Books Read 2015, alpha by title

A is for Arsenic, Kathryn Harkup – nonfiction
Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation, Robert J. Norrell – nonfiction
All Over But the Shoutin’, Rick Bragg – nonfiction
The Anger Meridian, Kaylie Jones – fiction
The Annihilation of Nature, Gerardo Ceballos, Anne H. Ehrlich and Paul R. Ehrlich – nonfiction
Arcadian Nights, John Spurling – fiction
Atlas of Cursed Places, Olivier Le Carrer – nonfiction
Because She Never Asked, Enrique Vila-Matas – fiction
The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Wallace Stegner – fiction
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott – nonfiction
Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents, Bob Morris – nonfiction
Body Toxic, Susanne Antonetta – nonfiction
The Book of Speculation, Erika Swyler – fiction
Bottomland, Michelle Hoover – fiction
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote – fiction
Breaking Wild, Diane Les Becquets – fiction
Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir: With the Lost Photographs of David Attie, Truman Capote – nonfiction
A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm, Dave Goulson – nonfiction
Call Me Home, Megan Kruse – fiction
The Casualties, Nick Holdstock – fiction
The Children’s Home, Charles Lambert – fiction
Church of Marvels, Leslie Parry – fiction
A Clue to the Exit, Edward St. Aubyn – fiction
Coming of Age at the End of Days, Alice LaPlante – fiction
Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX, Ginny Gilder – nonfiction
The Cowshed, Ji Xianlin – nonfiction
Dakota, Kathleen Norris – nonfiction
The Darling, Lorraine M. López – fiction
Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, Dinty W. Moore – nonfiction
Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill Clegg – fiction
Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, Richard Grant – nonfiction
The Diver’s Clothes Lay Empty, Vendela Vida – fiction
The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in the Last Days of Castro’s Cuba Brin-Jonathan Butler – nonfiction
The Early Stories of Truman Capote – fiction
The Elements of Style, Strunk & White – nonfiction
Every Last Tie, David Kaczynski – nonfiction
The Family Tree, Karen Branan – nonfiction
Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, Sean Prentiss – nonfiction
The Fish Ladder, Katharine Norbury – nonfiction
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, Val McDermid – nonfiction
The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson – fiction
Girl in the Moonlight, Charles Dubow – fiction
God Help the Child, Toni Morrison – fiction
Going Driftless: Life Lessons from the Heartland for Unraveling Times, Stephen J. Lyons – nonfiction
A Greater Ireland: The Land League and Transatlantic Nationalism in Gilded Age America, Ely M. Janis – nonfiction
Half in Shade, Judith Kitchen – nonfiction
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, Nina MacLaughlin – nonfiction
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso, Kali Nicole Gross – nonfiction
The Heart, Maylis de Kerangal – fiction
Home is Burning, Dan Marshall – nonfiction
Hyacinth Girls, Lauren Frankel – fiction
The Iceberg, Marion Coutts – nonfiction
I Must Tell You, Tibor Zak – nonfiction
In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware – fiction
In the Spider’s Web, Jerome Gold – fiction
The Insect Farm, Stuart Prebble – fiction
Inside the O’Briens, Lisa Genova – fiction
The Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende – fiction
Journey to Texas, 1833, Detlef Dunt et al – nonfiction
The Kiss, Kathryn Harrison – nonfiction
La Sagouine, Antonine Maillet – fiction
Lanterne Rouge, Max Leonard – nonfiction
Last Ragged Breath, Julia Keller – fiction
The Last September, Nina de Gramont – fiction
Life and Death in the Andes, Kim MacQuarrie – nonfiction
The Liars’ Club, Mary Karr – nonfiction
The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander – nonfiction
The Living, Annie Dillard – fiction
Lo! Jacaranda: A Spanish Gypsy’s Cante Jondo, Harry Freiermuth – fiction
The Lola Quartet, Emily St. John Mandel – fiction
