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Which books were the most popular in Greene County last year? Here are the 10 books you checked out most from the library in 2017.


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

By J.D. Vance

Shares the story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.


The Whistler

The Whistler

By John Grisham

Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, takes on a case involving a corrupt judge, a Native American casino, and the mafia when a previously disbarred lawyer approaches her on behalf of a client who claims to know the truth.


Camino Island

Camino Island

By John Grisham

After being laid off from her teaching position, Mercer Mann is approached by a mysterious woman with a generous offer to go undercover and infiltrate bookstore owner Bruce Cable’s life to learn his secrets.


The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

By David McCullough

Chronicles the story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity.


The Black Book

The Black Book

By James Patterson and David Ellis

A devoted Chicago cop from a family of career detectives miraculously survives an attack that kills his partner but that he cannot remember himself, an event that causes him to be charged with double murder and tasked with uncovering what really happened to clear his name.


The Fix

The Fix

By David Baldacci

Amos Decker investigates a murder-suicide that occurred outside FBI headquarters and cannot connect the shooter and his victim, but he is ordered off the case, and it becomes clear that finding the link is a matter of national security.


Small Great Things

Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned—they are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other’s lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.


Never Never

Never Never

By James Patterson and Candice Fox

While her brother is under arrest in Sydney for a series of brutal murders, Detective Harriet Blue is sent out of town to investigate the disappearance of three young people in the middle of the Western Australian desert.


If Not for You

If Not for You

By Debbie Macomber

Moving away from her oppressive parents in hopes of taking charge of her own life, Beth takes a job as a school music teacher and initially resists her attraction to a tattooed mechanic who is the epitome of everything her conservative parents fear.


Night School

Night School

By Lee Child

A military policeman fresh off a mission in 1996, Jack Reacher is assigned to a covert task force with two government experts to track down an American who is about to make a mysterious sale to Middle Eastern radicals.



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