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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
N7349.A5 A2 2021 1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir / Ai, Weiwei, (author) 2021
F L5122c A clash of steel : a Treasure Island remix / Lee, C. B., (author) 2021
PR9639.4.M43 S77 2022 A strange and stubborn endurance / Meadows, Foz, (author) 2022
RC394.A85 C35 2022 A thousand ways to pay attention : a memoir of coming home to my neurodivergent mind / Schiller, Rebecca, (author) 2022
PS3607.R36395 A65 2021 Across the green grass fields / McGuire, Seanan, (author) 2021
PS3603.H45 A64 2022 Activities of daily living : a novel / Chen, Lisa, (author) 2022
F R334a Ain't burned all the bright / Reynolds, Jason, (author) 2022
BF575.L8 H655 2018 All about love : new visions / hooks, bell, 1952-2021, (author) 2018
PL872.5.A89 S834 2022 All the lovers in the night / Kawakami, Mieko, 1976- (author) 2022
PQ7798.417.O59 A8413 2021 American delirium / González, Betina, 1972- (author) 2021
E99.Y25 Z57 2019 American Indian stories / Zitkala-S̈a, 1876-1938, (author) 2019
QP431 .Y66 2022 An immense world : how animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us / Yong, Ed, (author) 2022
PR9369.4.J48 I85 2022 An island : a novel / Jennings, Karen, 1982- (author) 2022
HG179 .D85874 2019 Bad with money : the imperfect art of getting your financial sh*t together / Dunn, Gaby, (author) 2019
PS3573.I53165 B44 2019 Before we were yours : a novel / Wingate, Lisa, (author) 2019
PS3613.E83 B86 2022 Bindle punk bruja : a novel / Mesa, Desideria, (author) 2022
BF575.G7 C274 2022 Bittersweet : how sorrow and longing make us whole / Cain, Susan, (author) 2022
PS3623.I5456 B58 2022 Black cake : a novel / Wilkerson, Charmaine, (author) 2022
JK468.I6 A3 2022 Black ops : the life of a CIA shadow warrior / Prado, Ric, (author) 2022
F704.T92 J64 1998 Black Wall Street : from riot to renaissance in Tulsa's historic Greenwood District / Johnson, Hannibal B., (author) 1998
PS3620.O45 .B56 2022 Blood mountain / Tolian, Brenda S., (author) 2022
PS3611.U639 B85 2021 Build your house around my body : a novel / Kupersmith, Violet, (author) 2021
PL871.5.S25 M3713 2021 Bullet train : a novel / Isaka, Kōtarō, 1971- (author) 2021
PQ8098.36.A43 P6413 2022 Chilean poet : a novel / Zambra, Alejandro, 1975- (author) 2022
PQ8220.41.M68 A2 2020 Cockfight / Ampuero, María Fernanda, (author) 2020
PS3609.G647 C69 2018 Coyote songs : a barrio noir / Iglesias, Gabino, (author) 2018
P301.5.P75 M66 2021 Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Montell, Amanda, (author) 2021
PS3612.A924 D37 2021 Dark things I adore / Lattari, Katie, (author) 2021
PR9450.9.T37 D38 2022 Daughter of the moon goddess : a novel / Tan, Sue Lynn, (author) 2022
PS3618.A4656 D39 2021 Dava Shastri's last day : a novel / Ramisetti, Kirthana, (author) 2021
GV1543 .C67 2021 David Copperfield's history of magic / Copperfield, David, 1956- (author) 2021
PS3561.I496 D46 2022 Demon Copperhead : a novel / Kingsolver, Barbara, (author) 2022
PN1997.2.D69 M37 2022 Downton Abbey, a new era : the official film companion / Marriott, Emma, (author) 2022
GV885.43.O46 R44 2017 Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Reeder, Lydia, (author) 2017
CT3262.I2 W47 2018 Educated : a memoir / Westover, Tara (author) 2018
P F193e Everything is Mama / Fallon, Jimmy, (author) 2019
PQ7798.29.C5388 N8313 2017 Fever dream : a novel / Schweblin, Samanta, 1978- (author) 2017
PR6107.I457 F54 2018 Fierce fairytales : poems & stories to stir your soul / Gill, Nikita, (author) 2018
