About a Boy. Nick Hornby.
A tale about a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor who pretends to be a single dad to meet divorced women, and the bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old he befriends. Fic Hornby, N./DVD Fic About
The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje.
With beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's unsettling and Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. Fic Ondaatje, M./DVD Fic English
Kite Runner. Khaled Hosseini.
An unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and a servant's son in Afghanistan is at the heart of this epic story of betrayal and redemption. Fic Hosseini, K./DVD Fic Kite
L.A. Confidential. James Ellroy.
Three cops, a call girl, a mysterious millionaire, a tabloid journalist, and the chief of detectives fuel a labyrinthine plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humor in 1950's Los Angeles. Fic Ellroy, J./DVD Fic L.A.
Namesake. Jhumpa Lahiri.
This Indian American saga finely captures the immigrant experience, from the clash of cultures, conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Fic Lahiri, J./DVD Fic Namesake
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Ken Kesey.
The unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, including the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and the freedom-loving inmate McMurphy. Fic Kesey, K./DVD Fic One
Out of Sight. Elmore Leonard.
A funny and sexy tale of bank robber Jack Foley, who busts out of jail and falls in love with the federal marshal in charge of catching him. Fic Leonard, E./VIDEO Fic Out
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure, the 'good parts'. Goldman, William.
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named... Buttercup? Fic Goldman, W./DVD Fic Princess.
The Talented Mr. Ripley. Patricia Highsmith.
The making of Tom Ripley, a debonair confidence man with a talent for self-invention and calculated murder. First in a series. Fic Highsmith, P./ VIDEO Fic Talented
Thank You for Smoking. Christopher Buckley.
A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the demands of thriving at his job and acting as a good role model for his son. Fic Buckley, C./DVD Fic Thank