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– A –

Adams, Mark

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu – A nonfiction travelogue/history/investigate report in which the author fol­lows the foot­steps of Hiram Bing­ham III.

Afshar, Tessa

  • Pearl in the Sand– Biblical fiction story of Rahab, one of the most famous and controversial figures in the Jewish bible

Aja, David

Albright, Madeleine

Aldrin, Buzz

Allen, Roger MacBride

Allende, Isabel

  • In the Midst of Winter – A novel about three people who need each other’s help during a snowstorm in New York City.

  • Maya’s Notebook– A fic­tional novel and a com­ing of age story, told in the form of a journal by a young woman sent to an island off the coast of Chile to hid from the FBI, Interpol, Las Vegas PD and gangsters.

  • Zorro– A novel which retells the story of the leg­endary hero.

Amador, Trini

  • Gracianna – In the early 1940s, Gra­cianna Lasaga, a young girl from the moun­tains, sets her sights on reach­ing Amer­ica. How­ever, soon Gra­cianna is entan­gled in world War II and Nazi occu­pied Paris. A fictional biography of the author’s great-grandmother.
    Mostly.

Ambrose, Stephen E.

  • Americans at War – A collection of fifteen essays from different American wars.

  • Citizen Soldiers – A non-fiction account of the US Army’s drive from Normandy to Germany June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945. Mr. Ambrose tells history from mud level using quotes and interviews from the men and women int he field.

Amed, Qanta

Amis, Kingsley

  • Colonel Sun by Robert Markham  – The first novel featuring secret agent James Bond, 007, not written by Ian Fleming. Robert Markham is actually the pseudonym of Kingsley Amis.

Andreyko, Marc

  • Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) – A continuation of the story of Kate Kane, the new Batwoman who is not so much part of the Bat family.

  • Batwoman Vol: The Unknowns (Illustrated by Jeremy Haun) is the conclusion to the New 52 run of the Batwoman story. The Unknowns have a challenge in front of them, the evil witch Morgan Le Fay, destroyer of Camelot now hell bent on destroying Gotham

Amirrezvani, Anita

  • Equal of the Sun – A fic­tional book tak­ing place in 16th Cen­tury Iran. The story blends a mix of his­tor­i­cal and fic­tional char­ac­ters to cre­ate an intrigu­ing novel about the life of Iran­ian princess Pari Khan Khanoom .

Anderson, Jodi Lynn

  • May Bird and the Ever After– A young adult (YA) novel about a lonely teen named May Bird who falls into the lake and finds her­self in the after world with ghouls, ghosts and mon­sters.

Anderson, Kevin J.

  • Darksaber (Star Wars) by Kevin J. Anderson – The sec­ond novel in the unof­fi­cially named Cal­lista Tril­ogy. Durga the Hutt has “hired” Bevel Lemelisk, co-designer of the orig­i­nal Death Star, to build a new ver­sion of the Death Star to enable Durga to expand his empire

  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy Vol. 1: Jedi Search (Guest Review) – A Star Wars book. This first part of the tril­ogy opens with the New Repub­lic in the process of re-claiming Cor­us­cant after the recent Impe­r­ial reoc­cu­pa­tion.

  • Dark Apprentice (Star Wars Guest Review)– Jedi Acad­emy Tril­ogy con­tin­ues in this sec­ond volume with Admi­ral Daala’s exploits and also devot­ing a large amount of the story to a new sto­ry­line involv­ing Princess Leia and Admi­ral Ackbar.

  • Champions of the Force (Star Wars Guest Review) – The final book in Kevin J. Anderson’s Jedi Acad­emy Tril­ogy. It con­tin­ues much in the vein of the first two nov­els: a some­what promis­ing and engag­ing sto­ry­line is dragged down by pedes­trian writ­ing and some very hokey scenes.

Anderson, Steve

  • The Losing Role -A well researched historical fiction book which follows a failed German actor who is drafted to infiltrate American lines posing as an American officer to create havoc.

Annechino, D.M.

Arens, Moshe

Arninge, Peppe

  • The Dump – A photo book with a series of haunt­ing images in black and white. The pho­tos are taken around Cambodia’s garbage dumps and evoke pow­er­ful feelings.

Arnold, Tedd

Arroyo, Ernest

Asimov, Isaac

  • Youth (Guest Review)– A science fiction story about two young boys on a farm who find and cap­ture strange ani­mals.

Asprey, Dave

Atkins, Ace

  • Devil’s Garden– Historical fiction novel about the Fatty Arbuckle case from the 1920’s.

  • Infamous – Just how did George Kelly became “Machine Gun” and his role in a high profile kidnapping.

  • The Ranger Series:

    • The Ranger – The first book in a new series introducing Army Range Quinn Colson coming home to investigate the murder of his uncle, the sheriff.

    • The Lost Ones – A novel tak­ing place in the fic­tional Tibbe­hah County, Mis­sis­sippi, the sec­ond book in “The Ranger” series.

    • The Broken Places – The third book in The Ranger series. Two convicts escape and enter Tibbe­hah County looking for Jamey Dixon, a former mate who knows where lots of money is hidden. Dixon though, has used the money to buy a pardon and start a new life working as a minister.

    • The Forsaken – The 4th book in The Ranger series, when white teenager is raped and killed in Tibbehah County, MI while her girlfriend manages to escape after being raped. A black man who wonders into town is blamed for the crime and lynched.

    • The Redeemers – The fifth book in The Ranger series, when Quinn Colson has lost the re-election for Sheriff to Rusty Wise, a local insurance salesman. At the time, a local businessman’s home has been robbed and the safe where he supposedly keeps a lot of cash in has been literally ripped out and stolen.

    • The Innocents – The sixth installment in The Ranger series. The series follows Quinn Colson, an Army Ranger who came back to his home in Mississippi and becomes the Sheriff. This story starts with Milly Jones who was found walking down the highway in Tebbehah County engulfed in flames and becomes a national story.

    • The Fallen – The seventh book in The Ranger series featuring Sheriff Quinn Colson, this time with a new love and a gang of vets bank robbers.

Atkins, Ann

 Auslander, Shalom

  • Hope: A Tragedy  —  A fictional book with lots of Jew­ish themes and humor about a per­son who buys a house in New York and finds an elderly, pro­fane Anne Frank hid­ing in the attic.

Ausubel, Ramona

  • No One is Here Except All of Us  —  A fictional book tak­ing place dur­ing World War II following a small group of Jew­ish vil­lagers who lives in a town on a river bank.

Avineri, Shlomo

Ayers, Chirs


– B –

Bachman, Randy

Backman, Fredrik

  • Beartown – A novel taking place in a small Swedish town who is trying to win a hockey tournament when a tragedy strikes.

  • A Man Called Ove – A feel good story about an unlikeable Swedish man, a bit formulaic, but still cute and a good read.

Baites, Mina

  • The Silver Music Box (translated by Alison Layland) – A historical fiction novel which takes place during World War II, following an artifact passed down to the family.

Bajo, David

  • Panopticon – Three journalists go on a last assignment, discovering that they are unknowingly starring in a movie taken from hidden security cameras.

Ball, Bethany

Balson, Ronald H.

  • Karolina’s Twins – Together Lena and Karolina try to survive the Second World War and now Lena is trying to find Karolina’s daughters.

Ball, Edward

  • The Inventor and the Tycoon – A non-fiction book about two pio­neers, railroad tycoon Leland Stan­ford and motion pictures (and murderer) pioneer Ead­weard Muy­bridges.

Bar Yosef, Uri

Bar-Zohar, Michael

  • The Mossad: Great Operations (with Nissim Mishal)-A non-fiction book by Israeli jour­nal­ists recounting some of the great suc­cesses and fail­ures of the secret Israeli agency.

