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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
HV8073 .G583 2020 18 tiny deaths : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics Goldfarb, Bruce, (author) 2020
NK1548 .H37 2021 A century of color in design : 250 innovative objects and the stories behind them Harrison, David, 1963- (author) 2021
F L5122c A clash of steel : a Treasure Island remix Lee, C. B., (author) 2021
PS3603.H347 C56 2016 A closed and common orbit Chambers, Becky, (author) 2016
RC394.A85 C35 2022 A thousand ways to pay attention : a memoir of coming home to my neurodivergent mind Schiller, Rebecca, (author) 2022
PR6102.O96 T73 2020 A traveler at the gates of wisdom : a novel Boyne, John, 1971- (author) 2020
PS3607.R36395 A65 2021 Across the green grass fields McGuire, Seanan, (author) 2021
F R334a Ain't burned all the bright Reynolds, Jason, (author) 2022
PS3573.E4932 A79 2019 All systems red Wells, Martha, (author) 2019
PL872.5.A89 S834 2022 All the lovers in the night Kawakami, Mieko, 1976- (author) 2022
PN6725 .D197 2022 American comics : a history Dauber, Jeremy, 1973- (author) 2022
PS3558.A8234 A83 2022 Anthem : a novel Hawley, Noah, (author) 2022
PR9619.4.M67 A86 2021 Apples never fall : a novel Moriarty, Liane, (author) 2021
PN6727.S566 A85 2020 Apsara engine Som, Bishakh, 1968- (author, artist) 2020
PS3573.E4932 A89 2018 Artificial condition Wells, Martha, (author) 2018
PR6118.O59 B43 2021 Beautiful world, where are you Rooney, Sally, (author) 2021
PS3573.I53165 B44 2019 Before we were yours : a novel Wingate, Lisa, (author) 2019
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
N8600 .S54 2019 Boom : mad money, mega dealers, and the rise of contemporary art Shnayerson, Michael (author) 2019
PL871.5.S25 M3713 2021 Bullet train : a novel Isaka, Kōtarō, 1971- (author) 2021
PS3620.H66 C384 2021 Catherine House : a novel Thomas, Elisabeth (Novelist), (author) 2021
DL65 .P68 2020 Children of ash and elm : a history of the Vikings Price, Neil S. (author) 2020
PR9387.9.S6 C465 2020 Chronicles from the land of the happiest people on earth Soyinka, Wole, (author) 2020
PS3604.O34 C56 2021 Cloud cuckoo land : a novel Doerr, Anthony, 1973- (author) 2021
PS3612.A924 D37 2021 Dark things I adore Lattari, Katie, (author) 2021
PS3618.A4656 D39 2021 Dava Shastri's last day : a novel Ramisetti, Kirthana, (author) 2021
PS3603.I67 D44 2021 Defekt Cipri, Nino, (author) 2021
PS3604.A748 D48 2022 Devil house Darnielle, John, (author) 2022
HV547 .B47 2021 Don't call it a cult : the shocking story of Keith Raniere and the women of NXIVM Berman, Sarah, (author) 2021
CT3262.I2 W47 2018 Educated : a memoir Westover, Tara (author) 2018
PS3607.A4116 E94 2021 Everyone knows your mother is a witch Galchen, Rivka, (author) 2021
PS3573.E4932 E95 2018 Exit strategy Wells, Martha, (author) 2018
F1219.73 .T67 2019 Fifth sun : a new history of the Aztecs Townsend, Camilla, 1965- (author) 2019
PS3603.I67 F56 2020 Finna Cipri, Nino, (author) 2020
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
PS3573.E4932 F84 2021 Fugitive telemetry Wells, Martha, (author) 2021
QL85 .R623 2021 Fuzz : when nature breaks the law Roach, Mary, (author) 2021
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
NX449.7.G68 L83 2021 Gothic : an illustrated history Luckhurst, Roger, (author) 2021
PS3619.H586 G74 2021 Great circle Shipstead, Maggie, (author) 2021
PS3573.H4768 H37 2021 Harlem shuffle Whitehead, Colson, 1969- (author) 2021
PN1998.3.M577 H39 2021 Hayao Miyazaki 2021
F Os22h Heartstopper. Volume 1 Oseman, Alice, (author, artist) 2020
F Os22h Heartstopper. Volume 2 Oseman, Alice, (author, artist) 2020
