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Title: *New - All the Light We Cannot See - Kit #890
Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Pulitzer Prize winner about a book-loving blind girl from Paris and a gifted orphan boy from Germany whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
 
Title: *New - American Gods - Kit #903
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A scary, strange, and hallucinogenic road-trip story wrapped around a deep examination of the American spirit. Gaiman tackles everything from the onslaught of the information age to the meaning of death.
 
Title: *New - Another Brooklyn - Kit #898
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
For August and her friends,, 1970’s Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, and brilliant. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place for the young and vulnerable.
 
Title: *New - The Bell Jar - Kit #908
Author: Sylvia Plath
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Plath draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as ccessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar has become a haunting American classic. 
 
Title: *New - The Catcher in the Rye - Kit #909
Author: J.D. Salinger
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This story details the two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally ill, in a psychiatrist's office. After he recovers from his breakdown, Holden relates his experiences to the reader.
 
Title: *New - Commonwealth - Kit #895
Author: Ann Patchett
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Two California families are forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity after Bert leaves his wife for Beverly, who leaves her husband for Bert. The six children involved are forced to forge a childhood bond based on the combined disappointment in their parents.
 
Title: *New - Dead Wake - Kit #901
Author: Erik Larson
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Larson masterfully chronicles of the sinking of the Lusitania, telling the stories of the passengers and crew of both boats and revealing the factors that led to the tragedy as well as the contributions of such figures as President Wilson and Winston Churchill.
 
Title: *New - Eligible - Kit #897
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Love, sex, and relationships in contemporary Cincinnati provide an incisive social commentary set in the framework of Pride and Prejudice. A Bachelor-like reality show is a parallel to the scrutiny placed on characters in the neighborhood balls of Jane Austen’s novel.
 
Title: *New - The End of Your Life Book Club - Kit #904
Author: Will Schwalbe
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne—and we, their fellow readers—are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us.
 
Title: *New - The Ghost Bride - Kit #910
Author: Yangsze Choo
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a “ghost bride” for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at what price?
 
Title: *New - Gilded Cage - Kit #912
Author: Vic James
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. Every nonmagical citizen owes the magical elite ten years of service. This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. The all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys meet with little in common, but their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.
 
Title: *New - The Girls - Kit #889
Author: Emma Cline
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle, only to find herself drawn into a cult and seduced by its charismatic leader.
 
Title: *New -The Green Road - Kit #888
Author: Anne Enright
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Christmas day reunites the Madigan children, who all left their mother Rosaleen behind to follow their dreams, under one roof in County Clare, Ireland. Now they each must confront the terrible weight of family ties and the journey that brought them home.
 
Title: *New - Homegoing - Kit #892
Author: Yaa Gyasi
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
In 18th century Ghana two half-sisters, unaware of each other, are born into different villages and follow wildly different paths. Gyasi traces the sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.
 
Title: *New - Into Thin Air - Kit #906
Author: Jon Krakauer
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
 
Title: *New - LaRose - Kit #891
Author: Louise        Erdrich
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Having accidentally killed his friend's 5-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own son to his friend's family according to Native American tradition, leading to a tenuous peace that still tears the families and the tribe apart.
 
Title: *New - The Left Hand of Darkness Kit #886
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A lone human ambassador is sent to Winter, an alien world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants can change their gender whenever they choose. He must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture he encounters.
 
Title: *New - A Long Way home - Kit #905
Author: Saroo Brierley
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again.
 
Title: *New - Madame Bovary - Kit #887
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The classic tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams. Emma craves passion and intimacy, but finds only greed, betrayal, and heartbreak, as she stumbles towards suicide.
 
Title: *New - Miller’s Valley - Kit #896
Author: Anna Quindlen
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main Library
Coming of age in a dwindling 1960s farming community in eastern Pennsylvania, Mimi struggles with profound family secrets and the pain of falling in love with the wrong person against a backdrop of dynamic historical periods.
 
Title: *New -The Nightingale - Kit #893
Author: Kristin Hannah
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
When the Second World War strikes, two sisters in the French countryside find themselves facing horrific situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
 
Title: *New - Nutshell - Kit #894
Author: Ian McEwan
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
Trudy has betrayed her husband, John with his brother Claude, and the two of them have a murderous plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit.
 
Title: *New - Parable of the Sower - Kit #899
Author: Octavia Butler
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages.
 
Title: *New - Ready Player One - Kit #907
Author: Ernest Cline
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
 
Title: *New - The Unfortunates - Kit #900
Author: Sophie McManus
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 COPIES
Location: Main Library
The story of a prominent New York family on the cusp of ruin in the face of a matriarch's wavering health; a bumbling son's scandalous opera production; and a life of wealth and inheritance belonging to a bygone era.
 
Title: *New - The Woman in Cabin 10 - Kit #911
Author: Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In this tightly wound story, journalist Lo Blacklock has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
 
Title: 1776 - Kit (Large Print) #258
Author: David G. McCullough
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Esteemed historian David McCullough details the 12 months of 1776 and shows how outnumbered and supposedly inferior men managed to fight off the world's greatest army.
 
Title: The 19th Wife - Kit #513
Author: David Ebershoff
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of Ann Eliza Young, former wife of Brigham Young, and her crusade against polygamy is intertwined with a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah.
 
Title: The 5th Wave - Kit (Older Teen) #839
Author: Richard Yancey
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Library
Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.
 
Title: 84, Charing Cross Road - Kit #870
Author: Helene Hanff
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
What started as a request for an out-of-print book evolved into a 20-year friendship between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York, and Frank Doel, a used-book dealer in London.
 
Title: Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths - Kit #341
Author: Bruce S. Feiler
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In this timely and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts.
 
Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Kit (Older Teen) #438
Author: Sherman Alexie
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
 
Title: Abundance a Novel of Marie Antoinette - Kit #397
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Stunning fictional portrait of Marie Antoinette who lived a brief--but astounding--life. She rebelled against the formality and rigid protocol of the court; an outsider who became the target of a revolution that ultimately decided her fate. Kentucky author
 
Title: An Abundance of Katherines - Kit (Older Teen) #391
Author: John Green
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
 
Title: After This - Kit #406
Author: Alice McDermott
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This novel of a middle-class American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century captures the social, political, and spiritual upheavals of their changing world.
 
Title: Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer - Kit #197
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Inspired by a brief passage in Melville's Moby-Dick, this tale of 19th century America explores the strong-willed woman who loved Captain Ahab. Kentucky author
 
Title: Aindreas: The Messenger, Louisville, Kentucky 1855 - Kit #315
Author: Gerald McDaniel
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Aindreas is a young Irish-Catholic boy living in gaudy, grubby Louisville in 1855, a city where being Irish, Catholic, German or black usually means trouble. Unwittedly, he finds himself in the midst of the infamous Bloody Monday riots
 
Title: Al Capone Does My Shirts - Kit (Juvenile) #495
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
 
Title: The Alchemist: a Fable About Following Your Dream - Kit #299
Author: Paulo Coelho
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being.
 
Title: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Kit (Younger Teen) #695
Author: Michael Dylan Scott
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.
 
Title: Alias Grace - Kit #018
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The fictionalized account of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century who was convicted of murdering her employer and his mistress. Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize
 
Title: All Over But the Shoutin' - Kit #225
Author: Rick Bragg
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A dirt-poor Southern boy grows up to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, mainly due to the strength and determination of his remarkable mother.
 
Title: All the King's Men - Kit #331
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It is the story of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.
 
Title: All the Living - Kit #533
Author: C. E. Morgan
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Moving to a remote Kentucky tobacco farm that her lover inherited when the rest of his family was killed in a terrible accident, a young woman struggles with their isolated life, her lover's grief, and a budding friendship with a dynamic young preacher.
 
Title: All the Pretty Horses - Kit #040
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The National Book Award-winning story of three friends who set out in 1949 to cross the Rio Grande in search of the cowboy life.
 
Title: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Kit #300
Author: Michael Chabon
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler's Prague, joins forces with his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: American Bloomsbury: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau - Kit #417
Author: Susan Cheever
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A revealing portrait of five Concord, Massachusetts writers at the center of mid-nineteenth-century American thought and literature.
 
Title: American Born Chinese - Kit (Older Teen) #378
Author: Gene Luen Yang
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young ChineseAmericans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
 
Title: American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic - Kit #833
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An account of the early years of the Republic, the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated group of men undertook a bold experiment in political ideals.
 
Title: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation - Kit (Large Print) #367
Author: Jon Meacham
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
A history of a nation grappling with religion and politics, telling the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.
 
Title: Americanah - Kit #745
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, where despite her academic success she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Angela's Ashes: A Memoir - Kit #166
Author: Frank McCourt
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The prize winning memoir of childhood in the slums of Limerick, Ireland, told with humor, compassion and forgiveness. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critcs Cirlce Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
 
Title: Angle of Repose - Kit #020
Author: Wallace Stegner
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A Pulitzer Prize-winning story recounting the lives of four generations living in the American West.
 
Title: Animal Dreams - Kit #012
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A vivid tale of a young woman rediscovering the things which make her life whole when she returns home to take care of her aging father. Kingsolver was raised in Kentucky.
 
Title: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior - Kit (Large Print) #253
Author: Temple Grandin
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Why would a cow lick a tractor? Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun? How can a parrot learn to spell? Animals in Translation will forever change the way we think about animals.
 
Title: Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl - Kit (Older Teen) #486
Author: Anne Frank
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
 
Title: Arcadia - Kit #619
Author: Lauren Groff
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Bit, a boy born in a back-to-nature commune in 1970s New York State, must come to grips with the outside world when the commune eventually fails.
 
Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain - Kit #521
Author: Garth Stein
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together his family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between young Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
 
Title: Assassination Vacation - Kit (Large Print) #252
Author: Sarah Vowell
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
A road trip like no other -- a journey to the pit stops of American political murder, examining the myriad ways these locations have been used for fun and profit and for political and cultural advantage
 
Title: The Association of Small Bombs - Kit #876
Author: Karan Mahajan
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After witnessing his two friends killed by a “small” bomb that detonates in the Delhi marketplace, Mansoor Ahmed becomes involved with a charismatic young activist, whose allegiances and beliefs are more changeable than he could've imagined.
 
Title: Astonish Me - Kit #763
Author: Maggie Shipstead
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After helping a world-famous dancer defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend's career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets.
 
Title: At Home in Mitford - Kit #176
Author: Jan Karon
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A warm and humorous look at everyday life of a rector and his parishioners in a charming southern village.
 
Title: At Home in Mitford - Kit (Large Print) #184
Author: Jan Karon
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
A warm and humorous look at everyday life of a rector and his parishioners in a charming southern village.
 
Title: At Home, a Short History of Private Life - Kit #573
Author: Bill Bryson
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
With his signature charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted.
 
Title: Atlas of Unknowns - Kit #506
Author: Tania James
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Winning a scholarship to a prestigious art school in New York under false pretenses, Anju leaves her sister behind in Kerala, India, and enters the elite world of her Hindu American host family. James was raised in Louisville.
 
Title: Atonement - Kit #273
Author: Ian McEwan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
On a hot summer day in 1935, a young girl witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister and the son of a servant, bringing about a crime that will change all their lives. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize
 
Title: The Audacity of Hope, Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Kit #407
Author: Barack Obama
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The junior senator from Illinois and future U.S. President calls for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.
 
