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100 books, 1 winner! Starting on May 22, PBS is putting on The Great American Read, encouraging people all across the country to vote on their favorite novels to decide what is the best book in the U.S. 

We've got all 100  here for you, in case you need to catch up on anything.


George Orwell
Description: The novel depicts Smith's heroic search for an underground movement in revolt against the nightmare that is the State. He now works in the Ministry of Truth falsifying records.
Call Number: FIC Orw
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2013
John Kennedy Toole
Call Number: FIC Too
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
George R. R. Martin
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". The cold is returning to Winterfell, where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime. A time of conflict has arisen in the Stark family, as they are pulled from the safety of their home into a whirlpool of tradedy, betrayal, assassination plots and counterplots. Each decision and action carries with it the potential for conflict as several prominent families, comprised of lords, ladies, soldiers, sorcerers, assassins and bastards, are pulled together in the most deadly game of all, the game of thrones.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
John Irving
Description: In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero.
Call Number: FIC Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 15, 2017
John Knowles
Description: Recalls with psychological insight the maturing of a 16-year-old student at a prepatory school during WWII. Looking back to his youth, the adult Gene Forrester reflects on his life as a student at Devon School in New Hampshire in 1942. Although he is an excellent student, he evies the athleticism and vitality of his friend Phineas, or Finny. unable to cope with this insecurity, Forrester causes Finny to break his leg, sabotaging his athletic career. When the incident is later examined in a mock trial, Finny runs away, reinjures himself, and dies during consequent surgery.
Call Number: FIC Kno
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Betty Smith, Anna Fields
Description: Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Lewis Carroll, Tan Lin, John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll
Description: A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
James Patterson, Charles Turner (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Firm), Blackstone Audio
Description: A little girl named Maggie Rose is missing, a family of three in Washington, DC, has been brutally murdered, a beautiful elementary school teacher has been killed, and a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer has the police, FBI, and Secret Service outsmarted. Even after he's been captured. Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service, who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair at the worst possible time for both of them, because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes occurs in Alex Cross' precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: One by one guests are being murdered on a mysterious island and those remaining realize the killer is among them.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
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
James Baldwin, Dion Graham
Description: Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, "Another country" is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Ayn Rand
Description: John Galt leads a strike of society's most effective and creative producers in an effort to collapse the collectivist social system in which they live.
Call Number: FIC Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Toni Morrison
Description: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Call Number: LP FIC Mor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Rudolfo A Anaya
Description: Tony faces the daunting prospect of growing up amidst constant religious and cultural uncertainty. His mother is a devoted Catholic, but her influence is challenged by Ultima--a woman with magical healing powers. As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on Ultima's wisdom. With her guidance, he is able to forge his unique identity.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Joseph Heller
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: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
E. B. White
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.
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett
Call Number: FIC Dos
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
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: Apr 23, 2018
Frank Herbert
Description: This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium. Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting.
Call Number: LP FIC Her
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
E. L James
Description: When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind -- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
V. C. Andrews
Description: Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
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: Apr 23, 2018
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
Description: Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons, all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems, and running away from them, until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing their shots at life.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Marilynne Robinson
Description: In 1956, as a minister approaches the end of his life, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
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: FIC Fly
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Charles Dickens, John Rafter Lee
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
Description: The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. K Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
Description: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Gary Paulsen
Description: After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Call Number: J FIC Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
Description: Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr. Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values-- and the nature and values of his society.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Ralph Ellison
Description: A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Charlotte Brontë, New York Public Library
Description: In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Michael Crichton
Description: On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the park to the public, he invites three top scientists and his two grandchildren to experience the park. Their visit becomes frightening when the park's security system breaks down and the dinosaurs break free.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Tim LaHaye, Richard Ferrone, Jerry B Jenkins
Call Number: FIC LaH
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Louisa May Alcott, Susie Berneis
Description: Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Originally written as two volumes, the book was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely read American novels.
Call Number: FIC Alc
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
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: Apr 25, 2018
John Green
Description: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Arthur Golden
Description: A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Herman Melville
Description: A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick.
Call Number: FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Gabriel García Márquez
Description: The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.
Call Number: LP FIC Gar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ken Follett
Description: In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic creation will bond clergy and kings, knights and peasants together in a story of toil, faith, ambition and rivalry.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Isaac Asimov
Description: When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
Description: Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Daphne Du Maurier
Description: After a brief courtship a young woman becomes the wife of an English aristocrat. The two are deeply in love, but the memory of Max's first wife, Rebecca, still lingers on at Manderley, their country mansion.
Call Number: FIC Du M
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Hermann Hesse
Description: A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?
Call Number: FIC Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Robert R McCammon
Description: In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Armistead Maupin
Call Number: FIC Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Mark Twain, Claude Lapointe
Description: The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: J FIC Twa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Paulo Coelho
Description: "An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within."--Summary from book.
Call Number: LP FIC Coe
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Markus Zusak
Description: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Call Number: YA FIC Zus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
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: Apr 23, 2018
Jack London
Description: Two classic tales of dogs, one part wolf and one a Saint Bernard/Scotch shepherd mix that becomes leader of a wolf pack, as they have adventures in the Yukon wilderness with both humans and other animals.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
J. D. Salinger
Description: A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jean M Auel
Description: The Clan of the cave bear is the first of Jean Auel's Earth's Children series. Ayla, a tall, blond, blue-eyed girl lost her family in an earthquake. She is nurtured and protected by some members of the Clan, but there are those who would cast her out because of her strange and threatening ways. Ayla's adventures 25,000 years ago include details of the world as it might have been.
Call Number: FIC Aue
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Sister Souljah
Description: After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass.
Call Number: FIC Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Alice Walker
Description: Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Alexandre Dumas, Peter Washington
Description: "Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Dum
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Mark Haddon, Jeff Woodman
Description: Despite his overhwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Call Number: FIC Had
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Dan Brown
Description: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless power broker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Robert Jordan
Description: In the Second Age, the Dragon subdued the Dark One and his disciples in a mystical prison. The Third Age has begun and the Dragon is gone, but reborn in a boy who doesn't yet know his supreme calling. Time is precious, for the prison decays and the Dark One will soon work his evil. Only the boy can stop him. From his prison, the Dark One wills his warriors to destroy the boy's village. But Moiraine, a servant of the Dragon, comes with her Protector. They fight off the warriors and whisk the boy away. He's destined for Tar-Valon, the island city of the Aes Sedai, where he'll discover his power. Can the Dark One stop his journey?
Call Number: FIC Jor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Lois Lowry
Description: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Call Number: JLP FIC Low
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Mario Puzo
Description: A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world-and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness.
Call Number: FIC Puz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
John Steinbeck
Description: First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Description: On Long Island in the early 1920s the mysterious Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his romance with Daisy, a young woman who has married another man, the wealthy and cruel Tom Buchanan.
Call Number: LP FIC Fit
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Margaret Atwood
Description: Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
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: LP FIC Sto
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Douglas Adams
Description: Arthur Dent, a refugee from the late planet Earth and his pal from the planet Betelgeuse, Ford Prefect, thumb their way thru comic misadventures throughout the Universe.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Suzanne Collins
Description: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Tom Clancy
Description: A race between the Soviet and American fleets to find an errant Russian submarine.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Colson Whitehead
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Amy Tan
Description: Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who is telling the story. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember.
Call Number: FIC Tan
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
C. S. 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: Apr 23, 2018
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Katherine Woods
Description: An aviator, whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert, encounters a little man from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life.
Call Number: J FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
J. R. R. Tolkien
Description: Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Alice Sebold
Description: This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Andy Weir, R. C. Bray
Description: Mark Watney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he's all alone with no way of letting Earth know he's alive, which doesn't matter because his supplies would run out before they'd get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Scenes from the past and a collection of intensely personal letters tell the story of a long married couple now confined to a nursing home.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
S. E Hinton
Description: The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
Call Number: YA FIC Hin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Oscar Wilde, Tony Ross
Description: An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
John Bunyan, Robert Whitfield
Call Number: FIC Bun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
William P Young
Description: Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.
Call Number: LP FIC You
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Kurt Vonnegut
Call Number: FIC Von
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Stephen King
Description: Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague and the group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Ernest Hemingway
Description: The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
Call Number: FIC Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Zora Neale Hurston
Description: Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance.
Call Number: FIC Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Chinua Achebe, Peter Francis James
Description: Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action.
Call Number: FIC Ach
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Frank E Peretti
Description: Ashton is just a typical small town. But when reporter Marshall Hogan and pastor Hank Busche begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople -- and eventurally the entire human race.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Harper Lee
Description: Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him.
Call Number: LP FIC Lee
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Stephenie Meyer
Description: When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs
Description: The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Dean R. Koontz, J Charles
Description: From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose.
Call Number: FIC Koo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Wilson Rawls
Description: A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
Call Number: J FIC Raw
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Zadie Smith
Description: The story of two North London families - one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. Pals since they served together in World War II, Archie and Samad are a decidely unlikely pair.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Emily Brontë
Description: A story of love turning in on itself and the violence and misery that result from thwarted longing.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
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