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, Rachel Joyce – fiction
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, Francine Prose – fiction
Madeleine’s War, Peter Watson – fiction
The Magician, E.J. Stauffer – fiction
Martin Marten, Brian Doyle – fiction
Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism, John Norris – nonfiction
Maud’s Line, Margaret Verble – fiction
Memento Mori, Paul Koudounaris – nonfiction
The Merman, Carl-Johan Vallgren – fiction
Mislaid, Nell Zink – fiction
Miss Zukas and the Library Murders, Jo Dereske – fiction
Mot, Sarah Einstein – nonfiction
The Mountain Can Wait, Sarah Leipciger – fiction
My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem – nonfiction
My Life with Berti Spranger, Eva Jana Siroka – fiction
My Southern Journey, Rick Bragg – nonfiction
The Narrow Door, Paul Lisicky – nonfiction
Norman Maclean – nonfiction
Of Things Gone Astray, Janina Matthewson – fiction
Old Heart, Peter Ferry – fiction
One Out of Two, Daniel Sada – fiction
Ostend, Volker Weidermann – nonfiction
Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word, Matthew Battles – nonfiction
Paris Red, Maureen Gibbon – fiction
Paulina & Fran, Rachel B. Glaser – fiction
Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke – fiction
Pets! – fiction
Pieces of White Shell, Terry Tempest Williams – nonfiction
Pretty Is, Maggie Mitchell – fiction
The Rarest Bird in the World, Vernon R. L. Head – nonfiction
Red Dirt Women: At Home on the Oklahoma Plains, Susan Kates – nonfiction
The Red Kettle, Janelle Scott – fiction
The Red Storm, Grant Bywaters – fiction
Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams – nonfiction
Saint Mazie, Jami Attenberg – fiction
The Savage Professor, Robert Roper – fiction
Season of the Body, Brenda Miller – nonfiction
The Secret Place, Tana French – fiction
Secrets in the Vines, Jane Golden – fiction
Slow Burn, Andrew Welsh-Huggins – fiction
Smoke, Dan Vyleta – fiction
The Sound of Gravel, Ruth Wariner – nonfiction
South Toward Home, Margaret Eby – nonfiction
Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, Kate Bolick – nonfiction
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel – fiction
Still Life With Insects, Brian Kiteley – fiction
Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, Andrew Maraniss – nonfiction
Sunny’s Nights, Tim Sultan – nonfiction
Tell It Slant, Brenda Miller & Suzanne Paola – nonfiction
The Tender Bar, JR Moehringer – nonfiction
Things That Are, Amy Leach – nonfiction
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future, Lauren Redniss – nonfiction
Trans/Portraits: Voices From Transgender Communities, Jackson Wright Shultz (ed.) – nonfiction
Travels in Vermeer, Michael White – nonfiction
The Treacherous Net, Helene Tursten – fiction
Tuesday Nights in 1980, Molly Prentiss – fiction
Tug-of-War, Judith Somborac – fiction
Two Wheels, Greg Moody – fiction
Uncontrolled Spin, Jerry Summers – fiction
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, Keija Parssinen – fiction
Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity, Carter Sickels (ed.) – nonfiction
The Vegetarian, Han Kang – fiction
A View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller – fiction
Voices of the Wild, Bernie Krause – nonfiction
The Wake, Paul Kingsnorth – fiction
War Music, Christopher Logue – fiction
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler – fiction
We Were Brothers, Barry Moser – nonfiction
While Glaciers Slept, M Jackson – nonfiction
Wild, Cheryl Strayed – nonfiction
The Wild Party, Joseph Moncure March (illustrated by Art Spiegelman) – fiction
The Wild Swan: And Other Tales, Michael Cunningham – fiction
The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer, Roseanne Montillo – nonfiction
The Winter Girl, Matt Marinovich – fiction
The Winter’s Tale, William Shakespeare – fiction
Wolf’s Mouth, John Smolens – fiction
Wondering Who You Are, Sonya Lea – nonfiction
Worlds Between, Carl Nordgren – fiction
Writers, Barry Gifford – fiction
The Writing Life, Annie Dillard – nonfiction

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