2017 Outstanding Books At YOUR Rowan County Public Library

People often ask the staff members at YOUR Rowan County Public Library to recommend “a good book.”   Many of our users pick up the latest issue of BOOKPAGE, the free monthly book review magazine that is a guide to the best new books published every month.  Our regulars also enjoy selecting titles from the RCPL Staff Picks located on the browsing shelves near the bestsellers.  Others use their library card to take advantage of the free access we offer to THE NEW YORK TIMES and browse the weekly best seller listings.  Another great way to find book reviews is to go to our magazine shelves and look at BOOKLIST.   Published by the American Library Association, BOOKLIST provides reviews “for librarians, book groups, and book lovers.”  The Adult Book editors of BOOKLIST recently compiled a list of titles published in 2017 “that combine literary and intellectual merit with popular appeal.”  Stop in YOUR RCPL and check out some of these:

NONFICTION

AN AMERICAN SICKNESS:  HOW HEALTHCARE BECAME BIG BUSINESS AND HOW YOU CAN TAKE IT BACK by Elisabeth Rosenthal (362.1097 ROSE)

DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS:  THE DEEP HISTORY OF THE RADICAL RIGHT’S STEALTH PLAN FOR AMERICA  by Nancy MacLean (320.5300 MACL)

ENDURANCE:  A YEAR IN SPACE, A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY by Scott Kelly (B KELL)

THE EVANGELICALS:  THE STRUGGLE TO SHAPE AMERICA by Frances Fitzgerald (277.308 FITZ)

GRANT by Ron Chernow (B GRAN)

HUNGER:  A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY by Roxane Gay (306.4613 GAY)

I CAN’T BREATHE:  A KILLING ON BAY STREET by Matt Taibbi (363.2308 TAIB)

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann (976.6004 GRAN; CD NF GRAN; Playaway NF GRAN)

THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore (363.1799 MOOR; LP 363.1799 MOOR)

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME by Sherman Alexie (B ALEX)

FICTION

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (F AUST)

DARK AT THE CROSSING by Elliot Ackerman (F ACKE)

DAYS WITHOUT END by Sebastian Barry (F BARR)

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid (F HAMI)

THE FORCE by Don Winslow (F WINS)

THE GOLDEN HOUSE by Salman Rushdie (F RUSH)

HUCK OUT WEST by Robert Coover (LP F COOV)

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders (F SAUN)

A LINE MADE BY WALKING by Sara Baume (F BAUM)

MANHATTAN BEACH by Jennifer Egan (F EGAN)

MARLENA by Julie Buntin (F BUNT)

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS by Arundhati Roy (Playaway F ROY)

MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent (F TALL)

THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott (F MCDE)

SAVAGE COUNTRY by Robert Olmstead (LP F OLMS)

SOME RISE BY SIN by Philip Caputo (F CAPU)

STRANGE WEATHER:  FOUR SHORT NOVELS by Joe Hill (CD F HILL)

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck (F SHAT)

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