A Year In Reading

June: Books with LGBTQI characters

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Books with LGBTQI characters can be hard to find, so we've made it a little easier for you. We've pulled together books from many genres and styles to represent this important population.

A Density Of Souls
Christopher Rice
FIC Ric
Our Own Private Universe
Robin Talley
YA FIC Tal
After Disasters
Viet Dinh
FIC Din
Pantomime
Laura Lam
YA FIC Lam
Ammonite
Nicola Griffith
FIC Gri
Queens Of Geek
Jen Wilde
YA FIC Wil
An Accident Of Stars
Foz Meadows
FIC Mea
Running : A Novel
Cara Hoffman
FIC Hof
Beautiful Music For Ugly Children
Kirstin Cronn-Mills
YA FIC Cro
Santa Olivia
Jacqueline Carey
FIC Car
Books Of Blood. Volume 1.
Clive Barker
FIC
Tattoo Atlas
Tim Floreen
YA FIC Flo
Cakewalk [Large Print]
Rita Mae Brown
LP FIC Bro
The City Of Devi: A Novel [eAudiobook]
Manil Suri, Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar, Inc Blackstone Audio
China Mountain Zhang
Maureen F. McHugh
FIC McH
The Danish Girl [Audiobook]
David Ebershoff, Jeff Woodman
FIC Ebe
City On Fire [Audiobook]
Garth Risk Hallberg, Rebecca Lowman, MacLeod Andrews, Alex McKenna, Paul Michael (Actor)
FIC Hal
The End Of Eddy : A Novel
Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey
FIC Lou
Great
Sara Benincasa, F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
YA FIC Ben
The Gap Of Time: A Novel [eAudiobook]
Jeanette Winterson, William Shakespeare, Inc Books on Tape
I'll Give You The Sun
Jandy Nelson
YA FIC Nel
The Gods Of Tango [Audiobook]
Carolina De Robertis
FIC De R
Imagine Me Gone [Audiobook]
Adam Haslett, Ellen Archer (Narrator), Robert Fass
FIC Has
The Gustav Sonata [Audiobook]
Rose Tremain, Derek Perkins
FIC Tre
Lizard Radio [E-book]
Pat Schmatz
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Emily M Danforth
YA FIC Dan
Luck In The Shadows
Lynn Flewelling
FIC Fle
The Root : A Novel Of The Wrath & Athenaeum
Na'amen Gobert Tilahun
FIC Til
Marlene
C. W. Gortner
FIC Gor
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Seth Dickinson
FIC Dic
More Than This [Electronic Resource]
Patrick Ness
Under The Udala Trees
Chinelo Okparanta
FIC Okp
My Cat Yugoslavia
Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston
FIC Sta
Yabo
Alexis De Veaux
FIC De V

