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Revolutionary War historical novels

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on June 29, 2010

2009 Orwell Short List

Posted in awards by Ellen Bard on June 28, 2010

The 2009 Orwell Prize short list of nominees are:

Fishing in Utopia, by Andrew Brown (Granta)

Reappraisals, by Tony Judt (William Heinemann)

Stalin’s Children, by Owen Matthews  (Bloomsbury)

Chinese Whispers, by Hsiao-Hung Pai   (Penguin)

Descent Into Chaos, by Ahmed Rashid (Allen Lane)

The White War, by Mark Thompson  (Faber and Faber)

Read more at The Guardian.

Bret Easton Ellis

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on June 25, 2010

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.

American Psycho [DVD recording]

Glamorama Bret Easton Ellis.

Imperial Bedrooms : Ellis, Bret Easton.

Imperial Bedrooms [CD recording]

The Informers Bret Easton Ellis.

The Informers [CD recording]

The Informers [E-Book]

The Informers [DVD recording]

Less than Zero Bret Easton Ellis.

Less than Zero [DVD recording]

Lunar Park Bret Easton Ellis.

The Rules of Attraction [DVD recording]

By William Shatner

Posted in general,science fiction by Ellen Bard on June 24, 2010

Listen: William Shatner: You’ll Have Time

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The ashes of Eden William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Avenger William Shatner, with Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Beyond the stars William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Captain’s blood William Shatner ; with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Captain’s glory William Shatner ; with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Captain’s peril William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Dark victory William Shatner ; with Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Delta search William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Fanboys [DVD recording] / Weinstein Company presents a Trigger Street/Picture Machine production ; produced by Dana Brunetti … [et al.] ; screenplay by Ernest Cline, Adam F. Goldberg ; directed by Kyle Newman.  
Get a life! William Shatner ; with Chris Kreski. : Shatner, William. 
In alien hands William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
The law of war William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Man o’ war William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
The return William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Shadow planet : quest for tomorrow William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Spectre William Shatner with Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Star Trek : Academy : Collision course William Shatner ; with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Star Trek : I’m working on that : a trek from science fiction to science fact / William Shatner with Chip Walker. : Shatner, William. 
Star Trek memories William Shatner with Chris Kreski. : Shatner, William. 
Star Trek : Preserver William Shatner, with Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Star Trek : Spectre William Shatner ; with Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. : Shatner, William. 
Step into chaos : quest for tomorrow William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tek kill by William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tek money William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tek net William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tek power William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tek secret William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tek vengeance William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Teklab William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Teklords William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Tekwar William Shatner. : Shatner, William. 
Up till now : the autobiography William Shatner ; with David Fisher. : Shatner, William. 

Map Test… just a test

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on June 23, 2010

Juvenile and YA Dystopoias

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on June 23, 2010

Jose Saramago (November 16, 1922 – June 18, 2010)

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on June 22, 2010
All the names Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. : Saramago, Jose. 
Baltasar and Blimunda José Saramago ; translated by Giovanni Pontiero. : Saramago, José. 
Blindness José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero. : Saramago, José. 
Blindness [CD recording] / José Saramago. : Saramago, José. 
The cave Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. : Saramago, Jose. 
La caverna Jose Saramago ; traduccion de Pilar del Rio. : Saramago, Jose. 
Death with interruptions José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. : Saramago, José. 
The double Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. : Saramago, Jose. 
Blindness [DVD recording] / Rhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Alliance Films ; produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv Fichman, Sonoko Sakai ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; directed by Fernando Meirelles.  
Ensayo sobre la lucidez Jose Saramago ; traduccion de Pilar del Rio. : Saramago, Jose. 
El hombre duplicado José Saramago ; tradución de Pilar del Río. : Saramago, José. 
Las Intermitencias de la muerte José Saramago ; traducción del Pilar del Río. : Saramago, José. 
Journey to Portugal José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese and with notes by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor. : Saramago, José. 
The notebook José Saramago ; translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn. : Saramago, José. 
Las pequeñas memorias José Saramago ; traducción de Pilar del Río. : Saramago, José. 
Seeing José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. : Saramago, José. 
Todos los nombres Jose Saramago ; [traduccion, Pilar del Rio]. : Saramago, Jose. 

Oprah's 2010 Summer Reading List

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on June 21, 2010

Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Words That Matter by editors of O, the Oprah magazine.

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy

If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black

My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse

Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman

Father of the Rain by Lily King

The Passage by Justin Cronin

American Music by Jane Mendelsohn

The Summer We Read Gatsby By Danielle Ganek

Someone Will Be with You Shortly: Notes from a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Lisa Kogan

How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley

32 titles narrated by Simon Prebble, BookList’s “Voice of Choice.”

Posted in Uncategorized by Ellen Bard on June 18, 2010

A single man [CD recording] / Christopher Isherwood.

Something nasty in the woodshed [CD recording] / by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

A study in scarlet : and, The adventure of the speckled band [CD recording] / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Suspect [sound recording] / Michael Robotham.

The universe in a nutshell [CD recording] / Stephen Hawking.

The valley of fear ; and, The final problem [CD recording] / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

10 lb. penalty [CD recording] / by Dick Francis.

1984 [CD recording] / by George Orwell.

The ascent of money : a financial history of the world [CD recording] / Niall Ferguson.

The big over easy : a nursery crime [CD recording] / by Jasper Fforde.

Bolt [sound recording] / by Dick Francis.

The breaker [sound recording] / by Minette Walters.

The circle [CD recording] / by Peter Lovesey.

Crocodile tears [CD recording] / by Anthony Horowitz.

The doom stone [sound recording] / by Paul Zindel.

Drood : a novel [CD recording] / Dan Simmons.

The echo [sound recording] / Minette Walters.

Echoes [CD recording] / Danielle Steel.

Fox evil [CD recording] / by Minette Walters.

Friend of the devil [CD recording] / Peter Robinson.

The ice house [CD recording] / by Minette Walters.

Intelligence in war : knowledge of the enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda [CD recording] / John Keegan.

The Italian secretary : a further adventure of Sherlock Holmes [CD recording] / Caleb Carr.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell [CD recording] / Susanna Clarke.

The ladies of Grace Adieu : and other stories [CD recording] / by Susanna Clarke.

Lady of Milkweed Manor : a novel [CD recording] / Julie Klassen.

The last detective [CD recording] / by Peter Lovesey.

London [sound recording] / by Edward Rutherfurd.

A matter of justice [CD recording] / by Charles Todd.

Mistress Anne [sound recording] / by Carolly Erickson.

The railway detective [CD recording] / by Edward Marston.

The sign of four ; and, The red-headed league [CD recording] / Arthur Conan Doyle.

While you wait for the new Stieg Larsson

Posted in mystery & crime fiction by Ellen Bard on June 17, 2010
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