Baram, Nir

  • Good People – A fictional novel about taking place in Germany and Russia during World War II. Thomas Heiselberg is a market researcher working in Berlin, 1938 helping build “models” of the conquered areas to help with displacement.  Sasha Weissberg, a Communist Jew in Leningrad,  decides that the best chance she has to save her parents and find her brothers is to work with the secret police, committing atrocities and helping write confessions.

Barbery, Muriel

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog — A fic­tional story set in Paris, France. The book dis­cusses phi­los­o­phy, cul­ture, the class sys­tem and more.

Barkan, Josh

  • Mexico: Stories – A collection of fictional short stories, all taking place in Mexico. The collection was awarded runner up for the Juniper Prize for Fiction, 2014, and runner up for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, 2014.

Bartlett, Allison Hoover

Barrett ,Duncan

Barron, James

Barry, Sebastian

  • The Temporary Gentleman – the lit­er­ary mus­ings of an ordi­nary Irishman and his demons, a gam­bler and in the habits of mak­ing bad deci­sions when it comes to his fam­ily and finance.

Batty, Dane

Baum, Frank L.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Dorothy and her companions journey to find what they always have.  Darker, more exciting and better than the movie.

  • The Marvelous Land of Oz – The sec­ond story in set in the fic­tional land of Oz, the book how­ever is not about Dorothy but about a boy named Tip.

  • Ozma of Oz – The third story in the Oz series, finds Dorothy and her friends trying to save the royal family of the Land of Ev.

Bearce, Stephanie

Beck, Noah

  • The Last Israelis – A novel happening mostly on an Israeli nuclear submarine who gets cut off during an attack on Israel by Iran.

Belfer, Lauren

  • A Fierce Radiance – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about the search for peni­cillin. The push came dur­ing World War II when the need for this mir­a­cle drug became as impor­tant as any weapon.

Benn, James R.

  • Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery – First book in a series about a Boston police officer in WWII England.

  • The First Wave – second book in the fictional Billy Boyle series set WWII era. This time the former Boston cop discovers a drug smuggling ring involving many high ranking Vichy officials.

  • A Blind Goddess by James R. Benn – Ex-Boston cop, now an World War II Army officer Billy Boyle finds him­self answer­ing a per­sonal request from his old friend Sergeant Eugene “Tree” Jack­son who is now part of the all-African Amer­i­can 617th Tank Destroy­ers. Tree’s gun­ner, ”Angry Smith” has been arrested for mur­der and is headed for the gallows.

Benioff, David

  • City of Thieves – A won­der­ful book, con­tain­ing engag­ing char­ac­ters, great story pep­pered with dark humor all across the pages. The blend of fact and fic­tion in this sur­vival story lends itself to a mix of seri­ous­ness and hilar­ity which the author does a great job putting together.

Benjamin, Chloe

Bennett,Marguerite

Bennett, R. William

  • Jacob T. Marley  – A fictional book which fol­lows the life and after-life of its title char­ac­ter, Scrooge’s boss from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Berenson, Alex

  • The Faithful Spy– A novel fol­low­ing John Wells, a CIA asset in al Qaeda who became a Muslim during his service and is now trying to stop the next terrorist bombing while dealing with mistrust, spies and a changing world.

  • Lost in Kandahar– A short book about the time the author spent with US troops in Afghanistan. Published as a Kindle Sin­gle.

  • The Night Ranger– The seventh book in the fictional series satrring John Welles. This time Welles trav­els to East Africa, as a personal favor, to track four kidnaped Amer­i­cans.

Bergmann, Emanuel

  • The Trick – A novel, originally published in German, which brings together a Holocaust survivor and an American Jewish kid.

Bernstein, Arnie

Berry, Steve

  • The Balkan Escape: A Cas­siopeia Vitt Adven­ture – A short eBook orig­i­nal novel featuring Cotton Malone’s girlfriend in a pre­cur­sor to the book “The Emperor’s Tomb”.

  • The Devil’s Gold – A short fic­tional eBook orig­i­nal which fol­lows one of the char­ac­ters in Mr. Berry’s books on a short adventure.

  • The Jefferson Key – the sev­enth book in the fic­tional series fea­tur­ing Cot­ton Mal­one, the story takes place in the United States involving modern day pirates.

  • The Lost Order – The 12th novel featuring Cotton Malone who is asked by the Justice Department to investigate the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history

Berger, W.K.

  • The Purples – A (mostly) fictional story told through the eyes of real life Jewish mobster Joe Bernstein. Joe is the head of the “Purple Gang” who ran booze across the Detroit River from Canada during the Prohibition era.

Bishop, Patrick

  • The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship– A non-fiction book about the attempts of the allies to sink the Ger­man bat­tle­ship Tir­pitz dur­ing World War II.

Blædel, Sara

  • Call Me Princess – A crime fic­tion book tak­ing place in Den­mark. This is the first book trans­lated by this suc­cess­ful and pop­u­lar Scan­di­na­vian author.

  • Farewell to Freedom – A fic­tional book in a series fea­tur­ing Copen­hagen detec­tive Louise Rick and her friend Camilla Lind, a reporter. This is the third novel trans­lated to Eng­lish writ­ten by the best sell­ing Dan­ish author.

  • Only One Life – An intelligent mys­tery set in Den­mark which brings up questions, such as honor killing, using murder as a device. This is the sec­ond book trans­lated into Eng­lish in the series fea­tur­ing Detec­tive Louise Rick.

Blackman, W. Haden

Block, Stefan Merill

  • The Storm at the Door– A fic­tional book inspired by the author’s grand­par­ents. Mr. Block, while research­ing his grand­par­ents, imag­ined a world around them.

Bonaparte, Napoleon

  • Clisson and Eugénie – A roman­tic novella writ­ten by Napoleon Bona­parte, yes, that Napoleon Bona­parte.

Borneman, Walter R.

Bowden, Mark

  • Black Hawk Down – A non-fiction book which fol­lows the events of the bat­tle which occurred in Mogadishu, Soma­lia on 3–4 Octo­ber, 1993.

Boyd, William

  • Ordinary Thunderstorms – A fic­tional book with many themes taking place in Lon­don and fol­lows a man whose life turned upside down.

Brands, H.W.

Brandes, Yochi

  • Melachim Gim­mel (Kings III) – A bib­li­cal fic­tion book which, pre­sump­tu­ously enough, is a con­tin­u­a­tion of the bib­li­cal books of Kings I and Kings I.

Braude, Joseph

  • The Honored Dead– A non­fic­tion book about the author’s expe­ri­ence being embed­ded with a Moroc­can secu­rity squad

Brokaw, Tom

  • The Greatest Generation – A non-fiction book which the author col­lects sto­ries from indi­vid­ual Amer­i­cans of the World War II gen­er­a­tion.

Brontë, Charlotte

  • Jane Eyre – The classic 1847 novel published as “Jane Eyre. An Autobiography” under the nom de plume of “Currer Bell”.  The novel is told in first person narrative and goes through five distinct stages in Jane’s life.

Broughton, Philip Delves

  • The Art of the Sale – non-fiction book in which the author shares sto­ries and the­o­ries about what makes a sales­per­son.

Brown, Laurence B.

  • The Eighth Scroll – A fictional book which draws on the Judaism, Chris­tian­ity and Islam fea­tur­ing reli­gious relics.

Brubaker, Ed

Bruning, John

  • Outlaw Platoon (with Sean Parnell) – A non-fiction book about Mr. Parnell’s expe­ri­ence as a pla­toon leader (nick­named Out­law Pla­toon) for the U.S. Army Air­borne Ranger in Afghanistan.

