Mary Buck

If you like "The Girl With No Shadow" by Joanne Harris...

Hello! I haven't had a chance to read "The Lollipop Shoes" (published as "The Girl With No Shadow" in the U.S.) by Joanne
Harris, but I enjoyed "Chocolat". Here are some titles that pick up on
various elements of Harris's work that you may also enjoy:


"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

"Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the
story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and

If you like "The Invisible Circus" by Jennifer Egan...

If you liked "The Invisible Circus" by Jennifer Egan, you may enjoy
these novels for their 1960's and 1970's settings:



"The Jane Austen Book Club" by Karen Joy Fowler

A funny and touching book about 5 women and 1 man who meet to discuss
Jane Austen's books. Over the course of six months, each member
reminisces about events from his or her life.



"Crazy in Alabama" by Mark Childress

If you like a good, broad range of fiction...

Hello! Since you read a wide variety of authors - Haruki Murakami,
Gail Tsukiyama, Amy Tan, Alexander McCall Smith, John Irving, and Anne Tyler - I have recommended a broad range of authors and titles for your enjoyment:

"Kangaroo Notebook" by Kobo Abe

"In the last novel written before his death in 1993, one of Japan's most
distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society
that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny. The

If you like romances amid a wartime setting...

I'm not sure if you only like books set during the U.S.
Civil War or books set against the backdrop of any war. So, I have come
up with the following suggestions based on my assumptions:

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.
summary from the Publisher: "When the starving French masses rise in
hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and
innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in
the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause-La

If you like Perelandra by C.S. Lewis ...

If you liked  “Perelandra," you might find something to enjoy in these titles.

“The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell
“Emilio Sandoz, a brilliant Jesuit priest, seems like the perfect leader for the first expedition to an extraterrestrial culture. However, when Sandoz returns to Earth 20 years later as the mission's sole survivor, he is accused of unspeakable violence and depravity. Why? An extraordinary fiction debut, by paleoanthropologist Mary Doria Russell.”--Copyright © Libri GmbH.

If You Like Eragon by Christopher Paolini ...

Here are suggestions for books that pick up on the sword and sorcery, quest, and dragon aspects of "Eragon": 

If You Like Fantasy ...

 Posted - 01/24/2005 : 09:32:12 AM

These fantasy titles are NOT in the McCaffrey, Bradley, or Lowry
vein and will, hopefully, satisfy your reading appetite!

"Little, Big" by John Crowley

One of my all-time favorite books - big, romantic; with plotlines
following many characters:

If You Like Books by Karen Robards ...

Karen Robards's style of romantic suspense and domestic fiction sugests that these titles may appeal to you:

"Mrs. Kimble" by Jennifer Haigh 

If You Like the Harry Potter Books ...

I enjoyed the Harry Potter series and have found these other titles enjoyable because of the characters' relationships and adventures: 


"The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan (Book 1 of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series)

If You Liked The Da Vinci Code ...

 Posted - 06/14/2004 : 8:26:40 PM 

If you liked the religious conspiracy aspect of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci
Code, then you may like: