Books We Recommend

The following is a list of the books and/or authors we recommend to each other.  The list dates to February 2007. 

Recommenders include Charles Brand, Tom Jackson, Greta Zybon, Barbara Lane, Jane Kronick, Mary Scott, Dick Ellis, Catherine Lafarge, Phil Lichtenberg, Dick Gonzalez, Rick Hamilton, and Suzy Spain.

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Some favorite books

Sandy Tolan, The Lemon Tree

Yasmina Khadra, The Attack.
Catherine Lafarge, Rick Hamilton and Suzy Spain recommend this.

Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul.
Charles Brand's recommendation.

James Webb, Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America .
Dick Gonzalez's recommendation.

Susan Nathan,The other side of Israel : My Journey across the Jewish-Arab Divide.
This is Tom Jackson's recommendation. He also recommends George Elliott's Daniel Deronda.

Åsne Seierstad, The Bookseller of Kabul.
Jane Kronick's recommendation.

J.M Coetzee, Disgrace.
Peg Healy's recommendation.

Ng˜ug˜i wa Thiong'o, Wizard of the Crow.
Tom Jackson's recommendation.

Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise.
Catherine Lafarge's recommendation.

Tony Judt, Post War: A History of Europe since 1945.
Dick Ellis's recommendation.

Barbara Hambly, Sold Down the River.
Jane Kronick's recommendation.

Peter H. Stone, Heist: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, His Republican Allies, and the Buying of Washington.  
Arthur Dudden's recommendation.

Some favorite authors

In the mystery/spy category, Barbara Lane recommends Henning Mankel and Alan Furst.

Dick Ellis mentioned mystery writer Kate Atkinson.

Other mystery recommendations include Michael Connelley, Ian Rankin, and the Swedish writers Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo.