January 1998

Librarians’ Choice 1997 Fiction

Selected by the staff of the Fiction Department from books received in 1997.

  • The Price of Land in Shelby · Alberts, Laurie
  • The Mercy Seat · Askew, Rilla
  • The Black Flower · Bahr, Howard
  • Lives of the Monster Dogs · Bakis, Kirsten
  • Excession · Banks, Iain M. (SF/F)
  • The Untouchable · Banville, John
  • The Evening Class · Binchy, Maeve *
  • Midwives · Bohjalian, Chris
  • Girls · Busch, Frederick
  • Exiles · Caputo, Philip (SS)
  • The Reconstruction · Casper, Claudia
  • The Conquest · Chadwick, Elizabeth
  • Heat Lightning · Cohen, Leah Hager
  • Where You Are · Constable, George
  • Lost Highway · Currey, Richard
  • The Diary of Mattie Spenser · Dallas, Sandra
  • The Bone Collector · Deaver, Jeffery
  • Love Warps the Mind a Little · Dufresne, John *
  • Hallucinating Foucault · Duncker, Patricia
  • When the Sons of Heaven Meet the Daughters of the Earth · Eberstadt, Fernanda
  • The Blue Flower · Fitzgerald, Penelope
  • Women with Men · Ford, Richard (SS)
  • The Mirror · Freed, Lynn
  • Neverwhere · Gaiman, Neil (S)
  • Pilgrims · Gilbert, Elizabeth (SS)
  • The Ordinary Seaman · Goldman, Francisco
  • Moonchasers and Other Stories · Gorman, Ed (SS)
  • The Deer Mouse · Grant, Ken
  • Snow in August · Hamill, Pete
  • Let Me Be the One · Harvor, Elisabeth (SS)
  • Do the Windows Open · Hecht, Julie (SS)
  • Assassin’s Quest · Hobb, Robin (SF/F)
  • Bronte · Hughes, Glyn
  • A Firing Offense · Ignatius, David *
  • A Child Out of Alcatraz · Ison, Tara
  • Already Dead · Johnson, Denis
  • Le Divorce · Johnson, Diane
  • Nashville 1864 · Jones, Madison
  • Los Alamos · Kanon, Joseph
  • Esau · Kerr, Philip *
  • Silver City · Li Rui
  • The Falling Boy · Long, David
  • Asylum · McGrath, Patrick *
  • The Summer House · McLeay, Alison
  • Sharpshooter: a Novel of the Civil War · Madden, David
  • The Conversations at Curlow Creek · Malouf, David *
  • Brandenburg · Meade, Glenn
  • The Tenth Justice · Meltzer, Brad
  • Fugitive Pieces · Michaels, Anne *
  • Ingenious Pain · Miller, Andrew
  • Renaissance Moon · Nevins, Linda
  • The Dogs of Winter · Nunn, Kem
  • The Yellow Admiral · O’Brian, Patrick *
  • The Magician’s Assistant · Patchett, Ann
  • Beyond Recognition · Pearson, Ridley
  • The Wishbones · Perrotta, Tom
  • A Booke of Days: A Novel of the Crusades · Rivele, Stephen J.
  • The Devil in Music · Ross, Kate (M)
  • Perfidia · Rossner, Judith
  • American Pastoral · Roth, Philip
  • The God of Small Things · Roy, Arundhati
  • Straight Man · Russo, Richard
  • Larry’s party · Shields, Carol
  • Her Father’s House · Sinclair, Emma
  • Sacrifice · Smith, Mitchell
  • The Rose Cottage · Stewart, Mary
  • Bear and His Daughter · Stone, Robert (SS)
  • West of Venus · Troy, Judy
  • Willy Slater’s Lane · Wieland, Mitch
  • Leaning Towards Infinity · Woolfe, Sue

Key to Symbols

MMystery
SF/FScience Fiction & Fantasy
SSShort Stories
SSupernatural
*Also available in Large Print
Also available on Audio Cassette