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Looking for a light summer novel, or do you want to catch up on reading the classics? Interested in past prize winners or in childhood favorites? You'll find all of these in Ellis Library's collection! Browse this site to get started, and if you have questions or comments, please feel free to Ask a Librarian!
The Middlesteins by
Call Number: PS3601.T784 M53 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's enormous girth. She's obsessed with food--thinking about it, eating it--and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live.
Summer Sisters by
Call Number: PS3552.L843 S8 1998
Publication Date: 1998-05-04
When Victoria Leonard answers the phone in her Manhattan office, Caitlin's voice catches her by surprise. Vix hasn't talked to her oldest friend in months. Caitlin's news takes her breath away--and Vix is transported back in time, back to the moment she and Caitlin Somers first met, back to the casual betrayals and whispered confessions of their long, complicated friendship, back to the magical island where two friends became summer sisters.
The Lost Symbol by
Call Number: PS3552.R685434 L67 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-15
In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer.
Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Moc 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-24
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss.
The Eyre Affair by
Call Number: PR6106.O73 E97 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-28
Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously.
Gone Girl by
Call Number: PS3606.L935 G66 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.
The Professor in the Cage by
Call Number: HQ1090 .G684 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by
Call Number: PS3569.E314 L47 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-23
A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).
The Notebook by
Call Number: PS3569.P363 N68 1996
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again...