Title: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Kit #738
Author: Gertrude Stein
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Called one of the richest, wittiest, and most irreverent biographies ever written, filled with anecdotes of Stein's friendship with famous artists and writers of early 20th century Paris.
 
Title: The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Kit #181
Author: Malcolm X
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The classic collaboration of Alex Haley and Malcolm X who was once called “the most dangerous man in America.”
 
Title: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - Kit #318
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, and has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's.
 
Title: The Autobiography of My Mother - Kit #151
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A fictional chronicle of a woman obsessed with piecing together the story of the mother she never knew.
 
Title: The Aviator's Wife : a Novel - Kit #672
Author: Melanie Benjamin
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This vividly imagined novel, inspired by the complicated marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter.
 
Title: The Awakening - Kit #011
Author: Kate Chopin
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of a woman who, unhappy with her indifferent husband and family, gives in to her adulterous desires regardless of Victorian religious and social pressures.
 
Title: Away, a Novel - Kit #418
Author: Amy Bloom
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Arriving in America alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb receives word that her daughter might still be alive and embarks on a risky odyssey that takes her from New York's Lower East Side to Siberia.
 
Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Kit #297
Author: Sijie Dai
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution where they discover a hidden stash of Western classics.
 
Title: The Barbarian Nurseries - Kit #620
Author: He´ctor Tobar
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When the recession hits, Araceli, a live-in maid in the Pacific Coast Torres-Thompson household, finds herself responsible for everything - including the family's two children. Then she wakes up to discover that the parents have vanished.
 
Title: Bastard out of Carolina - Kit #069
Author: Dorothy Allison
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A young illegitimate girl grows up in the south of the 1950's forming poignant relationships with the indomitable women in her family
 
Title: The Bean Trees - Kit #195
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Taylor Greer leaves poor rural Kentucky in a ’55 Volkswagen and ends up in Tucson Arizona, ?inheriting a 3-year-old American Indian girl along the way. Kingsolver was raised in Kentucky.
 
Title: The Beautiful and Damned - Kit #679
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Set in the heady Jazz Age of New York, "The beautiful and damned" chronicles the relationship between Anthony Patch, a Harvard-educated aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful trophy wife, Gloria, as they wait to inherit his grandfather's fortune.
 
Title: Beautiful Ruins - Kit #658
Author: Jess Walter
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In April 1962 a young Italian innkeeper in a remote village, Pasquale Tursi, puts up the "ethereal" American actress Dee Moray, who has arrived from the extravagant Rome location of “Cleopatra” supposedly sick with stomach cancer.
 
Title: Because of Mr. Terupt - Kit (Juvenile) #757
Author: Rob Buyea
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
 
Title: Because of Winn-Dixie [1] - Kit (Juvenile) #219
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
 
Title: Because of Winn-Dixie [2] - Kit (Juvenile) #219
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
 
Title: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family - Kit #879
Author: Amy Ellis Nutt
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the right to be different—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for the Washington Post.
 
Title: Bee Season - Kit #290
Author: Myla Goldberg
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An ordinary girl with an exceptional gift for spelling embarks on the "spelling bee" circuit, where her quirky family will collide with the harsh realities of life.
 
Title: The Beet Queen - Kit #157
Author: Louise Erdrich
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A family saga of two orphans who find refuge with their aunt in a North Dakota town.
 
Title: Before I Go to Sleep - Kit #704
Author: S. J. Watson
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Without her husband's knowledge, Christine, whose memory is damaged by a long-ago accident, is treated by a neurologist who helps her to remember her former self through journal entries until inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions.
 
Title: Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Kit #705
Author: Katherine Boo
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. Winner of National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize
 
Title: Bel Canto - Kit #228
Author: Ann Patchett
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A celebrated American soprano has just finished a recital in the home of the vice-president of a poor South American country when terrorists burst in, taking the international guests hostage. Winner of Women's Prize for Fiction (Orange Prine) and PEN/Faulkner Award
 
Title: Beloved - Kit #532
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: Bettyville: A Memoir - Kit #823
Author: George Hodgman
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A laugh-out-loud memoir of a cultured gay man who leaves New York City to care for his aging, irascible mother in Paris, Missouri; examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son, as well as growing up gay and small-town life in America.
 
Title: Between the World and Me - Kit #824
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, asking the question of what is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it and how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden. Winner of National Book Award and Kirkus Prize
 
Title: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America - Kit #592
Author: Timothy Egan
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale of the 1910 blaze that burned across Montana, Idaho and Washington and put the fledgling U.S. Forest Service through a veritable trial by fire and laying the foundation of the National Park system.
 
Title: Big Stone Gap - Kit #322
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A 35-year-old pharmacist and self-proclaimed spinster of a small Virginia village discovers a skeleton in her family's formerly tidy closet that completely unravels her quiet, conventional life.
 
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Kit #630
Author: Ben Fountain
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Three minutes of intense warfare with Iraqi insurgents has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media-intensive nationwide tour, including the halftime show at a Dallas Cowboys game and Billy Lynn has a decision to make. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Book Prize
 
Title: Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution - Kit #796
Author: Jonathan Eig
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century made possible by the unlikely bonds between a millionaire activist, a free-loving crusader, a Roman Catholic gynecologist, and a maverick scientist.
 
Title: The Birth of Venus - Kit #296
Author: Sarah Dunant
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novel of turbulent 15th-century Florence, a lavish city besieged by plague, threat of invasion and religious turmoil, where a young noblewoman must navigate her way into womanhood.
 
Title: The Birth of Venus - Kit (Large Print) #261
Author: Sarah Dunant
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
A novel of turbulent 15th-century Florence, a lavish city besieged by plague, threat of invasion and religious turmoil, where a young noblewoman must navigate her way into womanhood.
 
Title: The Blind Assassin - Kit #305
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This brilliant novel within a novel tells the story of two sisters as a romance, a mystery and a fantasy all combined. Winner of the Man Booker Prize
 
Title: Blood Done Sign My Name : A Memoir - Kit #354
Author: Timothy B. Tyson
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In this outstanding personal history, Tyson, a professor of African-American studies who's white, unflinchingly examines the civil rights struggle in the South.
 
Title: Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef - Kit #595
Author: Gabrielle Hamilton
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The owner of the prestigious Manhattan restaurant Prune describes her inadvertent education as a very reluctant chef. Winner of Indies Choice Nonfiction Award
 
Title: The Blue Notebook - Kit #534
Author: James Levine
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Sold into sexual slavery as a young girl, fifteen-year-old Batuk spends her days in a cage on Mumbai's child-prostitute district while recording thoughts and stories in a diary.
 
Title: The Bluest Eye - Kit #741
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different.
 
Title: The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls - Kit #191
Author: Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An examination of how teenage girls have come to view their bodies as a projection of their worth.
 
Title: Bone Gap - Kit (Older Teen) #836
Author: Laura. Ruby
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
 
Title: Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin - Kit #723
Author: Jill Lepore
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother's fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.
 
Title: The Book of Unknown Americans - Kit #764
Author: Cristina Henri´quez
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Moving from Mexico to the United States when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery, and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy
 
Title: The Book Thief - Kit #535
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
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. Winner of Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: The Book Thief - Kit (Older Teen) #699
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
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.
 
Title: The Bookseller of Kabul - Kit #352
Author: A°sne Seierstad
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Norwegian journalist Seierstad dons the burkha to live with a bookseller's family in post-Taliban Afghanistan, revealing intimate details of women's lives.
 
Title: The Boston Girl : a Novel - Kit #779
Author: Anita Diamant
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Addie is the spirited daughter of an immigrant Jewish family, born in 1900, whose intelligence and curiosity take her to the twentieth century world her conservative parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.
 
Title: Boy, Snow, Bird - Kit #780
Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This reimagining of the Snow White story, set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, is recast as a story about secrets and lies, mothers and daughters, lost sisters and the impossibility of seeing oneself or being seen in a brutally racist world.
 
Title: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Kit #810
Author: Daniel Brown
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. Winner of Indies Choice Nonfiction Award
 
Title: Brave New World - Kit #755
Author: Aldous Huxley
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity) dawns a world of tomorrow in which capitalist civilization has been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, where the people are genetically designed to be passive, and useful to the ruling class.
 
Title: Breath, Eyes, Memory - Kit #063
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novel of both the poverty and richness of Haitian family life told by a poor Haitian woman, reunited with the mother she never knew, and the family bonds that extend beyond generations.
 
Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Kit #324
Author: Thornton Wilder
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In this classic novel a bridge collapses in eighteenth-century Peru and five people die. Brother Juniper is committed to discover whether it was divine intervention that took the lives of these five disparate people, or a capricious fate. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Kit #512
Author: Junot Di´az
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award.
 
Title: Brooklyn - Kit #809
Author: Colm To´ibi´n
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news from home threatens her happiness. Winner of the Costa Book Award
 
Title: Brother, I'm Dying - Kit #510
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
From the award-winning author of "The Dew Breaker" comes her first work of nonfiction: a deeply affecting story of home and family set in America and Haiti, of two men's lives and deaths, and of a daughter's great love for them both. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Bud, Not Buddy - Kit (Juvenile) #229
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: The Buddha in the Attic - Kit #598
Author: Julie Otsuka
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” from their arduous journeys by boat, and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award
 
Title: Burial Rites - Kit #727
Author: Hannah Kent
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a servant in northern Iceland who was condemned to death after the murder of two men, one of whom was her employer, and became the last woman put to death in Iceland. Winner of Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: Burr: A Novel - Kit #869
Author: Gore Vidal
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A fictional telling of the fascinating career of Aaron Burr, America;s first anti-hero - vice-president under Jefferson, assailant of Hamilton in a famous duel on Weehawk Heights, and alleged arch-conspirator in a plot to set up a kingdom somewhere in Mexico.
 
Title: Cakes and Ale - Kit #775
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A bitter and witty novel about the business of writing and London literary society between the two World Wars focuses on the lives of a famous writer and his two very different wives.
 
Title: Caleb's Crossing - Kit #714
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite.
 
Title: Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times - Kit #849
Author: Jennifer Worth
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered for midwifery training in London's East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background, she found that conditions for many women giving birth just half a century ago were horrifying.
 
Title: Canada - Kit #661
Author: Richard Ford
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story unfolds around 15-year-old Dell Parsons, whose world collapses when his parents are jailed for a bank robbery, his twin sister flees, and he is transported across the border by a family friend to an obscure town in Canada. Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Fiction Medal
 
Title: Cannery Row - Kit #222
Author: John Steinbeck
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A timeless American classic. Cannery Row is only a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding and a great fund of human values.
 
Title: Carol [Original Title - the Price of Salt] - Kit #816
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Trapped in a boring, dead-end day job in a department store, stage designer Therese Belivet finds her life forever changed when she encounters--and falls in love with Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the midst of a divorce.
 
Title: Carrie - Kit #279
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The Master of Horror’s debut novel, Carrie is the story of a misunderstood high school girl, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge.
 
Title: Case Histories, a Novel - Kit #419
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
As private detective Jackson Brodie investigates three cold cases startling connections and discoveries emerge and Jackson finds himself inextricably caught up in his clients' lives. Winner of the Costa Book Award
 
Title: Casebook - Kit #746
Author: Mona Simpson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Spying and eavesdropping on his separating parents at the side of his best friend, young Miles discovers what he least wants to know: the inner workings of his parents’ lives. And even then he can’t stop searching.
 