Bryson, Bill

Burke, Alafair

  • If You Were Here – Jour­nal­ist McKenna Wright is writ­ing a fluff piece when she thinks she saw an old friend who dis­ap­peared ten years ago with­out a trace.

Burlingame, Jon

  • The Music of James Bond –  A non-fiction book about the sound­tracks of one of the most suc­cess­ful film fran­chises in the world.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

  • A Princess of Mars – An imaginative scene-ficiton talepub­lished in 1912. This is Bur­roughs first pub­lished book and stars John Carter.

  • Tarzan

    • Tarzan of the Apes – The classic story which began it all, a stranded boy of an English lord in Africa is raised by mighty apes.

    • The Return of Tarzan – The ape man is recov­er­ing from his sac­ri­fice at mar­riage to Jane Porter and goes to visit Paul d’Arnot in France. On the ship Tarzan becomes involved in the affairs of Count­ess Olga de Coude and her hus­band, Count Raoul de Coude while two peo­ple try to prey on them.

    • Jungle Tales of Tarzan – A col­lec­tion of 12 short sto­ries which tell of the adven­tures of Tarzan before he met any white peo­ple.

    • The Son of Tarzan – Even though Niko­las Rokoff, Tarzan’s enemy from pre­vi­ous books, died, his hench­man Alexis Paul­vitch is very much alive and wants to even the score. Rokoff lures the son of Tarzan & Jane, Jack, away from Lon­don but the resource­ful young man escapes with the help of Akut the ape./h4>

    • Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar – Tarzan returns to Opar to enrich him­self from their stock­piles. But Tarzan isn’t the only greedy human in the jun­gle, Albert Wer­per, a Bel­gian army offi­cer is also there, secretly fol­low­ing Tarzan./h4>

    • Tarzan the Untamed – The sev­enth novel in the series, this one takes place during World War I, while Tarzan is away from his plan­ta­tion it is destroyed by invad­ing Ger­man troops. When he returns to the plan­ta­tion (in British East Africa), Tarzan dis­cov­ers many bod­ies one of whom belongs to his wife.

Burton, Fred

Busch, Colleen Morton

  • Fire Monks – The non-fiction account of the 2008 Cal­i­for­nia fire which almost destroyed the Tas­sa­jara Zen Moun­tain Cen­ter.

Bushkin, Henry

  • A Hard Act to Follow – A mem­oir by Johnny Carson’s friend, long­time money-manager about their rela­tion­ship. This is a very per­sonal book told in a very per­sonal way and sheds some light, for out­siders like me, on the whole enter­tain­ment industry.


– C –

Cabasson, Armand

  • Wolf Hunt – A historical fiction mystery takeing place dur­ing the Napoleonic wars while the Aus­tri­ans and the French bat­tle over some small vil­lages by the Danube. The mys­tery takes sec­ond place to the author’s impres­sive research of the time, whether it would be bat­tle­field tac­tics or a Vien­nese ball.

  • Memory of Flames – The novel cen­ters on Mar­gont being a dou­ble agent sent by Joseph to infil­trate a group try­ing to restore the monar­chy to France. The dou­ble agent sce­nario allows the author to show more of the dis­ar­ray which Paris is in fol­low­ing its occu­pa­tion and allows the author to travel around the town at night, help­ing the con­spir­acy story-line.

Callif, Lisa A. and Donaldson, Michael C

  • Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking – A guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms in order to produce an independent film. The book includes a CD-ROM with the forms in MS-Word format.

Calvi, Nuala

Carse, James P.

  • PhDeath: The Puzzler Murders – A fictional mystery taking place at a university in New York. Mr. Carse is a university professor himself.

Cather, Willa

  • O Pioneers! – Writ­ten in 1913 and is con­sid­ered the first novel of the Great Plains tril­ogy. Following the Bergsons who immi­grated from Switzer­land to Hanover, Nebraska at the turn of the 20th Cen­tury.

  • My Ántonia –  A 1918 novel which is con­sid­ered the last in the “Prairie Tril­ogy” fol­low­ing O Pio­neers! and The Song of the Lark. This book is con­sid­ered one of the great­est nov­els writ­ten by an American.

Cash, Wiley

  • A Land More Kind than Home – A novel about a small town. One day Christo­pher, also known as Stump, sees some­thing he’s not sup­posed to and the con­se­quences are enormous. Jess, Ade­laide Lyle, the town’s mid­wife, and Clem Bare­field, the sher­iff, all nar­rate the story with their own unique per­spec­tive and painful history.

Cervantes, Miguel (Edith Grossman – Translator)

  • Don Quixote– The timeless classic told through engrossing translation. Funny and poignant.

Chabon, Michael

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Pulitzer Prize winning novel about two Jewish cousins during the golden age of comics (and then some).

  • Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure – A story of adven­tures which takes an odd pair of men tak­ing place some­time in the 10th Cen­tury when the two part­ners are col­lect­ing the money from a con they just pulled (a fake fight between the meek Frank with his nee­dle and the huge ax wield­ing ex-solider) when they encounter a young man who claims to be the heir to the throne of the Jew­ish king­dom of Khazria, usurped by his bru­tal uncle.

  • Telegraph Avenue – This literary fiction book about a record store in Oakland is filled with pop-culture references, blackspoltation and kung fu.

  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union – An award winning fic­tional alter­nate his­tory book. Israel lost the 1948 war, the Jews were dri­ven into the sea and Roosevelt’s pro­posal of estab­lish­ing a Jew­ish state in Alaska passed.

Chang, Jade

Chang, Janie

  • Three Souls – A novel taking place inn China, 1935, Leiyin watches her own funeral and wanders why she has not been permitted to the afterlife, soon she discovers that she is not alone; three souls are there to guide her along the way until she make amends. But first she has to find out what she has to make amends for.

Charbonnet, Gabrielle

  • Sundays at Tiffany’s (with James Patterson)- A romance about a poor little rich girl has an imaginary friend as a young girl and later gets reunited with him.

Chernow, Ron

  • Alexander Hamilton – An excellent though massive biography of a Founding Father

  • Washington: A Life – This  marvelous book breaks the wooden image of Washington and brings out the character of the man we all learned about with all his charm and personality.

Chevalier, Tracy

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring – A young woman named Griet arrives at Vermeer’s house, in 17th Cen­tury Hol­land, to be a new ser­vant. She had some tragedy in her fam­ily and so ended up a maid. As she gets to be part of the fam­ily, Ver­meer allows her to help him, due to her artis­tic eye.

Chirac,

Chopin, Amanda

  • The Orchardist – A novel tak­ing place in Wash­ing­ton State at the early part of the 20th Cen­tury about an orchardist who takes in two pregnant and abused teenagers.

Clarke, Susanna

Cleave, Chris

  • Little Bee – When a Nigerian teenager finds hereself as an illegal alien in England, she goes to seek out the only people she knows.

Clinch, Jon

  • The Thief of Auschwitz – A fic­tional book telling of a family’s strug­gle to sur­vive during World War II in the infamous concentration camp.

Coll, Steve

  • Private Empire– A non-fiction book about the influ­ence Exxon­Mo­bil yields over world econ­omy and pol­i­tics.

Collins, Ace

Collins, Suzanne

  • The Hunger Games– A dystopian novel writ­ten for young adults (YA) that has struck chords with par­ents as well and has been a best seller since it came out.

  • Catching Fire – The sec­ond novel in The Hunger Games Tril­ogy. The story con­tin­ues with the events of the first novel, fol­low­ing Kat­niss Everdeen’s overly excit­ing life.

