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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, (author) 2020
PS3563.I42175 C48 2020 A children's bible : a novel Millet, Lydia, 1968- (author) 2020
F L46p A pho love story Le, Loan, (author) 2021
PS3557.R5355 T55 2020 A time for mercy Grisham, John, (author) 2020
D790 .H43 2021 Above the Reich : deadly dogfights, blistering bombing raids, and other war stories from the greatest American air heroes of World War II, in their own words Heaton, Colin D. (interviewer) 2021
PS3607.R36395 A65 2021 Across the green grass fields McGuire, Seanan, (author) 2021
E185.97.W6128 A3 2020 Afropessimism Wilderson, Frank B., III, 1956- (author) 2020
KF225.G35 P45 2021 Alpha : Eddie Gallagher and the war for the soul of the Navy Seals Philipps, David, (author) 2021
PT9877.12.A32 F6513 2020 Anxious people : a novel Backman, Fredrik, 1981- (author) 2020
PN6727.S566 A85 2020 Apsara engine Som, Bishakh, 1968- (author, artist) 2020
N7460 .D37 2020 Artcurious : stories of the unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful in art history Dasal, Jennifer, 1980- (author) 2020
PS3573.I53165 B44 2019 Before we were yours : a novel Wingate, Lisa, (author) 2019
PS3601.S593 B57 2021 Black Buck Askaripour, Mateo, (author) 2021
CB235 .B595 2020 Black futures 2020
PS3613.I55288 B57 2018 Blackfish City Miller, Sam J. (author) 2018
F454.B66 D78 2021 Blood and treasure : Daniel Boone and the fight for America's first frontier Drury, Bob, (author) 2021
N8600 .S54 2019 Boom : mad money, mega dealers, and the rise of contemporary art Shnayerson, Michael (author) 2019
PS3612.E92365 B83 2020 Bubblegum : a novel Levin, Adam, (author) 2020
F K481c Cannon ball Wroten, Kelsey, (author, artist) 2019
F T36c Cemetery boys Thomas, Aiden, (author) 2020
DL65 .P68 2020 Children of ash and elm : a history of the Vikings Price, Neil S. (author) 2020
PS3562.A4835 C47 2019 Chronicles of a radical hag (with recipes) : a novel Landvik, Lorna, 1954- (author) 2019
HD8039.A432 U6323 2021 Come fly the world : the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am Cooke, Julia, (author) 2021
PR6118.O59 C66 2017 Conversations with friends : a novel Rooney, Sally, (author) 2017
HG3756.A44 C74 2020 Credit secrets : 2 books in 1 Allen, Luke, (author) 2020
F386 .S94 2020 Cult of glory : the bold and brutal history of the Texas Rangers Swanson, Doug J., 1953- (author) 2020
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- (author) 2020
F H874d Displacement Hughes, Kiku, (author, illustrator) 2020
PG7179.O37 P7613 2019 Drive your plow over the bones of the dead Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- (author) 2019
PL873.U73 C4813 2020 Earthlings : a novel Murata, Sayaka, 1979- (author) 2020
CT3262.I2 W47 2018 Educated : a memoir Westover, Tara (author) 2018
F IL8e Every body looking Iloh, Candice, (author) 2020
F N231e Everything sad is untrue : (a true story) Nayeri, Daniel, (author) 2020
F1219.73 .T67 2019 Fifth sun : a new history of the Aztecs Townsend, Camilla, 1965- (author) 2019
PR6102.O33 F57 2021 Fireheart tiger Bodard, Aliette de, (author) 2021
PL856.U673 A2 2021 First person singular : stories Murakami, Haruki, 1949- (author) 2021
E185 .F625 2021 Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 2021
ND497.B16 S89 2020 Francis Bacon : revelations Stevens, Mark, 1951- (author) 2020
QL85 .R623 2021 Fuzz : when nature breaks the law Roach, Mary, (author) 2021
PR9639.4.M85 L63 2020 no.1 Gideon the ninth Muir, Tamsyn, (author) 2020
PJ3771.G6 S295 2019 Gilgamesh : the life of a poem Schmidt, Michael, 1947- (author) 2019
HV5137 .O44 2021 Girly drinks : a world history of women and alcohol O'Meara, Mallory, (author) 2021
PN2287.M54545 A3 2020 Greenlights McConaughey, Matthew, 1969- (author) 2020
PS3573.H4768 H37 2021 Harlem shuffle Whitehead, Colson, 1969- (author) 2021
