ7.S78819 To 1997

Soto, G. Baseball in April OZ7.S7242 Bas 1990.

Soto, G. Buried Onions PZ7.S7242 Bu 1997.

Soto, G. Chato and the Party Animals. PZ7.S7242 Cj 2000

Soto, G. Chato’s Kitchen.
PZ7.S7242 Ch 1995

Soto, G. Too Many Tamales PZ7.S7242 To 1993


Bradbury, R. Fahrenheit 451.
PS3503.R167F3 1988

Burnford, S. The Incredible Journey

Carter, F. The Education of Little
. PS3553.A777 E38 2991

Cooper, J. F. The Last of the Mohi-
. PS1408.A1 1951

Crichton, M. The Andromeda
. PS3553.R48 A57

Dahl, R. Matilda.
PZ1.D1515 Mat 1988

Dickens, C. A Christmas Carol.
PR4572.C5 1958

Doctorow, E. L. Billy Bathgate.
PS3554.O3 B55 1990

Dostoyevsky, F. Crime and Punish-
. PG3325.P7 G37 1965

Flagg, F. Fried Green Tomatoes at
the Whistle Stop Café
L26 F7 1988

Fleming, I. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
PZ7.F5997 Ch

Fitzhugh, L. Harriet the Spy .
PZ7.I5768 Har

Forster, E. M. Howards End.
PR6011.D58 H6

Hemingway, E. For Whom the Bell
PS3515.E37 F6

Holland, I. The Man Without a
PZ7.H7083 Man

James, H. The Turn of the Screw
PS2116.T8 1954

King, S. Carrie .
PS3561.I483 C37 2000

Michener, J. The Bridges of Toko-Ri
PS3525.I 19 B7

McCullers, C. Member of the Wed
. PS3525.A1772 M5 1951

Sachar, L. Holes.
PZ7.S1185.Ho 1998

Seuss. How the Grinch Stole Christ
PZ8.3.B326 Ho

Shakespeare, W. The Taming of the
PR2832.A2 O4 1998

Sijie, D. Balzac and the Little
Chinese Seamstress

PQ2664.A437 B3513 2001

Simon, N. Barefoot in the Park in
The Comedy of Neil Simon

PS3537.I663 A6 1973

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club.
PS3570.A48 J6 1990

Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins
PZ7.T689 Ma49

Walker, A. The Color Purple.
PS3573.A425 C6 1992

Wharton, E. The Buccaneers.
PS3545.H16 B83 1993

Wharton, E. The House of
PS3545.H16 H6

Woolf, V. Mrs. Dalloway
PR6045.O72 M7 1985

Movies from True Stories

Bowden, M. Black Hawk Down.
DT407.4.B69 2000

Burrough, B. & Helyar, J. Bar-
barians at the Gate
HD2796.R57 B87 1990

Capote, T. In Cold Blood.
HV6533.K3 C3

Gilbreth, F. Cheaper by the
T40.G5 G5

Graham, R. Dove.
G530.G599713 1991x

Lash, J. Eleanor and Franklin.

May, E. & Zelikow, P. The Kennedy Tapes
E941.K4655 1997

PreJean, H. Dead Man Walking.
HB8699.U5 P74 1994

Thanks to Morton Grove Public Library for the Idea

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Thursday, July 12, 2007
This list celebrates the ways women have impacted every segment of society.

The Arts
Alexander, Jane. Command
Performance: An actress in the
Theater of Politics
NX768.A43 A3
Edwards, A. Vivien Leigh.
PN2598.L46 E3

Drachman, V. Enterprising Women: 250
years of American Business

HC102.5.D73 2002
Epstein, R. A Shop of One’s Own
HF5429.S527 2002

Gilbert, S. & Gubar, S. The Norton
Anthology Literature by Women

PS508.W7 N65 1996
Inge, T. Southern Women Writers: The New
PS261.S58 1990
Kenney,C. The Remarkable Case of Dorothy
L. Sayers
PR6037.A95 Z74 1990
Kilcup, K. ed. Nineteenth-Century American
Women Writers
PS508.W7 N56 1997

Breuer, W. War and American Women:
Heroism, Deeds, and Controversy

UB418.W65 1997

Beasley, M. & Gibbons, S. Taking Their
Place: A Documentary History of Women
and Journalism
PN4888.W65 B45 1993
Hosley, D. & Yamada G. Hard News:
Women in Broadcast Journalism
PN4888.B74 H67 1987

Harpaz, B. The Girls in the Van [politics]
E887.C55 H37 2001.

Becker, C. Leading Women: How Church
Women Can avoid Leadership Traps and
Negotiate the Gender Maze
BV652.3.B38 1996.
Chaves, M. Ordaining Women: Culture and
Conflict in Religious Organizations

BV676.C46 1997
Cunningham, L. & Hamilton, D. Why
Not Women?
BV4415.C86 2000
Grammer, E. Some Wild visions:
Autobiographies by female Itinerant
evangelists in 19th century America

BV3780.G73 2003
Kung, Hans. Women in Christianity
BT704.K86 2001
Mitchell, E. Ed. Women: To Preach or not
to Preach
BV676.W585 1991
Tucker, R. & Liefeld, W. Daughters of
the Church. BV639.W7 T83 1987

Sachs, C. Gendered Fields. Rural
Women, Agriculture and Environment

HQ1240.S28 1996


Diamonstein, B. Open Secrets: Ninety-four
women in Touch with our Time
Watson, M. Lives of their Own:
Rhetorical dimensions in
Autobiographies of Women
CT25.W28 1999

Social Work
Ginzberg, L. Women and the Work of
HQ1418.G56 1990
Parker, J. Women and Welfare: Ten
Victorian Women in Public Social Service

HV541.P37 1989.

Women in History
Conway, J. Written by Herself:
Autobiographies of American Women

PS647.W6 W75 1992
Hufton, O. The Prospect before Her: A
History of Women in Western Europe
1500-1800 HQ1587.H84 1996

Science & Technology
Ambrose, S. Journeys of women in
Science and Engineering

Howes, E. Connecting Girls and Science
Q130.H69 2002
Margolis, J. & Fisher, A. Unlocking the
Clubhouse: Women in Computing

QA76.26.M36 2002
Stanley, A. Mothers and Daughters of
Invention: Notes for a Revised
History of Technology
T36.S73 1995
Wyer, M. ed. Women, Science, and
Technology: A Reader in feminist
science studies
Q130.W678 2001

Henrion, C. Women in Mathematics:
The Addition of Difference
QA27.5.H46 1997
Parker, M. ed. She Does Math! Real-Life
Problems from Women on the Job
QA27.5.S53 1995

Scrivener, L. & Barnes, J. A
Biographical Dictionary of Women
Midwives, Nurses, and
Physicians. Ref. R 692.S38 2002

Titone, C. & Maloney, K. Women’s
Philosophies of Education: Thinking
Through our Mothers


Flowers have often had a role in books, and they are often the subject of books as well. Here are some for your enjoyment..

Non Fiction

Dictionary of the Flowering
plants and ferns

Ref. QK11.W53 1966

Ford, Gertrude. A Rose
by any name.
O9 F58

Gibson, William. Eye Spy: Afield with
nature among flowers and animate things

Holmes, Anita Flowers for you: Blooms for
every month
. SB419.2.H65 1993

Schories, Pat. Over under in the garden: An
alphabet book
. SB406.5.S34 1996

St. Bonaventure. The little flowers of St.
BX4700.F61 S5

Toedt. Iris McClellan. Tiger lilies, toad
stools and Thunderbolts : engaging K-
8 students with poetry.

LB1575.T54 2002

Urban, Emil Nolde. Flowers and animals
ND1964.N6 U713 1966


Barney, Helen C. Green Rose of
. PZ4.B259 Gr

Barrett, William. The lilies of the
. PS3503..A62873 L5

Buck, Pearl. Peony. PS3503.U198 P4

Cleaver, Vera & Bill. Where the lilies
PZ7.C57926 Wh 1974

Costain, Thomas. The Black Rose.

