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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Fiction

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Popular Fiction books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Fiction books for adults.

 

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-


Format: Book
Holds: 91 on 19 copies

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Persepolis Rising

Persepolis Rising
Corey, James S. A.

"In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace. In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it. New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity--and of the Rocinante--unexpectedly and forever."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 89 on 20 copies

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Homegoing

Homegoing
Gyasi, Yaa

"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 87 on 87 copies

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Proof of Life

Proof of Life
Jance, Judith A.

"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in whats officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight." -- From publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 87 on 128 copies

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Annihilation

Annihilation
VanderMeer, Jeff

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.


Format: Book
Holds: 84 on 29 copies

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New People

New People
Senna, Danzy


Format: Book
Holds: 82 on 23 copies

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Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name
Aciman, André


Format: Book
Holds: 82 on 28 copies

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Home Fire

Home Fire
Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-

"Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 81 on 39 copies

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The Leavers: A Novel

The Leavers: A Novel
Ko, Lisa

"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 80 on 47 copies

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The Essex Serpent: A Novel

The Essex Serpent: A Novel
Perry, Sarah, 1979-

When Cora Seaborne's domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Seeking refuge, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. Cora learns of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have taken the life of a young man on New Year's Eve. Certain that the "sea beast" may be a previously undiscovered species, Cora joins local vicar William Ransome in investigating the rumors.


Format: Book
Holds: 78 on 44 copies

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