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  • Mothering Sunday : a romance
    Staff Pick

    Mothering Sunday : a romance2016

    by Graham Swift

    Summary: "From the Booker Award winner: a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SWIFT

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • The ghost of Christmas present : a novel

    The ghost of Christmas present : a novel2012

    by Scott Abbott

    Summary: Patrick Guthrie, a widowed public school drama teacher, will do whatever he can to make the money for a life-saving operation his ten-year-old son needs--including begging on the streets of New York.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABBOTT

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mycroft Holmes : a novel

    Mycroft Holmes : a novel2015

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Series: Mycroft Holmes Novels (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) - #1

    (8,157)

    Summary: When his fiancee abruptly departs for Trinidad after hearing disturbing news, Mycroft Holmes and his best friend Cyrus Douglas follow and find themselves drawn in to a treacherous investigation.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABDUL-JABBAR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mycroft and Sherlock : the empty birdcage

    Mycroft and Sherlock : the empty birdcage2019

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Series: Mycroft Holmes Novels (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) - #3

    (1,817)

    Summary: "It is 1873, and Mycroft Holmes is in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABDUL-JABBAR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mycroft and Sherlock : a novel

    Mycroft and Sherlock : a novel2019

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Series: Mycroft Holmes Novels (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) - #2

    (3,022)

    Summary: "Now a force to be reckoned with in the War Office, the young Mycroft Holmes is growing his network of contacts and influence, although not always in a manner that pleases his closest friend, Cyrus...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABDUL-JABBAR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The corpse with the emerald thumb

    The corpse with the emerald thumb2014

    by Cathy Ace

    Series: Cait Morgan Series

    (178)

    Summary: A dream vacation at a Mexican beach resort swiftly dissolves into a nightmare for criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan when her significant other, Bud Anderson, is wrongly arrested for the murder of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ACE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 2034 : a novel of the next world war

    2034 : a novel of the next world war2021

    by Elliot Ackerman

    (9,449)

    Summary: March 12, 2034. US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ACKERMAN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ripper : a novel

    Ripper : a novel2014

    by Isabel Allende

    (19,523)

    Summary: "A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ALLENDE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • An Amish Garden

    An Amish Garden2014

    (805)

    Summary: Presents four stories about Amish girls and their gardens, including Beth Wiseman's "Rooted in Love," in which Rosemary, who is trying to support her family but cannot garden, accepts help from Saul, who has loved her for years.

    BOOK

    Call #: F AMISH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • An Amish second Christmas

    An Amish second Christmas2019

    (232)

    Summary: Their second chance: Amish nanny Hannah Eicher never thought she'd ever see Rob Prince again. There was no way a relationship between her and the handsome English fireman could overcome her family's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F AMISH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sons of valor

    Sons of valor2021

    by Brian Andrews

    Series: Tier One Shared-world

    (1,382)

    Summary: Navy SEAL Keith ''Chunk'' Redman is tasked to lead a new, covert team of Tier One SEALs. Ex-CIA analyst Whitney Watts sees evidence of a troubling link between illicit Chinese arms sales and an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Heart trouble

    Heart trouble2014

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Series: Callahan Garrity Series

    (2,959)

    Summary: A crime novel featuring cleaning lady-cum-sleuth, Callahan Garrity, who embarks on a quest to find the person behind the murder of her employer.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Midnight clear

    Midnight clear2013

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Series: Callahan Garrity Series

    (3,170)

    Summary: In the midst of the Christmas rush, Callahan Garrity's long-lost brother Brian appears with his two-year-old daughter Maura, then as abruptly disappears without the child when his ex-wife, from whom...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Happy never after

    Happy never after2013

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Series: Callahan Garrity Series

    (3,363)

    Summary: Lady PI Callahan Garrity of Atlanta is hired to find a singer for a group planning a comeback after their manager dropped them. Garrity finds the singer, gun in hand, next to the body of the manager....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • To live and die in Dixie

    To live and die in Dixie2013

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Series: Callahan Garrity Series

    (4,658)

    Summary: When hired to find the controversial and valuable diary of a Civil War madame, Callahan Garrity--a former Atlantic cop, now cleaning lady-cum-sleuth--runs afoul of radicals of every kind as well as a murderous antique collector.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Every crooked nanny

    Every crooked nanny2013

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Series: Callahan Garrity Series

    (7,327)

    Summary: "After ten years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners. But, though the uniform is a little different,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Homemade sin

    Homemade sin2013

    by Mary Kay Andrews

    Series: Callahan Garrity Series

    (3,802)

    Summary: Inquisitive cleaning lady and amateur sleuth Callahan Garrity faces the opposition of her own family when she investigates the carjacking death of her cousin, Patti McNair, and uncovers a host of dark family secrets.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANDREWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The violin of Auschwitz : a novel

