Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Books Discussed A-B

Abbot, Megan The Fever (2014)
Abdou, Angie The Bone Cage (2007)
Abouet, Marguerite Aya de Yopougon (2005; 2008)
Illus. Clement Oubrerie Volume One & Two & Three & Four
Aboulela, Leila Lyrics Alley (2010)
Abraham, Carolyn The Juggler’s Children (2013)
Adams, Alex White Horse (2012)
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Americanah (2013)
Al-Solaylee, Kamal Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes (2012)
Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women; Good Wives;
Little Men
(1868-1871); Jo’s Boys (1886)
Alexie, Sherman Indian Killer (1996)
Alexie, Sherman Reservation Blues (1996)
Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (2007) Illus. Ellen Forney
Alison, Rosie The Very Thought of You (2009)
Altenberg, Karin Island of Wings (2011)
Anderson, Jessica Tirra Lirra by the River (1978)
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)
Appanah, Nathacha The Last Brother Trans. Geoffrey Strachan, French (2007)
Aristophane The Zabîme Sisters (1996; Trans. Matt Madden, 2010)
Armstrong, Karen A Short History of Myth (2005)
Armstrong, Kelley Haunted (2005), Omens (2013)
Armstrong, Sally Ascent of Women (2013)
Armstrong, Théodora Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility (2013)
Asaro, Catherine Ascendant Sun (2000)
Aslam, Nadeem Season of the Rainbirds (1993)
Atkinson, Andrew and Mark Harris (eds) Running the Whale’s Back (2013)
Atkinson, Kate Life after Life (2014)
Attenberg, Jami The Middlesteins (2012)
Atwood, Margaret The Circle Game (1966); The Door (2007); The Handmaid’s Tale (1986); Maddaddam (2013); Negotiating with the Dead (2002); Oryx and Crake (2003); The Penelopiad (2005); The Year of the Flood (2009)
Auel, Jean The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)
Awumey, Edem Dirty Feet (2011; Trans. Lazer Lederhendler)

Badami, Anita Rau Tamarind Mem (1996)
Baillie, Martha The Incident Report (2009)
Barbery, Muriel Elegance of the Hedgehog (2006) Trans. Alison Anderson, French  (2008)
Barclay, Linwood A Tap on the Window (2013)
Barfoot, Joan Abra (1978); Dancing in the Dark (1982)
Barker, Pat The Eye in the Door(1993); The Ghost Road (1995); Liza’s England (1986), Regeneration (1991)
Basu, Arjun Waiting for the Man (2014)
Baszile, Jennifer The Black Girl Next Door (2009)
Battle, Matthew The Library: An Unquiet History (2003)
Baxter, John Pound of Paper (2002)
Bayard, Pierre How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read Trans. Jeffrey Mehlman, French (2007)
Beauman, Nicola A Very Great Profession (1983) Persephone No. 78; The Other Elizabeth Taylor (2009)
Bengtsson, Jonas T. A Fairy Tale Trans. Charlotte Barslund (2014)
Bennet, Arnold Riceyman Steps (1923)
Bergen, David The Matter with Morris (2010); The Age of Hope (2012)
Bergman, Megan Mayhew Birds of a Lesser Paradise (2012)
Bezmozgis, David The Free World (2010)
Bidini, Dave Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, The Music, and the World in 1972 (2011)
Bidulka, Anthony Amuse Bouche (2003)
Birch, Carol Jamrach’s Menagerie (2010)
Birrell, Heather “BriannaSusannaAlana” (2012)
Bishop-Stall, Shaughnessy Ghosted (2010)
Bittman, Mark VB6 (2013)
Black, Cara Murder in Belleville (2000)
Blaise, Clark The Meagre Tarmac (2011)
Blakemore, Erin The Heroine’s Bookshelf (2010)
Blunt, Giles Blackfly Season (2005); By the Time You Read This (2006); Crime Machine (2010)
Bock, Dennis Going Home Again (2013)
Bodger, Joan How the Heather Looks (1959)
Boggs, Belle Mattaponi Queen (2010)
Borkowski, Andrew J. Copernicus Avenue (2011)
Boyden, Joseph The Orenda (2013)
Brandt, Di So this is the world and here I am in it (2007)
Brandt, Di Speaking of Power, Edited by Tanis MacDonald (2006)
Brand, Dionne In Another Place, Not Here (1996); Ossuaries (2010)
Bray, Libba A Great and Terrible Beauty (2003)
Brodkey, Harold ”Hofstedt and Jean – and Others”
Bronsky, Alina Broken Glass Park (2008) Trans. Tim Mohr (2010)
Brookner, Anita A Start in Life (1981)
Brosh, Allie Hyperbole and a Half (2013)
Brossard, Nicole Fences in Breathing (2007) Trans. Susanne de Lotbiniere-Harwood, French (2009)
Broughton, Noelle Margaret Laurence: A Gift of Grace (2006)
Browne, Christene A. Two Women (2013)
Burgess, Tony Ravenna Gets (2010)
Burnard, Bonnie “Figurines”
Bush, Catherine Accusation (2013)
Butler, Octavia E. Kindred (1979)
Buzbee, Lewis The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (2006)
Bydlowska, Jowita Drunk Mom (2013)


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