Notable Books for Adults

Published annually, and selected by the Reference and User Services Association division of the ALA, recognizing the year’s 25 most important books.

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A Knock at Midnight
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Brittany K. Barnett
Adult Nonfiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 20 on 14 copies
Becoming Wild
Becoming Wild
Becoming Wild How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace By Safina, Carl, 1955-
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Carl Safina
Adult Nonfiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 10 on 9 copies
Breasts and Eggs
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: Mieko Kawakami
Adult Fiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 92 on 14 copies
Carville's Cure
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Pam Fessler
Adult Nonfiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 2 copies
Caste
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Isabel Wilkerson
Adult Nonfiction Book
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Children of the Land
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Adult Nonfiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 24 on 13 copies
Deacon King Kong
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: James McBride
Adult Fiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 387 on 76 copies
Hamnet
Book - 2020 Fiction, 2021
Nominees: Maggie O’Farrell
Adult Fiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 439 on 86 copies
Hidden Valley Road
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Robert Kolker
Adult Nonfiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 405 on 101 copies
Just Us
Book - 2020 Nonfiction, 2021
Nominees: Claudia Rankine
Adult Nonfiction Book
All copies in use Availability details Holds: 122 on 54 copies
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