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Notable Books List
"Purpose: Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader" (see citation below*).
The Notable Books Council is made possible by ALA, the American Library Association. They compile a new list every year for readers. This guide is similarly separated by year (see tabs above) with indications for fiction and nonfiction selections held by the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Notable Books of poetry are contained in their own tab.
* "Notable Books List." Reference and User Services Association: A Division of the American Library Association. 2016. Web. 24 Sept. 2016. www.ala.org/rusa/awards/notablebooks.
Trust Exercise: A Novel
by David and Sarah fall innocently and powerfully into first love. [Outside pressures don’t have any effect…until suddenly they do].
Call Number: Fict Cho
Publication Date: 2019-04-09ELECTRONIC FORMAT: eBook
The Water Dancer: A Novel
by Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand.
Call Number: Fict Coa -- New / Popular
by Ana Canción never dreamed of moving to America…but when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes.
Call Number: Fict Cru -- New / Popular
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
by An orphaned brother and sister…must fend for themselves on a remote fishing outpost in the late 1800s.
Call Number: Fict Cru
Publication Date: 2019-11-12ELECTRONIC FORMAT: eBook
by A gorgeous collection of stories about community, family and love; about the forces that pull us together or drive us apart.
Call Number: Fict Dan
Publication Date: 2019-08-27ELECTRONIC FORMAT: eBook
Girl, Woman, Other
by Reminds us of everything that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.
Call Number: Fict Eva -- New / Popular
Publication Date: 2019-11-05ELECTRONIC FORMAT: eBook
The Topeka School
by A tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given
rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.
Call Number: Fict Ler -- New / Popular
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Lost Children Archive: A Novel
by A fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America [that] probes the nature of justice and equality in America today.
Call Number: Fict Lui
Publication Date: 2019-02-12
Lanny: A Novel
by Chimerical, audacious, strange and wonderful — a song to difference and imagination, to friendship, youth and love.
Call Number: Fict Por
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
by An exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life — a simple yet profound realization that unfolds beautifully.
Call Number: Fict Roo
The Nickel Boys: A Novel
by For a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future.
Call Number: Fict Whi -- New / Popular
Underland: A Deep Time Journey
by An epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.
Call Number: 551.447 Mac
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
by The stories of [New Orleans] natives…demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure.
Call Number: 920 Bro
Publication Date: 2019-08-13ELECTRONIC FORMAT: eBook
Thick: And Other Essays
by Sheds light on the trait of being ‘thick,’ both in form and in substance.
Call Number: B Cottom
Publication Date: 2019-01-08