Adult Staff Picks - Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District

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Adult Staff Picks

Scott Grotto, Adult Services Manager

ADULT FICTION
1. World War Z by Max Brooks
2. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
3. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

ADULT NON-FICTION
1. The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State by Graeme Wood
2. Gangster Warlords by Ioan Grillo
3. The Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer
4. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
5. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Dawn Zauner, Youth Services Manager

ADULT FICTION
1. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
2. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
3. The Magician’s Lie by Greer McAllister
4. Honolulu by Alan Brennert
5. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
6. Bittersweet by Miranda Beverley-Whittemore
7. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
8. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

ADULT NON-FICTION
1. What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro
2. The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals by Joel Sartore
3. Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide by Josh Katz
4. A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human by Kay Frydenborg (JUVENILE NF but interesting for adults too)

Callan Van Ingen, Technical Services Associate

ADULT FICTION
1. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Hester on the Run by Linda Byler
3. The Bear and the Nightingale Katherine Arden
4. Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier
5. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

Kelly Sheahan, Reference Associate

ADULT FICTION
1. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
2. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
3. Sahara by Clive Cussler

ADULT NON-FICTION
1. Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein – colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe by Mario Livio
2. American Gun: a history of the U.S. in ten firearms by Chris Kyle and William Doyle
3. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik larson

Nancy McKay, Teen Services Associate

ADULT FICTION
1. The Wedding by Dorothy West
2. A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House

ADULT NONFICTION
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebeca Skloot
2. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast
3. Someplace Like America: Tales From the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge