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Ruby Canton Collection

The Ruby Canton Collection is named in honor of a beloved Librarian who worked in the library from 1908-1928 when UCO was Central State Teachers' College.

Ruby Canton's private library comprised the first titles in the collection. New titles are selected by library staff and focus on high-quality current leisure reading. This list is updated once each month.

See all Ruby Canton Collection books or staff recommendations.


  Call Number Title Author Publication Date
HV8073 .G583 2020 18 tiny deaths : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics Goldfarb, Bruce 2020
PS3563.I42175 C48 2020 A children's bible : a novel Millet, Lydia, 1968- 2020
PS3614.O93 D43 2020 A deadly education : a novel Novik, Naomi 2020
F L46p A pho love story Le, Loan 2021
PS3557.R5355 T55 2020 A time for mercy Grisham, John 2020
PS3607.R36395 A65 2021 Across the green grass fields McGuire, Seanan 2021
E185.97.W6128 A3 2020 Afropessimism Wilderson, Frank B., III, 1956- 2020
305.9 H11a Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir Ha, Robin 2020
PT9877.12.A32 F6513 2020 Anxious people : a novel Backman, Fredrik, 1981- 2020
N7460 .D37 2020 Artcurious : stories of the unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful in art history Dasal, Jennifer, 1980- 2020
F So62b Banned book club Kim, Hyun Sook 2020
PS3573.I53165 B44 2019 Before we were yours : a novel Wingate, Lisa 2019
PS3601.S593 B57 2021 Black Buck Askaripour, Mateo 2021
CB235 .B595 2020 Black futures 2020
PS3613.I55288 B57 2018 Blackfish City Miller, Sam J. 2018
N8600 .S54 2019 Boom : mad money, mega dealers, and the rise of contemporary art Shnayerson, Michael 2019
PS3557.O753 Z57 2018 Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey Dery, Mark, 1959- 2018
PS3612.E92365 B83 2020 Bubblegum : a novel Levin, Adam 2020
F K481c Cannon ball Wroten, Kelsey, 2019
F T36c Cemetery boys Thomas, Aiden 2020
PS3562.A4835 C47 2019 Chronicles of a radical hag (with recipes) : a novel Landvik, Lorna, 1954- 2019
HD8039.A432 U6323 2021 Come fly the world : the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am Cooke, Julia 2021
PR6118.O59 C66 2017 Conversations with friends : a novel Rooney, Sally 2017
HG3756.A44 C74 2020 Credit secrets : 2 books in 1 Allen, Luke 2020
RC49 .R44 2020 Cured : the life-changing science of spontaneous healing Rediger, Jeffrey 2020
B831.2 .P58 2020 Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody Pluckrose, Helen 2020
PS3618.E5478 D35 2019 Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel Reid, Taylor Jenkins 2019
362.17 F315d Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir Feder, Tyler, (author, illustrator, letterer) 2020
PS3613.C28 D43 2020 Deacon King Kong McBride, James, 1957- 2020
PS3608.O88 D4365 2015 Dead Rapunzel Houston, Victoria, 1945- 2015
PS3613.O77936 D43 2020 Death in her hands Moshfegh, Ottessa 2020
HM851 .S257 2020 Deepfakes : the coming infocalypse Schick, Nina 2020
F H874d Displacement Hughes, Kiku 2020
741.59 Y16d Dragon hoops Yang, Gene Luen, 2020
PG7179.O37 P7613 2019 Drive your plow over the bones of the dead Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- 2019
PL873.U73 C4813 2020 Earthlings : a novel Murata, Sayaka, 1979- 2020
CT3262.I2 W47 2018 Educated : a memoir Westover, Tara 2018
F IL8e Every body looking Iloh, Candice 2020
F N231e Everything sad is untrue : (a true story) Nayeri, Daniel 2020
N6853.M118 B4613 2020 Finding Dora Maar : an artist, an address book, a life Benkemoun, Brigitte, 1959- 2020
PR6102.O33 F57 2021 Fireheart tiger Bodard, Aliette de 2021
PL856.U673 A2 2021 First person singular : stories Murakami, Haruki, 1949- 2021
E185 .F625 2021 Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 2021
PS3619.E79 G48 2020 Ghosts of Harvard : a novel Serritella, Francesca Scottoline 2020
PR9639.4.M85 L63 2020 no.1 Gideon the ninth Muir, Tamsyn 2020
PN2287.M54545 A3 2020 Greenlights McConaughey, Matthew, 1969- 2020
RC514 .K648 2020 Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family Kolker, Robert 2020
PS3611.I8726 A6 2020 I know you know who I am : stories Kispert, Peter 2020
PR9199.4.R455 I6 2020 I'm thinking of ending things Reid, Iain, 1981- author. 2020