Collins, Wilkie

  • The Woman in White – Published as a newspaper serial in 1859. In 1860 a collected edition of the chapters was published in book form.  Even though this is a Victorian novel, it is still gripping, engaging and a page turner

Conan Doyle, Arthur

  • A Study in Scarlet – The first novel fea­tur­ing Eng­lish detec­tive Sher­lock Holmes and his friend Dr. Wat­son, writ­ten in 1886 and pub­lished in 1887 and marks the first appear­ance of the famous sleuth.

Conner, Amanda

Connolly, John

  • The Gates: A Novel – A hilarious story about a small kid and his dog saving the world from hell’s minions.

Conrad, Hy

  • Rally ‘Round the Corpse – A mystery novel about a murder/mystery game which Soon after it begun, the eccen­tric cre­ator mys­te­ri­ously dies. The game becomes real when one of the guests die and the tour guide real­izes that the mys­tery is actu­ally based on a real-life unsolved crime.

Constable, Benjamin

  • Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa – Tomomi “But­ter­fly” Ishikawa com­mit­ted sui­cide but left her best friend, Ben­jamin Con­sta­ble, a trail of clues which lead him from Paris to New York and back – the cities she called “home”.

Coras­anti, Michelle Cohen

  • The Almond Tree – Ich­mad Hamid was born in a small Pales­ti­nine vil­lage, but soon impresses those who know him with his sharp mind. A pro-Palestinian novel.

Cornwell, Bernard

  • Death of Kings – It’s 899 and Alfred the Great is dying, he sum­mons Uhtred of Beb­ban­burg, his best war­rior who is under con­stant death threats and finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties. Uhtred does not dis­ap­point the king and swears alle­giance to his son Edward so he could help him defend the king­dom from the Danes, in return of a rich estate.

Correa, Armando Lucas

  • The German Girl – A  novel taking place during World War II and around 2011.

Coulson, Danny O.

Courtnage, Lee (with Earl Haney)

  • Mission to Mach 2 – Mr. Haney’s mem­oir about his mil­i­tary career which focuses on Haney’s fas­ci­nat­ing Air-Force career.

Couvee, Petra

Cox, John T.

  • Hitler’s Ashes – a fic­tional book in a pop­u­lar genre known as “what if” or alternative history, this one examines what might have happend if Hitler’s assassination was successful.

Crais, Robert

  • The Sentry -A fictional story involving tough-guy mercenary Joe Pike and his friend private investigator Elvis Cole. Part of a series.

Craney, Glen

Crawford, Lacy

  • Early Decision – A fic­tional book about the pres­sures on the chil­dren of the elites to enter the col­lage of their, or their par­ents, choice. Ms. Craw­ford was an “inde­pen­dent col­lege admis­sions coun­selor” to the upper class and this book is based on her experiences.

Craughwell, Thomas J.

Croutier, Aley Lytle

Cumming, Charles

  • The Trinity Six -A fictional spy thriller focusing on the theory that the Cambridge Five (a ring of English Trinity College students who were spies for Russia) had a sixth member.


– D –

Danziger, Dennis

  • A Short History of a Tall Jew – A not-so-short fic­tional book fol­low­ing a man search­ing for his sec­ond wife. A very funny book with a heart.

Danziger, Paula

Darnton, Nina

  • An African Affair – A novel which tells of the experiences of a white American journalist in Nigeria.

Davis, Deborah

Davis, Wes

Davidson, Martin

  • The Perfect Nazi – A non-fiction book which fol­lows the authors research about his grand­fa­ther, an SS offi­cer.

Dazai, Osamu

  • Schoolgirl – A short fic­tional story which started the authors career. A Japanese classic.

Dean, Debra

  • The Mirrored World – A fictional account of the Russian St. Xenia told through the eyes of her cousin during the late 18th – early 19th Century in St. Petersburg.

De Luca,Erri

  • Me, You – A fic­tional com­ing of age story of a boy at the end of World War II. The book was pre­vi­ously released as Sea of Mem­ory.

De Robetis, Carolina

  • The Invisible Mountain – A generational saga taking place in Uruguay.

  • Perla – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about Argentina’s Dirty War..

DeFede, Jim

Denyes, Charles

Devos, Ed

  • Family of Warriors by Ed Devos – A story of five brothers, combat soldiers during World War II.

Diamond, Jason

Dick, Philip K.

Diggle, Andy

  • James Bond: Hammerhead with Luca Casalanguida (Artist) – a graphic novel compiling the six issues in the storyline

Dicarlo, Mario

Donaldson, Michael C and Callif, Lisa A.

  • Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking – A guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms in order to produce an independent film. The book includes a CD-ROM with the forms in MS-Word format.

Doescher, Ian

Donoghue, Emma

  • Room– A fictional award winning book with a disturbing premise.  The book tells of Ma, who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years by “Old Nick”.  Ma and Old Nick have a son, Jack who is also lives in the room without being able to leave.

Donohue, Keith

  • Centuries of June– A fictional story about a man who  meets his scorned wives/lovers from past lives, all of whom were unlucky in life and they blame him

Downing, David

  • Masaryk Station– John Rus­sell is an Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist/spy liv­ing in Berlin after World War II, is plan­ning one final job which will cement the finan­cial secu­rity and well being of his fam­ily before he retires.

Duncan, Glen

  • The Last Werewolf(Guest Review)– A work of paranormal fiction which asks: If one embraces the bes­tial part of one’s nature, does human moral­ity cease to be rel­e­vant?

Dumas, Alexandre

  • The d’Artagnan Romance

    • The Three Musketeers– France, 1625 – a young poor noble­man named d’Artagnan leaves his Gas­cony home to the bright lights of Paris with inten­tions of becom­ing Mus­ke­teer of the Guard.

    • The Count of Monte Cristo– One of the most pop­u­lar nov­els of this pro­lific author. Young Edmond Dante, a sailor, has almost been named cap­tain of a ship and is in prepa­ra­tions of mar­ry­ing his sweet­heart. But Dante becomes the vic­tim of a sin­is­ter plot which leads to false impris­on­ment in an island fortress. After sev­eral years, and with the help of a friend, Dante man­ages to escape the prison and plots his revenge.

    • Twenty Years After– The son of “Milady”, the two-faced Mazarin smug­gle the young king and his mother from Paris which is becom­ing hos­tile to the crown.

Dueñas, Maria

  • The Time in Between– A novel following the life of a Spanish woman’s journey from her humble beginnings as a poor seamstress, to an English spy during World War II.

  • The Vineyard – A fictional book set in the mid 18th Century in Mexico, Cuba, and Spain about a man who lost everything and has one last shot at getting his fortune back.


– E –

El-Hai, Jack

Eastland, Sam

  • Eye of the Red Tsar – when the Tsar’s personal investigator is freed and asked to investigate the Romanov’s murder you know things will get interesting. The first of the Inspector Pekkala novels.

Edghill, India

Edelman, Ric

Ellis, Joseph J.

Ellis, Warren

  • James Bond: Vargr by (with Jason Masters) – A graphic novel about the famous MI6 agent who returns to London from  a vengeance mission in Helsinki and resumes the boring duties of the 00 section. Soon enough he gets a new mission, this time in Berlin to break a drug trafficking cartel.

Eliot, Marc

  • American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood – A biography of one of America’s most enduring entertainers.

  • Michael Dou­glas – One of the few second-generation kids to grow up and become a movie star, Michael Dou­glas has man­aged to emerge from the long shadow of his father. The strug­gle to become his own man in an unfor­giv­ing envi­ron­ment is only a part of this biography.

Elmer, Robert

  • Wildflowers of Terezin – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in Den­mark dur­ing World War II. The book is well researched and an enthralling read.

Elwes, Cary

Engel, Howard

England, Stephen

  • Pandora’s Grave – a fic­tional counter-terrorism book set mostly in the US and Mid­dle East, a fast thrill ride.

  • Day of Reckoning – The second installment of the “Shadow Warriors” series, this time Harry Nichols goes after the assassins of CIA Director, only to stumble on to a much bigger conspiracy.

Enzmann , E.V.

  • Siberian Prison –  a nonfic­tion eyewitness account of the author’s expe­ri­ence in the Aus­trian Army and as a Russ­ian pris­oner of war.

Eteraz, Ali

  • Native Believer – A novel about a secular Muslim living in today’s America


– F –

Falcones, Ildefonso

  • Cathedral of the Sea – A fictional book taking place in 1300s Spain, the novel follows Arnau Estanyol, the son of a fugitive serf who obtains freedom and eventually achieves a high status in medieval Barcelona..

Fallada, Hans

  • Alone in Berlin – A fic­tional 1947 book describ­ing the life in Ger­many under the Third Reich. The book’s title in the US is Every Man Dies Alone.

Fawcett, Bill

  • How to Lose a War at Sea – A fas­ci­nat­ing col­lec­tion of more than 30 short essays about naval war­fare and oceanic dis­as­ters. The book spans decades, there are essays rang­ing from the days of the Span­ish armada to naval blun­ders from the 1960s.

Fesperman, Dan

  • The Arms Maker of Berlin– A novel tak­ing place in present time, as well as in Nazi Germany’s Berlin. The books mixes espi­onage and sus­pense while telling par­al­lel stories.

Feldman, Ellen

  • Next to Love – A fic­tional book which fol­lows three child­hood friends before, dur­ing and after World War II.

Finn, Peter

Fishamn, J.E.

  • Primacy – A fic­tional book which tries to ask questions about animal testing and what would happen if a chimp decided to start talking. Not what you expect.

Fisher-Alaniz, Karen

Fitz-Enz, David

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Fleming, Ian

  • Live and Let Die – The sec­ond novel fea­tur­ing Secret Ser­vice agent James Bond 007. Gold coins are appear­ing in Amer­ica; the gov­ern­ment thinks Soviet agents are using them to fur­ther their nefar­i­ous cause helped by Mr. Big, a noto­ri­ous crime lord, uses voodoo as part of an elab­o­rate plan to con­trol his crime car­tel.

  • Goldfinger – The seventh novel featuring James Bond, 007, agent of MI6, the British Secret Service. Bond discovers Goldfinger’s dealings with smuggled gold and, of course, other misdeeds. He meets Oddjob, a henchman for Goldfinger, and manages to entrench himself in Goldfinger’s get rich quick scheme.

  • For Your Eyes Only – The eight book in a series featuring British secret agent James Bond, 007 is a collection of short stories, ranging from “Excellent” to “just OK”.

  • Thunderball – the ninth James Bond novel, is the first of the “Blofeld Tril­ogy” follows the secret agent to a health clinic due to poor health where he discovers a sinister plot to hijack two nuclear bombs.

  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – A top notch James Bond thriller is the sec­ond of what has become the “Blofeld Tril­ogy”, pre­ceded by Thun­der­ball and con­cluded with You Only Live Twice (The Spy Who Loved Me was writ­ten in between but is not included in the trilogy).

  • The Spy Who Loved Me – The tenth novel featuring English spy James Bond, 007. The book was released in 1962 even though it was written earlier and is told from the point of view of Vivienne Michel, a French-Canadian woman who comes back home after five years in London and has a dangerous encounter with mobsters in a lone motel.

  • You Only Live Twice – The 11th novel featuring the famous British agent James Bond, 007 as a broken man, let his life and work slide but gets a last-chance to redeem his downward spiraling career by being assigned a diplomatic task.

  • The Man with the Golden Gun –  This is a mildly entertaining novel, an escape to the Bond universe if you desire, or for the completists who want to read them all.

  • Octopussy and The Living Daylights – The last novel published by Ian Fleming, consisting of four short stories about James Bond, 007.

Fleming, Thomas

  • 1776 Year of Illusions – A non-fiction book focusing on the mil­i­tary cam­paigns of 1776, how­ever the fas­ci­nat­ing polit­i­cal devel­op­ments in Philadel­phia and Lon­don are also addressed. t.

  • The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers – A his­tory book which tells about the lives of six famous men from the per­spec­tive of their rela­tion­ship with the women in their lives.

Flusfeder, David

  • John the Pupil – a fic­tional trav­el­ogue set in the mid­dle ages which is both funny and clever. Right from the first pages, the author mocks the entire book by stat­ing that “all his­tor­i­cal nov­els are fail­ures”, that takes guts.

Foer, Joshua

Follet, Ken

  • The Pillars of the Earth – A novel set in Kings­bridge, Eng­land and mainly tells about the build­ing of the cathe­dral in town. The novel was pub­lished in 1989 to excel­lent reviews and has become widely read despite its length, listed on the BBC’s Big Read (#33) and selected for the Oprah Book Club.

Fox, Scott

Fraction, Scott

Frankel, Neville, D.

  •  On the Sickle’s Edge – a novel following generations of Russian Jews and their struggle with their religion, society and economic system

Franklin, Tom

  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter – A fictional story set in the late 70’s in rural Mississippi. This atmospheric book and deals with the harsh punishment society deals to those they deem guilty (without proof) as well as racial elements.

Frater, Stephen

Freedman, Harry

  • The Talmud: A Biography – A non­fic­tion book cov­er­ing the his­tory of the com­plex text of Rab­binic Judaism..

Freeman, Brian James

Friedman, Matti

Freudenberger, Nell

  • The Newlyweds– A fic­tional book which deals with online mar­riages of US cit­i­zens to mail order brides from Bangladesh.

Friedrich, Karl

Friis, Agnete

Death of a Nightingale (with Lene Kaaberbøl) – The third Nina Borg book from the Danish authors, this time Nina, a Red Cross nurse, tries to help a refugee who is accused of murdering her husband.

Fuentes, Carlos

  • Vlad – Count Dracula, Vlad, has decided to immigrate toMexico after the mayhem inEastern Europe and countless wars have shortened his blood supplies. A short novel by one of Mexico’s greatest writers.

Funder, Anna

  • All That I Am – An award win­ning novel about Jew­ish play­wright Ernst Toller, his lover Dora and their friend Ruth who sud­denly become crim­i­nals when Hitler comes to power.


– G –

Gafla, Ofir Touché

  • The World of the End – Ben Mendelssohn wants to be reunited with his belated wife, he will do any­thing to be with her again and on his birth­day he puts a bul­let in his head to accom­plish the task. When Ben enters the Other World he dis­cov­ers that find­ing a per­son among the mil­lions who occupy the realm is not an easy task.

Gaiman, Neal

  • American Gods – A fictional book which blends fan­tasy, Amer­i­cana and mythol­ogy to cre­ate a unique story from the bril­liant mind of one of today’s top writers.

  • Anansi Boys – Fat Char­lie returns to the United States to take care of his father’s estate only to find out that he has a twin he totally for­got about, and that his father was a minor African god (although a pow­er­ful one).

  • The Graveyard Book – Winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal award. This is a fictional book which takes place in a graveyard. Mostly.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane – A man returns to his child­hood home in Sus­sex, Eng­land. The man finds him­self in a farm which is down the road from where he lived. As the man sits by the pond, he starts remem­ber­ing events of bygone years, a sui­cide, a stolen car and dark­ness unleashed.

