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ALA conference book list


These are pretty much the books I picked up at the conference, minus a few I've already put into John's piles. John got some awesome books, too (many graphic novels), but I didn't feel like typing them up. Several of these are gifts for people (shh!), but if you want to read one, particularly in the Fiction area, I'd be glad to send it on when I'm done (or if I'm not reading it, immediately), but only if you are REALLY going to read it. :) I'm pleased to have gotten a lot of non-ARCs this time!

ARC = Advanced Reading Copy or Uncorrected Proof (i.e, galley)
** = autographed
Non-fiction
India after Gandhi – Ramachandra Guha (ARC)
The Vikings – Martin Arnold
The Last Days of the Incas – Kim MacQuarrie
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings – Abolqasem Ferdowsi
In Defense of America – Anthony D. Romero
Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying your Authentic Voice – Laraine Herring (ARC)
Exploring Philip Pullman’s His Dark Marterials – Lois H. Gresh (ARC)
Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved my Life – John Sellers
Access: Philadelphia

Fiction
The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears – Dinaw Mengestu
Beneath a Marble Sky – John Shors
The Bloodstone Papers – Glen Duncan (ARC)
The Serpent’s Coil – ? (ARC)
The Cleft – Doris Lessing
The New York Stories of Edith Wharton (ARC)
Catalogue of Death – Jo Dereske
Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death – Jo Dereske
Slam – Nick Hornby (ARC)
My Holocaust – Tova Reich**
A Killer Stitch – Maggie Sefton**
The Pale Blue Eye – Louis Bayard **

The Complete Peanuts: 1963 to 1964 – Charles Schulz

Fantasy/Science Fiction
Memories of Ice – Steven Erikson**
Shriek: An Afterword – Jeff VanderMeer**
Old Man’s War – John Scalzi**
The Phoenix Unchained – Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (ARC)
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy – edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
Whiskey and Water – Elizabeth Bear
Making Money – Terry Pratchett (ARC)
Many Waters – Madeline L’Engle
Spaceman Blues – Brian Francis Slattery (ARC)
Futures from Nature: 100 Speculative Fictions form the pages of the leading science journal – edited by Henry Gee

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