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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Grief Is the Thing With Feathers
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Max Porter
F POR
Available in some locations
Homegoing
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Yaa Gyasi
F GYA
Available in some locations
In the Darkroom
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Susan Faludi
B FAL
Available in some locations
Louisa
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Louisa Thomas
B ADA
Available in some locations
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Book Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Ruth Franklin
The Boys in the Bunkhouse
The Boys in the Bunkhouse
The Boys in the Bunkhouse
Book Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Dan Barry
The Firebrand and the First Lady
The Firebrand and the First Lady
The Firebrand and the First Lady Portrait of A Friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice By Bell-Scott, Patricia
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Patricia Bell-Scott
973.917 BEL
Available in some locations
The Gene
Book - 2016 Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Siddhartha Mukherjee
616.042 MUK
Available in some locations
The Nix
Book - 2016 Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Nathan Hill
F HIL
Available in some locations
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