Christopher Rice
Description: Four high school students in present-day New Orleans are torn apart by envy, passion, and tragedy. They quickly discover the fragile boundaries between friendship and betrayal as they enter high school and form new alliances. Then two violent deaths disrupt the core of what they once shared. Five years later, the friends are drawn back together as new facts about their mutual history are revealed, and what was held to be a tragic accident is discovered to be murder.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Viet Dinh
Description: Recounts the experiences of four rescue workers who put their lives at risk to save others after a life-shattering earthquake in India.In the wake of a life-shattering earthquake in India four men fight to impose order on an increasingly chaotic city. Ted is a pharmaceutical salesman turned member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team; his colleague Piotr, still carries with him the scars of the Bosnia conflict. Andy, a young firefighter, is eager to prove his worth; and Dev, a doctor on the ground races against time and dwindling resources.
Call Number: FIC Din
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Nicola Griffith
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Foz Meadows
Description: When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war. There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building ruler, Vex Leoden; and Gwen, an Earth-born worldwalker whose greatest regret is putting Leoden on the throne.
Call Number: FIC Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Description: Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school.
Call Number: YA FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Clive Barker
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Rita Mae Brown
Description: "Set against the backdrop of America emerging from World War I, Cakewalk provides an entertaining look at a small town straddling the Mason Dixon line, where the townsfolk remain split between good and bad, or love and sex, or male and female, or politics and sobriety, and the inimitable, irrepressible, distinctly free-thinking Hunsenmier sisters, Louise and Julia--otherwise known as Wheezie and Jutz--and their wide circle of equally indelible friends."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Maureen F. McHugh
Description: In its pages, we enter a postrevolution America, moving from the hyperurbanized eastern seaboard to the Arctic bleakness of Baffin Island; from the new Imperial City to an agricultural commune on Mars. The overlapping lives of cyberkite fliers, lonely colonists, illicit neural-pressball players, and organic engineers blend into a powerful, taut story of a young man's journey of discovery.
Call Number: FIC McH
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Garth Risk Hallberg, Rebecca Lowman, MacLeod Andrews, Alex McKenna, Paul Michael (Actor)
Description: The individuals who live within this novel are Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park. Their entangled relationships open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Sara Benincasa, F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Description: In this contemporary retelling of "The Great Gatsby," seventeen-year-old Naomi Rye becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle and a tragedy that shakes the summer community.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jandy Nelson
Description: "Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Adam Haslett, Ellen Archer (Narrator), Robert Fass
Description: When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings--the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec--struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.
Call Number: FIC Has
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Pat Schmatz
Description: "Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? What are you? people ask, and Kivali isn't sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she's in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she's ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift--the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the "knowings" inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her?" -- provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Lynn Flewelling
Description: Seregil--thief, con artist, and spy in the employ of the queen's wizard--takes an apprentice in his struggle against a surreal world of intrigue, magic, and politics engineered by Plenimar, the queen's ancient foe.
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
C. W. Gortner
Description: "Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit, glamour, and ambition who defied convention, seduced the world, and forged her own path on her own terms."--book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Patrick Ness
Description: A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston
Description: "In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong. Soon thereafter her country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee. Years later, her son, Bekim, grows up a social outcast in present day Finland, not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners, but a gay man in an unaccepting society. Aside from casual hookups, his only friend is a boa constrictor whom, improbably--he is terrified of snakes--he lets roam his apartment. But during a visit to a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat who moves in with him and his snake. It is this witty, charming, manipulative creature who starts Bekim on a journey back to Kosovo to confront his demons, and make sense of the magical, cruel, incredible history of his family. And it is this that, in turn, enables him finally, to open himself to true love--which he will find in the most unexpected place."-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Robin Talley
Description: When Aki and her best friend Lori set off on a youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer, Aki meets Christa, who helps awaken her sexual and emotional feelings towards other women.
Call Number: YA FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Laura Lam
Description: Gene, the daughter of a noble family, runs away from the decadence of court to R.H. Ragona's circus of magic, where she meets runaway Micah, whose blood could unlock the mysteries of the world of Ellada.
Call Number: YA FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jen Wilde
Description: Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. Taylor's brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there's one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie. When she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Cara Hoffman
Description: "Running brings together an ensemble of outsiders who get by as "runners"--hustlers who sell tourists on low-end accommodations for a small commission and a place to stay. Bridey Sullivan, a young American woman who has fled a peculiar and traumatic upbringing in Washington State, takes up with a queer British couple, the poet Milo Rollack and Eton drop-out Jasper Lethe. Slipping in and out of homelessness, addiction, and under-the-table jobs, they create their own kind of family as they struggle to survive."--Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jacqueline Carey
Description: Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Tim Floreen
Description: "After Franklin commits a horrific crime and is sent to a special lab for rehabilitation, only Jeremy believes that Franklin might actually be better but when crimes start up again in their small town, Jeremy begins to wonder if evil can ever truly be quelled."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Manil Suri, Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar, Inc Blackstone Audio
Description: As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, statistician Sarita can only think of being reunited with her physicist husband. To find him, she must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums. Joining her is Jaza Muslim whose true religion has always been sex.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
David Ebershoff, Jeff Woodman
Description: Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this tender portrait of a marriage asks "What do you do when someone you love wants to change?"
Call Number: FIC Ebe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey
Description: "An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again. Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different -- "girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jeanette Winterson, William Shakespeare, Inc Books on Tape
Description: The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's "late plays." It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited. In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. This is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Carolina De Robertis
Description: February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. She finally acts on a passion she has kept secret for years: mastering the violin. Leda is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. Leda knows, however, that she can never play in public as a woman, so she cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and, as a young man, joins a troupe of musicians bent on bringing tango into the salons of high society. As time progresses, the lines between Leda and her disguise will begin to blur, and feelings that she has long kept suppressed will reveal themselves, jeopardizing not only her music career but her life itself.
Call Number: FIC De R
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Rose Tremain, Derek Perkins
Description: Growing up sheltered from the echoes of World War II, Gustav forges an intense relationship with a mercurial Jewish boy, Anton, a talented pianist who introduces him to the harsh realities of racism, tolerance, and cruelty during a friendship spanning half a century.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Emily M Danforth
Description: In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.
Call Number: YA FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Na'amen Gobert Tilahun
Description: "When a secret government agency trying to enslave you isn't the biggest problem you're facing, you're in trouble. Erik, a former teen star living in San Francisco, thought his life was complicated; having his ex-boyfriend in jail because of the scandal that destroyed his career seemed overwhelming. Then Erik learned he was Blooded: descended from the Gods. Struggling with a power he doesn't understand and can barely control, Erik discovers that a secret government agency is selling off Blooded like lab rats to a rival branch of preternatural beings in 'Zebub--San Francisco's mirror city in an alternate dimension. Lil, a timid apprentice in 'Zebub, is searching for answers to her parents' sudden and mysterious deaths. Surrounded by those who wish her harm and view her as a lesser being, Lil delves into a forgotten history that those in power will go to dangerous lengths to keep buried. What neither Erik nor Lil realize is that a darkness is coming, something none have faced in living memory. It eats. It hunts. And it knows them."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Til
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Seth Dickinson
Description: "Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people--even her soul. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, overwrites her culture, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her fathers, Baru vows to swallow her hate, join the Empire's civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free. Sent as an Imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn, another conquered country, Baru discovers it's on the brink of rebellion. Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious dukes, Baru may be able to use her position to help. As she pursues a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize. But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Chinelo Okparanta
Description: A young Nigerian girl, displaced during their civil war, begins a powerful love affair with another refugee girl from a different ethnic community until the pair are discovered and must learn the cost of living a lie amidst taboos and prejudices.
Call Number: FIC Okp
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Alexis De Veaux
Call Number: FIC De V
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
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May: Mom's Recommendations

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Our library staff asked their moms for book recommendations, because mom always knows best. Here's their responses! You may also read a book that your own mom recommends.