HV6534.R39 O47 2019 If you tell : a true story of murder, family secrets, and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood Olsen, Gregg 2019
JK1759 .J38 2020 In the hands of the people : Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 2020
PS3625.U15 I58 2020 Interior Chinatown Yu, Charles, 1976- 2020
PR9199.4.B4494 K55 2021 Knit, purl, a baby and a girl Bell, Hettie 2021
PS3607.I2748 L35 2020 Lakewood : a novel Giddings, Megan 2020
F L78L Last night at the Telegraph Club Lo, Malinda 2021
D810.C4 A44313 2019 Last witnesses : an oral history of the children of World War II Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- 2019
F T15L Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me Tamaki, Mariko 2019
PS3601.L3257 L43 2020 Leave the world behind : a novel Alam, Rumaan, author. 2020
PS3607.R455 L53 2021 Libertie : a novel Greenidge, Kaitlyn 2021
PQ7798.29.C5388 K4613 2020 Little eyes Schweblin, Samanta, 1978- 2020
B105.T54 H58 2020 Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life Hitz, Zena, 1973- 2020
BJ1589 .M37 2017 Make your bed : little things that can change your life --and maybe the world McRaven, William H. 1955- (William Harry), 2017
HN18.3 .H368 2020 Making sense : conversations on consciousness, morality, and the future of humanity Harris, Sam, 1967- 2020
P P412m Meesha makes friends Percival, Tom, 1977- 2021
F M576m Midnight sun Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- 2020
GR825 .G5645 2016 Monsters among us : an exploration of otherworldly bigfoots, wolfmen, portals, phantoms, and odd phenomena Godfrey, Linda S. 2016
F K527m More to the story Khan, Hena 2019
PR9387.9.B73 M9 2019 My sister, the serial killer : a novel Braithwaite, Oyinkan 2019
PS3562.E3347 M9 2021 My year abroad Lee, Chang-rae 2021
PR6118.O59 N67 2018 Normal people : a novel Rooney, Sally author. 2018
NA735.O37 R67 2017 Oklahoma City's mid-century modern architecture Rostochil, Lynne 2017
P D626o Oona DiPucchio, Kelly 2021
PS3612.E34884 P46 2020 Phoenix extravagant Lee, Yoon Ha 2020
ND1662.M93 S26 2010 Provenance : how a con man and a forger rewrote the history of modern art Salisbury, Laney. 2010
F M955p Puddin' Murphy, Julie, 1985- 2018
PS3603.L548 R432 2020 Ready player two : a novel Cline, Ernest 2020
PR6111.U68 R43 2020 Red pill Kunzru, Hari, 1969- 2020
K3161 .T53 1982 Religion, law, and the growth of constitutional thought, 1150-1650 Tierney, Brian. 2008
PS3615.K67 R46 2021 Remote control Okorafor, Nnedi 2021
PS3623.A86733 S53 2020 Sharks in the time of saviors Washburn, Kawai Strong, 1980- 2020
PS3619.T828 S58 2020 Shuggie Bain : a novel Stuart, Douglas, 1976- 2020
RC406.P3 T38 2020 Sitting pretty : the view from my ordinary resilient disabled body Taussig, Rebekah 2020
PN6727.B7568 S65 2020 Solutions and other problems Brosh, Allie 2020
PR9199.3.H479 B66 2008 Someone knows my name Hill, Lawrence, 1957- 2008
F128.3 .C36 2016 St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street Calhoun, Ada 2016
PS3619.O4398 S73 2019 Stay up with Hugo Best : a novel Somers, Erin author. 2019
HM1166 .E7413 2019 Surrounded by idiots : the four types of human behavior and how to effectively communicate with each in business (and in life) Erikson, Thomas, 1965- 2019
F704.T92 H55 2021 The 1921 Tulsa race massacre : a photographic history Hill, Karlos K. 2021
F704.T92 H55 2021 The 1921 Tulsa race massacre : a photographic history Hill, Karlos K. 2021
PS3557.R46 S54 2018 The adventure of the neural psychoses Gresh, Lois H. 2018
RC552.P67 V358 2014 The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma Van der Kolk, Bessel A., 1943- 2014
PR6056.I86 B66 2015 The bookshop Fitzgerald, Penelope 2015
E311 .C46 2020 The cabinet : George Washington and the creation of an American institution Chervinsky, Lindsay M., 1988- 2020
F G94d The dark matter of Mona Starr Gulledge, Laura Lee 2020
PS3611.A7886 D44 2020 The deep Katsu, Alma 2020
PS3566.A7756 D88 2019 The Dutch House : a novel Patchett, Ann 2019
D810.S45 Y84 2017 The forgotten 500 : the untold story of the men who risked all for the greatest rescue mission of World War II Freeman, Gregory A. 2017
PS3612.E4538 L46 2020 The four profound weaves Lemberg, R. B. 2020