Title: The Casual Vacancy - Kit #663
Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The early death of a small town councilman reveals deep-rooted conflicts in the seemingly idyllic community of Pagford, which rapidly deteriorates in the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes, and a volatile election.
 
Title: The Cat's Table - Kit #606
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story by the author The English Patient, begins at "the cat's table" of ocean liner where 11-year narrator Michael shares meals and the company of an eccentric group of passengers as they journey from Sri Lanka to England.
 
Title: Challenger Deep - Kit (Older Teen) #835
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
A teenage boy struggles with schizophrenia
 
Title: Changing Planes - Kit #360
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
From the Grand Mistress of speculative fiction comes A Gulliver’s Travels for the 21st century told in stories that are deeply thought provoking and heartbreakingly poignant. Winner of the Locus Award
 
Title: The Chaperone - Kit #648
Author: Laura Moriarty
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer in 1922, and how it changes both their lives
 
Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Kit (Juvenile) #242
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
 
Title: Charlotte's Web - Kit (Juvenile) #437
Author: E. B. White
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Fern raises the little runt pig, Wilbur, only to have her father give him away.
 
Title: Chasing Vermeer - Kit (Juvenile) #245
Author: Blue Balliett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
 
Title: Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want To Know About Fast Food - Kit (Older Teen) #487
Author: Eric Schlosser
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Examines the fast food industry with facts about its evolution and practices, the effects of fast food consumption on public health, and the international success of fast food.
 
Title: The Children Act - Kit #781
Author: Ian McEwan
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division, must decide whether a teenage boy, a devout Jehovah's Witness, can be forced by the court to undergo the blood transfusion that is necessary to save his life.
 
Title: The Children's Crusade - Kit #825
Author: Ann Packer
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When their younger sibling returns, the three oldest Blair children find their lives disrupted in ways they could have never imagined as they each tell their story that is interwoven with portraits of their family at crucial points in their history.
 
Title: A Christmas Carol - Kit #062
Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of past, present and future in the Victorian story of the meaning of redemption and benevolence.
 
Title: Circling the Sun: A Novel - Kit #850
Author: Paula McLain
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A fictionalized biography of the adventures and romances of beautiful, high-flying aviator and author Beryl Markham in British Kenya in the early 20th century. Her 1936 solo flight across the Atlantic in a two-seater prop plane transfixed the world.
 
Title: Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour - Kit #650
Author: Lynne Olson
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant.
 
Title: The City of Ember - Kit (Juvenile) #493
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
 
Title: City of Thieves - Kit #536
Author: David Benioff
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake.
 
Title: City of Women - Kit #692
Author: David R. Gillham
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Hiding her clandestine activities behind the persona of a model Nazi soldier's wife at the height of World War II, Sigrid Schroeder dreams of her former Jewish lover and risks everything to hide a mother and two young children who she believes might be her lover's family.
 
Title: Claire of the Sea Light - Kit #719
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a poor fisherman, goes missing on her seventh birthday.
 
Title: Clay's Quilt - Kit #224
Author: Silas House
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Orphaned at age four, Clay Sizemore is taken in by the residents of a small Appalachian mining town. As he grows up, his substitute family helps him find his true family roots. House lives in Berea, KY
 
Title: Clementine - Kit (Juvenile) #431
Author: Sara Pennypacker
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
 
Title: Cleopatra : A Life - Kit #581
Author: Stacy Schiff
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.
 
Title: Cloud Chamber - Kit #038
Author: Michael Dorris
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The saga of an American immigrant family from their roots in 19th century Ireland to life in present-day Montana.
 
Title: Cloudsplitter - Kit #154
Author: Russell Banks
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Narrated by the son of the abolitionist John Brown, this work of fiction recreates the fractured political and social landscape of pre-Civil War America.
 
Title: The Club Dumas - Kit #156
Author: Arturo Pe´rez-Reverte
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In this intellectual thriller a rare-book specialist, called in to authenticate a Dumas manuscript, is drawn into a web of mystery.
 
Title: The Coal Tattoo - Kit (Large Print) #257
Author: Silas House
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
When a miner survives the collapse of a mine, he'll often surface with a permanent mark stamped onto his skin-- a coal tattoo. Everyone who is raised in Black Banks is indelibly marked by and forever connected to the place. House lives in Berea, KY.
 
Title: Code Orange - Kit (Younger Teen) #701
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City.
 
Title: The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel - Kit #688
Author: Sister Souljah
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Winter Santiaga, the daughter of one of Brooklyn's most powerful drug czars, uses her own weapons--including sex and an aggressive attitude--to stay on top, after her father's empire is threatened by a drug war.
 
Title: The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald - Kit #644
Author: Zelda Fitzgerald
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Her only published novel, Save Me the Waltz, an autobiographical account of the Fitzgeralds' adventures in Paris and on the Riviera; eleven short stories; and the letters she wrote to her husband over the span of their courtship and marriage.
 
Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - Kit #043
Author: James McBride
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An inspirational memoir of growing up in an interracial family headed by a white Jewish mother.
 
Title: Colored People: A Memoir - Kit #037
Author: Henry Louis Gates
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A rich and touching memoir of growing up in West Virginia in the 1950's by a celebrated scholar, writer and Harvard professor.
 
Title: The Commoner - Kit #509
Author: John Burnham. Schwartz
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1959, Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan, becoming the first commoner to enter the mysterious and reclusive world of Japanese royalty, confronting the cruelty and suspicions of the court, until, three decades later, she helps arrange the marriage of her son.
 
Title: Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker - Kit #797
Author: Dorothy Parker
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her skilled social satire brings to life the urban milieu from the Jazz Age to the 1950s. This is the complete collection of stories including thirteen previously unpublished works.
 
Title: A Confederacy of Dunces - Kit #056
Author: John Kennedy Toole
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a mother and son voicing insights and injunctions regarding their lives in back alley New Orleans.
 
Title: Confessions of a Pagan Nun - Kit #621
Author: Kate Horsley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A fictional memoir of a 5th century nun of St Brigid’s convent who had been a practicing druid for many years during Ireland's Dark Ages.
 
Title: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena - Kit #740
Author: Anthony Marra
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In war-torn Chechnya, a doctor watches as Russian soldiers abduct his neighbor, who has been accused of aiding Chechen rebels. He later rescues the neighbor's 8-year-old daughter, then colludes with another doctor to form an unlikely family amid the daily violence. Winner of the John Leonard Prize and Indies Choice Award
 
Title: Coraline - Kit (Juvenile) #492
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
 
Title: The Covenant with Black America - Kit #363
Author: Tavis Smiley
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans to improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being.
 
Title: Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa, School Days - Kit (Juvenile) #432
Author: Erica Silverman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Cocoa the horse does not want Cowgirl Kate to go to school without him.
 
Title: The Cross-Country Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel - Kit (Large Print) #220
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
A group of five far-flung friends come together to complete a “challenge quilt,” meanwhile learning that the powers of friendship can transcend any obstacle.
 
Title: Crow Lake - Kit #400
Author: Mary Lawson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Orphaned young, Kate Morrison was her older brother Matt’s protégée, her fascination for pond life fed by his passionate interest in the natural world. Now a zoologist, she can identify organisms under a microscope but seems blind to the state of her own family.
 
Title: The Crying of Lot 49 - Kit #665
Author: Thomas Pynchon
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover's will, she discovers that his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization.
 
Title: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper - Kit #882
Author: Phaedra Patrick
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
69-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago, when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms.
 
Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Kit #288
Author: Mark Haddon
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, a mathematically-gifted, autistic teenager investigates the murder of a neighbor's dog, meanwhile uncovering family secrets. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Costa Book Award
 
Title: Cutting For Stone - Kit #574
Author: A. Verghese
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Twin brothers born in Ethiopia of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon are bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine. Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga - Kit #798
Author: Jane C. Beck
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with her own century of life.
 
Title: Dancing at the Rascal Fair - Kit #058
Author: Ivan Doig
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The tale of the settlement of the frontier between 1890 and 1919 told through the lives of a young Scotsman and his friend who homestead in the Two Medicine Country.
 
Title: The Daughter of Time - Kit #747
Author: Josephine Tey
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A 20th-century policeman sees a picture of Richard III and reinvestigates Richard's role in the murder of the princes in the Tower using all available information about Richard's time. Voted the number one mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers Association.
 
Title: The Daughters of Mars - Kit #706
Author: Thomas Keneally
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Joining the war effort as nurses in 1915, two spirited Australian sisters, carrying a guilty secret, become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of danger as they serve during the first World War.
 
Title: David Macaulay Collection - Kit (Juvenile) #379
Author: David Macaulay
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 40 copies
Location: Main Children
David Macaulay collection. 40 books; 10 Black and White, 10 Rome Antics, 10 Angelo, 10 Shortcut
 
Title: Day After Night - Kit #538
Author: Anita Diamant
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale inspired by the post-Holocaust experience is set in an immigrant holding camp in 1945 Palestine, where four women, refugees from Nazi Europe, find healing in the bonds of friendship that are forged while recounting their losses.
 
Title: Dead Souls - Kit #715
Author: Nikolai? Vasil'evich Gogol'
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 19th century Russia an opportunist takes advantage of political corruption to buy landowners’ rights to dead but registered and counted peasants in order to raise money on the certificates.
 
Title: Defending Jacob - Kit #662
Author: William Landay
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years when he is blindsided by his fourteen-year-old son being charged with the murder of a fellow student.
 
Title: Delta Wedding - Kit #323
Author: Eudora Welty
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Set in 1923 on a Mississippi delta plantation, this vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family is shown through the Fairchilds as they prepare for their daughter’s wedding.
 
Title: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - Kit #335
Author: Erik Larson
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The true tale of two men: the brilliant architect behind the legendary Chicago 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.
 
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family - Kit #868
Author: Bill Clegg
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In small-town Connecticut, on the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's house literarily explodes, killing ex-husband Adam, lover Luke, daughter Lolly, and Lolly's fiancé, Will. A devastatingly beautiful portrait of a community and a woman coping in the aftermath of tragedy.
 
Title: Digging to America: A Novel - Kit #456
Author: Anne Tyler
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Two families, who would otherwise never have come together, meet by chance at the Baltimore airport, each awaiting the arrival of an adopted infant daughter from Korea. A penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives.
 
Title: The Dinner - Kit #707
Author: Herman Koch
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.
 
Title: Disgrace - Kit #596
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In post-apartheid South Africa, a fifty-two-year-old college professor who has lost his job for sleeping with a student tries to relate to his daughter, Lucy, who works with an ambitious African farmer. Winner of the Man Booker Award and Commonwealth Writers Prize
 
Title: Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta - Kit #851
Author: Richard Grant
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Adventure writer Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta where he and his girlfriend decide on a whim to buy an old plantation house in Pluto, Miss and get to know all their neighbors - black, white, rich and poor.
 
Title: The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story - Kit #019
Author: Yvonne S. Thornton
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 9 Copies
Location: Main Library
The memoir of a prominent physician who recalls growing up as one of five daughters in a black family headed by a determined father.
 
Title: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Kit #169
Author: Rebecca Wells
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale of four southern women and their daughters who find identity and acceptance through their lifelong friendships. Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: The Dogs of Babel - Kit #462
Author: Carolyn Parkhurst
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After discovering clues that indicate his beloved wife may not have died accidentally Paul Iverson begins a perilous search for the truth while attempting to teach his dog, who witnessed the crime, to communicate.
 
Title: The Dollmaker - Kit 152
Author: Harriette Simpson Arnow
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A story of a strong Southern woman determined to hold onto her dreams of a rural family life while uprooted to Detroit during World War II.
 
Title: Dr. King's Last Day - Kit #792
Author: Georgia Davis Powers
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The author, the first person of color and the first woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate, gives an eyewitness account of the hours leading up to Dr. King's 1968 death and the lives of the five friends who spent those last hours with him.
 
Title: The Dream Lover - Kit #826
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The author, the first person of color and the first woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate, gives an eyewitness account of the hours leading up to Dr. King's 1968 death and the lives of the five friends who spent those last hours with him.
 
Title: Dreamers of the Day, a Novel - Kit #425
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Agnes Shanklin at 40 decides to take a trip to Egypt and the Middle East. Her social status puts her in contact with members of the post-World War I Cairo Peace Conference who designated the boundaries of many of the Middle Eastern countries of today.
 
Title: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - Kit #307
Author: Barack Obama
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life’s accomplishments.
 
Title: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - Kit (Large Print) #256
Author: David Sedaris
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
A collection of whimsical essays that inhabits Sedaris? deliriously twisted domain of hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy and the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between family members
 
Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - Kit #330
Author: ZZ Packer
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This debut collection of short stories dealing with black men and women, mostly young and urban, treats listeners to the richness of highly developed characters and leads them to some intriguing scenarios. Packer is from Kentucky.
 
Title: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia - Kit #449
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This book traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, a journey that took her to three places in her quest to learn the art of spiritual balance
 
Title: Ed King - Kit #608
Author: David Guterson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Left on a doorstep after his illegal au pair mother exacts a brutal revenge on his father, Edward is raised by an adoring family and grows up to become a famous billionaire Internet tycoon who hurtles toward a fate that he is powerless to control.
 
Title: El Deafo - Kit (Juvenile) #761
Author: Cece Bell
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."
 
Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life - Kit #306
Author: Alison Weir
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A vibrant portrait of this truly exceptional woman, one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. Eleanor managed to defy convention as she exercised power in the political sphere and crucial influence over her husbands and sons.
 
Title: The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Kit #502
Author: Muriel Barbery
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.
 
Title: Elizabeth and Her German Garden - Kit #728
Author: Elizabeth Von Arnim
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Originally published in 1898, this is a year's diary of a noblewoman. It includes commentary on the beauty of nature and on society, but is primarily humorous due to Elizabeth's frequent mistakes and her idiosyncratic outlook on life.
 
Title: Ella Minnow Pea, a Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable - Kit #408
Author: Mark Dunn
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the Nollop Island’s Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop.
 
Title: Ellen Foster - Kit #016
Author: Kaye Gibbons
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children.
 
Title: The Emperor of Ocean Park - Kit #409
Author: Stephen L Carter
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seaboard—families who summer at Martha’s Vineyard—and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. A riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family.
 
Title: Ender's Game - Kit #357
Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
 
Title: The Enduring Hills - Kit #143
Author: Janice Holt Giles
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A story of a boy who yearns for wider horizons than his Eastern Kentucky home. Kentucky author
 
Title: Esperanza Rising - Kit (Juvenile) #499
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
 
Title: Euphoria - Kit #765
Author: Lily King
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andre Banson runs into two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea and begins a tumultuous relationship with them. The story is loosely based on events in the life of Margaret Mead. Winner of the Kirkus Prize
 
Title: Every Last One - Kit #571
Author: Anna Quindlen
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence.
 
Title: Everything I Never Told You [1] - Kit #766
Author: Celeste Ng
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When a teenager’s body is dragged from the lake in the 1970s Ohio college town where she and her biracial family don't quite fit in, her parents, blonde home maker Marilyn and Chinese-American professor James, get swept into churning emotional conflicts.
 
Title: Everything I Never Told You [2] - Kit #766
Author: Celeste Ng
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When a teenager’s body is dragged from the lake in the 1970s Ohio college town where she and her biracial family don't quite fit in, her parents, blonde home maker Marilyn and Chinese-American professor James, get swept into churning emotional conflicts.
 
Title: The Expatriates - Kit #871
Author: Janice Y. K. Lee
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A complex story of three American women living in an expatriate community in Hong Kong: Mercy, a Korean American, fresh out of Columbia University, who's overshadowed by a terrible incident; Hilary, still struggling to have a child; and Margaret, once a happy wife and mother and now riven by loss.
 
Title: Expensive People - Kit #518
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A psychotic yet brilliant eighteen-year-old boy narrates his nightmarish tale of matricide against a backdrop of affluent, but barren suburbia.
 
Title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Kit #313
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Oskar searches New York with a mysterious key left by his father, killed in the September 11 attacks, a quest that intertwines with the story of his grandparents, whose lives were blighted by the firebombing of Dresden.
 
Title: The Eyre Affair - Kit #359
Author: Jasper Fforde
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality, and literature is taken very, very seriously. An ingenious fantasy that unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix.
 
Title: Fahrenheit 451 - Kit #356
Author: Ray Bradbury
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he meets a seventeen-year old girl who tells him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who tells him of a future where people could think.
 
Title: Fair and Tender Ladies - Kit #319
Author: Lee Smith
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Ivy Rowe, turn of the century Virginia mountain girl, then mother, wife, and finally, "Mamaw," writes eloquent letters to friends and family.
 
Title: A Family Affair - Kit #689
Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After she gives up a chance to attend Julliard to care for her sick mother, Olivia Dawson learns that her father is alive and well--and very wealthy--and decides to confront the man who left her and her mother in his wake.
 
Title: The Family Fang - Kit #603
Author: Kevin Wilson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Annie and Buster grew up as Child A and Child B, the daughter and son of acclaimed performance artists Camille and Caleb Fang, reluctant participants in their parents' odd brand of unscripted public art. When their parents suddenly disappear, Annie and Buster Fang find themselves back home.
 
Title: Far from the Madding Crowd - Kit #286
Author: Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Although humble Gabriel Oak loves the proud Bathsheba Everdene, she willfully becomes involved with two other unsuitable men, with tragic consequences.
 
Title: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal - Kit #350
Author: Eric Schlosser
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Schlosser explains how the development of fast-food restaurants has led to the standardization of American culture, widespread obesity, urban sprawl and more.
 
Title: Fathers and Sons - Kit #716
Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 19th century Russia, Evgeny Bazarov, a young student and nihilist, professes to believe in nothing but science and thus disappoints his adoring parents.
 
Title: The Fault in Our Stars [1] - Kit (Older Teen) #703
Author: John Green
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
 
Title: The Fault in Our Stars [2] - Kit (Older Teen) #703
Author: John Green
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
 
Title: Fifth Born - Kit #811
Author: Zelda Lockhart
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Triggered by an accidental meeting with a relative she had not seen in a long time, long-buried memories resurface to reveal a shocking truth to Odessa about the sexual abuse that marked her early family life.
 
Title: First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents - Kit #226
Author: Bonnie Angelo
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
First Mothers captures the daily lives, thoughts and feelings of the remarkable women who played such a large role in developing the characters of the modern American Presidents.
 
Title: The First Part Last - Kit (Older Teen) #370
Author: Angela Johnson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
 
Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Kit #314
Author: Mitch Albom
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Killed in a tragic accident, an elderly man who believes that he had an uninspired life awakens in the afterlife, where he discovers that heaven consists of having five people explain the meaning of one's life.
 
Title: Five Quarters of the Orange - Kit #469
Author: Joanne Harris
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A sensual novel follows a woman as she returns to the French village where she lived as a girl during the German occupation.
 
Title: Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Kit #754
Author: Judith Mackrell
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 9 Copies
Location: Main Library
Six women who defined the Jazz Age—Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by nearly half a century and would shape the role of women for generations to come.
 
Title: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Kit #526
Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Flatland, a place of two dimensions peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms, is the home of narrator A. Square, who takes readers along on a tour of his bizarre homeland that provides a hilarious satire on Victorian society.
 
Title: Flight Behavior - Kit #659
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Dellarobia Turnbow is a discontent farmwife when she discovers an unusual group of butterflies in a forested valley behind her house. This curiosity causes a stir in the scientific and local communities, garnering a great deal of media attention and leads to Dellarobia confronting and questioning everything she thought she believed in. Kingsolver was raised in Kentucky.
 
Title: Flora and Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures - Kit (Juvenile) #756
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: Flush - Kit (Juvenile) #841
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.
 
Title: For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind - Kit #742
Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Not only the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school, but also a cultural history of blindness.
 
Title: The Forgotten Waltz - Kit #609
Author: Anne Enright
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
During a peaceful snowfall in a suburb in Dublin, a woman remembers her younger days spent with her lover in various hotel rooms. Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Fiction Award
 
Title: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation - Kit #342
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--Adams, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: The Fountain of St. James Court, or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman - Kit (Large Print) #667
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
Kathryn Callaghan has just finished her novel about renowned painter Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution who was hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Although the manuscript is complete, its author remains haunted by Élisabeth's experiences. Naslund lives in Louisville.
 
Title: The Fountainhead - Kit #455
Author: Ayn Rand
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who is engaged in ideological warfare with a society that despises him, an architectural community that doesn't understand him, and a woman who loves him but wants to destroy him.
 
Title: Four Spirits - Kit #329
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Stella, a white college student, joins the freedom movement in 1960s Alabama, and her new friendships with black women alter her life forever. So does the dangerous conflagration engulfing everyone and everything she has known. Naslund lives in Louisville.
 
Title: Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus - Kit #317
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This 19th Century classic is a timeless terrifying tale of one man’s obsession to create life – and the monster that became his legacy.
 
Title: Franny and Zooey - Kit #690
Author: J. D. Salinger
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Two interrelated stories, originally published in The New Yorker magazine, concern Franny and Zooey Glass, two members of the family that was the subject of most of Salinger's short fiction.
 
Title: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe - Kit (Large Print) #382
Author: Fannie Flagg
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
After Idgie saves Ruth from an abusive marriage, these two friends become partners in running the Whistle Stop Cafe, where no one, "not even hobos and colored," is turned away for inability to pay
 
Title: Frindle [1] - Kit (Juvenile) #496
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
 
Title: Frog and Toad Collection [2] - Kit (Juvenile) #377
Author: Arnold Lobel
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 40 copies
Location: Main Children
4 SETS OF BOOKS Year-10 books, Days- 10 books, Friends 10 books, Together 10 book + 2 CD discs
 
Title: A Game of Thrones - Kit #734
Author: George R. R. Martin
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The aristocratic Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes. Winner of the Locus Award
 
Title: Gaudy Night - Kit #347
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This famous Harriet Vane mystery takes place at the all-female Shrewsbury College at Oxford, where a powerful argument for women’s status as men’s intellectual equals is unfolding. Meanwhile, a group of graduates gathered for a reunion are facing violent death.
 
Title: The German Woman - Kit #522
Author: Paul Griner
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Years after being mistaken for a spy and forced to flee a World War I field hospital, Kate, the English widow of a German surgeon, attracts the attention of Claus, a propaganda filmmaker and World War II British spy. Griner is a faculty member at University of Louisville.
 