De Lorris, Guilluame and de Meun, Jean
The Romance of the Rose. PQ1528.A46

Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose.
PQ4865.C6 N615 1984

Greene, Graham. Travels with my aunt
PR6013.R44 T63. (Dahlias play a part in
the story)

Kerr, Jean. Please don’t eat the daisies.
PS3521.E744 Z53

Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon PS3561.E769 F56 1990z

Leguin, Ursula. The Compass Rose .
PS3562.E42 Co 1982.

Mathis, Sharon Bell. Teacup full of Roses
PZ7.M4284 Te 1987

Miller, Vassar. Onions and Roses.
PS3525.I5635 O5

Thomas, Joyce Carol, ed. A Gathering of
flowers: stories about being young in Amer
PZ6.O3165 1992.

Turner, Ann. Red Flower goes West.
PZ7.T8535 Rf 1995

Turner, Jamie Langston. A Garden to
. PS3570.U717 G3 2001

Washington, Mary Elen. Black-eyed
Susans/midnight birds
. Stories by and
about black women PS647.A35 B57 1990

Yolen, Jane. Briar Rose.
PS3575.O43 B75 2002

Keyes, Francis Parkinson. The Rose
and the Lily: the lives and times of
two South American saints
BX4700.R6 K4

Other “bouquet books” in other libraries.

Alcott, Louisa May. Under the Lilacs.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden

Greenaway, Kate. The Language of Flowers

Lisle, Janet. The Lost Flower Children

Lobel, Arnold. The Rose in my Garden

Oliveira, Carmen L. Rare and common
place flowers: the story of Elizabeth
Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares

PQ9698.25.L4816 F513 2002.

Thomson, David. Rosebud. The story
of Orson Welles
. PN1998.3.W45 56

Black History Month 2004

Many African Americans have contributed to the Literary Arts and to the Historical Record of the United States. Here are but few of them.
African American Male Authors
Baldwin, James. If Beale Street Could Talk
PS3552.A45 I41

_____. No Name in the Street E185.615.B28

Ellison, Ralph. Living with Music ML3507.E45 2001
Gaines, Ernest J. The Autobiography of Miss Jane
, PS3557.A355 A8

Gaines, Ernest. In My Father’s House PS3557.A355 I5 1992.
Gaines, Ernest. A Lesson Before Dying PS3557.A355 L47

Haley, Alex. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
BP223.Z8 L597943 1992

Hughes, Langston. The Big Sea. PS315.U274 2001

______.Not without Laughter and Tambourines to
PS3515.U274 2000 v.4
Johnson, Charles. Middle Passage: A Novel: PS3560

Major, Clarence. Swallowing the Lake PS3563.A39

Murray, Albert. South to A Very Old Place F216.2

Wideman, John E. Brothers and Keepers. HV6245
.W733 1985

Sent for You Yesterday PS3573.I26 S4 1983.

Wright, Richard. Lawd Today PS3545.R815 L3

Yerby, Frank. The Foxes of Harrow. PS3547.E65

African American Women Authors

Butler, Octavia . Parable of the Talents PS3552
.U827 P38 2001

Cliff, Michelle. Abeng. PR9265.9 .C55 A64 1995

Foster, Sharon. Ain’t No River. PS3556.O7724 A74 2001

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road.
PS3515.U789 Z5 1991

______. Every Tongue Got to Confess. GR111.A47
H83 2001

_____Novels & Stories PS3515.U789 Z6 1995

McMillan, Terry. Disappearing Acts. PS3563
.C3868 D57 1993

______. Waiting to Exhale. PS3563.C3868 W35

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. PS3563.O8749 B4 1987

_____. Sula PS3563.O8749 S8 1982

_____. Tar Baby PS3563.O8749 T37 1982

Naylor,Gloria. Bailey’s Café. PS3564.A895 B3 1992

______. Mama Day PS3564.A895 M3 1989b

Walker, Alice. In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black
women PS3573.A425 I54

_______. The Third Life of Grange Copeland
PS3573.A425 T38 2000

Children’s Literature

Guy, Rosa. The Disappearance PZ7.G987 Di 1992.
______. The Friends PZ7.G987 Fr 1983.
Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John PS3561.I425 A55 1985
McKissack, Patricia Goin’ Someplace Special. PZ7.M478693 Go 2001.
______. Sojourner Truth: A voice for Freedom E185.97.T8 M37 2002.