E207.L2 D86 2021 Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the age of revolution Duncan, Mike, 1980- (author) 2021
RC514 .K648 2020 Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family Kolker, Robert, (author) 2020
PS3611.I8726 A6 2020 I know you know who I am : stories Kispert, Peter, (author) 2020
HV6534.R39 O47 2019 If you tell : a true story of murder, family secrets, and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood Olsen, Gregg, (author) 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 (author) 2020
PS3625.U15 I58 2020 Interior Chinatown Yu, Charles, 1976- (author) 2020
PR9199.4.B4494 K55 2021 Knit, purl, a baby and a girl Bell, Hettie, (author) 2021
PS3607.I2748 L35 2020 Lakewood : a novel Giddings, Megan, (author) 2020
F L78L Last night at the Telegraph Club Lo, Malinda, (author) 2021
D810.C4 A44313 2019 Last witnesses : an oral history of the children of World War II Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- (author) 2019
F T15L Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me Tamaki, Mariko, (author) 2019
PS3601.L3257 L43 2020 Leave the world behind : a novel Alam, Rumaan, author. 2020
PS3607.R455 L53 2021 Libertie : a novel Greenidge, Kaitlyn, (author) 2021
B105.T54 H58 2020 Lost in thought : the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life Hitz, Zena, 1973- (author) 2020
PS3619.I544345 L68 2021 Love and fury : a novel of Mary Wollstonecraft Silva, Samantha, (author) 2021
G550 .E93 2021 Maiden voyages : magnificent ocean liners and the women who traveled and worked aboard them Evans, Siân, (author) 2021
HN18.3 .H368 2020 Making sense : conversations on consciousness, morality, and the future of humanity Harris, Sam, 1967- (author) 2020
P P412m Meesha makes friends Percival, Tom, 1977- (author, illustrator) 2021
TL789.8.U6 M4766 2021 Mercury rising : John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the new battleground of the Cold War Shesol, Jeff, (author) 2021
F K527m More to the story Khan, Hena, (author) 2019
HV5840.M4 B49 2021 My brother the killer : a family story Sharkey, Alix, (author) 2021
PR9387.9.B73 M9 2019 My sister, the serial killer : a novel Braithwaite, Oyinkan, (author) 2019
PS3562.E3347 M9 2021 My year abroad Lee, Chang-rae, (author) 2021
PS3560.O5395 N54 2020 Night of the mannequins Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- (author) 2020
NA735.O37 R67 2017 Oklahoma City's mid-century modern architecture Rostochil, Lynne, (author) 2017
P D626o Oona DiPucchio, Kelly, (author) 2021
N6490 .H847 2020 Open studio : do-it-yourself art projects by contemporary artists Hurowitz, Sharon Coplan, (author) 2020
PN3435 .H45 2017 Paperbacks from Hell : the twisted history of '70s and '80s horror fiction Hendrix, Grady, (author) 2017
PS3612.E34884 P46 2020 Phoenix extravagant Lee, Yoon Ha, (author) 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- (author) 2018
PS3603.L548 R432 2020 Ready player two : a novel Cline, Ernest, (author) 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, (author) 2021
328.73 L58r no.1 Run. Lewis, John, 1940-2020 (author) 2021
PS3623.A86733 S53 2020 Sharks in the time of saviors Washburn, Kawai Strong, 1980- (author) 2020
HV6517 .W75 2021 She kills me : the true stories of history's deadliest women Wright, Jennifer, 1986- (author) 2021
PS3619.T828 S58 2020 Shuggie Bain : a novel Stuart, Douglas, 1976- (author) 2020
RC406.P3 T38 2020 Sitting pretty : the view from my ordinary resilient disabled body Taussig, Rebekah, (author) 2020
PN6727.B7568 S65 2020 Solutions and other problems Brosh, Allie, (author, illustrator) 2020
PR9199.3.H479 B66 2008 Someone knows my name Hill, Lawrence, 1957- 2008
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- (author) 2019
F704.T92 H55 2021 The 1921 Tulsa race massacre : a photographic history Hill, Karlos K. (author) 2021
PS3557.R46 S54 2018 The adventure of the neural psychoses Gresh, Lois H. (author) 2018