Title: Ghosting - Kit #605
Author: Kirby Gann
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In Eastern Kentucky a young man has disappeared, along with his drug dealer’s reefer harvest. Deciding that the best way to discover what happened to his older brother is to take his place as a drug runne, James Cole plunges into a dark underworld of drugs, violence, and long hidden family secrets. Kentucky author
 
Title: Giants in the Earth - Kit #268
Author: O. E. Rølvaag
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Nobel Prize winning classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family’s struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.
 
Title: Gift from the Sea - Kit #333
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The author, poet and wife of Charles Lindbergh reveals her compelling meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace and contentment, as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea.
 
Title: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World - Kit #676
Author: Hugh Brewster
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing interweaving personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people, featuring 100 rarely seen photographs.
 
Title: Gilead - Kit #271
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Nearing death, the Reverend John Ames writes a letter to his son chronicling three generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Nearing death, the Reverend John Ames writes a letter to his son chronicling three generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Girl in Hyacinth Blue - Kit #208
Author: Susan Vreeland
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A compelling tale that traces the ownership of a Vermeer painting through time, marking the ways that beauty transforms us.
 
Title: Girl in the Blue Beret - Kit #602
Author: Bobbie Ann Mason
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When an American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe returns to his crash site decades later, he finds himself drawn back in time to the brave people who helped him escape from the Nazis. Kentucky author
 
Title: A Girl Named Disaster - Kit (Younger Teen) #696
Author: Nancy Farmer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
 
Title: The Girl on the Train - Kit #866
Author: Paula Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Rachel is a washed-up thirty-something who creates a fantasy about the seemingly perfect couple she sees during her daily train ride into London. When the woman goes missing, Rachel manages to insert herself into the investigation of the woman’s disappearance.
 
Title: Girl with a Pearl Earring - Kit #198
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl, who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer and inspires one of the artist's most celebrated paintings.
 
Title: Girl, Interrupted - Kit #146
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A sharp-edged memoir of a teenage girl and the two years she spent in a psychiatric ward.
 
Title: The Girls from Ames: a Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship - Kit #539
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the women they became.
 
Title: The Giver - Kit #041
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A Newbery Award winner depicting a future society and the young boy who realizes the truth about his world and struggles with its duplicity.
 
Title: The Giver - Kit (Younger Teen) #103
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
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. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: Glaciers - Kit #631
Author: Alexis M Smith
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A day in the life of Isabel, a twentysomething thrift-store shopper. Isabel's childhood snows from her youth in Alaska are juxtaposed against her adult trip to a vintage thrift store; her hopes for an evening party push against the echoes of war that haunt a young soldier whom she loves.
 
Title: The Glass Castle: a Memoir - Kit #410
Author: Jeannette Walls
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
 
Title: Go Set a Watchman - Kit #827
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.
 
Title: Go Tell It on the Mountain - Kit #807
Author: James Baldwin
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An autobiographical novel that tells the story of the deep spiritual struggle of a fourteen year old black boy growing up in a Harlem community in the 1930s and of his attempts to find his own identity as the son of a Pentecostal minister.
 
Title: God Help the Child - Kit #812
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love.
 
Title: The God of Small Things - Kit #267
Author: Arundhati Roy
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life. Winner of the Booker Prize for best fiction.
 
Title: GodPretty in the Tobacco Field - Kit #878
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Her parents dead, 15-year-old RubyLyn lives with her stern, unbending Uncle Gunnar on their tobacco farm near the small town of Nameless, Kentucky. The year is 1969 and RubyLyn dreams of moving to the city, where she can pursue a career as a professional artist and where she can be free to marry Rainey, her uncle’s African American field hand.
 
Title: Gods and Generals - Kit (Large Print) #189
Author: Jeff Shaara
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
An epic fictional account of the lives and military careers of Stonewall Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain, and Robert E. Lee.
 
Title: Gone Girl - Kit #708
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.
 
Title: The Good Earth - Kit #597
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This great modern classic depicts life in China through one Chinese peasant and his family at a time before the vast political and social upheavals transformed an essentially agrarian country into a world power. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: Good Kings Bad Kings - Kit #782
Author: Susan Nussbaum
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment in this debut novel from the playwright behind "Mishuganismo.".
 
Title: The Good Lord Bird - Kit #724
Author: James McBride
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Mistaken for a girl on account of his delicate features and sackcloth smock, 12-year-old slave Henry Shackleford is liberated by abolitionist John Brown and accompanies the increasingly fanatical Brown on his crusade to end slavery. National Book Award Winner
 
Title: A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Other Stories - Kit #074
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
O'Connor keenly uses irony and dialogue to focus on the dark side of life in the rural south in this collection of short stories.
 
Title: The Grapes of Wrath - Kit #017
Author: John Steinbeck
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlighting the struggle of a dust bowl family who migrate to California to become migrant workers.
 
Title: The Graveyard Book - Kit (Juvenile) #758
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: The Great Gatsby - Kit #227
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers.
 
Title: Great House - Kit #579
Author: Nicole Krauss
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Readers follow the trail, set forth in straightforward narrative and flashbacks, of a massive writing desk, which casts its shadow (sometimes literally) over the lives of five characters, all touching on themes of loss and recovery, as it resurfaces among numerous households.
 
Title: The Great Santini - Kit #793
Author: Pat Conroy
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Stern and unyielding Marine pilot Bull Meecham rules his family like his squadron, with an iron fist, challenging his gentle southern-bred wife and his top athlete son to stand up and fight back for the independence to make their own decisions.
 
Title: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris - Kit #622
Author: David G. McCullough
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history.
 
Title: The Greatest Generation - Kit (Large Print) #174
Author: Tom Brokaw
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
The real-life stories of ordinary people responding in extraordinary ways to the defining events of the Depression and World War II.
 
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Kit #461
Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An account of a writer's relationship with the members of a unique book club formed on the isle of Guernsey as an alibi to protect its members from arrest at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: Guests on Earth - Kit #709
Author: Lee Smith
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A young orphaned piano prodigy in 1936 is admitted to a North Carolina mental hospital under the care of a celebrated doctor and receives innovative treatment based on exercise, diet, and art therapies alongside Zelda Fitzgerald.
 
Title: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Kit #344
Author: Jared M. Diamond
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Diamond offers a convincing explanation of the way the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: H Is For Hawk - Kit #813
Author: Helen Macdonald
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When naturalist Helen Macdonald's beloved father died suddenly, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, she resolved to purchase and raise one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, as a means to cope with her loss. Thus Mabel came into her life. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Award and Costa Book Award
 
Title: Half Broke Horses: a True-Life Novel - Kit #586
Author: Jeannette Walls
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Originally conceived as a biography of her pioneer grandmother based on family interviews and historical research, Walls ultimately assumed Smith's indomitable voice and set out to write a novelistic recreation of an unconventional life.
 
Title: The Hand I Fan With - Kit #175
Author: Tina McElroy Ansa
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A love story set in a small Georgia town filled with eccentric residents follows the romance between a generous, large-hearted woman and a ghost from one hundred years ago.
 
Title: The Handmaid's Tale - Kit #039
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A speculative allegory focusing on a world dominated by militaristic fundamentalists, with selective women designated for breeding purposes. Winner of the Governor Generals Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize
 
Title: Hannah Coulter: A Novel - Kit #448
Author: Wendell Berry
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Now, in her late seventies, twice-widowed and alone, Hannah sorts through her memories: of her childhood, of young love and loss, of raising children and the changing seasons. An installment in Wendell Berry's story of the citizens of Port William, Kentucky.
 
Title: The Happiness Project - Kit #580
Author: Gretchen Craft Rubin
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.
 
Title: The Harlot By the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible - Kit #215
Author: Jonathan Kirsch
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the Bible. Kirsch places each story within the political and social context of its time with eye-opening analysis.
 
Title: Hatchet - Kit (Younger Teen) #388
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
 
Title: The Haunting of Hill House - Kit #282
Author: Shirley Jackson
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale of subtle, psychological terror has earned its place as one of the significant haunted house stories of the ages.
 
Title: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Kit #274
Author: Carson McCullers
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of the passions of an adolescent girl and her friendships with social outcasts of her small southern town.
 
Title: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Kit #311
Author: Dave Eggers
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A wrenching, hilarious, and stylistically groundbreaking story of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.
 
Title: Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga - Kit #623
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America.
 
Title: The Help - Kit #562
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project.
 
Title: The Help - Kit (Large Print) #559
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project.
 
Title: Herland - Kit #394
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Utopian novel about a fictitious society of women who reproduce by asexual means resulting in an ideal society that is free of conflict and war.
 
Title: Hidden Figures - Kit #881
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.
 
Title: The History of Love - Kit #426
Author: Nicole Krauss
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.
 
Title: Holes - Kit (Younger Teen) #231
Author: Louis Sachar
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: Home - Kit #477
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Returning to Gilead to care for her dying father, Glory Boughton is joined by her long-absent brother, with whom she bonds throughout his struggles with alcoholism, unemployment, and their father's traditionalist values. Winner of Womans Prize for Fiction and Los Angeles Times Book Prize
 
Title: Homer and Langley - Kit #540
Author: E. L. Doctorow
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale inspired by a true story finds the blind Homer Collyer closeted within a once-grand Fifth Avenue mansion with his damaged brother and remembering a life marked by colorful characters, political events, and technological achievements.
 
Title: Hoot - Kit (Juvenile) #373
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
 
Title: Hotel Du Lac - Kit #024
Author: Anita Brookner
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After jilting her fiancé, Edith Hope retreats to a Swiss Hotel where she ponders her relationship with a married lover and reflects on life-at-large. Winner of the Man Booker Prize
 
Title: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Kit #541
Author: Jamie Ford
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.
 
Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood - Kit #211
Author: Jimmy Carter
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed the country.
 
Title: The Hours - Kit #298
Author: Michael Cunningham
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Virginia Woolf is brought back to life in an intertwining of her story with those of two more contemporary women who are struggling with the conflicting claims of love, hope and despair. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award
 
Title: The House at Riverton - Kit #748
Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war
 
Title: House of Sand and Fog - Kit #204
Author: Andre Dubus
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A gripping tale of a tragic triangle involving a woman evicted from her home due to a bureaucrat's error, the sheriff who evicted her, and the immigrant who purchases the home.
 
Title: The House of the Spirits - Kit #048
Author: Isabel Allende
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An epic tale of the influence of great families on history as well as the influence of history on great families set amidst the oppression and communism of Chile.
 
Title: The House on Mango Street - Kit #617
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness..
 
Title: The House on Mango Street - Kit (Younger Teen) #107
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes - sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous - it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. 
 
Title: Housekeeping - Kit #743
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After a series of family tragedies Ruth and her younger sister Lucille grow up haphazardly first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt.
 
Title: How It Went Down - Kit (Older Teen) #845
Author: Kekla Magoon
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.
 
Title: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Kit #068
Author: Julia Alvarez
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A vibrant tale of four sisters who flee the Dominican Republic during the 1960's and their stories of adjustment to the United States.
 
Title: Howards End - Kit #082
Author: E. M. Forster
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A story of class conflict within British society as a wealthy family, two independent but cultured sisters, and a young man living on the edge of poverty struggle with their destinies and desires.
 
