2012 Books Read List
- 4 non-fiction
- 1 historical fiction
**2. BETWEEN BARACK AND A HARD PLACE
(Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama, by Tim Wise, 0872865002, City Lights Books, 160 pages, Published 2009. (Self-purchase) Non-fiction. Current Events, Sociology
**3. AMERICA AFLAME, Kindle Version,
***4. CAVALIER QUEEN, by Fiona Mountain, Kindle Version
***5. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot, 978-1-400-5217-2, Crown Publishers, HC, 370 pages, Published 2010. Non-fiction. Science Cultural Studies. (Self Purchase)
*6. AMERICAN SNIPER, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN MILITARY HISTORY, by Chris Kyle with Scott Mcewen and Jim DeFelice, 978-0-06-208235-0, William Morrow, HC, 381, Published 2012. Non-fiction, autobiography, Iraq, war, Navy Seals. (Received by Publisher)
**7. WATERGATE: A NOVEL, by Thomas Mallon, 978-0-307-37872.9, Pantheon Books, ARC, pb, 439 pages, Published 2012, Novel-Watergate Affair, Political Fiction.(Received by HNR)due for review March 15, 2012.
***8. GLOW, by Jessica Maria Tuccelli, 978-0-670-02331-8, Viking, HC, 324 pages, published 2012, historical fiction, 1836-1941, Georgia, mountain life, slavery, multi-generation. (Received by Publisher).
*9. THE SECRET KEEPERS, by Paul Yee (YA), 978-1-896580-968, Tradewind books, pb 135 pages, published 2012, historical fiction, 1906-San-Francisco Earthquake, Chinese Americans, paranormal.
(Received by HNR)due for review March 15, 2012.
10. A STRONGER KINSHIP, One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith, by Anna-Lisa Cox, 978-0-316-11018-1, Little, Brown and Company, HC 273 pages, published 2006, Non-Fiction, 19th century, African Americans, race relations, Covert, Michigan, attitudes. (Self-purchase at Borders)
11. TIDES OF WAR, by Stella Tillyard, 978-0-8050-9457-2, Henry Holt and Company, pb, 375 pages, published 2011, historical fiction, 1812-1815, (Library Thing, received for Early Reviewer program).
12. ROBIN: LADY OF LEGEND, (The Untold Adventures of the Girl Who Became Robin Hood),R.M. ArceJaeger, Amazon Kindle Edition, ASIN-B006SFN4GI, Platypus Press, (505KB), January 2012.
13. BLUE ASYLUM, Kathy Hepinstall, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012),
$24.00, Kindle $15.50 (, Hardcover, 288 pages, 0547712073.--HISTORICAL FICTION 19TH CENTURY,
NET GALLEY AVAILABLE.
14. GATHERING OF WATERS, , Bernice L. McFadden, Akashic Books, 2012, $15.95, pb, 259pp, 978-1617750311. Historical Fiction, 1955, Emmet Till. Published in HNR Reviews upcoming issue. (Provided by HNR)
15. SACRILEGE: A NOVEL, S.J. Parris, Doubleday, 2012, $26.95, HC, 432pp, 978-0385535472.
Published in HNR Reviews upcoming issue. HISTORICAL FICTION, GIORDANO BRUNO. 16TH CENTURY ENGLAND (Provided by HNR)
16. PROPHESY: A NOVEL, S.J. Parris, Doubleday, May 3, 2011, $26.95, HC, 384pp, 978-038553130.16TH CENTURY ENGLAND.(self-purchase)
17. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, (Book One) Kindle, by E.L. James, Contemporary Fiction, Erotica,(self-purchase)
18. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, (Book Two) Kindle, by E.L. James, Contemporary Fiction, Erotica,
19. THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER, Sarah McCoy, Crown Publishers, Historical Fiction, WWII
(Received by Read-It-Forward, Contest)
20.ELIZABETH THE QUEEN, THE LIFE OF A MODERN MONARCH, Sally Bedell Smith, Biography, ARC from Library Thing.
21. ACCIDENTS OF PROVIDENCE, by Stacia M. Brown.
22. THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, Lois Leveen, TLC Tours, Historical Fiction, ARC from TLC and Purchased Kindle Version.
23. FREEDOM'S CAP: THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL AND THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR, by Guy Gugliotta, HNR Review-August 2012 Issue.
24.SEPTEMBER HOPE: THE AMERICAN SIDE OF A BRIDGE TOO FAR,
by John C. McManus ,HNR Review-August 2012 Issue.
25.THE WOMAN OF THE LIGHT, by Joanna Brady
26.THE CYBRARIAN'S WEB, by Peltier-Davis
27. CITY OF WOMEN, by David R. Gillham, HNR Review-August 2012 Issue.
28. DEAD MAN'S TUNNEL, by Sheldon Russell,HNR Review-August 2012 Issue.
29. THIS SCARLET CORD; THE LOVE STORY OF RAHAB, by Joan Wolf,HNR Review-August 2012 Issue.
31. SHADOW OF NIGHT, by Deborah Harness (Sequel to A Discover of Witches)
32. THE BAY OF FOXES: A NOVEL, by Sheila Kohler,
33.RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles
34. NEXT TO LOVE, by Ellen Feldman
35. WHEN SHE WOKE, by Hillary Jordan
36. THE VIRGIN CURE, by Ami Mckay
37. THE QUEEN'S VOW, Christopher Gortner
WHEN WE ARGUED ALL NIGHT, by Alice Mattison (HarperPerennial) - literary saga that follows a friendship over 65 years, from 1936 Brooklyn through the end of the 20th century, encompassing WWII, work, marriages, lives with children, the McCarthy witch hunts, and political turmoil in the 1960s.
THE BLOODLETTER'S DAUGHTER, by Linda Lafferty (Amazon Publishing) - In 1606, the emperor sends his mad bastard son, Don Julius, from the Hapsburg court in Prague to a bloodletter in a remote corner of Bohemia to purge the madness from his veins. When the bloodletter brings his daughter in to assist him, she becomes the object of Don Julius's obsession
THE BATHING WOMEN, by Tie Ning (Scribner) The Bathing Women follows the lives of four women from childhood during the Cultural Revolution of China to adulthood. This is a journey of love, sibling rivalry, and ultimate redemption
CONFEDERADO by Casey Clabough (Ingalls) – set after the Civil War and based on a true story, this is the tale of Alvis Stevens, who served as a member of Mosby’s Rangers. With a price on his head after killing an abusive federal occupation soldier, he decides to migrate to Brazil
THE LAST NEWSPAPERMAN, by Mark Di Ionno (Plexus) - novel set in New Jersey in the '30s that explores the roots of tabloid journalism. Four major news stories, including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, seen through the eyes of an ambitious reporter who covered them for the sensationalist press.
THE SECRET BOOK OF FRIDA KAHLO by F.G. Haghenbeck (Atria) Loosely based on several actual notebooks belonging to Frida Kahlo that were recently found, this novel takes readers on a journey through Kahlo's passionate life, the development of her artistic craft, and her lust for living, with a focus on her fascinating relationships with Georgia O'Keefe, Leon Trotsky, Nelson Rockefeller, Ernest Hemingway, and many others.
THE SECOND EMPRESS: A Novel of Napoleon's Court, Michelle Moran, Crown Publishing, $25.00US/29.95CAN 978-0-307-95303-2, Historical Fiction, 312 Pages.
THE RENT COLLECTOR, Camron Wright, Shadow Mountain,First edition (August 27, 2012),HC, 304 pp, $22.99, 978-1609071226. KINDLE VIA NET GALLEY.
DEAD ANYWAY, Chris Knopf, The Permanent Press,