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Pat L.Pat L. — Reviewer Profile | Reviews | Firefly Blog
Lincoln City Libraries — Library Director

Adichie, Chimamanda Agozi – Americanah
Alameddine, Rabih – The Hakawati
Anthony, Jessica – The Convalescent
Atkinson, Kate – Life After Life | One Good Turn
Atwood, Margaret – In the Year of the Flood
Baker, Jo – Longbourn
Baker, Nicholson – The Anthologist
Barbery, Muriel – The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Barnes, Julian – The Sense of an Ending
Bass, Rick – Nashville Chrome
Benioff, David – City of Thieves
Binet, Laurent – HHhH
Cather, Willa – O Pioneers! | One of Ours
Chaon, Dan – Await Your Reply
Cleave, Chris – Little Bee
Danticat, Edwidge – Claire of the Sea Light
Dewitt, Patrick – The Sisters Brothers
Doig, Ivan – The Whistling Season
Donoghue, Emma – Room
Edgerton, Clyde – The Bible Salesman
Egan, Jennifer – A Visit From the Goon Squad
Erdrich, Louise – The Round House
Franzen, Jonathan – Freedom
French, Tana – In the Woods | The Likeness
Galchen, Rivka – Atmospheric Disturbances
Garey, Julianne – Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
Goldman, Francisco – Say Her Name
Harbach, Chad – The Art of Fielding
Harding, Paul – Tinkers
Henry, April – Learning to Fly
Hynes, James – Next
Ivey, Eowyn – The Snow Child
Jansma, Kristopher – The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Koch, Herman – The Dinner
Lahiri, Jhumpa – The Lowland | Unaccustomed Earth
Larsson, Stieg – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (M)
Lee, Chang-Rae – The Surrendered
Li, Yijun – The Vagrants
Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall
Marlantes, Karl – Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
McBride, James – The Good Lord Bird
McCann, Colum – Let the Great World Spin
Messud, Claire – The Woman Upstairs
Mitchell, David – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Ondaatje, Michael – The Cat’s Table
Ozeki, Ruth – A Tale for the Time Being
Powers, Richard – Generosity: An Enhancement
Russell, Karen – Swamplandia
Sayers, Dorothy L. – Gaudy Night (M) | Murder Must Advertise (M) | Strong Poison (M)
Soli, Tatjana – The Lotus Eaters
Strout, Elizabeth – Olive Kitteridge
Tartt, Donna – The Goldfinch
Toibin, Colm – Brooklyn
Udall, Brady – The Lonely Polygamist
Willis, Connie – Bellwether
153.1 Pin – Pink, Daniel – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
153.82 Ari – Ariely, Dan – Predictably Irrational
155.232 Cai – Cain, Susan – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
299.936 Rei – Reitman, Janet – Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion
305.48 Dar – Darznik, Jazmi – The Good Daughter
305.8 AfrYk – King, Gilbert – Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
307.76 Wil – Wilkerson, Isabel – The Warmth of Other Sons: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
364.152 Jun – Junger, Sebastian – A Death in Belmont
364.152 Kee – Keefe, Patrick Radden – The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
364.152 Mil – Millard, Candice – Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
364.155 Koe – Koerner, Brendan I – The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
364.163 Sal – Salisbury, Laney – Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
599.756 Val – Vaillant, John – The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
613 Pol – Pollan, Michael – In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
Music 781.642 CasYh – Hilburn, Robert – Johnny Cash: The Life
Music 781.66 Smi – Smith, Patti – Just Kids
796.42 McD – McDougall, Christopher – Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Great Race the World Has Never Seen
797.123 Bro – Brown, Daniel – The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
915.19 Dem – Demick, Barbara – Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
918.1 Gra – Grann, David – The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
940.53 Bur – Buruma, Ian – Year Zero: A History of 1945
940.531 Low – Lower, Wendy – Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
940.532 Old – Olson, Lynne – Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour
951.06 Gif – Gifford, Rob – China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power
958.1 qGui – Guibert, Emmanuel – The Photographer
970.01 Hor – Horwitz, Tony – A Voyage Long and Strange
973.82 Phi – Philbrick, Nathaniel – The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn
973.917 Tay – Taylor, Nick – American Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
973.931 May – Mayer, Jane – The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
Biography Bartok – Bartok, Mira – The Memory Palace: A Memoir
Biography Bin Laden – Coll, Steve – The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century
B C4349 – Child, Julia – My Life in France
Biography Ephrussi – DeWaal, Edmund – The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss
Biography Greenberg – Greenberg, Michael – Hurry Down Sunshine
Biography Kalish – Kalish, Mildred Armstrong – Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Biography Lacks – Skloot, Rebecca – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Biography Pipher – Pipher, Mary – Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
B R67m – Millard, Candice – The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
Biography Small – Small, David – Stitches: A Memoir
Biography Solnit – Solnit, Rebecca – The Faraway Nearby
Biography Standing – Starita, Joe – I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice
B V9 – Vreeland, Diana – D.V.
Biography Zamperini – Hillenbrand, Laura – Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Biography Zeitoun – Eggers, Dave – Zeitoun
Booklists from Book Talks presented by this Reviewer:
ALA Notable Books – 2006/2007 – A Selection (June 2007)
ALA Notable Books 2008 – Selected Titles (September 2008)
ALA Notable Books 2009 (November 2009)
ALA Notable Books – 2010 (December 2011)
ALA Notable Books – 2011 (November 2012)
ALA Notable Books – 2012 (October 2013)
ALA Notable Books – 2013 (October 2014)
ALA Notables List – 2014 (November 2015)
ALA Notable Books List – 2016 (November 2016 & April 2017)
ALA Notable Books List – 2017 (September & October 2017)
ALA Notable Books List – 2018 (Fall 2018 & Spring 2019)
Podcasts this Reviewer participated in:
‘Casting About, Program 3 (May 2008)
‘Casting About, Program 7 (June 2008)
‘Casting About, Program 9 (July 2008)
‘Casting About, Program 15 (September 2008)
NLHA Book Talk – Sep 17 2008 – ALA Notable Books 2008 (May 2008)
‘Casting About, Program 28 (January 2009)
‘Casting About, Program 29 (January 2009)
‘Casting About, Program 47 (August 2009)
NLHA Book Talk – Nov 30 2009 – ALA Notable Books 2009 (November 2009)
Bethany Books Talk: ALA Notable Books 2011 (November 2012)
Bethany Books Talk – Nov 6 2015 – ALA Notables for 2014 (November 2015)
Bethany Books Talk – Sep 29 2017 – ALA Notables for 2016 (September 2017)
Lunch at the Library – Apr 3 2019 – ALA Notables for 2018 (April 2019)

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last updated January 2018