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    Here are the Adult Fiction department’s STAFF PICKS for best FICTION titles of 2010!

Burning Lamp

Burning Lamp
By Quick, Amanda
2010-04 – Putnam Adult
0399156461 Check Our Catalog

In this second novel of the Dreamlight Trilogy from “New York Times”-bestselling author Quick, psychic power and passion collide as a legendary curse comes to fruition. Quick deftly distills sexy romance and deadly intrigue.–”Chicago Tribune.” …More


The Cookbook Collector

The Cookbook Collector
By Goodman, Allegra
2010-07 – Dial Press
0385340850 Check Our Catalog
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Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare-book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. Bi-coastal, surprising, rich in ideas and characters, this work is about getting and spending, and about the substitutions one must make. …More


Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter
By Giffin, Emily
2010-05 – St. Martin’s Press
0312554168 Check Our Catalog
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In alternating points of view, a “New York Times”-bestselling author tells a story of three good people caught in an untenable triangle, each questioning everything they once believed about love and loyalty. And each, ultimately, discovering what is truly at the heart of the matter. …More


The Hole We're in

The Hole We’re in
By Zevin, Gabrielle
2010-03 – Grove Press
0802119239 Check Our Catalog
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From an award-winning screenwriter and author comes this bold, timeless, yet all-too-timely novel about a troubled American family trying to navigate an even more troubled America. …More


The Love Goddess' Cooking School

The Love Goddess’ Cooking School
By Senate, Melissa
2010-10 – Gallery Press
1439107238 Check Our Catalog

Senate relays a charming story about a woman who inherits her grandmother’s cooking school in a small town in Maine, and finds her happy ending in the process. …More


Mini Shopaholic

Mini Shopaholic
By Kinsella, Sophie
2010-09 – Dial Press
0385342047 Check Our Catalog

In the first Shopaholic in three years, Becky Brandon (ne Bloomwood) is back, this time hilariously challenged by the mini-terror who is her two-year-old daughter, Minnie. …More


An Object of Beauty

An Object of Beauty
By Martin, Steve
2010-11 – Grand Central Publishing
0446573647 Check Our Catalog
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Lacey Yeager charms men and women with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the highs and lows of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today. …More


The Red Thread

The Red Thread
By Hood, Ann
2010-05 – W. W. Norton & Company
0393070204 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of “The Knitting Circle” comes a reflection on a mother’s powerful journey from loss to love. …More


Room

Room
By Donoghue, Emma
2010-09 – Little Brown and Company
0316098337 Check Our Catalog
2011 Alex Award Winner

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, “Room” is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another. …More


The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
By Bender, Aimee
2010-06 – Doubleday Books
0385501129 Check Our Catalog
2011 Alex Award Winner BookPage Notable Title

The wondrous Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” is a luminous tale–heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad. …More


Skippy Dies

Skippy Dies
By Murray, Paul
2010-08 – Faber & Faber
0865479437 Check Our Catalog

Why does Skippy, a 14-year-old boy at Dublin’s venerable Seabrook College, end up dead on the floor of the local doughnut shop? Why Skippy dies and what happens next unravels a mystery that links the boys of Seabrook College to their parents and teachers in ways nobody could have imagined. …More


Solar

Solar
By McEwan, Ian
2010-03 – Nan A. Talese
0385533411 Check Our Catalog
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Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity? A complex novel that brilliantly traces the arc of one man’s ambitions and deceptions, “Solar” is a startling, witty new work from the author of “On Chesil Beach” and “Atonement.” …More


Ten Things I Love about You

Ten Things I Love about You
By Quinn, Julia
2010-06 – Avon Books
0061491896 Check Our Catalog

A “New York Times”-bestselling author returns with another clever, witty, anddelightful Regency romance. Original. …More


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By Mitchell, David
2010-06 – Random House
1400065453 Check Our Catalog
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Mitchell, a Man Booker Prize finalist for “Cloud Atlas”, returns with a story set at the turn of the 18th century around Dejima, an artificial island located in Nagasaki Bay and used as a trade outpost by the Dutch East Indies Company. …More


The Unnamed

The Unnamed
By Ferris, Joshua
2010-09 – Reagan Arthur Books
0316034002 Check Our Catalog
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This dazzling novel tells the story of marriage, family, and the unseen forces of nature and desire that seem to threaten them both. It is the heartbreaking story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is abruptly and irrevocably taken away. …More


A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair
By Wolff, Isabel
2010-06 – Bantam
0553807838 Check Our Catalog

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad
By Egan, Jennifer
2010-06 – Knopf Publishing Group
0307592839 Check Our Catalog
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From one of today’s boldest writers comes a sly, surprising, and exhilarating novel about time, survival, and the electrifying sparks ignited at the seams of our lives by colliding destinies. …More


The Walk

The Walk
By Evans, Richard Paul
2010-04 – Simon & Schuster
1439187312 Check Our Catalog

Evans presents the first novel in an inspiring new series about an executive who loses everything and embarks on a walk that takes him across America. …More


Wild Ride

Wild Ride
By Crusie, Jennifer
Author Mayer, Bob
2010-03 – St. Martin’s Press
0312533772 Check Our Catalog

The “New York Times”-bestselling duo of Crusie and Mayer teams up again with a hilarious paranormal novel that shows why the wildest ride at the Dreamland amusement park isn’t the roller coaster. …More


The Widower's Tale

The Widower’s Tale
By Glass, Julia
2010-09 – Pantheon Books
030737792X Check Our Catalog
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In a quirky farmhouse outside Boston, 70-year-old Percy Darling enjoys a vigorous but mostly solitary life until, in a complex scheme to help his oldest daughter through a crisis, he allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn. The abrupt transformation of Percy’s rural refuge into a lively, youthful community compels him to reexamine the choices he’s made. …More

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About Cecilia C.

I order the DVDs, Blu-rays, and Audiobooks at the Niles Library. I love movies almost as much as I love being a librarian. Also, I am an Anglophile, Hitchcock-phile, destined to move to London/England one day, loves to travel (Europe), loves to read, wishes for some more time to write.

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