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We Recommend...Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
A fictionalized account of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and its (real life) director, Georgia Tann, who kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families during the first half of the 20th century.

We Recommend...Radium Girls, by Kate Moore
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away painting clock faces at the radium-dial factories...until they began to fall mysteriously ill.

We Recommend...The Largess of the Sea Maiden, by Denis Johnson
Johnson’s voice and humor shine through in his trademark style in this, his final piece before passing away.

We Recommend...Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi has done a remarkable job of weaving both historical facts with the details of personal lives throughout the generations.


Pinal County's Most Popular Authors of 2017
In January, public libraries take stock of the most checked-out books for the previous year. Here is a list of Pinal County's most popular authors from 2017.

We Recommend...When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
A neurosurgeon chronicles his days as he moves through the various stages lung cancer, drawing closer to his death at a young age.

We Recommend...Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has written a can’t-put-down autobiography about growing up in the ghetto of Soweto during the closing years of Apartheid.

Book Review...The First Bad Man, by Miranda July
An all at once heartbreaking, dirty, tender, funny, and often times cringe worthy novel from acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author, Miranda July.

We Recommend...The Amelia Peabody series, by Elizabeth Peters
Great news for fans of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series! The last book in the series, The Painted Queen, has now been released.

We Recommend...The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey
Action, adventure, and frustration, in a zombie apocalypse tale in which all of the human frailties are on display.

July 4th is the 20 year anniversary of the Pathfinder mission to Mars!
Are you fascinated by the Red Planet? So are we! And since July 4th marks the 20th anniversary of the first successful Pathfinder mission to Mars, now is a great time to discover more about our closest planetary neighbor.

A Superhero Summer
This summer looks to be an exciting time for Superhero fans, and the library has everything you need to feed your superhero addiction!

Celebrate Military Appreciation Month
May is Military Appreciation Month, an opportunity to publicly demonstrate appreciation for the sacrifices and successes of our service members, past and present.

World War I
April 6 marks the 100 Year Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. More than 70 million military personnel worldwide were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. Nearly 9 million soldiers lost their lives. Learn more about The Great War.

We Recommend...The Last One, by Alexandra Oliva
Follow Zoo to the end of her strange journey, one that starts as a reality game show...and ends as a struggle for survival.

We Recommend...The God's Eye View, by Barry Eisler
How many electronic devices might be tracking our movements and activities, and what happens if government officials take advantage of that information for other than the right reasons? How does someone fight the director of the NSA?

We Recommend...Hard Light, by Elizabeth Hand
Cass Neary seems to land in dangerous situations, usually through her own fault. Be prepared for a fascinating view of any city, or country where Cass wanders, and to meet some very strange denizens of those places.

This year we bid a fond farewell to...
Some of the well-known authors, entertainers, and leaders we lost in 2016.

We Recommend...The One Man, by Andrew Gross
The suspense filled story of a mission to infiltrate Auschwitz and free a Jewish nuclear physicist whose knowledge can help end the war.

We Recommend...Redemption Road, by John Hart
A classic thriller that doesn’t disappoint, this novel is so tightly written that it is hard to put down. This is a riveting story by a master storyteller.

We Recommend...The Second Life of Nick Mason, by Steve Hamilton
Nick Mason walks a fine line, but when his daughter is threatened, he is forced to take action which could end badly for them all.

We Recommend...Panacea, by F. Paul Wilson
Wouldn’t we love to find a potion that could cure every disease, rendering a person completely healthy within 24 hours?

We Recommend...All Is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker
A psychological thriller that keeps us guessing until the last chapter!

We Recommend...Wilde Lake, by Laura Lippman
The new stand-alone novel by Laura Lippman tells a fascinating story that includes a subtle mystery. Her great writing is sure to keep you reading deep into the night!

We Recommend...Mercy, by Michael & Daniel Palmer
An exciting medical thriller by the father-son team of Michael and Daniel Palmer.

November is National Novel Writing Month
Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing a novel but lacked inspiration or support? Then you are in luck! November is National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo) where writers from around the world endeavor to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

We Recommend...What Remains of Me, by Alison Gaylin
A psychological suspense novel that follows a convicted teenage murderer serving 25 years in prison. The surprising final twist leaves us pondering the many paths that people choose in life.

We recommend...The Last Mile, by David Baldacci
In this second book in the Detective Amos Decker series, bestselling author David Baldacci weaves a fast paced thriller, with amazing revelations that appear, one by one, until the final moment of understanding.

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We Recommend...Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
Jason Dessen, a husband and father, wakes up in an alternate universe where he has made different choices in life, and is now a scientist with an amazing invention: a box and a drug that opens doors into an infinity of different universes...

We Recommend...I Let You Go, by Claire Mackintosh
A new novel of psychological fiction by Clare Mackintosh, this is a compelling read with a fulfilling conclusion.