Title: The Hundred Dresses - Kit (Juvenile) #501
Author: Eleanor Estes
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.
 
Title: The Hunger Games [1] - Kit (Older Teen) #520
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
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.
 
Title: The Hunger Games [2] - Kit (Older Teen) #520
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
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.
 
Title: Hurry Please I Want To Know- Kit #872
Author: Paul Griner
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A collection of short stories features a story of a soldier who crosses dangerous terrain to milk a cow in an enemy village, and a man who brings his mother back from the dead only to find her most irritating quirk magnified.
 
Title: The Husband's Secret - Kit #749
Author: Liane Moriarty
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
 
Title: Hush - Kit (Younger Teen) #859
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Twelve-year-old Toswiah finds her life changed when her family enters the witness protection program.
 
Title: I Am Forbidden - Kit #691
Author: Anouk Markovits
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Of a Hasidic family’s two daughters, one breaks with tradition to pursue a life of intellectual and emotional freedom, the other cleaves to convention only to find her childless marriage leads her to consider a course of action outside her religious beliefs.
 
Title: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban - Kit #767
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one Malala refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On October 9, 2012 she was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
 
Title: I Am the Messenger - Kit (Older Teen) #376
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
 
Title: I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman - Kit #542
Author: Nora Ephron
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
From the screenwriter who brought us When Harry Met Sally comes a hilarious, candid look at issues that concern women. Indies Choice Nonfiction Award
 
Title: I Heard the Owl Call My Name - Kit #170
Author: Margaret Craven
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A young vicar is sent to a village in the Pacific Northwest, learning tolerance and love as he faces his own poignant destiny
 
Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Kit #799
Author: Maya Angelou
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In this first of five volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence.
 
Title: Icy Sparks - Kit #199
Author: Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A coming-of-age story set in 1950s rural Kentucky, featuring a poor, orphaned child prone to "fits". Kentucky author
 
Title: If Beale Street Could Talk - Kit #066
Author: James Baldwin
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A starkly realistic tale of a talented young artist unjustly arrested and locked away in New York's infamous Tombs, and the sustaining love of his family.
 
Title: If I Stay - Kit (Older Teen) #760
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
 
Title: If This World Were Mine - Kit #149
Author: E. Lynn Harris
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An engrossing and fast-paced novel about four African-African friends whose deep bonds of intimacy are threatened by conflicts of career and romance.
 
Title: The Illuminator - Kit (Large Print) #255
Author: Brenda Rickman. Vantrease
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
A medieval illuminator with radical views finds himself sharing quarters with a widow struggling to preserve her independence in this novel set in the 14th century
 
Title: Imagine Me Gone - Kit #883
Author: Adam Haslett
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This chronicle of love and pain traces half a century in a family of five from the parents' engagement in 1963 through a father's and son's psychological torments and a final crisis. Each chapter is told by one of the family's five voices, shifting the point of view on shared troubles, showing how they grow away from one another without losing touch and how they cope with the challenges.
 
Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Kit #582
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.
 
Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Kit (Large Print) #558
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.
 
Title: In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences - Kit #401
Author: Truman Capote
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered. Capote yields poignant insights into the nature of American violence, as he reconstructs the murder and the investigation.
 
Title: In Country : A Novel - Kit #527
Author: Bobbie Ann Mason
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Sam resents the effects of the Vietnam War, especially the death of her father and her uncle's suffering from Agent Orange ingestion. An American classic by a Kentucky author
 
Title: In the Name of Salome´ - Kit #200
Author: Julia Alvarez
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An epic story of a strong woman, based upon the real-life Salome' Urena, a poet who was a national icon in the Dominican Republic.
 
Title: In the Time of the Butterflies - Kit #591
Author: Julia Alvarez
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novelization of the true story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands in the Dominican Republic.
 
Title: In the Woods - Kit #505
Author: Tana French
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Twenty years after witnessing the violent disappearances of two companions from their small Dublin suburb, detective Rob Ryan investigates a chillingly similar murder that takes place in the same woods, a case that forces him to piece together his traumatic memories. Winner of Edgar, Anthony and Macavity Awards
 
Title: Independence Day - Kit #161
Author: Richard Ford
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale of an "everyman" sorting out his life in the midst of a 4th of July celebration. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award
 
Title: The Innocents Abroad - Kit #519
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This book offers a glimpse of a major writer when he was just beginning to flex his muscles, and also serves as an enduring no-nonsense guide for the first-time traveler of Europe and the Holy Land.
 
Title: Inside Out and Back Again -Kit (Juvenile) #702
Author: Thanhha Lai
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
 
Title: The Interestings - Kit #710
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue respective challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers.
 
Title: Into the Wild - Kit #337
Author: Jon Krakauer
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Krakauer recounts the haunting and tragic mystery of young, idealistic Chris McCandless who disappeared in April 1992 into the Alaskan wilderness.
 
Title: The Invention of Wings - Kit #768
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Traces three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child.
 
Title: Invisible Man - Kit #051
Author: Ralph Ellison
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The classic novel of the experiences of a young black man during the Depression as he travels from the Deep South to Harlem portray the invisibility of his life. Winner of the National Book Award
 
Title: Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham - Kit #852
Author: Emily Bingham
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and often terribly troubled. Kentucky author
 
Title: Isaac's Storm : A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - Kit #334
Author: Erik Larson
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This absorbing narrative of the 1900 hurricane that inundated Galveston, Texas, conveys the sudden, cruel power of the deadliest natural disaster in American history.
 
Title: Italian Love Stories, a Kentuckian's Journal of Tuscany - Kit #392
Author: Donna Valtri Crane
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Crane, a second generation Italian-American and first generation Kentuckian, gives a witty and observant account of life in the tiny Tuscan hill town of Volterra. Kentucky author
 
Title: The Jane Austen Book Club - Kit #292
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Fowler exuberantly pays homage to and matches wits with Jane Austen by portraying six irresistible Californians who meet once a month to discuss Austen's six novels.
 
Title: Jane Eyre - Kit #081
Author: Charlotte Bronte¨
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The romantic classic set in Victorian England of an orphaned young woman who accepts employment as a governess with the mysterious Mr. Rochester.
 
Title: The Japanese Lover : A Novel - Kit #853
Author: Isabel Allende
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In pre-war San Francisco a young Jewish refugee and the son of the Japanese gardener of her wealthy relations form a loving attachment that spans decades despite misfortunes, cultural differences and the realities of ageing.
 
Title: Jayber Crow - Kit #326
Author: Wendell Berry
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 9 Copies
Location: Main Library
Set in the fictional small town of Port William, this is the story of a young man who abandons his plan to become a minister to instead become the town barber. Kentucky author
 
Title: Jerusalem Maiden - Kit #653
Author: Talia Carner
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, a young Orthodox Jewish woman in the holy city of Jerusalem is expected to marry and produce many sons. But Esther’s artistic talent inspires her to secretly explore worlds outside her religion and to believe that God has a special destiny for her.
 
Title: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key - Kit (Juvenile) #230
Author: Jack Gantos
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
 
Title: The Johnstown Flood - Kit #332
Author: David G. McCullough
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of one of the most devastating national disasters America has ever known told by a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning author.
 
Title: The Joy Luck Club - Kit #003
Author: Amy Tan
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Four older Chinese women living in San Francisco recall their memories of pre-war China and pass their culture and visions on to their American-born daughters.
 
Title: Jude the Obscure - Kit #773
Author: Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of the tragic relationship between Jude Fawley, a village stonemason who is thwarted in his aspirations to the ministry, and Sue Bridehead, a free-thinking cousin who is shunned by society for her social and sexual rebellion.
 
Title: A Judgement in Stone - Kit #800
Author: Ruth Rendell
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When a housekeeper carries out a modern "Valentine's Day Massacre" on the family that employs her, the investigation uncovers evidence of a personal tragedy that precipitated the crime. Often deemed the greatest work of one of the world's great crime novelists.
 
Title: Juliet, Naked - Kit #543
Author: Nick Hornby
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Ending her relationship with a man who is obsessed with a reclusive singer, Annie initiates an e-mail friendship with the musician that reveals their mutual loneliness and future hopes.
 
Title: Just Kids - Kit #593
Author: Patti Smith
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
National Book award winner details Smith’s earlier years in New York City, where she meets Robert Mapplethorpe and they begin their journey together trying to make it as artists. Winner of the National Book Award
 
Title: Kafka on the Shore - Kit #643
Author: Haruki Murakami
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An unlikely alliance forms between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, fantastical world.
 
Title: Kentucky Straight - Kit #177
Author: Chris Offutt
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Stories, sometimes poignant, about life in Kentucky Appalachia, told with no patina of nostalgia, but with a strong sense of place. Kentucky author
 
Title: Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times - Kit #848
Author: Melissa McEuen
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Collection of essays from 17 scholars profiling twenty-three notable women from three centuries across the state —from the story of Shawnee chief Nonhelema Hokolesqua to the lasting impact of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins
 
Title: A Killing in the Hills - Kit #652
Author: Julia Keller
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. Was it random? Or was it connected to the spate of drug violence plaguing poor areas of the country just like Acker's Gap?
 
Title: Kindred - Kit #303
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A modern black woman is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South where she must save the life of her white, slave-owning ancestor.
 
Title: Kingdom of Shadows - Kit #847
Author: Alan Furst
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1938 Paris, Nicholas Morath, a Hungarian aristocrat and former cavalry officer, is recruited by his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi, to try to bring down the Hungarian fascists, as Europe moves ever closer to all-out war.
 
Title: The Kitchen Boy - Kit #544
Author: Robert Alexander
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novel based on the 1918 Bolshevik revolutionary murder of Czar Nicholas II and the rest of the Russian royal family as told from the perspective of the event's only surviving witness, a young kitchen boy.
 
Title: The Kitchen God's Wife - Kit #321
Author: Amy Tan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Pressured to reveal to her adult American-born daughter her secret past in war-torn China in the 1940s, Winnie weaves an account of loneliness, love, courage and endurance.
 
Title: The Kitchen House - Kit #720
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Orphaned aboard a ship from Ireland to America, a young girl is sent to a plantation where she works with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of the master's illegitimate slave daughter, she becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though set apart from them by her white skin.
 
Title: The Kite Runner - Kit #284
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.
 
Title: The Kite Runner - Kit (Large Print) #249
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day.
 
Title: Knights of the Kitchen Table - Kit (Juvenile) #434
Author: Jon. Scieszka
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Joe's been caught up in a book before, but this is ridiculous! Joe's Book, a gift from his magician uncle, doesn't just tell stories, it zaps Joe and his friends Sam and Fred right into the middle of them. And when these thoroughly modern kids meet King Arthur and become Knights of the Round Table, the result can only be thoroughly amusing mayhem.
 
Title: The Known World - Kit #281
Author: Edward P. Jones
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When a black slave owner dies, his widow Caldonia mismanages their Virginia plantation with disastrous results. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 - Kit #355
Author: Simon Winchester
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An erudite, fascinating account of the underlying causes, utter devastation and lasting effects of the cataclysmic 1883 eruption of the volcano island Krakatoa.
 
Title: Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 - Kit (Large Print) #259
Author: Simon Winchester
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
An erudite, fascinating account of the underlying causes, utter devastation and lasting effects of the cataclysmic 1883 eruption of the volcano island Krakatoa.
 