Anne Of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery
J FIC Mon
Love You Forever
Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
E Mun
Become A Better You : 7 Keys To Improving Your Life Every Day
Joel Osteen
248.4 Ost
Mrs. Mike, The Story Of Katherine Mary Flannigan, By Benedict And Nancy Freedman. Drawings By Ruth D. Mccrea.
Benedict Freedman, Nancy Mars Freedman
FIC Fre
Blessings : A Novel
Anna Quindlen
FIC Qui
My Brilliant Friend. By Elena Ferrante ; Translated From The Italian By Ann Goldstein.
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
FIC Fer
Bridge To Terabithia
Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
J FIC Pat
Nothing To Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother [Large Print]
Carrie Young
LP 978.4 You
Bringing Up Girls
James C. Dobson
248.845 Dob
Owls And Other Fantasies : Poems And Essays
Mary Oliver
811 Oli
Chocolat : A Novel
Joanne Harris
FIC Har
The Nix [Large Print]
Nathan Hill
LP FIC Hil
Clementine : The Life Of Mrs. Winston Churchill
Sonia Purnell
B Chu
The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue : The Mysterious Life And Scandalous Death Of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon
B Cla
Devil's Mistress [Large Print]
Heather Graham
LP FIC Gra
The Secret Garden [Large Print]
Frances Hodgson Burnett
JLP FIC Bur
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-ya Sisterhood
Rebecca Wells
FIC Wel
The Thorn Birds [Audiobook]
Colleen McCullough, Davina Porter, LLC Recorded Books
FIC McC
Doctor Zhivago
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
FIC Pas
Thurston House
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Great Tide Rising : Toward Clarity & Moral Courage In A Time Of Planetary Change
Kathleen Dean Moore
179.1 Moo
Walking Across Egypt
Clyde Edgerton
FIC
Just Mercy : A Story Of Justice And Redemption
Bryan Stevenson
353.48 Ste
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Peter Hedges
FIC Hed
Katherine.
Anya Seton
FIC Set
When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi
David Maraniss
B Lom
Listen To Your Mother : What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now
Ann Imig
808.8 Lis
Where'd You Go, Bernadette : A Novel
Maria Semple
FIC Sem
Little Women
Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis
Drama
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance [Audiobook]
Robert M Pirsig, Michael Kramer (Narrator)
B Pir

L. M. Montgomery
Description: Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Call Number: J FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Joel Osteen
Call Number: 248.4 Ost
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Anna Quindlen
Description: Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the Blessing estate, finds a baby asleep in a box and decides he wants to keep her. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present are at the center of this work.
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
Description: The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
James C. Dobson
Description: Parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. James Dobson discusses how parents can face the challenges of raising daughters to become healthy, happy, and successful women who overcome challenges specific to girls and women today and who ultimately excel in life.
Call Number: 248.845 Dob
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Joanne Harris
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Sonia Purnell
Description: A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities.
Call Number: B Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2017
Heather Graham
Call Number: LP FIC Gra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Rebecca Wells
Description: When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Description: "Boris Pasternak's Widely acclaimed novel comes gloriously to life in a magnificent new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhnosky, the award-winning translators of war and Peace and Anna karenina, and to whom. The New York Review of Books declared. "the English-speaking world is indebted."" "First published in Italy in 1957 amid internatrional controversy---the novel was banned in the Soviet Union Until 1988. and Pasternak declined the Nobel prize a year later under intense pressure from soviet authorities---Doctor Zhiuago is the story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to What he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and Strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara: Pursued, found, and lost again, Lara is the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclymic times." "Stunningly rendered in the spirit of Pasternak's original---resurrecting his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone---and including an Introduction, textual annotations, and a translators' note, this edition of Doctor Zhivago is destined to become the deifinitive English transaltion of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: FIC Pas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kathleen Dean Moore
Description: "Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise--a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth's fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time? What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 179.1 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Bryan Stevenson
Description: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Call Number: 353.48 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Anya Seton
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Ann Imig
Description: Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood. Listen to Your Mother is an awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor that is arrestingly stimulating and refreshing. The stories are raw, honest, poignant, ranging from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice. These personal stories are the collective voice of mothers among us.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.8 Lis
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis
Description: Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother (Sarandon) who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo (Ryder) who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst/Mathis). Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2017
Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Description: A story of how a little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man and about the enduring nature of parents' love and how it crosses generations.
Call Number: E Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Benedict Freedman, Nancy Mars Freedman
Description: Mrs. Mike is the love story of Katherine Mary O'Fallon, a young Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police, who is priest, doctor, and magistrate to all in the great Canadian wilderness area under his supervision.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2017
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Description: Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation.
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Carrie Young
Call Number: LP 978.4 You
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Mary Oliver
Call Number: 811 Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Nathan Hill
Description: It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson -- college professor, stalled writer -- hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye's losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
Call Number: LP FIC Hil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Meryl Gordon
Call Number: B Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Description: Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Call Number: JLP FIC Bur
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Colleen McCullough, Davina Porter, LLC Recorded Books
Description: Moving from the wild splendor of a sheep farm in Australia, to the opulent corridors of the Vatican, this compelling epic spans nearly 75 years in the lives of two brilliant lovers. The first time young Meggie sees Father Ralph, something electric passes between them. She is destined for a place in society; he has pledged himself to the Church. But their passion, despite all efforts to deny it, will mold and transform their lives like an immutable, irrefutable force of nature.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Danielle Steel
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Clyde Edgerton
Description: 78-year-old Mattie Rigsby tries to keep her life orderly. When she meets Wesley Benfield, she has to make a choice - between friendship and order.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Peter Hedges
Call Number: FIC Hed
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
David Maraniss
Call Number: B Lom
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Maria Semple
Description: When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Call Number: FIC Sem
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Robert M Pirsig, Michael Kramer (Narrator)
Description: "The story is disarmingly simple: the author and his young son take a motorcycle trip across America. Their experiences become the springboard from which Robert Pirsig dives into his brilliant, often beautiful meditations on the concept of value -- and finally, on the author's own troubled past. Few books invite comparison with Moby Dick, but since Mr. Pirsig's book appeared nearly 20 years ago, critics have found the analogy unavoidable. Like Ishmael's voyage aboard the Pequot, Robert Pirsig's journey is both an exciting physical excursion and, more important, an intriguing exploration of the soul."--Container.
Call Number: B Pir
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
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April: Books with Split Viewpoints