    The violin of Auschwitz : a novel2010

    by Maria Angels Anglada

    (4,648)

    Summary: In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a special violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by it. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals its...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ANGLADA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Outrage : an Inspector Erlendur novel

    Outrage : an Inspector Erlendur novel2012

    by Arnaldur Indridason

    Series: Erlendur Sveinsson Mysteries

    (7,779)

    Summary: When Detective Erlendur places her in charge during his leave of absence, Elinborg tackles a disturbing serial rapist case that has the local police racing against time to prevent another attack.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ARNALDUR INDRIOASON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Barefoot brides collection : 7 eccentric women would sacrifice all-even their shoes-for their dreams

    The Barefoot brides collection : 7 eccentric women would sacrifice all-even their shoes-for their dreams2018

    (62)

    Summary: "Connected to nature and carefree of heart, seven historical women would prefer to travel through life without shoes, especially if giving away their only pair would comfort someone else in need....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BAREFOOT

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lunatics

    Lunatics2012

    by Dave Barry

    (3,471)

    Summary: An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists, and a pizza chain mascot. One...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BARRY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The massacre of mankind : sequel to the war of the worlds ; authorized by the H.G. Wells estate

    The massacre of mankind : sequel to the war of the worlds ; authorized by the H.G. Wells estate2017

    by Stephen Baxter

    (1,705)

    Summary: It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BAXTER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A few of the girls : [stories]

    A few of the girls :2016

    by Maeve Binchy

    (4,734)

    Summary: Friendship, love, and misplaced hope drive the characters who populate a new collection of Maeve Binchy stories.

    BOOK

    Call #: F BINCHY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The stranger
    Staff Pick

    The stranger1989

    by Albert Camus

    (866,097)

    Summary: A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CAMUS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Memoirs and misinformation

    Memoirs and misinformation2020

    by Jim Carrey

    (4,033)

    Summary: Meet Jim Carrey. He's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege -- but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even getting fat? Nothing seems to lift the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CARREY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha

    The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha2001

    by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

    Summary: Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CERVANTES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The widow queen

    The widow queen2021

    by Elżbieta Cherezińska

    Series: Bold Novels - #1

    (1,911)

    Summary: This is the epic story of a Polish queen whose life and name were all but forgotten until now. The bold one they call her -- too bold for most. To her father, the great duke of Poland, Swietoslawa...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CHEREZINSKA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Christmas heirloom : four holiday novellas of love through the generations

    The Christmas heirloom : four holiday novellas of love through the generations2018

    (1,462)

    Summary: Four charming romances are connected by an heirloom brooch passed down for over 200 years. The stories range from 1820s Regency England to present day Washington state, as the multigenerational saga...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CHRISTMAS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Against all enemies

    Against all enemies2011

    by Tom Clancy

    Series: Max Moore Series

    (12,126)

    Summary: For years, ex-Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CLANCY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The ox-bow incident

    The ox-bow incident2004

    by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

    (5,672)

    Summary: Set in 1885, this is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CLARK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The heart of darkness

    The heart of darkness1996

    by Joseph Conrad

    (473,641)

    BOOK

    Call #: F CONRAD

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lord Jim : a tale

    Lord Jim : a tale1977

    by Joseph Conrad

    BOOK

    Call #: F CONRAD

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The last of the Mohicans

    The last of the Mohicans1979

    by James Fenimore Cooper

    BOOK

    Call #: F COOPER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The adventures of Robin Hood : an English legend

    The adventures of Robin Hood : an English legend1991

    by Paul Creswick

    (1,472)

    Summary: Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny.

    BOOK

    Call #: F CRESWICK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Andromeda evolution

    The Andromeda evolution2019

    by Michael Crichton

    Series: Andromeda Novels - #2

    (8,973)

    Summary: "In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle--designated The Andromeda Strain--killed every resident of the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CRICHTON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bad Blood

    Bad Blood2013

    by Arne Dahl

    Series: Intercrime Series

    (2,228)

    Summary: When a Swedish literary critic is found tortured to death in a closet at Newark International Airport, the police realize that the murderer made off with the victim's ticket and boarded a flight to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F DAHL

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Animalia

    Animalia2019

    by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

    (732)

    Summary: "The small village of Puy-Larroque, southwest France, 1898. Éleonore is a child living with her father, a pig farmer whose terminal illness leaves him unable to work, and her God-fearing mother,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F DEL AMO

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : [a novel]

    The truth about the Harry Quebert affair :2014

    by Joël Dicker

    (131,355)

    Summary: " The #1 internationally bestselling thriller, and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 30 years later, a young American writer's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F DICKER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The double ; and, The gambler

    The double ; and, The gambler2007

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (2,962)

    BOOK

    Call #: F DOSTOEVSKY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Notes from underground

    Notes from underground1994

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (117,653)

    BOOK

    Call #: F DOSTOYEVSKY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More