Staff Picks For Adults

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...

The Girl in the Red Coat By: Kate Hamer It's a parent’s worst nightmare: a child wanders off in a busy crowd and can’t be found. In The Girl in the Red Coat, Beth treats her daughter, Carmel, to a trip to a storytelling festival, but newly-single and wounded...

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson Quiet Neighbors has a variety of quirky characters and takes place in small town Scotland; however, it is definitely not your typical, cozy mystery novel.  The atmosphere and tone is dark and creepy, with interesting and intriguing elements, details, and plot twists.   The...

Circling the Sun By: Paula McLain The beauty of novel reading is the opportunity to explore unfettered through time, place and personality; the reader experiences life through another’s eyes, thereby gaining fresh insights to his or her own. I recently enjoyed a new work of historical fiction...

The Long and Faraway Gone By: Lou Berney Two tragic events from over two decades ago intertwine in this gripping cold case thriller. The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney is a mystery with numerous accolades, including Edgar Allan Poe and Reading List awards.  It is intense and...

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