As we update sections and buy books for assignments sometimes we get a few books on a topic all at once. We have added a few books from the Amazon list of Best Books of 2017. Check out these books and let us know if there are any artists or mediums or schools that you’d like to see us add.
These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman, Call Number: PB BAC
NOTE: Beartown is a town on the edge of the forest pinning all its hopes for the future on their junior ice hockey league winning the nationals.
The Dry: A Novel by Jane Harper, Call Number: PB HAR
NOTE: Federal Agent Aaron Falk was run out of his hometown years ago. Now his childhood best friend has been murdered and his parents beg him to investigate. Will the worst drought in town history reveal secrets?
Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid, Call Number: 813.54 H216e
NOTE: A love story that unfolds across the rapidly changing face of a volatile world.
Ginny Moon: A Novel by Benjamin Ludwig, Call Number: 813.6 L948g
NOTE: Ginny Moon is an autistic girl who has been adopted into a good home in a good neighborhood by parents who love her. However, she doesn’t want a good home she wants to get back to her birth mother because she needs to take care of the doll she left there and when no one will listen to her she heads off on her own.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, Call Number: PB BOY
NOTE: A story of 1940s Ireland, where one man’s adoptive parents tell him he will never really be part of their family and he sets out to find an identity for himself and where he fits in.
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorow by Yuval Noah Harari, Call Number: 303.49 H254h
NOTE: Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century from overcoming death to creating artificial life.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, Call Number: PB GRA
NOTE: In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders, Call Number PB SAU
NOTE: After the death of his son Willy, Abraham Lincoln finds himself swept into a supernatural world where there is a battle for Willy’s soul.
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel by Celeste Ng, Call Number: PB NG
NOTE: In Shaker Heights, a development where everyone’s life follows the same placid course a single mother and the adoption of a Chinese baby fracture the peaceful world.
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston, Call Number: PB PRE
NOTE: A true story of ancient curses, modern technology, a vanished culture….and a stunning medical mystery.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel by Arundhati Roy, Call Number: 823.914 R888m
NOTE: The story of a woman and the men in her life, kicked off by an old Persian carpet.
My Absolute Darling: A Novel by Gabriel Tallent, Call Number: PB TAL
NOTE: The daughter of a end of the world fanatic finally makes a friend at school and conceives a plan to escape into normal society.
Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan, Call Number: PB SLO
NOTE: A computer programmer is given some sourdough starter and life may never be the same.