Collections

Clift Rodgers Library has approximately 9,000 books in our collection – 6,000 for adults and 3,000 for children. Since we are an independent library, there are short waiting lists – or no waiting lists at all - for books.

A wide variety of current fiction and non-fiction is available as well as classic works by authors such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Mark Twain. A lighter collection, known as the "Peggy Beals' semi-classics," includes many cherished novelists like Joseph Lincoln, John Buchan, and D.E. Stevenson. Adult nonfiction offers biography, health books, cookbooks, gardening, and more.

The children's collection includes picture books, early readers, fiction chapter books, and popular mysteries. In juvenile nonfiction are biographies and nature and science books. A young adult section features many popular authors.

Our limited space precludes a reference section, but we can help with some requests.

Below are adult books added to the collection in the past months:

2017

MAY 2017

16th Seduction by James PAtterson
Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser
The Baker's Secret by Stephen P Kiernan
Barkskins by Annie Proulx...
Earthly Remains by Donna Leon
The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
House of Names by Com Toiban
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Since We Fell by Deniis Lehane
Trajectory by Richard Russo

APRIL 2017

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Beartown by Frederik Backman
The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver
Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods
The Fix by David Baldacci
Golden Prey by John Sanford
The Horse Dancer by JoJo moyes
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Lion by Saroo Brierley
No Easy Target by Iris Johanses
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Say Nothing by Brad Parks
The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreeve
Swimming Lessons by Barbara Fuller
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

MARCH 2017

A Country Between by Stephanie Saldana
The Cutthroat by CVlive Cussler
The Door by Magda Szabo
Get What's Your for Medicare by Philip Moeller
The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler
I See You by Clare Mackinstosh
In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
The Inheritance by Niki Kapsambelis
Old School by Bill O'Reilly
Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck by Mark Manson
The Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

FEBRUARY

Always by Sarah Jio
Atheist Muslim by Ali Rizvi
The Chillbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry ...
Hidden Figures Young Reader's Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
A Man Called Ove (replacement) by Frederick Backman
Misery (replacement) by Stephen King
The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth
The North Water by Ian Mcguire
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
Setting Free the Kites by Alex George
This is How it Alays Is by Laurie Frankel
Transit by Rachel Cusk

JANUARY

Below the Belt by Stuart Woods
Life Gets Better by Wendy Lustbader
Madison's Gift by David Stewart
Midnight Cool by Lydia Peele
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid
Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin...
Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor
Sleepwalker by Christopher Bohjalian
Two if by Sea by Jacqelyn Mitchard
The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams
World Changing by Alex Steffen


2016

DECEMBER

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes...
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly- read it before seeing the new movie!
In the Shadow of Light by Claire Alemian
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Loved Ones by Sonya Chung
Obsidian Chamber by Preston & Child
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
The Red Coat- A Novel of Boston by Dolley Carlson
To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin
Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney
Unmentionable by Therese Oneill


NOVEMBER

All the Gallant Men
by Donald Stratton
Chaos
by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Cross the Line
by James Patterson
Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
by Phaedra Patrick
The Education of Dixie Dupree
by Donna Everhart
Faithful
by Alice Hoffman
I'll Take You There
by Wally Lamb
Moonglow
by Michael Chabon
Night School
by Lee Child
No Man's Land
by David Baldacci
Odessa Sea
by Clibe Cussler
Orphans of the Carnical
by Carol Birch
Turbo Twenty-Three
by Janet Evanovich

OCTOBER

Black Horizon by James Grippando
Cane and Abe by James GrippandoThe Fall by John Lescroart
Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Home by Harlan Coban
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly
Kill or Be Killed Thrillers
by James Patterson
The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg
Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler
Monticello- A Daughter and Her Father by Sally Cabot Gunning
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
One Man by Andrew Gross
On Pluto-Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s by Greg O’Brien
Sierra by Ray Anderson
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
Whistler by John Grisham
The Witches by Stacy Schiff

SEPTEMBER
Commonwealth
by Ann Patchet
Dear Mr. M
by Herman Koch
Fates and Traitors
by Jennifer Chiaverini
Perfume River
by Robert Olen Butler
Presumption of Guilt
by Archer Mayor
Razor Girl
by Carl Hiassen
Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay
by Reed Farrel Coleman
Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware

AUGUST:
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
American Treasures by Stephen Puleo
Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
Damaged by Lisa Scottoline
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
Lab Girl
by Hope Jahren
Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Miss Jane
by Brad Watson
The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck
The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper
Revenge in Cold River  by Anne Perry
The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


JULY:
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank
Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
Beyond The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston
Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies by David Fisher
Climbing by Nate Fitch
Ghosts Of War by Brad Taylor
I Almost Forgot About You by Terry MacMillan
Last Ride To Graceland by Kim Wright
Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


JUNE:
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin (YA)
Chime by Franny Billingsley (YA)
Sunrise by Mike Mullin (YA)
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (YA)
A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
End of Watch by Stephen King
Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo...
Fall of Man in Wilmslow by David Lagercrantz
Fireman by Joe HillHere’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
The Odds by Stewart O’Nan
Shelter by Jung Yun
Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danier
Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
World War II Love Stories by Gill Paul
MAY:
After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest by Lou Kasischke
Are You Somebody by Nuala O’Faolain
The Brothers by Masha Gessen
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
City Of Secrets by Stewart O'Nan
Drive ! by Lawrence Goldstone
Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff
Fire Line by Fernanda Santos
Flight Patterns by Karen Whit
For The Glory by Eric Liddells
Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
God’s Bankers by Gerald Posner
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
LaRose by Louise Erdich
Last Painting of Sara DeVos by Dominic Smith
Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Mathews Men by William Geroux
More Tales from the Island Nurse by Mary MacLeod
Nurse, Come You Here by Mary MacLeod
Off The Grid by C.J. Box
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Redemtion Road by John Hart
Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
Secrets of the National Parks by National Geographic
Shine On- How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old by Claire Cook
Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood
The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver
Telling the Bees by Peggy Hasketh
Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas
Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
Wild Women of Boston by Dina Vargo


APRIL:
Bottomland by Michelle Hoover
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Family Jewels by Stuart Woods
Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Last Mile by David Baldacci
Last Train to Paradise by Les Stanford
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
Louisa by Louisa Thomas
Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlan
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Widow by Fiona Barton


MARCH :
At the Edge of the Orchard
by Tracey Chavalier
Bitter Side of Sweet
by Tara Sullivan
Charm Bracelet
by Viola Shipman
Fall of Poppies
by Jess Brockmole
Fool Me Once
by Harlan Coben
Mrs. Houdini
by Victoria Kelly
Nest
by Cynthia Sweeney
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
Swans of Fifth Avenue
by Melanie Benjamin
Two-Family House
by Lynda Loigman
Waters of Eternal Youth
by Donna Leon
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

And some great March donations...
Who Discovered America
by Gavin Menzies
Operation Napoleon
by Arnaldur Indridason
Handsome Man's Deluxe Café
by Alexander McCall Smith
Lady Bird and Lyndon
by Betty Boyd Caroli

FEBRUARY :

Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman
The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg
The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery
Georgia by Dawn Tripp
In a Different Key by John Donovan
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
The News: A User's Manual by Alain De Botton
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
See Me by Nicholas Sparks
JANUARY Purchases:
The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag
The Dressmaker’s War by Mary Chamberlain
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
The Forgotten Room by Karen White
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Heretic by Ayaan Hirsi  Ali
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
This Old Man by Roger Angell
Unretirement by Chris Farrell
We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist (YA)


JANUARY Donations:
Downton Abbey- A Celebration- The Official Companion to All Six Seasons by Jessica Fellowes
The World of Mr. Selfridge by Alison Maloney
A Full Life- Reflections at 90 by Jimmy Carter
The Other Mrs Kennedy; Ethel Skakel Kennedy: An American Drama of Power, Privilege, and Politics by Jerry Oppenheimer
RFK, Jr: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream by Jerry Oppenheimer
Light One Candle- A Survivor’s Tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem by Solly Ganor
Call the Nurse- True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle by Mary MacLeod

 


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