Collected Works

Hughes, Langston. The Best Short Stories by Negro Writers: an anthology from 1899 to the Present
PZ1.H849 Be

Major, Clarence. Calling the Wind: Twentieth-Century African American Short Stories
PS647.A35 C35 1992.

Major, Clarence. The Garden Thrives: Twentieth-Century African-American Poetry
PS591.n4 G37 1996.

McMillan, Terry. Breaking Ice: An anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction
PS647.A35 B58 1990

Naylor, Gloria. Children of the Night: the Best Short stories by Black Writers 1967 to the Present
PS647.A35 C5 1995


A bibliophile is a lover of books; a bibliomaniac is one who enjoys collecting books; and a book worm is a person who enjoys reading.
This list celebrates all three people.
Non Fiction
Atlas, J. The Book Wars.
Z1039.C65 A75 1990

Barr, S. Voices that endured: The
great books and the active life


Bikerts, S. The Gutenberg
Elegies: the Fate of Reading in
an Electronic Age
. Z1003.B57

Bloom, H. The Western
Canon: The Books and Schools
of the Ages
PN81.B545 1993

Bradley.V. The New Gold in your
. Ref. Z1000.B78 1968

Coles, R. The Call of Stories
PS3553.O47456.Z463 1989

Davies, R. A Voice from the
. PR6007.A814 V6

Denby, D. Great Books.
CB245.C44 1996

Donoghue, D. The Practice of
PR21.D66 1998

Downs, R. Books that Changed
the World
. CB151.D62

Hirschberg, C. The Priceless Gift.

Jackson, H. J. Marginalia:
Readers Writing in Books
J12 2001

Kay-Smith, S. All the Books
of my Life
. PR6021.A8 A7

McKenna, D. How to Read a
Christian Book
. Z1039.C47
M45 2001

Powell, L. A Passion for Books

Sire, James How to Read Slowly:
A Christian Guide to Reading
with the Mind
. Z1003.S597

Stefferud, Alfred, ed. The
Wonderful World of Books

Weldon, Fay. Letters to Alice on
First Reading Jane Austen

PR4037.W45 1990


Bauer, Caroline F. Read for the Fun of
. Z718.1.B38 1992

Bodart, J. Booktalk! 4. Z716.3.B637
Moss, Joyce. Books for Children to Read
. Ref. Z1037.W748 1988

Roser, Nancy. Children’s Choices.
Z1037.C54454 1983

Savage, John F. For the love of
Literature: Children & Books in the
Elementary years
LB1575.S28 2000


Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
PS3503.R167 F3

Brookner, Anita. Hotel du Lac.
PR6052.R5816 H66 1986

De Leeuw, Adele. With a High Heart
PS3507.E453 W5

Eco, Umberto. The Name of the
. PQ4865.C6 N613 1984

Galsworthy, John. The End of the
. PR6013.A5 E5

Many popular fiction books center on reading. If you are interested try these authors at your local public library
Block, Lawrence. The Burgler who
liked to quote Kipling
Cross, Amanda. The James Joyce
Cooley, Martha. The Archivist
Goldsmith, Olivia. The Bestseller
Hart, Carolyn A Little Class on
Vine, Barbara The Chimney
Sweeper’s Boy

Children’s Fiction

Bradley, M. More than anything else. PZ7.B7175
Mo 1995. The story of Booker T. Washing
ton as a young boy.

Caseley, J. Sophie and Sammy’s Library Sleep
. PZ7.C2677 So 1993 A brother and
sister explore books.

Colon, R. Tomas and the Library Lady PZ7.
N78819 To 1997 How a librarian helped a
young migrant worker explore reading.

