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Booklist for Adults

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Fiction

  • BR16762 Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile by Verlyn Klinkenborg
  • DB52511 and BR01873 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • DB81576 and BR20839 Mort(e) by Robert Repino
  • DB66787 and BR17801 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • DB93442 The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
  • DB96119 Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
  • DB47393 The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane
  • DB92822 The Dalai Lama’s Cat trilogy by David Michie
  • DB86057 Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • DB98554 Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • BR14168 The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
  • BR21404 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • BR17587 Horseplay by Judy Reene Singer
  • DB46153 Night of the Panther by E.C. Ayres
  • DB86835 Night of the Animals by Bill Broun
  • DB35038 Nine Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • DB28421 The Short Happy Life of Mister Ghichka: a Novel by Alain Gerber
  • DB43082 Final Refuge: a Novel of Eco-Terrorism by James L. Haley
  • DBC08138 Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban
  • DB88708 Fierce Kingdom: a Novel by Gin Phillips
  • DB71318 The Search by Nora Roberts
  • DB102687 West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
  • DBC08198 Noah’s Wife by Lindsay Starck
  • DB29974 The Zoo where You’re Fed to God: a Novel by Michael Ventura
  • BR11241 Where You Are by George Constable
  • BR22100 The Right Side by Spencer Quinn
  • BR17900 Together: a Novel of Shared Vision by Tom Sullivan
  • DB81385 and BR20782 Dog Crazy: a Novel of Love Lost and Found by Meg Donohue
  • DB34085 The Doorman by Reinaldo Arenas
  • DB84170 Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  • DBC01387 The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
  • DB43378 Animal Acts: a Novel by Rhoda Leman
  • DB99610 Other People’s Pets by R.L. Maizes
  • DB59914 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • DB90286 The Friend: a Novel by Sigrid Nunez
  • DB56295 The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
  • DB59012 Elsewhere in the Land of Parrots by Jim Paul
  • DB87561 The Dog who Danced by Susan Wilson
  • DB76739 Every Boy Should Have a Man. Monster Makers, Inc. by Laurence Yep
  • DB56234 and BR14805 Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • DB42482 and BR10623 While the Messiah Tarries: Stories by Melvin Jules Bukiet
  • DB82476 and BR21329 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • DB28232 The Wind from the Sun: Stories of the Space Age by Arthur C. Clarke
  • DBC11232 Ice Hunter (Woods Cop mysteries #1) by Joseph Heywood
  • DBC11233 Blue Wolf in Green Fire (Woods Cop mysteries #2) by Joseph Heywood
  • DBC11234 Chasing a Blond Moon (Woods Cop mysteries #3) by Joseph Heywood
  • DBC11235 Running Dark (Woods Cop mysteries #4) by Joseph Heywood
  • DBC16161 Strike Dog (Woods Cop mysteries #5) by Joseph Heywood
  • DBC16162 Death Roe (Woods Cop mysteries #6) by Joseph Heywood
  • DB63617 The Ethical Assassin by David Liss
  • DBC12183 The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • DB86331 Drowned Worlds: Tales from the Anthropocene and Beyond by Jonathan Strahan
  • DB53446 Starfish by Peter Watts

Non-Fiction

  • DB83878 and BR21454 Tales of Remarkable Birds by Dominic Couzens
  • DB95286 and BR22786 The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  • DB99080 and BR23162 Nature’s Best Hope: a New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy
  • DB99891 The Bird Way: a New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman
  • DB85848 The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
  • DB98745 The Falcon Thief: a True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer
  • DB27452 One Man’s Owl by Bernd Heinrich
  • DB51831 Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds by Bernd Heinrich
  • DB81386 H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  • DB68344 Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond by Irene M. Pepperberg
  • DB85163 The Thing with Feathers: the Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human by Noah K. Strycker
  • DB53926 and BR12837 All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • DB39611 and BR13838 and BR0541 All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
  • DB53147 and DB11120 and BR05779 All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot
  • BR23162 Nature’s Best Hope: a New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy
  • DB18521 and BR15487 The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
  • DB71221 and BR18922 Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa by Kevin Richardson
  • DB66089 Babylon’s Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony
  • DB85906 The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony
  • DB19930 Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
  • DB59860 Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin
  • DB70209 Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin
  • DB34196 The Dark Romance of Dian Fossey by Harold Hayes
  • DB66251 Steve and Me by Terri Irwin
  • DB62439 The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell’s Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears by Nick Jans
  • DB94157 A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans
  • DB99023 Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther by Craig Pittman
  • DB95543 Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved by F.B.M. Waal
  • DB90694 The Seabird’s Cry: the Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson
  • DB99023 Cat Tale: the Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther by Craig Pittman
  • DB89929 The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World by Peter Wohlleben
  • BR14833 The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family by Jon Katz
  • DB80097 and BR20559 The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of “Unadoptables” Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson
  • DB73300 and BR19434 Thunder Dog: the True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson
  • DB20007 and BR05296 Tom & Bear: the Training of a Guide Dog Team by Richard B. McPhee
  • DB92073 and BR22489 Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello
  • DB87817 Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog by Julie S. Bettinger
  • DBC00229 Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog by Susannah Charleson
  • DB83921 Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life by Patty L. Fletcher
  • DBC03980 A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern
  • DB93758 Hero Dogs: How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America’s Greatest Disaster-Search Partners by Wilma Melville and Paul Lobo
  • DB88872 A Dog Called Hope: a Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog who Saved Him by Jason Morgan and Damien Lewis
  • DB97758 Walk in My Paws: an Anthology: Working Service Dogs by R. Rice
  • DB87733 No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub
  • DBC05797 Comet’s Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life by Steven D. Wolf
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