QC773.A1 O47 2020 The apocalypse factory : plutonium and the making of the atomic age Olson, Steve, 1956- (author) 2020
RC552.P67 V358 2014 The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma Van der Kolk, Bessel A., 1943- (author) 2014
PR6056.I86 B66 2015 The bookshop Fitzgerald, Penelope, (author) 2015
PS3619.T3747 D43 2021 The death of Jane Lawrence Starling, Caitlin, (author) 2021
PS3611.A7886 D44 2020 The deep Katsu, Alma, (author) 2020
PS3603.A774235 D48 2021 The devil's hand : a thriller Carr, Jack (Joint pseudonym) (author) 2021
PS3608.E543 F56 2021 The final girl support group Hendrix, Grady, (author) 2021
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. (author) 2020
PS3558.A4763 F68 2021 The four winds Hannah, Kristin, (author) 2021
PS3622.E437 S63 2019 The girl they left behind : a novel Veletzos, Roxanne, (author) 2019
PS3611.U7386 A6 2021 The hard crowd : essays 2000-2020 Kushner, Rachel, (author) 2021
F J199h The henna wars Jaigirdar, Adiba, (author) 2020
PS3607.O59774 H55 2021 The hill we climb : an inaugural poem for the country Gorman, Amanda, 1998- (author) 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, (author) 2020
PS3623.A43852 L68 2019 The lottery : a novel Wall, D. K. (author) 2019
PR6108.A39 M53 2020 The midnight library Haig, Matt, 1975- (author) 2020
PQ7298.429.E355 M8713 2019 The murmur of bees Segovia, Sofía, (author) 2019
P P9685o The old boat Pumphrey, Jarrett, (author, illustrator) 2021
P P9685ot The old truck Pumphrey, Jarrett, (author) 2020
PS3608.A783854 O53 2020 The once and future witches Harrow, Alix E. (author) 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- (author) 2019
D810.S8 A45 2021 The princess spy : the true story of World War II spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones Loftis, Larry, (author) 2021
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- (author) 2020
PR6106.R457 S42 2020 The searcher French, Tana, (author) 2020
F D752s The sound of stars Dow, Alechia, (author) 2020
PS3566.R4123 S65 2020 The spiderling Preston, M. K. 1944- (author) (Marcia K.), 2020
JQ1849.A56 I64 2021 The spymaster of Baghdad : a true story of bravery, family, and patriotism in the battle against ISIS Coker, Margaret, (author) 2021
PN1997.T4265 L36 2019 The Texas chain saw massacre : the film that terrified a rattled nation Lanza, Joseph, (author) 2019
PR9619.4.R56 T55 2019 The things we cannot say Rimmer, Kelly, (author) 2019
PS3612.E68 T63 2019 The Topeka school Lerner, Ben, 1979- (author) 2019
PS3606.I8447 W58 2019 The wives Fisher, Tarryn, (author) 2019
PR9199.4.E424 T48 2019 This is how you lose the time war El-Mohtar, Amal, (author) 2019
PR6123.I575 Z46 2020 This time next year we'll be laughing : a memoir Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- (author) 2020
D802.N4 B695 2021 Three ordinary girls : the remarkable story of three Dutch teenagers who became spies, saboteurs, Nazi assassins--and WWII heroes Brady, Tim, 1955- (author) 2021
PS3618.A328 T84 2019 Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts : an adventure Racculia, Kate, (author) 2019
PS648.G485 W43 2015 Unholy womb : and other halloween tales Wedel, Steven E. 2015
HV6025 .U57 2020 Unspeakable acts : true tales of crime, murder, deceit, and obsession 2020
CT275.M469125 A3 2020 Untamed Doyle, Glennon, 1976- (author) 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, (author) 2020
F Sz12w What big teeth Szabo, Rose, (author) 2021
PS3603.O86814 W53 2021 What's mine and yours : a novel Coster, Naima, 1986- (author) 2021
741.5 J241w When stars are scattered Jamieson, Victoria, (author, illustrator) 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
F J1353y Yesterday is history Jackson, Kosoko, (author) 2021
PN2287.E522 A3 2021 Yours cruelly, Elvira : memoirs of the mistress of the dark Elvira, 1951- (author) 2021