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Recommended Reading for Adults

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FICTION HARRIS
A pocketful of crows
/ Joanne M. Harris
An original modern fairy tale centers on a nameless wild girl who is drawn by love into a tamed world of domestic rules, labels and terrible losses before revenge gives her the power to escape. By the best-selling author of Chocolat.

FICTION KAWAMURA
If cats disappeared from the world : a novel / Genki Kawamura
The postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the Devil appears to make him an offer.

FICTION SMILEY
Perestroika In Paris : a novel
/ Jane Smiley
Coexisting in the lush hidden spaces of Paris until cold weather arrives, an escaped racehorse and her companion, a German shorthaired pointer, forge a bond with a boy living in seclusion with his nonagenarian grandmother in an ivy-covered house. (Also available in Large Print and as an ebook and downloadable audiobook from Libby/OverDrive.)

FICTION THYVOLD
Good dogs don’t make it to the south pole : a novel  / Hans-Olav Thyvold
A heartwarming tale of aging, friendship and death is told from the perspective of a grumpy mutt who bonds with his late master’s widow during walks to the library, before their home is threatened by impatient relatives.

636.7009 GAR
Dog’s best friend : the story of an unbreakable bond
/ Simon Garfield
The award-winning author of Just My Type presents an uplifting meditation on the relationship between humans and their canine companions and how it has endured for millennia, expanding and inspiring science, history and culture

636.7088 KIN
At home with dogs : rescue love stories
/ Natalia King-Sun and Patricia Hart McMillan
The loving relationships between rescue dogs and their adopters are explored in a pleasant work that pairs text from McMillan (Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America, coauthor) with photos by King-Sun

636.8002 DEL
Engineering for cats : better the life of your pet with 10 cat-approved projects
/written and illustrated by Mac Delaney
Cats are barely domesticated wild animals whose compulsions might include shredding upholstery, knocking over plants, and trying to dominate the “territory” you call home. Delaney shares ten DIY projects that address the quirks of cat behavior head-on.

636.8 KOU
A cat’s tale : a journey through feline history
/ Paul Koudounaris
A CAT’S TALE is a history of feline kind: its origins, the evolution of the relationship with their human companions, and the surprising ways in which feline history parallels that of humanity. From the prehistoric Felis (a large mammal from which all domestic cats have descended) to ancient Egyptian cat goddess, key cats of the Enlightenment to swashbuckling pirate felines and infamous American tabbies, the story of catkind is told here in its totality.

688.7912 KUR
The unreasonable virtue of fly fishing
/ Mark Kurlansky
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod–the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish.

BH: 22June2021