Stewart, Sarah. The Library PZ8.3.S855 Li 1995

You can find the following books at your local Public Library.
Mann, Pamela. The Frog Princess
Pinkwater, Daniel. Aunt Lulu
Thaler, M. The Librarian from the Black

Thursday, July 5, 2007

National Poetry Month 2003

Thursday, July 5, 2007
Traditional Verses

Beowulf : an imitative translation. PR1573. K37 1878.


The Crystal Cabinet: An invitation to poetry. PR1175.G72.

The Faber book of love Poems. PR6119.G67 1987.

The Country of the Risen King: an anthology of Christian Poetry. PS595.C47 C6

The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse. PR1195.C48 N4.

Thompson, Francis: The Hound of Heaven. PR5650.H6 L4 1923.

The Widening Light: Poems of the Incarnation. PS595.I53 W53 1984.


Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.

One poet

Dickey, James. The Whole Motion: Collected Poems. PS3554.I32 A17 1992.

Fleischman, Paul. Joyful Noise: Poems for two voices. PS3556.L42268 J69 1988.

Frost, Robert. A Masque of Reason. PS3511.R94 M3.

Stern Gerald. This Time: New and Selected Poems ( A National Book Winner.) PS3559.T3885
T47 1998.

Children’s poetry

Beerman, M. The Enduring beast. PS595.A5 B4.

Field, Eugene. Poems of childhood. PS1667.P6 1932.

The Oxford illustrated book of American Children’s poems. PS586.3.O95 1999.

My America: A poetry atlas of the United States. PS595. U5 M95 2000.

Sing a song of popcorn: Every child’s book of poems. PN6109.97.S36 1988.

The Place my words are looking for: What poets say about and through their work. PS586.3.P6 1990.

A Poke in the I: A collection of concrete poems. PS583.C83 C66 2001.

Prelutsky, Jack. It’s raining pigs and noodles. PS3666.R36 I828 2000.

Prelutsky, Jack. The New Kid on the Block. PS3566.R346 N4 1984.

Carroll, Lewis. Poetry for Young People. PS3511.R94A6 1994.

Stevenson, James. Just around the Corner. PS3669.T4557 J87 2001.

Stevenson, James. Candy Corn. PS3569.T4557 C36 1999.

Stevenson, James. Cornflakes. PS3569.T4557 C87 2000.

Stevenson, James. Popcorn. PS3569.T4557 P67 1998.

Yolen, Jane. Color me a rhyme: Nature poems for young people. PS595.N22Y65 2000.

I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one
But I can tell you anyhow
I’d rather see than be one

Ah yes I wrote “The purple cow.”
I’m sorry now I wrote it.
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’ll Kill you if you quote it!

Both poems written by Frank Gelett Burgess, The first in 1896 and the second in 1914, for obvious reasons.




Bauer, Susan Though the Darkness Hid Thee
PS3552. A83638 T48 1998.
A church, a feud, and murder.

Benrey, Ron. Little White Lies.
PS3552.E54764 L57 2001
The mysterious death of a corporate headhunter.

Blackstock, Terri. Cape Refuge.
PS3552.L34285 C37 2002.

Brouwer, Sigmund. Blood Ties.
PS3552.R6825 B58 1996

Bunn, T. Davis. Promises to Keep
PS3552.U4718 P76 1991.

Carr, Caleb The Alienist.
PS3553.A76277.A44 1995
The hunt is on for a serial killer—in the 19th century.

Carter, Stephen L. The Emperor Of Ocean Park.
PS3603.A78 E4 2002
A legal thriller.

Hall, Linda. Margaret’s Peace.
PS3668.A3698.M37 1998
A mystery set in Maine.

Kraus, Harry Lee. The Stain.
PS3561,R2875 S7 1997
Is the doctor a murderer or a saint?

Macmillan, Ann. Civil Blood.
PS3563.C38657 C5 2001
Someone is spreading smallpox among the Union Soldiers in Richmond.