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Sometimes, the best narrators are multiple narrators. Check out these books with multiple viewpoints and experience the world through lots of eyes.

A Game Of Thrones [Audiobook]
George R. R Martin, Roy Dotrice
FIC Mar
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
FIC Atw
A Little Something Different
Sandy (Librarian) Hall
YA FIC Hall
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
FIC Dia
A Thousand Splendid Suns [Audiobook]
Khaled Hosseini, Atossa Leoni
FIC Hos
The Girl On The Train : A Novel [Audiobook]
Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey, India Fisher
FIC Haw
Across The Universe [Audiobook]
Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos, Penguin Audio (Firm)
YA FIC Rev
The Girl You Left Behind [Audiobook]
Jojo Moyes, Penelope Rawlins, Clare Corbett (Narrator)
FIC Moy
And The Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini
FIC Hos
The Help
Kathryn Stockett
FIC Sto
Cloud Atlas
David (David Stephen) Mitchell
FIC Mit
The Historian [Audiobook]
Elizabeth Kostova
FIC Kos
Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
FIC She
The Jane Austen Book Club [Large Print]
Karen Joy Fowler
LP FIC Fow
Gone Girl [Large Print]
Gillian Flynn
LP FIC Fly
The Lake House : A Novel
Kate Morton
FIC Mor
Great House [Large Print]
Nicole Krauss
LP FIC Kra
The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides
FIC Eug
House Of Leaves
Mark Z Danielewski, Zampano
FIC Dan
The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe
FIC How
How To Be Both : A Novel
Ali Smith
FIC Smi
The Poisonwood Bible [Audiobook]
Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson
FIC Kin
Keesha's House
Helen Frost
YA FIC Fro
The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater
YA FIC Sti
Let The Great World Spin
Colum McCann
FIC McC
The Sound And The Fury.
William Faulkner
FIC Fau
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
YA FIC Coh
The Sweet Hereafter
Russell Banks
FIC Ban
Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout
FIC Str
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger
FIC Nif
Reconstructing Amelia : A Novel
Kimberly McCreight
FIC McC
The Winter People
Jennifer. 1968- McMahon
FIC McM
Rooms
Lauren Oliver
FIC Oli
The Woman In Black
Susan Hill
FIC Hil
Station Eleven : A Novel [Audiobook]
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
FIC Man
Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
FIC Wel
The Art Of Secrets
James Klise
YA FIC Kli
Water For Elephants [Kit]
Sara Gruen
Book Club Kit FIC Gru