We Recommend...The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
This powerful debut novel gives us a new and different view of the Vietnam War. It has won numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

We recommend...The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie
Helping a friend’s widow tear apart her rotten front porch, Iraq veteran Peter Ash finds a 150 lb. dog, $400,000 in cash, and four bricks of C-4 explosive. Things spiral down from there...

We Recommend...Time of Departure, by Douglas Schofield
Time of Departure is a mixture of thriller, fantasy, and love story—a fascinating tale full of twists that will keep you tied to it until the very end.

Exciting things are happening with the space program!

Find out about a few of them and learn more about space exploration and discovery at your Pinal County Libraries!


We Recommend...Blood Defense, by Marcia Clark

Blood Defense is the first book in Marcia Clark's new, Samantha Brinkman legal mystery series. Now's your chance to read the book, before the second installment comes out in November. Don't miss this sizzling summer read!


We Recommend... Orphan X, by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X is the start of an exciting new series by noted thriller author Gregg Hurwitz. A truly riveting thriller with a compelling protagonist, the end leaves us knowing there will be more to the story.

We Recommend...Cell, by Stephen King
Next month is the theatrical release of Cell, based on the novel by Stephen King. Now's your chance to read the book before the movie comes out!

We Recommend... Hostage Taker by Stephanie Pintoff
In the first of a new series by Stefanie Pintoff, Eve Rossi and her team of non-agents and criminals have to save St. Patrick's Cathedral and the hostages being held inside.

We Recommend...As Night Falls, by Jenny Milchman
In As Night Falls, the author has, once again, written a psychological thriller that doesn’t stop.

We Recommend...Invasion of Privacy
This thriller is bound to raise questions about how privacy can so easily be invaded by those whose motives may not be ethical.

We Recommend...Hell To Pay
Paul Disher gives us a view of the backwater area of southern Australia in his mystery novel, Hell to Pay.

We Recommend... The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
She's left her dead husband -- and within forty-eight hours Tanya Dubois is a fugitive. Hopscotching from city to city,she is chased by a very dark secret ... can she outrun her past?

Love is in the air... or is it?
Try something a little different for Valentine's Day.

We Recommend... The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Cixin Liu’s Hugo Award winning book “The Three-Body Problem” is classic science fiction from China

We Recommend…Simon Toyne
Do you like apocalyptic conspiracy thrillers? If so then you’ll love Simon Toyne’s Ruin trilogy!

2015 Top Ten Lists
What were the most borrowed books, audiobooks, movies, music & video games in 2015?

All Things Star Wars
Star Wars : The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18. We have all things Star Wars for you.

Share your ideas to help improve your library
The libraries of Pinal County invite you to share your ideas about your library and the services and materials it provides.

We Recommend... Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith
A young lawyer is excited to be offered the chance to join an elite, African American secret society, until he learns their true ambitions.

We Recommend... Saturn Run by John Sandford & Ctein
A science fiction thriller from John Sandford & Ctein.

We Recommend... The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
A psychological thriller that keeps you guessing.

We Recommend... The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
A near future dystopian tale of an Arizona without water.

We Recommend... The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
The latest Lisbeth Salandar novel is the 4th book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium series.

We Recommend... The Murder's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman
Crime novelist Jonathan Kellerman brings us a new protagonist

We Recommend... The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer
Read our review of this stunning new work of literary fiction

We Recommend... Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Fulfill your one of your reading challenges with this literary mystery

We Recommend... The Martian by Andy Weir
Learn more about this best-seller coming to theaters soon

We Recommend... City of Thieves by David Benioff
Read about this critically acclaimed historical-fiction, dark comedy.

We Recommend... The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy
 A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga

We Recommend... The Fixer by Joseph Finder
Winner of the International Thriller Writers Award writes novel about family secrets

We Recommend... The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen
A review of the latest work from the Department Q series.

We Recommend... Uprooted by Naomi Novik
New York Times Bestselling author writes Grimm style fairy tales for adults.

We Recommend... Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman
A review of the latest addition to the Leaphorn and Chee mystery series

We Recommend.... Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
A review of Award Winning Author Kimberly McCreight's "Where they Found Her"

Pinal County Librarian Selected for Prestigious Horner Fellowship
Casa Grande Children's Librarian selected for Japanese exchange program

June is Audiobook Month!
June is the time to increase awareness and enthusiasm for audiobooks!

2015 Summer Reading Programs at Pinal County Libraries
Learn what's going on this summer at your local library!

2015 Reading Challenge - How to Find the Right Book

Library resources for finding books to match some of the trickier categories in the 2015 Reading Challenge!


We Recommend... Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger
A review of New York Time Best Selling Author Lisa Unger's "Crazy Love You"

National Library Week & Library Worker's Day, 2015
It's National Library Week! It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use!

InterLibrary Loans at PCLD
Learn what Interlibrary Loans are and how you can request books not owned by your library!

ONEBOOKAZ - Free eBooks now Available!
The winners of the ONEBOOKAZ competition have been announced and you can download the eBooks for free!


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