Title: The Lacuna - Kit #545
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events. Winner of the Womens Prize for Fiction
 
Title: Ladder of Years - Kit #002
Author: Anne Tyler
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead, mother of three almost-grown children, impulsively walks away from her marriage and sets off into the unknown to begin an entirely new life, but suddenly she discovers that she is accumulating fresh responsibilities.
 
Title: The Lady and the Unicorn - Kit (Large Print) #254
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
A story of the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn, interweaving narratives of the painter who conceived the famous images, the tapissier who weaved them onto cloth, and the women in both artists' lives.
 
Title: Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Kit #474
Author: Christopher Moore
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A humorous, speculative novel fills in the lost years of Jesus' life, told from the perspective of Biff, his childhood best friend.
 
Title: A Land More Kind Than Home - Kit #657
Author: Wiley Cash
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Jess Hall, growing in a mountain town that believes in protecting its own, is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother sneaks a look in a bedroom window with catastrophic repercussions.
 
Title: Land of Love and Drowning - Kit #875
Author: Tiphanie Yanique
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Chronicles the families of three siblings who survived a shipwreck off the Virgin Islands in 1916 and raised three generations on the islands, adapting to the unique language, rhythm and magic of island life over 60 years.
 
Title: Landline - Kit #783
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
TV writer Georgie McCool is trying to have it all, but it becomes clear that she's failing when her husband, Neal, heads to Nebraska for a family Christmas with their kids without her. Her world begins to crumble until she calls from the old rotary phone in her mother's house—and connects with the Neal of the past.
 
Title: The Language of Flowers - Kit #610
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Abandoned at birth, a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her upbringing and gradually and fitfully make her way back into the world.
 
Title: The Last Lecture - Kit #528
Author: Randy Pausch
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Based on the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, this moving book goes beyond the now-famous lecture to inspire readers to live each day with purpose and joy.
 
Title: Last Night in Twisted River - Kit #546
Author: John Irving
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In a story spanning five decades, a twelve-year-old boy in New Hampshire mistakes the constable's girlfriend for a bear, leading to an unfortunate accident that forces the boy and his father to become fugitives pursued by the constable.
 
Title: Leap of Faith: Memoirs of An Unexpected Life - Kit #308
Author: Queen Noor
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The young American woman who became wife and partner to Lebanon’s King Hussein gives an intimate account of a woman who lost her heart to a king and to his people
 
Title: Leap of Faith: Memoirs of An Unexpected Life - Kit (Large Print) #246
Author: Queen Noor
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
The young American woman who became wife and partner to Lebanon’s King Hussein gives an intimate account of a woman who lost her heart to a king and to his people
 
Title: Leaving Before the Rains Come - Kit #814
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A child of the Rhodesian wars and of two deeply complicated English settler parents, noted memoirist Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to rebuild her life after a painful divorce.
 
Title: A Lesson Before Dying - Kit #004
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of a black man unjustly accused of a killing and a teacher who must struggle with the universal question of how to live and die with dignity in segregated Louisiana. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Let the Great World Spin - Kit #481
Author: Colum McCann
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s comes alive in the voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century"--a mysterious tightrope walker dancing between the Twin Towers. Winner of the National Book Award and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
 
Title: Life After Life: A Novel - Kit #683
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
As she grows up during the first half of the twentieth century in Britain Ursula Todd dies and is brought back to life again and again. With a seemingly infinite number of lives it appears as though she has the ability to alter the history of the world, should she so choose. Winner of Costa Book Award and Indies Choice Award
 
Title: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Kit (Large Print) #381
Author: Bill Bryson
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Bill Bryson’s laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood in heartland America is full of insights, wit, and wicked adolescent fantasies.
 
Title: Life as We Knew It - Kit (Younger Teen) #694
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
 
Title: Life of Pi - Kit #275
Author: Yann Martel
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Pi Patel, a zookeeper’s son, sets sail for America. When the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain. Winner of the Man Booker Prize
 
Title: The Life We Bury - Kit #873
Author: Allen Eskens
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Joe Talbert has finally left home, but not without guilt over leaving his autistic brother in the care of his unreliable mother. A college assignment gets the young man entangled in a cold case, racing to clear the name of a dying Vietnam veteran. Characters with layers of suppressed memories and emotions add to the suspenseful plot.
 
Title: The Lifeboat - Kit #632
Author: Charlotte Rogan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Forced into an overcrowded lifeboat after a mysterious explosion on their trans-Atlantic ocean liner in the summer of 1914, newly widowed Grace Winter battles the elements and her fellow survivors. For any to live, some must die.
 
Title: The Light Between Oceans : A Novel - Kit #671
Author: M. L. Stedman
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A novel set on a remote Australian island in the years following WWI, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a dead man and a living baby washes ashore.
 
Title: Light in August - Kit #293
Author: William Faulkner
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white and can fit in neither world. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism.
 
Title: The Light in the Ruins : A Novel - Kit #791
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In Florence in 1955 a serial killer is at work, preying on the noble and once- wealthy Rosati family. Is it connected to 1943 when the family lived in the Villa Chimera and reluctantly played host to a number of Nazis who come to visit a recently discovered Etruscan tomb on their land?
 
Title: The Lightning Thief - Kit (Younger Teen) #488
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
 
Title: Like Water For Chocolate - Kit #155
Author: Laura Esquivel
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A bittersweet romance set in Mexico, where romance and sensuality are combined with magical realism in the celebration of food.
 
Title: Lincoln: A Novel - Kit #385
Author: Gore Vidal
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Isolated in a ramshackle White House in the center of a proslavery city, Lincoln presides over a fragmenting government as Lee's armies beat at the gates. An intimate depiction of the power struggles that accompanied Lincoln's efforts to preserve the Union at all costs.
 
Title: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Kit (Juvenile) #842
Author: C. S. Lewis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
 
Title: Lit: A Memoir - Kit #547
Author: Mary Karr
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A memoir that traces the author's descent into alcoholism and her conflicted, piecemeal return from that numb hell—it chronicles with searching intelligence, humor and grace the author's slow, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes painful recovery.
 
Title: Little Bee - Kit #482
Author: Chris Cleave
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Presents a tale of a precarious friendship between an illegal Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from suburban London, a story told from the alternating and disparate perspectives of both women.
 
Title: The Little Paris Bookshop - Kit #884
Author: Nina George
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Jean Perdu is the owner of the Literary Apothecary, a floating bookshop on the Seine. When a new tenant in his apartment building sets in motion events that force Jean to re-evaluate his past, he finds himself floating off down the rivers of France in search of lost love.
 
Title: The Little Prince - Kit #564
Author: Antoine de Saint Exupery
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 9 Copies
Location: Main Library
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life. (In English)
 
Title: Little Women - Kit #584
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, four sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March) evolve and mature from children into adulthood.
 
Title: Lives of Girls and Women - Kit #668
Author: Alice Munro
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This classic female coming-of-age novel is both the story of strong-willed Del Jordan, from schoolchild to passionate young woman, and an evocative portrait of small-town rural Ontario in the 1940s.
 
Title: The Locket - Kit (Large Print) #188
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 9 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
A story of faith, forgiveness, missed opportunities, and second chances
 
Title: Locomotion - Kit (Juvenile) #372
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.
 
Title: Lolita - Kit #272
Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist
 
Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Kit #548
Author: Ishmael Beah
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
At the age of twelve, Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and became a child soldier in the government army. Soon, he was being fed amphetamines and trained to shoot an AK-47.
 
Title: Longbourn - Kit #726
Author: Jo Baker
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The servants in the Bennet household of Pride and Prejudice fame live their lives in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars. And there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs.
 
Title: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - Kit #045
Author: Dava Sobel
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A social history of the invention of the chronometer, which greatly aided longitude calculations, is detailed as an historical marvel that facilitated European exploration.
 
Title: Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness, Radical Strip Mining, and the Devastation of Appalachia - Kit #402
Author: Erik Reece
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A groundbreaking work of literary nonfiction that exposes how radical strip mining is destroying one of America's most precious natural resources and the communities that depend on it.
 
Title: Love and Treasure - Kit #846
Author: Ayelet Waldman
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A tale inspired by the World War II Hungarian Gold Train follows the 1945 American capture of a locomotive filled with riches and the efforts of a Jewish-American lieutenant's granddaughter to track down a mysterious woman 70 years later.
 
Title: Love That Dog - Kit (Juvenile) #232
Author: Sharon Creech
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.
 
Title: The Lover - Kit #801
Author: Marguerite Duras
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An adolescent French girl living with her family in pre-World War II Indochina in the waning days of France's colonial empire has a scandalous and tumultuous affair with the son of a wealthy Chinese businessman. Winner of Le Prix Goncourt
 
Title: Loving Frank - Kit #420
Author: Nancy Horan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual, is based on the clandestine love affair between Mamah Borthwick Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
Title: The Lowland - Kit #722
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.
 
Title: The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs - Kit (Juvenile) #441
Author: Joanna. Cole
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
The Magic School Bus travels back in time, and Ms, Frizzle and her class run into a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a sandstorm, and possibly even their own extinction!
 
Title: The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body - Kit (Juvenile) #439
Author: Joanna Cole
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
A special field trip on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to get a first-hand look at major parts of the body and how they work.
 
Title: The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor - Kit (Juvenile) #440
Author: Joanna Cole
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
On another special field trip on the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.
 
Title: The Maid's Version : A Novel - Kit #862
Author: Daniel Woodrell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1929, Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the maid for a prominent family in Missouri, chases down justice after her younger sister is one of forty-two people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.
 
Title: Maisie Dobbs: A Novel - Kit #844
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie is educated and in 1929 she hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. Winner of Agatha and Macavity Awards
 
Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Kit (Large Print) #530
Author: Helen Simonson
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in an English village until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the local Pakistani shopkeeper.
 
Title: Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America - Kit #642
Author: Nathan McCall
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An honest and searching look at the perils of growing up a black male in urban America, Washington Post reporter Nathan McCall tells the story of his passage from the street and the prison yard to the newsroom of one of America's most prestigious papers.
 
Title: The Maltese Falcon - Kit #287
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Considered the author’s finest work, this mystery novel introduces Sam Spade, the prototype of the hard-boiled detective, as he searches for the murderer of his partner.
 
Title: Mama Day - Kit #055
Author: Gloria Naylor
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A captivating story of the conjuring powers of Mama Day, tested when the stubbornness of her New York City-bred niece, Cocoa endangers her to the Georgia island's darker forces
 
Title: A Man Called Ove [1] - Kit #815
Author: Fredrik Backman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with his new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and freewheeling habits lead to unexpected friendship.
 
Title: A Man Called Ove [2] - Kit #815
Author: Fredrik Backman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with his new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and freewheeling habits lead to unexpected friendship.
 
Title: The Man in My Basement - Kit #561
Author: Walter Mosley
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
To save the home that has belonged to his family for generations, Charles Blakey, a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling around him, agrees to rent out his basement for the summer to a mysterious stranger.
 
Title: Man in the Blue Moon - Kit #737
Author: Michael Morris
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Single mother Ella Wallace fights to keep a banker from buying the Florida land that has been in her family for generations when a mysterious stranger shows up and convinces Ella he can help her, until his shady past comes to light.
 
Title: Maniac Magee [1] - Kit (Younger Teen) #117
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: Maniac Magee [2] - Kit (Younger Teen) #117
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries. Winner of the Newberry Medal
 
Title: March - Kit #446
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war. Spanning the vibrant intellectual world of Concord and the sensuous antebellum South, March adds adult resonance to Alcott’s optimistic children’s tale. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: The Marriage Plot - Kit #611
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she enrolls in a semiotics course and falls in love with charismatic loner which is complicated by the resurfacing of man who is obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny. Winner of Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: The Martian - Kit #784
Author: Andy Weir
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water on the harsh Martian landscape until the next manned mission in four years. Winner of Indies Choice Fiction Award
 
Title: Mary Coin - Kit #684
Author: Marisa Silver
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Imagines the lives of the subject of the famous depression-era photograph and the photographer, as well as a college professor who finds a connection to a family legacy in the image of the iconic "Migrant Mother."
 
Title: The Master - Kit #820
Author: Colm To´ibi´n
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Nineteenth-century writer Henry James is heartbroken when his first play performs poorly in contrast to Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" and struggles with subsequent doubts about his sexual identity. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
 
Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War - Kit #655
Author: Karl Marlantes
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Lieutenant Waino Mellas and his fellow Marines venture into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and fight their way into manhood, confronting external obstacles as well as racial tension, competing ambitions, and underhanded officers.
 
Title: Maus : A Survivor's Tale - Kit #325
Author: Art Spiegelman
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Told in a graphic novel format, the story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
 
Title: The Maze - Kit (Younger Teen) #096
Author: Will. Hobbs
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Rick, a fourteen-year-old foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah where he meets a bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.
 
Title: The Maze Runner - Kit (Younger Teen) #759
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
 
Title: Me Before You - Kit #675
Author: Jojo Moyes
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Taking a job as an assistant to wealthy and bitter Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods. But when she discovers that he intends to end his own life, Lou makes it her mission to persuade him that life is still worth living.
 
Title: Memoirs of a Geisha - Kit #179
Author: Arthur Golden
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A fictional memoir of a celebrated Japanese geisha describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.
 
Title: Memoirs of a Geisha - Kit (Large Print) #194
Author: Arthur Golden
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
A fictional memoir of a celebrated Japanese geisha describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.
 
Title: The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kit #453
Author: Kim Edwards
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A doctor is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. When his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down’s syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever.
 
Title: The Memory of Old Jack - Kit #031
Author: Wendell Berry
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Kentucky author Wendell Berry proves his mastery as a storyteller by sharing the life story of a 92-year-old small town Kentucky farmer, "Old Jack" Beechum.
 
Title: Mending: New and Selected Stories - Kit #612
Author: Sallie Bingham
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Spanning 50 years, this omnibus of Bingham’s tight, sparkling short fiction includes stories from her earliest collections to her latest. Kentucky Author
 
Title: The Meursault Investigation - Kit #828
Author: Kamel Daoud
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This work revisits Albert Camus's The Stranger from the Arab perspective. The narrator, Harun, recalls the murder of his older brother, Musa, who is all but anonymous in Camus's work, and the heavy consequences of this act. Winner of Le Prix Goncourt
 
Title: Middle Passage - Kit #421
Author: Charles Johnson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
This is a picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave narrative, and philosophical novel about Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue. Winner of the National Book Award
 
Title: Middlesex - Kit #411
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil : A Savannah Story - Kit (Large Print) #187
Author: John Berendt
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies
Location: Main Library
A murder mystery set in that very southern city of Savannah, where the characters are exotic, funny and intriguing.
 
Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah Story - Kit #148
Author: John Berendt
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A murder mystery set in that very southern city of Savannah, where the characters are exotic, funny and intriguing.
 
Title: Midnight's Children - Kit #266
Author: Salman Rushdie
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course. Winner of the Man Booker Prize
 
Title: Miss Fuller - Kit #633
Author: April Bernard
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When feminist, journalist, and orator Margaret Fuller's family is drowned off the coast of New York upon their return from Europe, Henry David Thoreau visits the site of their shipwreck and discovers a revealing personal document of hers.
 
Title: The Mistress of Spices - Kit #173
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Tilo, an Indian clairvoyant, becomes queen of the pirates who kidnapped her for her powers, and she gains immortality and the skills of a mistress of spices, which she uses to help mortals before she falls in love with a man.
 
Title: Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali - Kit #549
Author: Kris Holloway
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Holloway blends a vivid description of her Peace Corps experiences in the West African nation of Mali from 1989 to 1991, with a warm tribute to her colleague, dear friend, and host.
 
Title: Monkey Hunting - Kit #291
Author: Cristina Garci´a
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The story of a Chinese immigrant’s enslavement on a Cuban sugar plantation, his escape and eventual prosperity, interwoven with the stories of his Chinese and American descendents.
 
Title: Monster - Kit (Older Teen) #239
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
 
Title: The Monsters of Templeton - Kit #858
Author: Lauren Groff
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Returning in disgrace to her mother's home after an affair with her professor, temperamental Willie arrives as the remains of a prehistoric creature are discovered in the town's lake, a finding that leads to painful revelations about Willie's family.
 
Title: The Moor's Account - Kit #785
Author: Laila Lalami
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Moorish slave Estebanico accompanies Spanish conquistadors on a voyage to the New World. Struggling to survive in the uncharted territory of La Florida Estebanico witnesses the Europeans' brutal treatment of the Indians and dreams of his own freedom.
 
Title: The Moor's Last Sigh - Kit #412
Author: Salman Rushdie
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Winner of the Costa Book Award
 
Title: Moral Disorder - Kit (Large Print) #380
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Large Print
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Large Print Copies + 1 Audiobook
Location: Main Library
An intriguing patchwork of poignant episodes, Atwood's latest set of stories chronicles 60 years of a Canadian family, from postwar Toronto to a farm in the present.
 
Title: Motherless Brooklyn - Kit #277
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A P.I. who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome tries to find out who killed the man who rescued him and three other misfits from a Brooklyn orphanage. Winner of the National Book Critics Award.
 
Title: Mountains Beyond Mountains - Kit #338
Author: Tracy Kidder
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A thought-provoking portrait of Harvard professor and world-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Farmer and his struggle to bring modern healthcare to Haiti and the world.
 
Title: Mrs. Dalloway - Kit #237
Author: Virginia Woolf
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party she is to give that evening, Woolf ultimately manages to reveal much more.
 
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker - Kit #718
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Presents a fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom from slavery and went on to become a well-known modiste in Washington.
 
Title: Mrs. Poe - Kit #802
Author: Lynn Cullen
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife.
 
Title: Ms. Hempel Chronicles - Kit #550
Author: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 9 Copies
Location: Main Library
Ms. Beatrice Hempel, new to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her idiosyncratic father, struggles to figure out what is expected of her in life and at work.
 
Title: The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Kit #732
Author: Alice Hoffman
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The daughter of a Coney Island boardwalk curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
 
Title: My Antonia - Kit #447
Author: Willa Cather
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Despite betrayal and crushing opposition, Antonia steadfastly pursues her quest for happiness—a moving struggle that mirrors the quiet drama of the American landscape. Considered by many to be Cather’s greatest novel.
 
Title: My Beloved World - Kit #681
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
 
Title: My Brilliant Friend. Book One, Childhood, Adolescence - Kit #854
Author: Elena Ferrante
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
The world of Elena and Lila, Neapolitan girls growing up after the Second World War, is small, casually violent, and confined to their poor neighborhood. Lila: smarter and bolder than the others, does what she wants, drawing shyer Elena, who narrates the story, in her wake.
 
Title: My Brother Sam is Dead - Kit (Juvenile) #443
Author: James Lincoln Collier
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town. A young boy tells of the tragic events leading up to his brother's death in the Revolutionary War. The story, based partially on fact, of a Connecticut family divided in loyalties during the Revolutionary War. A young boy tells of the tragic events leading up to his brother's death in the Revolutionary War.
 
Title: My Life in France - Kit #467
Author: Julia Child
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Exuberant, affectionate, and boundlessly charming, this is the delightful and highly acclaimed memoir from the woman who revolutionized American cooking in the 20th century.
 
Title: My Love Affair with England - Kit #071
Author: Susan Allen Toth
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A travel memoir of England recounting numerous trips over a lifetime.
 
Title: My Name is Lucy Barton - Kit #864
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Set in the mid-1980s, Lucy Barton, hospitalized for nine weeks, is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. Her mother talks of local gossip, but underneath the banalities, Lucy senses the love that cannot be expressed. A beautiful lyrical story of a mother and daughter and the love they share.
 
Title: : My Name Is Red - Kit #516
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In sixteenth-century Istanbul, a furor erupts when the Sultan hires a group of artists to illuminate a great book in the European style at a time in which all figurative art is considered Islamic heresy, but the situation becomes worse when one of the miniaturists vanishes. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
 
Title: My Sister's Keeper - Kit #270
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures.
 
Title: My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey - Kit #551
Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A brain scientist's journey from a debilitating stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities.
 
Title: Naked - Kit #744
Author: David Sedaris
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of his world.
 
Title: The Namesake - Kit #278
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s.
 
Title: Nation - Kit (Younger Teen) #490
Author: Terry Pratchett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.
 
Title: Native Son: The Restored Text - Kit #677
Author: Richard Wright
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1930s Chicago Bigger Thomas, a young, poor black man, is caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.
 
Title: Never Let Me Go - Kit #523
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
A reunion with two childhood friends draws Kath on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at an isolated private school and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present.
 
Title: Niagara Falls, or Does It? - Kit (Juvenile) #433
Author: Henry Winkler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.
 
Title: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - Kit #343
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Genre: History and Current Events
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Determined to find out how anyone could make ends meet on $7 an hour, the author left behind her middle class life as a journalist to try to sustain herself as a low-skilled worker. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award
 
Title: Night - Kit #139
Author: Elie Wiesel
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
An autobiographical account about Wiesel’s terrifying and tragic experience as a child in Nazi death camps.
 
Title: The Night Circus - Kit #624
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
When Prospero the Enchanter discovers that he has a young daughter, Celia with extraordinary magical talents, he wastes no time in setting up a competition between her and Marco, the protégé of his longtime adversary. Winner of Locus Award
 
Title: Nineteen Eighty-four - Kit # 877
Author: George Orwell
Genre: Classic Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions.
 
Title: Nineteen Minutes - Kit #476
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with a primary witness, the daughter of the judge assigned to the case.
 
Title: No More Dead Dogs - Kit (Juvenile) #494
Author: Gordon Korman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Juvenile
Contents: 30 copies
Location: Main Children
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production.
 
Title: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II - Kit #008
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and first lady. Winner of the Puliter Prize
 
Title: Nora Webster - Kit #769
Author: Colm To´ibi´n
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Copies
Location: Main Library
Struggling with grief and financial hardships after the death of her beloved husband, Nora struggles to support her four children and clings to secrecy in the intrusive Irish community of her childhood before finding her voice and creating a new life for herself.
 
Title: Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka - Kit #654
Author: Adele Marie Barker
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 8 Copies
Location: Main Library
The saga of an American professor's sojurn in Sri Lanka -- or rather, her two sojurns, one teaching as a Fulbright fellow to college students in the mountains near Kandy; another, two years later, as she returns to investigate what has happened to the 'pearl' of Southeast Asia i