Parker, Gary. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
PS3566.A6785 B48 1994

Richardson, H. L. The Devil’s Eye
PS3568.I3175 D48 1995
A Western and a mystery!

British Authors

Christie, Agatha. Miss Marple: Complete short stories
PR6004.H66 A6 1986

James, P. D. A Certain Justice.
PR6060.A487 C45 1997

Ondaatje, Michael Anil’s Ghost.
PS9199.3.O5 A84 2000.
Set in Sri Lanka and features a forensic anthropologist

Sayers, Dorothy Lord Peter.
PR6037.A95 L66
A collection of stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey.

Peters, Ellis. The Confession of Brother Haluin. & the Potter’s Field.
PS6031.A49 C66 1989 and
PR6031.A49 P66 1991.
Brother Cadfael at work again.

Vine, Barbara No Night is Too Long.

Children’s Literature

Cameron, The Court of the Stone Children.
PZ7.C143 Co
A mystery since Napoleon’s time is solved.

Duncan, Lois. Killing Mr. Griffin.
PZ7.D9117 Ki 1990
A cruel trick leads to a death. Was it intentional?

Guy. The Disappearance.
PZ7.G987 Di 1992
Did the foster son kidnap the daughter of the family he is living with?

Peck, Richard. Are You in the House Alone?
PZ7.P338 Ar 2000

Pullman, Philip The Ruby in the Smoke
PZ7.P968 Ru 2000.
An orphan is involved in the search for a Ruby.

Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game.
PZ7.R1817 We 1978.
The heirs of a millionaire must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can inherit.

Vande Velde. Never Trust a Dead Man.
PZ7.V2665117Ne 1999.
Selwyn must prove his innocence before the killer strikes again.

Werlin, Nancy. The Killer’s cousin
PZ7.W4713 Ki 1998


Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
PS3563.A8357 J36 1996. (Jane Austen)

King, Laurie. The Moor
PR3561 .I4813 M67 1998. (Sherlock Holmes)

Hill, Carol. Henry James Midnight Song.
PS3558.I3846 H46 1999

Soares, Jo A Samba for Sherlock
PQ9698.29 O177X3613 1997


Have you seen any of these?

Bagnold, E. National Velvet PZ7.B14 Na

Byatt, A. S. Possession PR6052.Y2 P6 1990

Camus, A The Plague PQ2605.A3734 P4 1948j

Conrad, J. Nostromo PR6005.4 N58 1960.

Conrad, J. The Secret Agent PR6005.O4 1928 v.13

Dickens, C. Nicholas Nickleby PR4565.A1 1968

Dickens, C. The Old Curiosity Shop PR4566.A1 1967

Dickens, C. Oliver Twist PR4567.A2 J6

Douglas, L. The Robe PS3507.7573 R62

Dreiser, T. An American Tragedy PS3507.R55 A63

Farrell, J. Studs Lonigan PS3511.A738 S78

Gipson, F. Old Yeller PZ7.G4393 01

Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders PZ7.H5976 Ou

Hinton, S. E. Rumblefish PZ7.H5976 Ru 1989

Hulme, The Nun’s Story PS3515.U374 N8

Ishiguro, K. The Remains of the day PR6059.R46 1989

James, H. The Portrait of a Lady PS2116.P6 1963

James, H. The Turn of the Screw PS2116.T8 1962

James, P. D. Shroud for a Nightingale PR6060.A467 S5 1987

MacLachlan, P. Skylark PZ7.M2225 Sk 1994

Orwell, G. Nineteen Eighty-four PR6029.R8 N5

Pushkin. Eugene Onegin. PG3347.E8 A7

Shakespeare, W. Romeo and Juliet PR2831.A2 E94 1984

All of Shakespeare’s plays have either been produced as screen plays for the theater or television.

Steinbeck, J. Of Mice and Men PS3537.T3234 O4

Steinbeck, J. The Red Pony PS3537.T3234 R4

Styron, W. Sophie’s Choice PS3569.T9 S6

Wallant, E. The Pawnbroker.PS3573.A434 P38 1978

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