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Which Book Would You Like to Read?

The Mendocino County Library is applying for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read 2018-2019 grant! If awarded the grant, the library will have programming to showcase the selected book in the Spring of 2019. Take a look at the following books, and then make your selection at the bottom of the page.

We want to know what you think!

Help us choose! The survey link is located at the bottom of the page.

Burning bright : stories by Ron Rash

The acclaimed, best-selling author of Serena captures the eerie beauty, stark violence and rugged character of Appalachia in stories that span the Civil War to the present day. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.





Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

A first novel by a Pushcart Prize-winning writer explores the fallout of a favorite daughter’s shattering death on a Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio.





Five skies by Ron Carlson

Working together on a summer construction project high in the Rocky Mountains, drifter Arthur Key, shiftless Ronnie Panelli, and foreman Darwin Gallegos reveal details about their pasts and beliefs in cautious and profound ways. Reprint.





How we became human : new and selected poems by Joy Harjo

Presents a collection of poems that reflect the author’s progression through her Native American life as a member of the Muscogee Nation.




Pretty monsters : stories by Kelly Link

Pretty Monsters is Link’s critically acclaimed anthology of ten magical short stories for both adult and YA audiences. Writes Booklist (starred review): “Her conception of fantasy is so unique that when she uses words like ghost or magic, they mean something very different than they do anywhere else. Perhaps most surprisingly … is Link’s dedicated deadpan delivery that drives home how funny she can be.”



Silver sparrow : a novel by Tayari Jones

In 1980s Atlanta, two teenage girls become friends, with only one knowing that they are in fact both daughters of the same bigamist father, and as their friendship develops their father’s secret begins to unravel




You’ve read all the descriptions, now choose the one you’d like to read!