Hicklebee's Recommends... Adult Titles

 

 

 

Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

A glorious, jazzy novel, set in 1969 in a Brooklyn housing project, in which men’s behavior, good and bad and indifferent, is always generously understood.


Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

I'm excited that we just got more copies of Station Eleven, because it's one of my absolute favorites -- the most hopeful post-apocalyptic novel you'll ever read! It's a beautiful exploration of what art and stories can mean to human beings in the wake of a worldwide pandemic. Perhaps relevant? - Kristin


The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

An eco-epic to get lost in. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.


Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982106980
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Published: Scribner - May 28th, 2019

Star-crossed (working-class, suburban New York) lovers deal with a family tragedy. Old-fashioned in the best ways, this is a novel by a writer to watch. For fans of Alice McDermott.

-Carol


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

An environmental history class between covers, taught by the best science professor you could wish for.


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

Read this book through, mark your favorite pages, and keep it by your bed for a pick me up whenever you need it. You'll thank me later.

- Lucy


The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

A surprisingly funny look at a frightening situation, botanist Mark Watney must find a way to survive when he is stranded on Mars.

- Lucy


Chances Are . . .: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971994
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

Three college friends are reunited on an East Coast island after 40 years: A question from the past has haunted these men for years. The title, referencing the Johnny Mathis hit from the ‘50s, finds them parsing their identities and their odds for late-in-life happiness.

- Nancy


The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

Our Ann writing in domestic mode--this time about modern-day Hansel-and-Gretel siblings cast out of a landmark home in suburban Philadelphia.

- Carol


The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399563065
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

Comic family saga of two sisters whose lives diverge in unfair ways, only to intertwine when craft breweries become the Next Big Thing.

- Carol


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

This illustrated memoir is a powerful look at how the choices of our parents, for better or worse, shape who we are and how we raise our own children. - Lucy


Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206949
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 13th, 2017

A wonderful story about food, love and friendship. Beautiful! - Cathy


A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities Cover Image
By Mady G. (Illustrator), J.R. Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , J.R. Zuckerberg
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620105863
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Limerence Press - April 23rd, 2019

Queer? Dysphoria? Gender expression? Confused? These authors are here to help with quick and easy explanations! - Erica


The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell Mystery #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250055705
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Picador - May 27th, 2014

The first book in the Mary Russell series, meet Mary; recently orphaned and brilliant, her life changes drastically when she meets a famous, retired sleuth who goes by Sherlock Holmes! - Lucy


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

A wonderful sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always entertaining read! Couldn’t put it down. - Cathy


The Weight of a Piano: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563587
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Published: Vintage - October 29th, 2019

The piano impacts the lives of two people in very different and important ways. - Nancy


Finding Dorothy: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525622116
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 3rd, 2019

A novel about Maud Gage Baum - widow to Frank and The Wizard of Oz, daughter to a great feminist, friend on the set of 1939s colorful movie. So much historical goodness. - Carol


Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538745823
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 6th, 2019

An engaging tale of overcoming adversity, courage against the odds, protecting the weak amid the power of friendship, and found family. - Claire


Uncommon Type Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911945
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2018

Yes, the Tom Hanks and he can write! A wonderful collection of stories that all have a hidden typewriter! - Cathy


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328662057
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

I loved this book. Great for someone new to seeing a therapist… or not. Makes you look at yourself in a different light. Appreciated by therapist friends too! Recently on NPR - Monica


Three Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Wow! Interesting and a great read! Wonderful for book clubs, lots of discussion! Follow 3 women through their real lives of sex and betrayal! - Cathy


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142180822
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 25th, 2014

DON’T READ ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK. Just dive into it without spoilers. A family story like nothing else and the writing is a masterpiece of narrative control and imagination. - Carol


Convenience Store Woman Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780802129628
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

For fans of off beat, slice of life stories will be delighted! We all struggle to find our place in society, but Kieko’s trials will make you laugh and sigh at the same time. - Suzi


Inland: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982756
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

Arizona territory 1893. Camels in the army? An outlaw and a female settler’s live interconnect? - Nancy


Mornings with Rosemary Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501182051
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 2019

A wonderful story about friendship and the swimming pool that brought it all together. - Cathy


The Paying Guests Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Racy, provocative, thought provoking- will keep you reading on the edge of your seat way past your bedtime! - Cathy


Death at Breakfast: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062431974
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 21st, 2017

Two smart retirees become inadvertent detectives. Lots of comic observations for fun mystery lovers. - Carol


Drawn from Nature Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780763698980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Big Picture Press - March 13th, 2018

Everything you see in these pages is made from a plant. Poetically crafted and artistically drawn, each turn reveals the unfolding beauty of the changing seasons! - Kassi


Cicada Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338298390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 29th, 2019

Complex and dark, this isn’t the picture book for everyone. But it is a work of genius. Perfect for older thoughtful children and nearly every adult. - Carol