George R. R Martin, Roy Dotrice
Description: A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Sandy (Librarian) Hall
Description: A romance between two college students, Gabe and Lea, is told through the perspectives of fourteen onlookers, from Lea's roommate to Gabe's best friend, their creative writing teacher, and the barista at the local Starbucks.
Call Number: YA FIC Hall
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Khaled Hosseini, Atossa Leoni
Description: Mariam and Laila are born a generation apart but are are brought together by war and fate. Together they endure the dangers surrounding them and discover the power of both love and sacrifice.
Call Number: FIC Hos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos, Penguin Audio (Firm)
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet three hundred years in the future, but her frozen slumber abruptly ends fifty years too soon when someone on board the ship tries to murder her.
Call Number: YA FIC Rev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Khaled Hosseini
Description: Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. A novel about how people love, how they take care of each other, and how choices made today can resonate through future generations. This multi-generational family story revolves around siblings and how they love, betray, hurt, honor, and would do anything for one another.
Call Number: FIC Hos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
David (David Stephen) Mitchell
Description: Mitchell weaves history, science, humor, and suspense in six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place.
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
Description: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Gillian Flynn
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: LP FIC Fly
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Nicole Krauss
Description: Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss.
Call Number: LP FIC Kra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Mark Z Danielewski, Zampano
Call Number: FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Ali Smith
Description: "In one half of the book, we follow the story of Francescho del Cossa, a Renaissance painter in fifteenth-century Italy who assumes a duel identity, living as both a man and a woman. In the novel's other half, George, a contemporary English teenage girl, is in mourning after the death of her brilliant, rebellious mother. As she struggles to fill the void in her life, George finds her thoughts circling again and again around a whimsical trip she and her mother once made to Italy, to see a certain Renaissance fresco"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Helen Frost
Description: Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.
Call Number: YA FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Colum McCann
Description: In the dawning light of the late summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. . . . It is August, 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Call Number: YA FIC Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elizabeth Strout
Description: At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kimberly McCreight
Description: Kate is in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that is the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: Amelia didn't jump.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Lauren Oliver
Description: Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family--bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna--have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone.
Call Number: FIC Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
Description: One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
James Klise
Description: When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.
Call Number: YA FIC Kli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Margaret Atwood
Description: A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Junot Díaz
Description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey, India Fisher
Description: Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jojo Moyes, Penelope Rawlins, Clare Corbett (Narrator)
Description: Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.
Call Number: FIC Moy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kathryn Stockett
Description: Seemingly as different from one another as can be, three women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elizabeth Kostova
Description: A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father's library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil.
Call Number: FIC Kos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Karen Joy Fowler
Call Number: LP FIC Fow
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Kate Morton
Description: "Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure. One midsummer's eve the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined. Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo's case has never been solved. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather's house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate, clearly abandoned long ago. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone yet more present than ever."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jeffrey Eugenides
Description: Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while at the same time an old friend of hers resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.
Call Number: FIC Eug
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Katherine Howe
Description: While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.
Call Number: FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson
Description: The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Maggie Stiefvater
Description: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
William Faulkner
Description: First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.
Call Number: FIC Fau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Russell Banks
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Audrey Niffenegger
Description: Clare first met her future husband, Henry, when he was 30 years her senior. However, as a result of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, when the couple married, they were only separated by eight years. Unable to stop shifting in time, Henry attempts to coup with the emotional trauma of missing and revisiting portions of his life.
Call Number: FIC Nif
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jennifer. 1968- McMahon
Description: West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Alice vanishes without a trace.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Susan Hill
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Irvine Welsh
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Sara Gruen
Call Number: Book Club Kit FIC Gru
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
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March: Anthropomorphic Characters

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Our favorite characters in books have adventures, overcome challenges, and they often become favorites because we relate to their feelings, experiences, traits, and personalities. But these favorite characters aren’t always humans, sometimes they’re animals!

March’s Year in Reading challenge is to read anthropomorphic titles. You can search the catalog using the Title Keyword option, but we’ve also compiled a book list you can look through for ideas.

In case you missed it, the February challenge was to read a book from the Dark and Sweet list.

Aesop's Fables [Large Print]
Nora Lavrin, Lois Hill
JLP 398.2 Aes
The Bees [Large Print]
Laline Paull
LP FIC Pau
Animal Farm ; 1984
George Orwell, George Orwell, George Orwell
FIC Orw
The Capture [Audiobook]
Kathryn Lasky, Pamela Garelick
J FIC Las
Bambi : A Life In The Woods
Felix Salten, Richard Cowdrey
J FIC Sal
The Golden Compass [Kit]
Philip Pullman
Book Club Kit YA FIC Pul
Black Beauty [eAudiobook]
Anna Sewell, Donada Peters
The Jungle Book [Audiobook]
Rudyard Kipling, Ralph Cosham
J FIC Kip
Calvin And Hobbes
Bill Watterson
817 Wat
The Last Unicorn
Peter S Beagle
J FIC Bea
Charlotte's Web [E-book]
E. B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, Pauline Baynes
J FIC Lew
Maus : A Survivor's Tale : I : My Father Bleeds History, Ii: And Here My Troubles Began
Art Spiegelman, Art. Maus Spiegelman, Art. Maus II Spiegelman
FIC Spi
The One And Only Ivan [Kit]
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
Book Club Kit J FIC App
Mouse Guard : Fall 1152
David Petersen
YA FIC Pet
The Plague Dogs
Richard Adams
FIC Ada
Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh
Robert C O'Brien, Zena Bernstein
J FIC OBr
The Velveteen Rabbit ; Or
Margery Williams Bianco, William Nicholson
E Wil
Ratha's Creature
Clare Bell
YA SF Bel
The Wizard Of Oz: And Other Wonderful Books Of Oz : The Emerald City Of Oz And Glinda Of Oz [E-book]
L. Frank Baum, Jack Zipes, W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill, Rachell. Sumpter
Saga: 01
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson (Graphic novelist), Fiona Staples
FIC Vau
Usagi Yojimbo : Yokai
Stan Sakai
J FIC Sak
Silverwing
Kenneth Oppel
J FIC Opp
Watership Down [By] Richard Adams.
Richard Adams
FIC Ada
Stuart Little [eAudiobook]
E. B. White, Julie Harris
Winnie-The-Pooh [Audiobook]
A. A. Milne, Jim Broadbent
J FIC Mil
Tailchaser's Song
Tad Williams
FIC Wil

Nora Lavrin, Lois Hill
Description: Presents an illustrated collection of moral tales from Aesop.
Call Number: JLP 398.2 Aes
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
George Orwell, George Orwell, George Orwell
Description: All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous.
Call Number: FIC Orw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Felix Salten, Richard Cowdrey
Description: The classical tale of a young fawn's growing maturity and independence as he learns to face the hardships of his life.
Call Number: J FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Anna Sewell, Donada Peters
Description: A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Bill Watterson
Description: A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.
Call Number: 817 Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2013
E. B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells
Description: Wilbur the pig is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Art Spiegelman, Art. Maus Spiegelman, Art. Maus II Spiegelman
Call Number: FIC Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
David Petersen
Description: Follows the adventures of three mice, Saxon, Kenzie and Lieam as they patrol borders, and strive to keep the mouse territories free from predators.
Call Number: YA FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Robert C O'Brien, Zena Bernstein
Description: Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
Call Number: J FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 25, 2015
Clare Bell
Call Number: YA SF Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson (Graphic novelist), Fiona Staples
Description: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Kenneth Oppel
Description: When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.
Call Number: J FIC Opp
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
E. B. White, Julie Harris
Description: Stuart Little, the small mouse with the large heart and taste for adventure, sets forth into the world with some mighty big plans: to ride a Fifth Avenue bus; to win a sailboat race in Central Park; and to find his lost friend, the lovely bird Margalo.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Tad Williams
Description: Meet Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tom cat of rare courage and curiosity, a born survivor in a world of heroes and villians, of powerful feline gods and whiskery legends, furless, erect creatures called M'an. Join Tailchaser on his magical quest to rescue his catfriend Hushpad--a quest that will take him all the way to cat hell & beyond.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Laline Paull
Description: Flora 717 is a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive. Work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, she is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. When Flora dares to challenge the Queen's fertility, she comes into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society, and is led to unthinkable deeds.
Call Number: LP FIC Pau
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Kathryn Lasky, Pamela Garelick
Description: The reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal.
Call Number: J FIC Las
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Philip Pullman
Description: Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
Call Number: Book Club Kit YA FIC Pul
Format: Kit
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Rudyard Kipling, Ralph Cosham
Description: Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle.
Call Number: J FIC Kip
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
[Older Chapter Book]
Peter S Beagle
Description: Schmendrick the Magician and Molly Grue accompany a beautiful unicorn on a search for other members of her nearly extinct species.
Call Number: J FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, Pauline Baynes
Description: Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Call Number: J FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
Description: When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Call Number: Book Club Kit J FIC App
Format: Kit
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Richard Adams
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Margery Williams Bianco, William Nicholson
Description: By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
L. Frank Baum, Jack Zipes, W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill, Rachell. Sumpter
Format: eBook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Stan Sakai
Description: "Yokai are the monsters, demons, and spirits of Japanese folklore, such as the shape-shifting kitsune, the obakeneko demon cats, and the evil oni ogres. Usagi faces all of these and more when a desperate woman begs him to find her kidnapped daughter"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Sak
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Richard Adams
Description: Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the Warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
A. A. Milne, Jim Broadbent
Call Number: J FIC Mil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
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February: All about Chocolate

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This month is all about one of life's best ingredients, chocolate. 

Betty Crocker's Everything Chocolate
Betty Crocker
641.6374 Cro
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Alexander McCall Smith
LP FIC McC
Blood And Chocolate
Annette Curtis Klause
YA FIC Kla
Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Lover
Arielle Ford
306.7 Hot
Candyfreak : A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly Of America
Steve Almond
338.7664 Alm
In The Age Of Love And Chocolate
Gabrielle Zevin
YA FIC Zev
Chilies To Chocolate : Food The Americas Gave The World
Nelson Foster, Linda S Cordell
641.3 Chi
Just Hand Over The Chocolate And No One Will Get Hurt
Karen Scalf Linamen
248.843 Lin
Chocolate : A Bittersweet Saga Of Dark And Light
Mort Rosenblum
641.3374 Ros
Like Water For Chocolate [Audiobook]
Laura Esquivel, Kate Reading
FIC Esq
Chocolate : A Healthy Passion
Shara Aaron, Monica Bearden
641.3374 Aar
Sin-free Chocolate Smoothies : A Chocolate Lover's Guide To 70 Nutritious Blended Drinks
Gabriel Constans
641.87 Con
Chocolate : From Simple Cookies To Extravagant Showstoppers
Nick Malgieri
641.6374 Mal
Sorcery And Cecelia Or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot : Being The Correspondence Of Two Young Ladies Of Quality Regarding Various Scandals In London And The Country
Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
YA FIC Wre
Chocolate : Sweet Science And Dark Secrets Of The World's Favorite Treat
Kay Frydenborg
YA 338.7663 Fry
The Chocolate Lovers' Club
Carole Matthews
FIC Mat
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Audiobook]
Joanne Fluke, Suzanne Toren
FIC Flu
The Chocolate Money
Ashley Prentice Norton
FIC Nor
Chocolate For A Woman's Courage [Large Print]
Kay Allenbaugh
LP 305.4 Cho
The Chocolate Thief
Laura Florand
FIC Flo
Chocolate Holidays : Unforgettable Desserts For Every Season
Alice Medrich
641.6374 Med
The Chocolate War
Robert Cormier
YA FIC Cor
Chocolate Kisses
SC Cho
The Emperors Of Chocolate : Inside The Secret World Of Hershey And Mars
Joël Glenn Brenner
338.7664 Bre
Chocolate Magic
Zelda Benjamin
LP FIC Ben
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris
Jenny Colgan
FIC Col
Chocolate To Die For
JoAnna Carl
FIC Car
The Only Thing Better Than Chocolate
Janet Dailey, Sandra Steffen, Kylie Adams
SC Onl
Death By Chocolate
G. A McKevett
FIC McK
Vegan Chocolate : Unapologetically Luscious And Decadent Dairy-free Desserts
Fran Costigan
641.5636 Cos
Drop Dead Chocolate
Jessica Beck
LP FIC Bec
White Chocolate Moments
Lori Wick
FIC Wic

