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In the last twenty days (oops! it seems I skipped a newsletter)  we have posted these book reviews:

DECEIT by James Siegel

THE SUSPECT by John Lescroart

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion

TRAVELS IN THE SCRIPTORIUM BY Paul Auster

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green

THE ECHO MAKER by Richard Powers

THE LAST FRIEND by Tahar Ben Jelloun

THIS BLINDING ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Tahar Ben Jelloun

WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS A CANDLE by Karin Fossum

HE WHO FEARS THE WOLF by Karin Fossum

DON'T LOOK BACK by Karin Fossum

A DEEPER SLEEP by Dana Stabenow

THE KNITTING CIRCLE by Ann Hood

ZOLI by Colum McCann

 

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1) Which book won the 2006 National Book Award for fiction? Answer

2) Which book won the 2005 National Book Award for nonfiction? Answer

3) Which is the 15th book in this Alaskan's authors Kate Shugak series? Answer

4) This author surprises us with each new novel. He has written about the homeless in New York City, Rudolf Nureyev, and in this latest, about a gypsy in Czechoslovakia? Answer

5) This author and award winning ad man created the TV ads that helped Eliot Spitzer become Governor of New York. Like James Patterson, who is a former ad man as well, he writes a page-turning thrillers. Answer

6) This Norwegian author's novels feature Inspector Konrad Sejer and tend toward fascinating, well drawn psychological horror. Answer

7) Sadly, this warm novel came out of the author's experience from losing her own five-year-old daughter to a virulent form of strep. Answer

8) This author finished one novel in college and a second after graduating. However, he did not get published until 14 years later when a former high school teacher's wife entered his book in a Californian contest and it won beating out 280 books including Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire. Answer

9) This author is considered a literary descendent of Kafka and Borges. His current enigmatic novel opens with an old man sitting in a room. Answer

10) This under-thirty author thought he would go to Divinity School and become an Episcopal Priest but instead has ended up writing young adult fiction, working for Booklist, and as a commentator on NPRs All Things Considered. Answer

11) This Moroccan born author immigrated to France after the Interior Ministry announced that all Philosophy teaching would have to be done in Arabic and was unable to comply having been taught in French most his life. He has written much on racial bias and human rights issues. Answer

 

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