  • Odd and the Frost Giants – an award win­ning fic­tional YA book inspired by Norse Mythol­ogy.

  • The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes – A graphic novel which encompasses the collected issues of Sandman #1-8. This is the story of Morpheus, an eternal being responsible for sleep and rules over The Dreaming – the place where humans go when they are in an unconscious state.

  • The View from the Cheap seats: Selected Nonfiction is a compilation of essays on many subjects the author composed.

Garden, Don

Gardner, Ian

Galloway, Steve

  • The Cellist of Sarajevo – Dur­ing the siege of Sara­jevo a musi­cian sees 22 of his friends and neigh­bors get­ting killed while wait­ing in a bread line. The man decided to play his cello on the site for 22 days and the reader follows four people throughout those days.

Gardiner, John Reynolds

  • Stone Fox – A fic­tional story for children, based on a Rocky Moun­tain leg­end.

Garfield, Simon

Gelatt, Philip

Gibson, Sebastian

  • Nitt Witt Hill– A polit­i­cal satire which brings for­ward the absur­di­ties of today’s pol­i­tics.

Gigliotti, Jim

  • Who Was Bruce Lee? – The book tells about Lee’s influ­ence in mar­tial arts and pop cul­ture, as well as touch on how Lee intro­duce Chi­nese cul­ture to main­stream Amer­i­can and his influ­ence in that arena.

Gilbert, Elizabeth

Gildin, Leon H.

  • The Polski Affair– The award winning book about a very weird and bizarre his­tor­i­cal occur­rence dur­ing World War II.

    The Family Affair – The fic­tional con­tin­u­a­tion of his award The Pol­ski Affair. Like its pre­de­ces­sor this is a short book, but one that packs in impact.

Golden, Daniel

Goldstein, Andrew

  • The Bookie’s Son– A com­ing of age novel about the son of a col­lec­tor agent to a Jew­ish crime lord, gam­bler and, of course, a bookie. Grow­ing up to a poor fam­ily in the Bronx dur­ing the 1960s .

Goolrick, Robert

  • A Reliable Wife– A fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire of the characters’ hearts.

Gordon, David

  • Mystery Girl – A men’s novel full of self doubt, awk­ward­ness, porn, manly movie talk and Jackie Chan. Sam Korn­berg lives in L.A., his mar­riage is falling apart and it looks like he’ll never be the nov­el­ist he dreamed of being. Look­ing for any job he might be qual­ify for , Sam gets a job as an assis­tant (he spe­cial­izes in being an “assis­tant”) detec­tive to Solar Lonsky.

Gowda, Shilpi Somava

Grann, David

  • The Lost City of Z – A non-fiction account of the author’s trip to Brazil fol­low­ing the foot­steps of famed explorer Percy Har­ri­son Faw­cett.

Grant, Richard

Gray, Michael Loyd

  • Not Famous Anymore – A a fic­tional book which addresses the price of fame following a famous action her on his journey back to his hometown and out of the spotlight.

Greenberg, Steven

  • Galerie – A novel about a woman looking for her roots and a family secret from World War II.

Grennan, Conor

  • Little Princes – A memoir of the author’s time as a volunteer in an orphanage in Nepal. Not only did Mr. Grennan volunteer, but he also went above and beyond to find the long lost families of these children who were never orphaned but used and manipulated by war profiteers.

Griffin, Scott Tracy

  • Tarzan The Centennial Celebration – A lavish cof­fee table book cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of the famous lord of the jun­gle in books, TV, movies, comics and more. Mr. Grif­fin is the lead­ing author­ity on Edgar Rice Bur­roughs and on his 1912 cre­ation of which this book is about.

Grisham, John

  • Playing For Pizza– A fictional book mostly set in Italy. This fish-out-of-water story is perfect for the reader/sport lover and could be read in one sitting.

Gruen, Sara

  • Water for Elephants– A fictional boy-meets-girl story/boy-and-his-elephant set against turn of the century circus scene.

Grylls, Bear

  • A Survival Guide for Life – A series of short nar­ra­tives (75 in all), many telling anec­dotes from the life of the authors tai­lored and/or manip­u­lated to accom­mo­date the bul­let point the nar­ra­tive tries to make.

Guinn, Jeff

Gul, Imtiz

Gunnin, Sally Cabot

Guthrie, Woody

  • House of Earth – A recently published novel, written in 1947, much like the singer’s lyrics, full of crit­i­cism and pow­er­ful imagery of the Amer­i­can farm­ers who suf­fered might­ily dur­ing the dust bowl.


– H –

Ha, Khanh

  • Flesh– A fictional story of the com­ing of age story in a dark time of a young man’s life in violent 20th Century Vietnam.

Haas, Wolf

  • Brenner and God– A fictional a detec­tive novel tak­ing place in Ger­many follow Simon Bren­ner a retired police offi­cer who is now a chauffeur.

Haa­sis, Hell­mut G.

  • Bombing Hitler– The true story of Georg Elser and his failed attempt on Hitler’s life..

Haggard, H. Rider.

  • King Solomon’s Mines– The first novel is the first to fea­ture adven­turer Alan Quater­main published in 1885.

Halevi, Yossi Klein

Halson, Penrose

Hamid, Mohsin

  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia  – An uniden­ti­fied pro­tag­o­nist works towards his dream of becom­ing filthy rich. His jour­ney from a poor boy to a cor­po­rate leader is chron­i­cled in this book shaped as a busi­ness self-help book.

Hansen, James R.

  • First Man– The first authorized biography of astronaut Neil A. Armstrong.

Haney, Earl (with Lee Courtnage)

  • Mission to Mach 2 – Mr. Haney’s mem­oir about his mil­i­tary career which focuses on Haney’s fas­ci­nat­ing Air-Force career.

Harding, Thomas

Hardy, Thomas

  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Pub­lished in 1891 , the book fol­lows Tess through her tri­als and tribu­la­tions in Vic­to­rian Eng­land.

Harris, Oliver

  • The Hollow Man – A crime fiction book introducing Lon­don police detec­tive Nick Belsey, a broke, drunk man who bends the rules often and not always for the right reasons.

Hart, Gary

  • James Monroe– A short biography of the fifth US President by a presidential candidate.

Haskell, Molly

Heightsman, Helen Gordon

  • Malinalli of the Fifth Sun – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion novel tak­ing place in South Amer­ica dur­ing Hernán Cortés’ time focusing on native woman Mali­nalli who was an impor­tant per­son in Cortés’ entourage who have been vil­i­fied through­out the ages.

Heimbuch, Craig J.

  • And Now We Shall Do Manly Things – A non-fiction book about the author’s adven­tures learn­ing to hunt while chron­i­cling his per­sonal jour­ney and learn­ing about the hunt­ing cul­ture in America.

Hellström, Borge (with Andres Roslund)

  • Three Seconds – Winner of the prestigious Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year in 2009. This crime fiction novel focuses on the prison drug trade, Swedish prisons and justice system.

Hendley, Doc

  • Wine to Water – A non-fiction mem­oir of the author start­ing the Wine to Water non-profit. The char­ity brings clean water to many parts of the world.

Hepinstall, Kathy

  • Blue Asylum – A fic­tional book tak­ing place in an insane asy­lum dur­ing the Amer­i­can Civil War questioning the definition of sanity.

Higgins, Jack

  • The Eagle Has Landed – A novel detailing the efforts of a German crack commando team to invade England and kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II.

  • Solo– A fast, exciting read which is a lot of fun, lots of action and an interesting simple plot.

