The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig
Rural Montana in 1909 is the central character in this humorous novel of life on the prairie. Change moves in with a widow from Minneapolis.
by Cormac McCarthy
In McCarthy’s unrelenting tale, a father and son struggle to survive on their journey through the deadly, rempty winter of a postapocalyptic America.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel [741.5 Bec] Bechdel’s memoir, done in graphic-novel form, masterfully illustrated her relationship with her closeted homosexual father.
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children
by Melissa Fay Greene [362.73 Gre] The scope of the AIDS epidemic is illustrated through the heartwarming story of Haregewoin Teferra, a humanitarian who runs an orphanage in Ethiopia.
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present
by Peter Hessler [951.06 Hes] An American journalist compellingly contrasts China’s past, as revealed through ancient artifacts, with the fiercely competitive spirit of the new generation.
Midnight at the Dragon Cafe
by Judy Fong Bates
In this deeply moving coming-of-age story, a young Chinese girl and her family struggle to adapt to life in a small Ontario community.
by Marilynne Robinson
A small-town Iowa minister weaves together issues of conscience and commitment with family secrets in a rich tapestry of American life.
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City
by Anonymous [940.534 Ano] This disturbing diary, written after the fall of Berlin, recalls the mass rape perpetrated by Russian forces and the harrowing choices a woman had to make to survive.
Shockwave: Count-down to Hiroshima
by Stephen Walker [940.542 Wal] History is brought dramatically alive in this moment-by-moment account of the events immediately surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima.