Staff Picks For Adults

Girl in Disguise By: Greer MacAllister Girl in Disguise is an historical novel set in the 1850s and 1860s that tells the story of Kate Warne, the real-life first female detective hired by the Pinkerton Agency in Chicago.  Kate is a widow and needs a job, and...

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice By: Jane Austen, Annotated & edited by David M. Shapard This year, July 18 marks the 200 year anniversary of Jane Austen's death, and Janeites everywhere are holding celebrations, book discussions, and performances in her honor.  I myself have been rereading her...

Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor Sycamore is the story of Jess Winters, a young girl, who went missing in 1991.  It is also the story of how her life intertwined with the residents of the town and how her disappearance affected the residents of Sycamore, both individually and...

Everyone Brave is Forgiven By: Chris Cleave   World War II fiction has been a trend in publishing these last few years.  In this librarian’s opinion, Everyone Brave is Forgiven is an excellent addition to this growing collection of novels.  It is a character driven story involving love,...

[caption id="attachment_20562" align="alignright" width="154"] A portrait of Kin Hubbard.[/caption] Kin Hubbard and Abe Martin of Brown County By: Justin Davis, Indiana Room Digital Assistant Way before Jim Davis found success in the funny papers with everyone’s favorite tabby cat, Garfield, there was another Hoosier humorist whose characters were...

Read It & Weep: Tearjerker Books By: Jennifer Harmon Need to get in touch with your emotions? These books will give you all the feels. Albom, Mitch – The Five People You Meet in Heaven Brunt, Carol Rifka – Tell the Wolves I’m Home Cameron, W. Bruce –...

Stamped from the Beginning By: Ibram X. Kendi Stamped from the Beginning is a heavy book. The fact that it is a physically large book notwithstanding, the debut work from Ibram X. Kendi, historian and African studies professor, tackles some incredibly tense issues. With a subtitle that...

Gentleman in Moscow By: Amor Towles In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel for writing a poem that is determined by a Bolshevik tribunal to be subversive.  But, in spite of his imprisonment, the Count goes on to live a...

The Man in the High Castle By: Philip K. Dick   In 1963, Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel.  Over 50 years later, it's focus on race and class issues is still relevant, enough to warrant it a TV adaptation.  I decided...

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