The Best Books I 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