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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
CLASSIC J ALCOTT
Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Little Women, originally written as two volumes, was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely read American novels. Available from Hoopla in eBook and Audiobook.
Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor
CHANCELLOR
When human remains are linked to the unsolved disappearance of a teenage girl eighteen years earlier, the residents of the victim's hometown rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections while examining the complicated history that led to the tragedy. Available from Hoopla in eBook and Audiobook.
The Poisoned City by Anna Clark
POLITICS CLA
Documents the 2014 poisoning of the residents of Flint, Michigan, by contaminated water, and the ensuing eighteen-month activism case in which the state admitted its complicity after twelve people died and many others suffered permanent injuries. Available from Hoopla in Audiobook.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
COELHO
A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being. Available from Hoopla in eBook and Audiobook.
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
CRICHTON
A tale set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each others' careers in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars. Available in eBook and Audiobook.
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
ENGER
Emerging from an accident with damaged memories and compromised language skills, Virgil Wander, a movie-house owner from a small Midwestern town, pieces together his story and the story of his community with help from affable locals. Available from Hoopla in eBook.
Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
FINN
After the Russells move in next door, Anna Fox, a recluse, finds her world crumbling when she witnesses something she shouldn't. Available from Hoopla in eBook and audiobook.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
NEWBERY TEEN GAIMAN
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Available from Hoopla in ebook, audiobook and graphic novel.
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
SELFHELP PERSGRO GOG
Inspirational story of David Goggins who transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. Available from Hoopla in eBook.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
HANNAH
Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
HENDRICKS
A psychologically charged tale of suspense follows the unexpected twists that shape a divorce and second marriage that are anything but what they seem. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
HEPWORTH
A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide. Available from Hoopla in audiobook
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
HOGAN
Having collected a lifetime of lost objects in order to deal with the loss of his fiancâee, Anthony Peardew bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures--and the responsibilityto return each one to its owner. Available from Hoopla in eBook and audiobook.
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
MYS HOROWITZ
When she realizes that the final chapter of mystery writer Alan Conway's latest manuscript is missing and Alan later turns up dead, editor Susan Ryeland follows clues buried in the text to investigate the author's suspicious death. Available from Hoopla in eBook and audiobook.
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
JEWELL
Struggling to put her life back together a decade after her beloved teen daughter's disappearance, a divorced woman bonds with a charming single father whose young child eerily resembles the woman's own lost daughter. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
JILES
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio. Available from Hoopla in eBook.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
JONES
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned. Available from Hoopla in eBook and audiobook.
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
HISTORY US KEN
A comprehensive history of anti-black racism focuses on the lives of five major players in American history and highlights the debates that took place between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and anti-racists. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
Unnerved by her husband’s inheritance of a decrepit coastal property and the presence of a disturbed relative, community newcomer Sadie uncovers harrowing facts about her family’s possible role in a neighbor’s murder. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
HISTORY POLAR LAN
Describes how polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship became immobilized in ice for ten months on his 1914 expedition to Antarctica, resulting in an 850-mile journey back to civilization with only a skeleton crew remaining. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
BIOGRAPHY SIDIQI
Presents the story of a fearless young woman who became a dress-making entrepreneur in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, thus saving her family and bringing hope to the lives of dozens of women in her war-torn nation. Available from Hoopla in audiobook.
Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen
BIOGRAPHY HEPBURN
Biographers have chronicled Audrey Hepburn's stardom, but none has covered her experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands, including participation in the Dutch Resistance, assisting doctors during the battle of Arnhem, and undergoing the Hunger Winter of 1944. She had to contend with her father being a Nazi agent, and became Arnhem's most famous young ballerina. Available from Hoopla in eBook and audiobook
Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
BIOGRAPHY GATEWOOD
Drawing from Gatewood's diaries, journals, and correspondence, documents the life of the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone in 1955 as well as her efforts to bring public attention to the once little-known footpath. Available from Hoopla in eBook or audiobook.
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
HISTORY US 20TH MOO
Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights. Available from Hoopla on eBook and audiobook
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
MORIARTY
At a remote health resort, nine strangers and their enigmatic host become subjects of interest to former best-selling novelist Frances Welty, who develops uncomfortable doubts about the resort's real agenda. Available from Hoopla on audiobook.
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
MORRIS
This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov&;an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.