PS3558.A4763 F68 2021 The four winds Hannah, Kristin 2021
PS3622.E437 S63 2019 The girl they left behind : a novel Veletzos, Roxanne 2019
PR9199.4.M3347 G53 2020 The glass hotel Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- author. 2020
PN6747.M665 A3413 2020 The golden age. Moreil, Roxanne 2020
PS3557.R5355 G83 2019 The guardians Grisham, John author. 2019
PS3616.O5694 H43 2017 The heavenly table : a novel Pollock, Donald Ray, 1954- author. 2017
F J199h The henna wars Jaigirdar, Adiba 2020
PS3607.O59774 H55 2021 The hill we climb : an inaugural poem for the country Gorman, Amanda, 1998- 2021
PS3612.A9442273 H66 2020 The honey-don't list Lauren, Christina author. 2020
PS3611.L86 H68 2020 The house in the cerulean sea Klune, TJ 2020
PS3619.C4848 I58 2020 The invisible life of Addie LaRue Schwab, Victoria 2020
PS3619.C4848 I58 2020 The invisible life of Addie LaRue Schwab, Victoria 2020
PR5398 .M57 2013 The lady and her monsters : a tale of dissections, real-life Dr. Frankensteins, and the creation of Mary Shelley's masterpiece Montillo, Roseanne. 2013
PS3552.E73147 L37 2019 The last chance lawyer Bernhardt, William, 1960- 2019
PS3623.A43852 L68 2019 The lottery : a novel Wall, D. K. 2019
JC591 .M877 2020 The madness of crowds : gender, race and identity Murray, Douglas, 1979- 2020
F N49m The magic fish Nguyen, Trung Le 2020
PR6108.A39 M53 2020 The midnight library Haig, Matt, 1975- 2020
PQ7298.429.E355 M8713 2019 The murmur of bees Segovia, Sofía 2019
P P9685o The old boat Pumphrey, Jarrett 2021
P P9685ot The old truck Pumphrey, Jarrett 2020
PS3608.A783854 O53 2020 The once and future witches Harrow, Alix E. 2020
PS3604.U336 O88 2011 The Outer Banks house : a novel Ducharme, Diann. 2011
PS3566.O92 O94 2019 The overstory : a novel Powers, Richard, 1957- 2019
HV6248.B773 K46 2020 The phantom prince : my life with Ted Bundy Kendall, Elizabeth 2020
F W175p The price guide to the occult Walton, Leslye (Leslye Jo Anne), 2018
JK468.I6 A8435 2020 The quiet Americans : four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War--a tragedy in three acts Anderson, Scott, 1959- 2020
PS3612.O9285 R69 2020 The Roxy letters Lowry, Mary Pauline 2020
PR6106.R457 S42 2020 The searcher French, Tana 2020
F D752s The sound of stars Dow, Alechia 2020
PS3566.R4123 S65 2020 The spiderling Preston, M. K. 1944- (Marcia K.), 2020
PR9619.4.R56 T55 2019 The things we cannot say Rimmer, Kelly 2019
PS3612.E68 T63 2019 The Topeka school Lerner, Ben, 1979- 2019
BF1411 .D525 2020 The unidentified : mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained Dickey, Colin 2020
PS3606.I8447 W58 2019 The wives Fisher, Tarryn 2019
PR9199.4.E424 T48 2019 This is how you lose the time war El-Mohtar, Amal 2019
PR6123.I575 Z46 2020 This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- 2020
PR6057.R386 T53 2020 Tidelands Gregory, Philippa 2020
PS3607.Y37 T73 2020 Transcendent kingdom Gyasi, Yaa 2020
PS3618.A328 T84 2019 Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts : an adventure Racculia, Kate 2019
PS3612.A9442273 T85 2019 Twice in a blue moon Lauren, Christina author. 2019
HV6025 .U57 2020 Unspeakable acts : true tales of crime, murder, deceit, and obsession 2020
CT275.M469125 A3 2020 Untamed Doyle, Glennon, 1976- 2020
PS3607.A359 U67 2020 Upright women wanted Gailey, Sarah 2020
PS3623.E885 V35 2020 Valentine : a novel Wetmore, Elizabeth 2020
F C8125v Vampires never get old : tales with fresh bite 2020
PS3558.A4763 W34 1995 Waiting for the moon Hannah, Kristin. 1995
HV6534.C24 C55 2020 We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence Cooper, Becky 2020
PS3603.O86814 W53 2021 What's mine and yours : a novel Coster, Naima, 1986- 2021
741.5 J241w When stars are scattered Jamieson, Victoria 2020
PS591.I55 W47 2020 When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native Nations poetry 2020
PS3557.A7132 W48 2020 When you see me : a novel Gardner, Lisa author. 2020
PS3615.W447 W48 2018 Where the crawdads sing Owens, Delia 2018
DS554.82 .T5313 2020 Year of the rabbit Tian, 1975- 2020
HV6762.U5 M78 2020 Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country Murdoch, Sierra Crane 2020
F J1353y Yesterday is history Jackson, Kosoko 2021