PR9199.3.T6113 F54 2021 Fight night / Toews, Miriam, 1964- (author) 2021
E185 .F625 2021 Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 / 2021
PS3626.H36 F68 2022 Four treasures of the sky / Zhang, Jenny Tinghui, (author) 2022
HV8079.M64 B76 2022 Freezing order : a true story of money laundering, murder, and surviving Vladimir Putin's wrath / Browder, Bill, 1964- (author) 2022
PR6069.M59 A6 2019 Grand union : stories / Smith, Zadie, (author) 2019
PN2287.M54545 A3 2020 Greenlights / McConaughey, Matthew, 1969- (author) 2020
TH4817 .F36 2021 Handy hints. 2021
PS3569.E314 A6 2022 Happy-go-lucky / Sedaris, David, (author) 2022
F Os22h Heartstopper. Oseman, Alice, (author, artist) 2021
F Os22h Heartstopper. Oseman, Alice, (author, illustrator) 2021
F Os22h Heartstopper. Oseman, Alice, (author, artist) 2020
F Os22h Heartstopper. Oseman, Alice, (author, artist) 2020
PS3618.E57275 H53 2022 Hidden pictures / Rekulak, Jason, (author) 2022
PS3623.H578534 H53 2022 Hide : a novel / White, Kiersten, (author) 2022
ML3531 .S445 2021 Hip-hop (and other things) : a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated / Serrano, Shea, (author) 2021
E185.86 .K46 2021 Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Kendall, Mikki, (author) 2021
PR9619.3.B7153 H67 2022 Horse / Brooks, Geraldine, (author) 2022
PS3603.A774235 I5 2022 In the blood : a thriller / Carr, Jack (Joint pseudonym), (author) 2022
PR9144.9.B78 I5 2021 In the Garden of Spite : a novel of the Black Widow of La Porte / Bruce, Camilla, (author) 2021
E78.O45 C575 2020 Indian tribes of Oklahoma : a guide / Clark, Blue, 1946- (author) 2020
PS3608.O623 I84 2016 It ends with us / Hoover, Colleen, (author) 2016
PQ8220.425.J433 M3613 2022 Jawbone / Ojeda, Mónica, 1988- (author) 2022
GV783 .J253 2017 Kayaking with Eric Jackson : strokes and concepts / Jackson, Eric, 1964- (author) 2017
PS3613.O77936 L37 2022 Lapvona / Moshfegh, Ottessa, (author) 2022
F T15L Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me / Tamaki, Mariko, (author) 2019
HQ1075 .B37 2019 Life isn't binary : on being both, beyond, and in-between / Barker, Meg-John, 1974- (author) 2019
PN2287.V336 A3 2022 Love that story : observations from a gorgeously queer life / Van Ness, Jonathan, (author) 2022
PS3569.T736 L83 2022 Lucy by the sea : a novel / Strout, Elizabeth, (author) 2022
TT720 .B36 2022 Make, sew and mend : traditional techniques to sustainably maintain and refashion your clothes / Banner, Bernadette, (author) 2022
PS3618.U3225 A6 2022 Maria, Maria : and other stories / Rubio, Marytza K., (author) 2022
P P412m Meesha makes friends / Percival, Tom, 1977- (author, illustrator) 2021
PS3619.T7529 M46 2022 Memphis : a novel / Stringfellow, Tara M., (author) 2022
PS508 .M4 C37 2022 Mestiza blood / Castro, V., (author) 2022
ML3477 .Q84 2021 Music is history / Questlove, (author) 2021
HQ1206 .M925 2022 My moment : 106 women on fighting for themselves / 2022
P F193n Nana loves you more / Fallon, Jimmy, (author) 2022
PS3613.O8455 N54 2022 Nightcrawling / Mottley, Leila, 2002- (author) 2022
PS3568.O243 N568 2022 Nightwork / Roberts, Nora, (author) 2022
PS3612.O27 N6 2021 No one is talking about this / Lockwood, Patricia, (author) 2021
PG1619.26.E683 P6413 2020 No signal area / Perišić, Robert, 1969- (author) 2020
PR9530.9.K49 N68 2021 Nothing but blackened teeth / Khaw, Cassandra, (author) 2021
QL76.5.U62 O357 2006 Oklahoma City Zoo : 1902-1959 / Stephens, Amy Dee. 2006