Higashino, Keigo

  • The Devotion of Suspect X – A charming novel focuses on the mind games played between the suspect and a police consultant – both brilliant mathematicians.

Hill, David Wesley

Hill, Susan

Hillenbrand, Laura

  • Unbroken – An amazing non-fiction story of Loius Zamperini and American athlete, World War II Air Corp bombardier who survived a crash and interment in a Japanese POW camp.

Hoag, Tami

  • Deeper than the Dead – A fictional thriller set in 1985, before computers, forensics and a cell phone was as big as a brick (and weighed just as much). The book follows an FBI agent who is following a killer in a small town in California.

  • Secrets to the Grave – A fictional mystery featuring the recurring characters we met in “Deeper than the Dead”. The novel takes place in the same town of Oak Knoll, CA and is set in the mid 1980’s.

Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy

Hobbs, Roger

  • Ghostman (guest Review) – This novel involves the clas­sic casino heist with an added twist. The heist doesn’t really go as planned and a man sim­ply known as ‘Jack’ is called upon to help.

Horan, Ellen

  • 31 Bond Street –  A historical fiction novel taking place in 1857 New York City. The book follows the notorious trial of Emma Cunningham for the murder of her landlord Dr. Harvey Burdell, a famous dentist.

Horan, Nancy

  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky – A fic­tion­al­ized account of the rela­tion­ship of famed author Robert Louis Steven­son and his wife Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.

Horowitz, Marilyn

  • The Book of Zev – A novel pep­pered with black & Jewish humor which tells the story of how two peo­ple changed his­tory.

Hosseini, Khaled

  • And the Mountains Echoed -A poor Afghan laborer hands over his pre­cious 3-year-old daugh­ter to a wealthy cou­ple liv­ing in Kabul. The con­se­quences of the sib­lings’ sep­a­ra­tion are told through a series of over­lap­ping sto­ries from dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive which span a lifetime.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Another impres­sive book about life in Afghanistan but this time about the plight of women under the rule of the Tal­iban.

Howe, James

  • Bunnicula (Guest Review) –  A children’s book – Bun­nic­ula is a vam­pire rab­bit. But instead of the typ­i­cal vam­piric ten­den­cies, Bun­nic­ula sucks the juice out of veg­eta­bles

Hugo, Victor

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame –  A des­per­ate and quite depress­ing novel filled with the lone­li­ness of 15th Cen­tury Paris. The novel became a clas­sic and the Hunch­back became a tragic hero as well as a cul­tural icon.

Humphries, Sam

Hur­witz, Harry (editor)

  • Peace in the Making edited (with Yis­rael Medad) –  The com­plete cor­re­spon­dence between the Israeli prime min­is­ter Men­achem Begin and the Egypt­ian pres­i­dent Anwar Sadat dur­ing the his­toric peace mak­ing efforts.


– I –

Iggulden, Conn

  • Genghis: Birth of an Empire – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion story fol­low­ing the young man who will even­tu­ally become Genghis Kahn.

Ingle, Bob

Irving, John

Isaacson, Walter

  • Benjamin Franklin– The amaz­ing life of one of America’s Found­ing Fathers and well known scientists.

  • Einstein: His Life and Universe — A biog­ra­phy of the famed sci­en­tist. Ein­stein lived a tremen­dous life full of sci­ence, math, pol­i­tics, reli­gion and love; I admire Mr. Isaacson’s courage in tack­ling such a project.


– J –

Jacobs, Delle

  • Loki’s Daughters (Guest Review)– a historical romance taking place in Ireland in a Celtic village where every man of fighting age is dead. A young woman, who is also trying to care for her sister with failing eyesight and her young nephew had to deal with a Viking invasion.

Jahn, Ryan David

  • The Dispatcher– a fic­tional thriller which takes the reader from­ Texas to Ari­zona in a it moves fast and furi­ous pace.

Jensen, Cartsten

  • We, The Drowned – A spellbinding, award winning (Danske Banks Litteraturpris) fictional book which spans 100 years in the lives of the inhabitants of the small Danish coastal town Marstal. Jensen’s debut novel is hailed as an instant classic and rightfully so.

Jiles, Paulette

  • News of the World – A  novel taking place in Texas around 1870. This book is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in Fiction.

Johncock, Benjamin

  • The Last Pilot – A historical fiction book taking place during the height of the space race.

Jones, Chris Morgan

  • The Silent Oligarch – A fic­tional book about those in the shad­ows which hold the strings of power.

Johnson, Lisa S.

  • 108 Rock Star Guitars – A book fea­tur­ing pho­tographs of gui­tars (and gui­tars only) of famous gui­tarists. The book took 17 years for Ms. John­son to com­pile and photograph.

Johnson, Marilyn

  • This Book Is Overdue – A non-fiction account of the author’s research and pontifications of how librarians will guide our culture into technological literacy.

Johnston, Antony

Johnston, Ingeborg, M

Jonasson, Jonas

Joyce, James

  • Dubliners – A col­lec­tion of short sto­ries pub­lished in 1914. The sto­ries are loosely tied together and are con­sid­ered a clas­sic col­lec­tion in world literature.


– K –

Kaaberbøl, Lene

Kafka, Franz

  • The Metamorphosis – This is the story of Gre­gor Samsa who wakes up one morn­ing and dis­cov­ered he has turned into a giant bug. A short, classic story but deep with many themes con­de­scend in a short space and between the lines.

Kahn, M. Salahuddin

  • Sikander – A fic­tional book which chron­i­cles the life of a Pak­istani man and how it changed after 9/11.

Kalotay, Daphne

  • Russian Winter – A fic­tional book which fol­lows the com­plex life of a Russ­ian prima bal­le­rina who defected to the US.

Kaminski, Michael

  • The Secret History of Star Wars – A non-fiction book chron­i­cling the cre­ative process behind the six Star Wars movies. A well researched, well writ­ten and inter­est­ing book not only for the Star Wars fans, but any­one who is inter­ested in the cre­ative process.

Kaminsky, Sarah

Kaye, Harvey J.

Kaplan, Fred

Karlsson, Jonas

  • The Invoice – A novel set in current day Sweden in which the government has decided to add a “happiness tax” on the population.

Katz, Yossi

Katzenback, John

  • Hart’s War – a courtroom drama taking place in a prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II

Kempe, Frederick

  • Berlin 1961– A a non-fiction book which fol­lows the polit­i­cal tur­moil in 1961, a defin­ing year in US-Soviet rela­tion­ship.

Kennedy, Douglas

  • Temptation – A fic­tional book which takes the reader on a ride from the height of suc­cess to the lows in life. What hap­pens when a gilded door opens to a man who sud­denly has ample oppor­tu­ni­ties and Hol­ly­wood clout?.

Kershaw, Alex

Kerr, Philip

  • March Violets – The first in a series of noir nov­els about Bernie Gun­ther, an ex-policeman who turned pri­vate inves­ti­ga­tor. March vio­lets refers to Ger­mans who went along with the Nazi vio­lence mindlessly.

  • Field Gray – A fic­tional novel tak­ing place alter­na­tively between the 1931 and mid 1954, mostly in Berlin. The book is 7th novel star­ring Bernie Gun­ther.

  • Prague Fatale – A fic­tional novel mostly set in Prague where Berlin detective Gunther is asked to solve a locked-room murder in a castle full of Nazis. The book is 8th novel star­ring Bernie Gun­ther.

Khadra, Yasmina

  • The Attack – A fic­tional book set in Israel and the West Bank which follows an Arab doctor working in an Israeli hospital whose life turned upside down when his wife became a suicide bomber.

