January 2000

Librarians’ Choice 1999 Fiction

Selected by the staff of the Fiction Department from fiction received in 1999.

  • Arnott, Jake · The Long Firm
  • Bank, Melissa · The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing
  • Bear, Greg · Darwin’s Radio (SF)
  • Belfer, Lauren · City of Light *
  • Birmingham, Ruth · Atlanta Graves (M)
  • Cunningham, Michael · The Hours *
  • D’ Amato, Barbara · Hard Evidence (M)
  • D’Aguiar, Fred · Feeding the Ghosts
  • Devoto, Pat Cunningham · My Last Days as Roy Rogers
  • Doyle, Roddy · A Star Called Henry
  • Dubus III, Andre · House of Sand and Fog
  • Ellis, Alice Thomas · The Sin Eater
  • Englander, Nathan · For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (SS)
  • Evanovich, Janet · High Five (M)
  • Farrow, John · City of Ice
  • Fitzgerald, Penelope · Human Voices *
  • Frayn, Michael · Headlong
  • Freadhoff, Chuck · Blue Rain
  • Frey, Stephen · The Insider
  • Gardiner, John Rolfe · Somewhere in France
  • Gates, David · The Wonders of the Invisible World (SS)
  • Gaus, P. L. · Blood of the Prodigal (M)
  • Harper, Karen · The Poyson Garden (M)
  • Harries, Ann · Manly Pursuits
  • Harris, Joanne · Chocolat *
  • Haruf, Kent · Plainsong
  • Henderson, Lauren · Black Rubber Dress (M)
  • Herbert, James · Others (S)
  • Hess, Joan · Misery Loves Maggody (M)
  • Iles, Greg · The Quiet Game
  • Johnston, Wayne · The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
  • Jones, Thom · Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine (SS)
  • Katzenbach, John · Hart’s War
  • Keady, Walter · Mary McGreevy
  • Kennedy, A.L. · Original Bliss
  • Kluger, Steve · Last Days of Summer
  • LeCarre, John · Single & Single *
  • Lee, Chang-rae · A Gesture Life
  • Lennox, Judith · Some Old Lover’s Ghost
  • Leslie, Diane · Fleur de Leigh’s Life Of Crime
  • Lethem, Jonathan · Motherless Brooklyn
  • Levien, D. J. · Wormwood
  • Lippman, Laura · Butchers Hill (M)
  • Mantel, Hilary · The Giant, O’Brien *
  • Martin, Julia Wallis · The Bird Yard (M)
  • McCafferty, Jane · One Heart
  • Naslund, Sena Jeter · Ahab’s Wife, or, The Star-Gazer
  • Nattel, Lilian · The River Midnight
  • O’Connor, Joseph · The Salesman
  • O’Nan, Stewart · A Prayer for the Dying
  • Parks, Tim · Europa
  • Pattison, Eliot · The Skull Mantra
  • Prantera, Amanda · Letter to Lorenzo
  • Proulx, Annie · Close Range: Wyoming Stories (SS) *
  • Russell, Paul Elliott · The Coming Storm
  • Schanker, D.R. · A Criminal Appeal
  • Scott, Willard & Bill Crider · Murder In The Mist (M) *
  • Siebert, Steven · Cleopatra’s Needle (S)
  • Simmons, Dan · The Crook Factory
  • Slesar, Henry · Murder At Heartbreak Hospital (M)
  • Stephenson, Neal · Cryptonomicon
  • Strout, Elizabeth · Amy and Isabelle *
  • Trevor, William · Death in Summer *
  • Trollope, Joanna · Other People’s Children *
  • Unsworth, Barry · Losing Nelson
  • Van Pelt, Nicholas · The Mongoose Man
  • Vreeland, Susan · Girl in Hyacinth Blue
  • Wishnia, J.K.A. · Soft Money (M)
  • Zeidner, Lisa · Layover

Key to Symbols

MMystery
SFScience Fiction
SSShort Stories
SSupernatural
*Also available in Large Print
Also available on Audio Cassette