Hicklebee's Recommends... Adult Titles
In upstate New York, a woman reassesses her life--coming out as lesbian at the same time she starts fostering her granddaughter. A sunny book from a witty author.
Unforgettable characters--both real and imagined--in a propulsive story about labor protests in 1909 Spokane. For fans of John Steinbeck and E.L. Doctorow.
Can’t-look-away fiction about the family divisions caused by the stolen election in 2009-10 Iran. A wonderful debut novel from a local author/social-justice activist.
Protagonist Anna is a temp in a kind of anti-Marvel universe where the Superheros and the Villains cannot be told apart without a spreadsheet. Subversive fun.
A likable couple marries in 1852. They live happily, together and apart, until they suffer a tragic loss. This award-winner is an exquisitely written novel of the plague that transformed Shakespeare.
An adventures-in-babysitting novel about a young black woman and her eager-to-be-thought-woke employer. You’ll laugh; you’ll cringe.
An essay collection about biological wonders that often connects to the author’s experiences as a brown child in white spaces. (The author is the American daughter of a Filipina mom and an Indian dad.)
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As perhaps befits a book partially about taxonomy, this one is unclassifiable. A biography of David Starr Jordan (Stanford’s first president), a memoir, a sociology of the early 20th-century’s worst idea, and more.
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.
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
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An eco-epic to get lost in. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
An environmental history class between covers, taught by the best science professor you could wish for.
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.
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
A wonderful story about food, love and friendship. Beautiful! - Cathy
A wonderful sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always entertaining read! Couldn’t put it down. - Cathy
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
An engaging tale of overcoming adversity, courage against the odds, protecting the weak amid the power of friendship, and found family. - Claire
Yes, the Tom Hanks and he can write! A wonderful collection of stories that all have a hidden typewriter! - Cathy
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
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
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
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
Racy, provocative, thought provoking- will keep you reading on the edge of your seat way past your bedtime! - Cathy
Two smart retirees become inadvertent detectives. Lots of comic observations for fun mystery lovers. - Carol