Khoury, Raymond

  • The Templar Salvation – This the long awaited fictional sequel to “The Last Templar” follows the adventures of Archeologist Tess Chaykin & FBI agent Sean Reilly as they are being forced on a quest for a Templar treasure.

Kiernan, Stephen P.

  • The Curiosity – On an Arc­tic expe­di­tion, Dr. Kate Philo dis­cov­ers the body of a man who was flash frozen deep in ice. In what could only be con­sid­ered excep­tional sci­ence with a bit of luck, the man, Judge Jere­miah Rice was brought back to life after being dead for more than a century.

King, Stephen

Kingsolver, Barbara

  • Flight Behavior– A fictional book tak­ing place in Appalachia. The book is very lyri­cal and rich explor­ing the sim­ple yet com­plex life of rural Tennessee.

  • The Lacuna – Mexican author Harrison William Sheppard finds out what happens when you used to work for a Mexican communist employer in your teens.

Kirk, Jay

  • Kingdom Under Glass – A historical fiction – biography tale about the great taxidermist & conservationist, inventor and sculptor Carl Akeley.

Kirschbaum, Eric

Kissinger, Henry

  • On China– A non-fiction book in which the famous states­man recounts and advises on the future of Chi­nese diplo­macy with the west.

Kjeldsen, Kirk

Kline, Christina Baker

  • Orphan Train – a novel of a friendship between a 91  year old woman and a teenager, both of them with a spotted past.

Kluger, Jeffrey

Kocialski, Cynthia

Kolakowski, Christopher L.

Kollender, Andreas

  • The Honest Spy (translated by Steve Anderson) – A historical fiction book about a German clerk spying for the USA.

Kon­visser, Zieva Dauber

Kohn, Rebecca

Korda, Michael

Krakauer, Jon

Krasny, Michael

Kritzler, Ed

Kulish, Nicolas

Kunitz, Daniel


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la Grange, Zelda

  • Good Morning, Mr. Mandela– A mem­oir of Mr. Mandela’s pri­vate sec­re­tary. This is Ms. la Grange’s first book, which I under­stand caused some con­tro­versy as it is the first such mem­oir to come out after Mr. Mandela’s death.

Läckberg,  Camilla

  • The Ice Princess – A Swedish murder mystery set in a small town.

  • The Stonecutter – The the third novel in the Fjall­backa mys­tery series featuring police­man Patrik Hed­strom taking on the murder or a neighbor’s child.

Landow, Loren

  • Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts – A guide for professional and amateur martial artists covering many subjects from power to speed to agility and even nutrition. There are many exercises and diagrams for the reader to follow.

Lansky, Aaron

Lapid, Shulamit

  • Human Error – This Israeli novel tack­les issues from the point of view of a female Mossad agent who is not a femme fatal, but a pro­fes­sional agent, a think­ing woman try­ing to inves­ti­gate the mur­der of an ex-colleague.

Larson, Erik

Larsson, Stieg

Laukkanen, Owen

  • Criminal Enterprise – A fic­tional crime book which asks what hap­pens when ordi­nary peo­ple take a short­cut to mak­ing money because they per­ceive it as their only option.

Lautner, Robert

  • Road to Reckoning– At age 12 Thomas Walker to go out west and sell Samuel Colt’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary “Improved Revolv­ing Gun”. Not long after their trav­els start, Thomas’ father is killed by rob­bers, and the young orphan tries to make it back home with his few pos­ses­sions, includ­ing a wooden model of the gun, and no money, rely­ing on the kind­ness of strangers.

Laws, David

  • Munich: The Man Who Said No! – A historical fiction story which tells two connected stories, that of a man in Europe during World War II, and that of his granddaughter, a historian in 2015.

Leather, Stephen

  • False Friends – An Al-Qaeda cell in England real­izes that there is a trai­tor in their mist and, while try­ing to plan a mas­sive ter­ror plot in the UK the orga­ni­za­tion involves the infor­mants. Detective Dan Shep­herd is the han­dler of Malik and Chaun­dhry, he must help them keep their cool until the plot is foiled.

LeBor, Adam

  • The Geneva Option – A novel which introduces the reader to Yael Azoulay, a high-level UN staffer.

Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach

Lethem, Jonathan

  • A Gambler’s Anatomy – A novel taking place in Germany and Berkley, California about a professional backgammon player, he comes to Berlin after a run of bad luck in Singapore

Leveen, Lois

  • The Secrets of Mary Bowser –  A historical fiction story about a free slave who went back into Virginia to spy for the Union during the American Civil War.

Levin, Adam

  • The InstructionsA fictional doc­u­ment writ­ten by Rabbi Gurion ben-Judah Mac­cabee and chron­i­cles four days in the life of the 10 year old boy who believes he is the Messiah.

Levin, Daniel

Levine, Joshua

Levinson, Leila

  • Gated GriefA non-fiction book about the author’s five year research to under­stand her father’s trauma from lib­er­at­ing a con­cen­tra­tion camp in World War II.

Levy, David

  • Directing Animation– A non fiction book from an industry insider about the art of directing animated features and shorts. Lots of wonderful real-life anecdotes from animation superstars.

Levy, Marc

  • All Those Things We Never Said – a short book in which a daugher and her father (sort of) get reacquainted after a lifetime of turmoil.

  • P.S. from Paris– a cute, short book which was a quick read with a simple, elegant and well told story.

Lewis-Kraus, Gideon

  • A Sense of Direction– A mem­oir of the author walk­ing famous pil­grim­age trail while work­ing on his own issues.

Lenihan, Rob

  • Born Speaking Lies – a novel which takes place in Pennsylvania and Brooklyn about a mob hit gone wrong.

Light, Alan

Lindsay-Hogg, Michael

  • Luck and Circumstance –  a memoir of the author’s fas­ci­nat­ing life in the enter­tain­ment indus­try as well as searching for an answer to who is his bio­log­i­cal father is.

Little, John (Editor)

Liviero, Gemma

  • Broken Angels – A novel taking place in the Lodz ghetto during World War II through the eyes of three people, Elsi, a Jewish teenager whose mother is forced to be a prostitute for the Nazis, Matilda, a Romanian girl who happens to look Aryan is taken from her family and brought to Germany so she can be molded as an Aryan child, and Willem is a Nazi docotr, officer and son of an important general.

Liu, Marjorie M.

  • Monstress Volume 1: Awakening (Sana Takeda Illustrator) – A graphic novel of an original fantasy epic. Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic, is the survivor of a violent war between humans and Arcanics. Maika seeks out to find more about her mother, but as her power grows she feels that she is being destroyed from the inside.

London, Charles

  • Far from Zion – a non-fiction account of the author’s search for his iden­tity going far and wide look­ing for Jews in diaspora.

London, Jack

  • The Call of the Wild – A clas­sic short story writ­ten in 1903 about a dog named Buck who gets stolen from a loving home and thrown into a turmoil of adventures and abuse.

Lower, Wendy

Lowry, Dave

  • Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves – A delightful summer read, quick, funny and easy to ingest. The storytelling and dialog are sharp and funny, and the characters are engaging.

Ludlum, Robert

  • The Scarlatti Inheritance – Ludlum’s first book about a rich boy who is about to bankrupt his family and help Hitler’s Third Reich.

  • The Osterman Weekend by Robert Ludlum – The host of an inves­tiga­tive news show, John Tan­ner, is told by an agent of the CIA and his friends who are invited to a week­end in the coun­try are plot­ting a con­spir­acy to threaten national secu­rity. The plan is called Omega.

Lukas, Michael David

  • The Oracle of Stamboul– A fictional book which follows the early years of a child who is thought to be the fulfillment of a prophecy.

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