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12/09/2010 - 12:27pm

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.

10/29/2009 - 3:41pm

African-American fiction can run the gamut from romance to gritty, urban
mysteries.

Some African American mysteries are:

Coq au Vin by Charlotte Carter. Nanette Hayes is a poetry-spouting,
jazz-playing, French speaking Black American Princess who looks like
Grace Jones. Hip, funny and sexy.

10/12/2009 - 1:28pm

If you liked Katherine Neville's The Eight, you may also be interested in her 2008 novel, The Fire, and these titles:

The Overseer by Jonathan Rabb
Agent Sarah Trent and Professor Xander Jaspers search the globe for a missing 16th century manuscript that outlines a plan for world domination.

05/22/2009 - 3:23pm

If you like books like John Grisham's that feature law, politics, international relations, and intrigue, you might like these titles.

Separation of Power by Vince Flynn
CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp takes on both Baghdad and Washington, D.C. to avert World War III.

05/22/2009 - 2:56pm

Romance and lust and family dynamics feature prominently in "Rococo" by Adriana Trigiani. Some other titles that you might like:

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

The women of the Waverley family -- whether they like it or not -- are heirs to an unusual legacy... (B)ehind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North Carolina...an apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers that possess the power to affect in curious ways anyone who eats them. (from Barnes & Noble)

 

05/22/2009 - 2:53pm

"An Unpardonable Crime" by Andrew Taylor best fits into the category of literary mysteries in a historical setting. This is a genre that I personally enjoy reading, especially if a real person from history is featured in the story. Here are some other good titles in this genre.

05/22/2009 - 2:48pm

If you liked Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks, how about trying:

Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller When Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson meet, magic happens. Kincaid, 52, a photographer for National Geographic, a mystical traveler of faraway land, feels out of harmony with his time. Francesca, 45, once a young war bride from Italy, nurses her childhood dreams. --catalog summary

05/22/2009 - 2:44pm

We've pulled together a few suggestions for further reading. Some share the literary thriller aspect of Hoeg's book, some the Nordic atmosphere. 

09/04/2009 - 10:45am

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites too. I do believe that it is one of those books in a class by itself - there really isn't anything else that comes close to it! Having said that, I do have a couple of suggestions for you. Some of these titles deal with race relations; others deal with growing up in the South. Hopefully you will find something here that you will enjoy.

Black and White by Paul Volponi
Three teenage friends confront racism during the summer of 1955 in a small Southern town.

05/22/2009 - 2:38pm

Posted - 11/05/2007 : 11:14:19 AM
Thank you for requesting a book match. If you like the works of VC Andrews, you might like the following titles and authors.

Here I Stay by Barbara Michaels

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