Best books read in 1996 (listed alphabetically by author)

  • Burke, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues

  • Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • Margolin, Phillip. The Last Innocent Man

  • O'Brien, Tim. In the Lake of the Woods

  • O'Connell, Carol. Mallory's Oracle

  • Sandford, John. "Prey" series (I admit this is cheating since it's more than one book)

  • Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries

  • Smith, Sarah. The Vanished Child

  • Westlake, Donald E. Smoke

  • Woods, Stuart. Choke

Honorable Mention

  • Coben, Harlan. Fade Away

  • Dobyns, Stephen. Saratoga Bestiary

  • Dunning, John. Booked to Die

  • Muller, Marcia. Ask the Cards a Question

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