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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Notable Books of 2008

The New York Times recently published a list of its 100 Notable Books of 2008.
Here are a few you might want to sample:

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian

Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles

His Illegal Self by Peter Carey

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

Condoleezza Rice: An American Life: A Biography by Elisabeth Bumiller

Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason by Russell Shorto

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed

Don’t Miss . . .
Looking for a gift for readers on your holiday list? Here are a few new and used book sales to visit this week.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Monday, Dec. 8. Reston Regional Library
Holiday Mini-Book Sale.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:00-4:00. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library Used Book Sale.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. Virginia Room, City of Fairfax Regional Library
Holiday Book Mart. New and gently used books on history and Virginia-related topics. Authors will be here to sign their books. Cosponsored by the Virginia Room and the Friends of City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages.

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library
Friends Book Sale. Gems and finds for readers of all ages.

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