QL76.5.U62 O358 2014 Oklahoma City Zoo : 1960-2013 / Stephens, Amy Dee, (author) 2014
PS3607.O56264 O44 2022 Olga dies dreaming / Gonzalez, Xochitl, 1977- (author) 2022
P D626o Oona / DiPucchio, Kelly, (author) 2021
PS3614.G83 O97 2022 Our missing hearts : a novel / Ng, Celeste, (author) 2022
F M5232o Our shadows have claws : 15 Latin American monster stories / 2022
QH81 .R48 2022 Outdoor kids in an inside world : getting your family out of the house and radically engaged with nature / Rinella, Steven, (author) 2022
ND2635.O5 P35 2020 Painting Oklahoma and beyond / Palmer, Bob, (author, photographer) 2020
PQ7298.423.E3795 P3713 2022 Paradais / Melchor, Fernanda, 1982- (author) 2022
TT820.L96 P38 2022 Patty Lyons' knitting bag of tricks : over 70 sanity saving hacks for better knitting / Lyons, Patty, (author) 2022
PN2287.R2225 A3 2022 Playing with myself / Rainbow, Randy, 1981- (author) 2022
F M955p Puddin' / Murphy, Julie, 1985- (author) 2018
PR6113.E54 R35 2020 Rainbow milk : a novel / Mendez, Paul, 1982- (author) 2020
PS3558.I217 R39 2017 Razor girl / Hiaasen, Carl, (author) 2017
ML3477.7.O4 C78 2020 Red dirt : roots music born in Oklahoma raised in Texas at home anywhere / Crutchmer, Josh, (author) 2020
E99.S21 L36 2022 Red paint : the ancestral autobiography of a Coast Salish punk / LaPointe, Sasha taqwsÌŒeblu, (author) 2022
PS3607.I94 R58 2022 River woman, river demon : a novel / Givhan, Jennifer, (author) 2022
328.73 L58r no.1 Run. Lewis, John, 1940-2020 (author) 2021
PR9199.4.M3347 S43 2022 Sea of Tranquility / Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- (author) 2022
PN6727.R334 S44 2021 Seek you : a journey through American loneliness / Radtke, Kristen, (author, artist) 2021
PR6103.H76 S53 2022 Shadow of the Sith / Christopher, Adam, 1978- (author) 2022
F L65s She gets the girl / Lippincott, Rachael, (author) 2022
TX649.T83 A3 2021 Taste : my life through food / Tucci, Stanley, (author) 2021
E745 .O26 2022 Team America : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the world they forged / O'Connell, Robert L., (author) 2022
PS3557.R46 S54 2018 The adventure of the neural psychoses / Gresh, Lois H. (author) 2018
F595.3 .B59 2018 The best hits on Route 66 : 100 essential stops on the mother road / Bizzarri, Amy, (author) 2019
DS135.N6 F73595 2022 The betrayal of Anne Frank : a cold case investigation / Sullivan, Rosemary, 1947- (author) 2022
PR9199.4.S726 B66 2022 The book of cold cases / St. James, Simone, (author) 2022
PS3612.I16 B66 2022 The book of goose / Li, Yiyun, 1972- (author) 2022
PG7179.O37 K7513 2022 The books of Jacob : or: A fantastic journey across seven borders, five languages, and three major religions, not counting the minor sects. Told by the dead, supplemented by the author, drawing from a range of books, and aided by imagination, the which being the greatest natural gift of any person. That the wise might have it for a record, that my compatriots reflect, laypersons gain some understanding, and melancholy souls obtain some slight enjoyment / Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- (author) 2022
F704.T92 M33 2021 The burning : the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 / Madigan, Tim, 1957- 2021
PS3555.G292 C36 2022 The candy house : a novel / Egan, Jennifer, (author) 2022
DC65 .P84 2022 The dark queens : the bloody rivalry that forged the medieval world / Puhak, Shelley, (author) 2022
PN6728.D94 B434 2020 The essential dykes to watch out for / Bechdel, Alison, 1960- (cartoonist, copyright holder) 2020
