Back to Adult Services Staff Picks


Coming in July 2021

Sager, Riley

Survive the Night

It’s November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana’s in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer. It’s a game of cat and mouse played out on night-shrouded roads and in neon-lit parking lots, during an age when the only call for help can be made on a pay phone and in a place where there’s nowhere to run.

Book      Largeprint         OverDrive EBook         OverDrive Audio

Jeffers, Honoree Fanonne

The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois

The 2020 National Book Award-nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic–an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of Homegoing; Sing, Unburied, Sing; and The Water Dancer–that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era.

Book       Largeprint       OverDrive EBook       Overdrive Audio

Benedict, Marie

The Personal Librarian

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian–who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go–for the protection of her family and her legacy–to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

Book      Large Print      Audio      OverDrive EBook       Overdrive Audio

Miranda, Megan

Such a Quiet Place

Pulsating with suspense and with the shocking twists that are Megan Miranda’s trademark, Such a Quiet Place is Megan Miranda’s best novel yet–a twisty locked-box thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.

Book        Audio       OverDrive Ebook       OverDrive Audio

Kleypas, Lisa

Devil in Disguise

New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas returns with an enthralling and steaming romance between a widowed lady and a Scot on the run.

Book       Large Print      Audio      OverDrive Ebook     OverDrive Audio

Nelson, Willie

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America

Willie’s latest book–a series of heartfelt letters, along with song lyrics to some of his biggest hits–draws upon his incredible seventy-year music career, his love-filled family life, and his role as an American icon and font of wit and wisdom.

Book      OverDrive Ebook  

Pollan, Michael

This is Your Mind on Plants

From number one New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants–and the equally powerful taboos.

Book    Large Print     OverDrive EBook        OverDrive Audio

Moore, Kate

The Woman They Could Not Silence

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women’s rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.

Book        OverDrive EBook        OverDrive Audio

Haig, Matt

The Comfort Book

An essential book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library, for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement.

Book       OverDrive EBook         Overdrive AudioBook

Marris, Emma

Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

 Emma Marris tells the affecting and inspiring stories of animals around the globe–from Peruvian monkeys to Australian bilbies, rare Hawai’ian birds to majestic Oregon wolves. And she offers a companionable tour of the philosophical ideas that may steer our search for sustainability and justice in the non-human world. Revealing just how intertwined animal life and human life really are, Wild Souls will change the way we think about nature-and our place within it.

Book       OverDrive Ebook       OverDrive Audio