Betty Crocker
Call Number: 641.6374 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Annette Curtis Klause
Description: Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
Call Number: YA FIC Kla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Steve Almond
Call Number: 338.7664 Alm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Nelson Foster, Linda S Cordell
Call Number: 641.3 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Mort Rosenblum
Call Number: 641.3374 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Shara Aaron, Monica Bearden
Call Number: 641.3374 Aar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Nick Malgieri
Call Number: 641.6374 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Kay Frydenborg
Description: An account for readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 338.7663 Fry
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Joanne Fluke, Suzanne Toren
Description: Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Rons truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, shes inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Rons death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mothers attempts to find her a husband.
Call Number: FIC Flu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Kay Allenbaugh
Description: 77 Stories That Honor Your Strength And Wisdom
Call Number: LP 305.4 Cho
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Alice Medrich
Call Number: 641.6374 Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Call Number: SC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Zelda Benjamin
Description: Chloe Brandeau, a magical chocolatier struggles to maintain normalcy in her world that suddenly turned upside down with the inheritance of her aunt's run down apartment building. When a friend insists that having a man in her life could help, Chloe goes on a series of outrageous dates. Along comes Ethan Behar, a master of acquisitions with no time for trivial pleasures such as chocolate. Ethan makes an offer for Chloe's building, but ends up bidding for the one thing not on the market -- Chloe's heart.
Call Number: LP FIC Ben
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
JoAnna Carl
Description: In The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle, the lakeside town of Warner Pier has been swept away by a visiting Hollywood producer. He says he's making a movie based on a local author's novel, but the sensible Lee McKinney smells a phony, especially when her sleuthing leads to a dead body...In The Chocolate Mouse Trap, Lee McKinney's friend goes overboard with inspirational e-mails-enough for someone to permanently delete her! Now everyone on her friend's address list is suspect-or a potential victim. Lee needs to trap the killer, or she might be next to land in his outbox...
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
G. A McKevett
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Jessica Beck
Description: The whole town of April Springs is stirring over the upcoming mayoral election. Suzanne Hart’s mother, for one, is dead-set on replacing the current mayor and what better way for Momma to drum up support than by luring in voters with Suzanne’s drop-dead-delicious donuts?
Call Number: LP FIC Bec
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Alexander McCall Smith
Description: When Isabel's niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant, and is suddenly plagued with memories of events that never happened to him. Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Add to the mix the lothario Cat brings home from the wedding in Italy.
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Arielle Ford
Call Number: 306.7 Hot
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Gabrielle Zevin
Description: Anya's new prominence brings out friends, foes, and ghosts from the past. Certain scores must be settled; certain debts must be paid. Surviving a crime-ridden New York City is looking harder and harder for Anya.
Call Number: YA FIC Zev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Karen Scalf Linamen
Call Number: 248.843 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Laura Esquivel, Kate Reading
Description: A culinary romance set in Mexico. Condemned by tradition to look after her tyrannical mother and remain a spinster, Tita finds her destiny in the kitchens of the family ranch. Her recipes for Mexican dishes are woven into the story of her doomed romance with Pedro, her brother-in-law.
Call Number: FIC Esq
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Gabriel Constans
Call Number: 641.87 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
Description: In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
Call Number: YA FIC Wre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Carole Matthews
Description: "Lucy Lombard can't resist it - rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate. For her there's nothing it won't cure - from heartache to a headache - and she's not alone. Sharing her passion are three other addicts: Autumn, Nadia and Chantal. Together they form The Chocolate Lovers' Club"--From Fantastic Fiction website.
Call Number: FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Ashley Prentice Norton
Description: After being raised in 1980s Chicago by a promiscuous mother, Bettina Ballentyne, the daughter of a chocolate heiress struggles to walk the line between self-preservation and self-destruction at an East Coast prep school.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Laura Florand
Description: The Parisian sorcerer of artisan chocolate, handsome Frenchman Sylvain Marquis, and the American empress of chocolate bars, Cade Corey, play a decadent game of seduction and subterfuge that causes them both to melt with desire.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Robert Cormier
Description: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.
Call Number: YA FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Joël Glenn Brenner
Call Number: 338.7664 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Jenny Colgan
Description: It's true that Anna Trent is a supervisor in a chocolate factory but that doesn't necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. And when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, Anna expects to be outed as a fraud.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Janet Dailey, Sandra Steffen, Kylie Adams
Call Number: SC Onl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Fran Costigan
Description: It can be difficult to find truly indulgent vegan desserts, especially chocolate. Today's chocoholics are interested in fine flavor, high-percentage, organic, and fair chocolate. All of Costigan's desserts are vegan, some are gluten-free, and some are raw, but every one is absolutely chocolate and made with quality, easily sourced ingredients-- minus the dairy, eggs, and white sugar.
Call Number: 641.5636 Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Lori Wick
Description: After losing her parents, Arcineh Bryant lives with her grandfather as a girl. But growing up without her family causes her to hold resentment toward the man who took her in. Years later, when she meets a man she thinks she may love, she doubts whether she can trust her own heart.
Call Number: FIC Wic
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
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January: Men Without Rules: Rogues, Rascals, and Villains