HM742 .D474 2022 The Facebook narcissist : how to identify and protect yourself and your loved ones from social media narcissism / Derhally, Lena, (author) 2022
F J199h The henna wars / Jaigirdar, Adiba, (author) 2020
TX652 .H86 2019 The hungry college student cookbook : 200+ quick and simple recipes. 2019
PQ2713.A78 B3513 2021 The mad women's ball / Mas, Victoria, (author) 2021
P P9685ot The old truck / Pumphrey, Jarrett, (author) 2020
BF1708.1 .W68 2006 The only astrology book you'll ever need / Woolfolk, Joanna Martine, (author) 2006
PS3558.I366 P7 2004 The price of salt or Carol / Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995, (author) 2004
PS3612.O8348 A6 2017 The princess saves herself in this one / Lovelace, Amanda, (author) 2017
PS3603.A8885 Q84 2021 The queen of the cicadas = la reina de las chicharras / Castro, V., (author) 2021
F D752s The sound of stars / Dow, Alechia, (author) 2020
PS3603.A73526 S76 2022 The storyteller's death : a novel / Cardinal, Ann Dávila, (author) 2022
PS3601.L335 S77 2021 The stranger in the lifeboat : a novel / Albom, Mitch, 1958- (author) 2021
PR9639.4.M668 T38 2018 The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel / Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), (author) 2018
PN1997.T4265 L36 2019 The Texas chain saw massacre : the film that terrified a rattled nation / Lanza, Joseph, (author) 2019
PS3618.Y33465 W43 2022 The wedding dress sewing circle : a novel / Ryan, Jennifer (author) (Jennifer L.), 2022
PS3614.G864 T48 2021 Things we lost to the water : a novel / Nguyen, Eric, 1988- (author) 2021
PR9199.4.E424 T48 2019 This is how you lose the time war / El-Mohtar, Amal, (author) 2019
617.4 T868h Tiny stitches : the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas / Hooks, Gwendolyn, (author) 2016
PS3625.A674 T62 2022 To paradise / Yanagihara, Hanya, (author) 2022
PS3603.A4477 T615 2021 Tom Clancy : Chain of command / Cameron, Marc, (author) 2021
PN1992.8.R43 L56 2022 True story : what reality TV says about us / Lindemann, Danielle J., (author) 2022
PS3618.U55 V35 2022 Valley of shadows : a novel / Ruiz, Rudy. 2022
PS3606.R43747 V53 2021 Victory's price / Freed, Alexander, (author) 2021
PR6113.A982585 W38 2022 Wahala : a novel / May, Nikki, (author) 2022
KF229.S65 A33 2022 Wastelands : the true story of farm country on trial / Addison, Corban, 1979- (author) 2022
F Sz12w What big teeth / Szabo, Rose, (author) 2021
Q173 .M966 2022 What if? additional serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Munroe, Randall, (author) 2022
PR9272.9.L56 W48 2022 When we were birds : a novel / Banwo, Ayanna Lloyd, (author) 2022
HV6535.C63 T74 2022 When women kill : four crimes retold / Trabucco Zerán, Alia, (author) 2022
PS3602.A777134 W54 2022 When women were dragons : a novel / Barnhill, Kelly Regan, (author) 2022
PQ7298.425.S665 W4413 2022 When you get to the other side / Osorio Gumá, Mariana, 1967- (author) 2022
F594 .B614 2021 Wildcat : the untold story of Pearl Hart, the Wild West's most notorious woman bandit / Boessenecker, John, 1953- (author) 2021
PQ7298.422.O95 B7813 2022 Witches : a novel / Lozano, Brenda, 1981- (author) 2022
ML410.G978 A25 2021 Woody Guthrie : songs and art * words and wisdom / Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967, (author, artist) 2021
F J1353y Yesterday is history / Jackson, Kosoko, (author) 2021
PR6102.L3343 U56 2022 Yinka, where is your huzband? / Blackburn, Lizzie Damilola, (author) 2022
PS3619.T828 Y68 2022 Young Mungo : a novel / Stuart, Douglas, 1976- (author) 2022