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These men are wild. These men live without rules.

A Clockwork Orange [Audiobook]
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
FIC Bur
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
FIC Kes
All The Pretty Horses [Large Print]
Cormac McCarthy
LP FIC McC
Rabbit, Run
John Updike
FIC Upd
Catch-22 [Audiobook]
Joseph Heller, Jay O. Sanders
FIC Hel
Room At The Top
John Braine
FIC
Deliverance
James Dickey
FIC Dic
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
FIC Sil
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
FIC Cer
Shane By Jack Schaefer; Illustrated By John Mccormak
Jack Schaefer
FIC Sch
Fight Club [Audiobook]
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
FIC Pal
Tarzan Of The Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIC Bur
Flashman : From The Flashman Papers 1839-1842
George MacDonald Fraser
FIC Fra
The Ginger Man
J. P. (James Patrick) Donleavy
FIC Don
High Fidelity
Nick Hornby
FIC Hor
The Guts
Roddy Doyle
FIC Doy
Killing Floor [Large Print]
Lee Child
LP FIC Chi
The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling
Henry Fielding
FIC Fie
Less Than Zero
Bret Easton Ellis
FIC Ell
The Last Picture Show
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
The Revenant
Michael Punke
FIC Pun
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
FIC Ami
The Things They Carried : A Work Of Fiction
Tim O'Brien
FIC OBr
MASH
Richard Hooker
FIC Hoo
Tropic Of Cancer
Henry Miller
FIC Mil
On The Road
Jack Kerouac, Scott Donaldson
813.09 Ker

Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
Description: Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence, and includes the final chapter deleted from the first American edition and the introduction to "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Cormac McCarthy
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Joseph Heller, Jay O. Sanders
Description: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
James Dickey
Description: The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its steep, echoing stone canyons, four me on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhileration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
Description: The 17th century Spanish masterpiece, one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th century Spain.
Call Number: FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Colby
Description: When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches that soon develop a fanatical following.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
George MacDonald Fraser
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Nick Hornby
Description: Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store.
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Lee Child
Description: A discharged soldier is framed for a murder by the chief of police in a small town in Georgia where he has just arrived. When the soldier learns that the murdered man was his brother he breaks out of jail and carries out his own investigation.
Call Number: LP FIC Chi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Bret Easton Ellis
Description: Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this novel is a portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Larry McMurtry
Description: A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: May 27, 2016
Kingsley Amis
Description: This is a young man's book, in fact a book of two young men. College friends with similar backgrounds, they graduated from both Oxford University and World War II to find themselves in an England in terminal decline. It has lost overseas possessions that had once been its pride, and the people in charge are snobs and incompetents. Worst of all, no one seems to appreciate the young men's genius: neither the women they meet not the publishers to whom they send their works. "Lucky Jim" Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of the new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons as long as Jim can keep in with eccentric Professor Welch, survive a madrigal-singing weekend, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son, Bertrand.
Call Number: FIC Ami
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Richard Hooker
Description: Before there were the movie and the television series, there was the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth.
Call Number: FIC Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Jack Kerouac, Scott Donaldson
Description: A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society.
Call Number: 813.09 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Ken Kesey
Call Number: FIC Kes
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
John Updike
Description: Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman.
Call Number: FIC Upd
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
John Braine
Description: "The ruthlessly ambitious Joe Lampton rises swiftly from the petty bureaucracy of local government into the world of inherited wealth, fast cars and glamorous women. But betrayal and tragedy strike as the original 'angry young man' of the fifties pursues his goals."--Product description.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Alan Sillitoe
Description: Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A young rebel of a man, he knows what he wants and he's sharp enough to get it. Before long his meetings with a couple of married women are part of local gossip.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Jack Schaefer
Description: Wyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Description: Tarzan, raised by apes and now leader of the tribe, is forced to choose between two worlds when his presence in the jungle is discovered..
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
J. P. (James Patrick) Donleavy
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Roddy Doyle
Description: In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he's now approaching fifty with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle-- his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam "Outspan" Foster and the still beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood.
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Henry Fielding
Call Number: FIC Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Larry McMurtry
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Michael Punke
Description: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two Company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge.
Call Number: FIC Pun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
Tim O'Brien
Description: This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2014
Henry Miller
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2016
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