F Os22h Heartstopper. Volume 3 Oseman, Alice, (author, illustrator) 2021
F Os22h Heartstopper. Volume 4 Oseman, Alice, (author, artist) 2021
ML3531 .S445 2021 Hip-hop (and other things) : a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated Serrano, Shea, (author) 2021
PR9144.9.B78 I5 2021 In the Garden of Spite : a novel of the Black Widow of La Porte Bruce, Camilla, (author) 2021
PS3615.L39 I64 2016 Infomocracy Older, Malka, 1977- (author) 2016
PN1922 .S74 2021 Inside comedy : the soul, wit, and bite of comedy and comedians of the last five decades Steinberg, David, 1942 August 9- (author) 2021
PS3613.I455 I58 2019 Into captivity they will go Milligan, Noah, (author) 2019
F T15L Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me Tamaki, Mariko, (author) 2019
NB1099.N5 P45 2021 Loot : Britain and the Benin bronzes Phillips, Barnaby, (author) 2021
PS3619.I544345 L68 2021 Love and fury : a novel of Mary Wollstonecraft Silva, Samantha, (author) 2021
PS3607.R6344 M38 2021 Matrix Groff, Lauren, (author) 2021
P P412m Meesha makes friends Percival, Tom, 1977- (author, illustrator) 2021
PS3619.T7529 M46 2022 Memphis : a novel Stringfellow, Tara M., (author) 2022
PR9265.9.J358 M66 2022 Moon witch, spider king James, Marlon, 1970- (author) 2022
ML3534.3 .D64 2019 More fun in the new world : the unmaking and legacy of L.A. punk Doe, John, 1954- (author) 2019
HV6534.J44 B76 2017 Murder in the bayou : who killed the women known as the Jeff Davis 8? Brown, Ethan, 1972- (author) 2017
ML3477 .Q84 2021 Music is history Questlove, (author) 2021
PS3560.O5395 M92 2021 My heart is a chainsaw Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- (author) 2021
PS3573.E4932 N48 2020 Network effect Wells, Martha, (author) 2020
PS3560.O5395 N54 2020 Night of the mannequins Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- (author) 2020
PS3612.O27 N6 2021 No one is talking about this Lockwood, Patricia, (author) 2021
PR9530.9.K49 N68 2021 Nothing but blackened teeth Khaw, Cassandra, (author) 2021
PS3615.L39 N85 2018 Null states : The centenal cycle, book 2 Older, Malka, 1977- 2018
PS3569.T736 O38 2021 Oh William! : a novel Strout, Elizabeth, (author) 2021
NA735.O37 R67 2017 Oklahoma City's mid-century modern architecture Rostochil, Lynne, (author) 2017
PS3607.O56264 O44 2022 Olga dies dreaming Gonzalez, Xochitl, 1977- (author) 2022
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
PS3619.H79 O97 2021 Our country friends : a novel Shteyngart, Gary, 1972- (author) 2021
PN3435 .H45 2017 Paperbacks from Hell : the twisted history of '70s and '80s horror fiction Hendrix, Grady, (author) 2017
PR6115.Y49 P43 2021 Peaces Oyeyemi, Helen, (author) 2021
HQ285.E67 B76 2021 Perversion of justice : the Jeffrey Epstein story Brown, Julie K., 1961- (author) 2021
PN6165 .R64 2021 Please don't sit on my bed in your outside clothes : essays Robinson, Phoebe, (author) 2021
F M955p Puddin' Murphy, Julie, 1985- (author) 2018
PS3603.H347 R43 2018 Record of a spaceborn few Chambers, Becky, (author) 2018
PS3603.L36843 R564 2020 Ring shout, or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the end times Clark, P. Djèlí, (author) 2020
PS3573.E4932 R64 2018 Rogue Protocol Wells, Martha, (author) 2018
328.73 L58r no.1 Run. Lewis, John, 1940-2020 (author) 2021
F L65s She gets the girl Lippincott, Rachael, (author) 2022
HV6517 .W75 2021 She kills me : the true stories of history's deadliest women Wright, Jennifer, 1986- (author) 2021
PS3611.L44245 S66 2021 Something new under the sun : a novel Kleeman, Alexandra, (author) 2021
PS3615.L39 S73 2019 State tectonics : The centenal cycle, book 3, Older, Malka, 1977- (author) 2019
PS3619.O4398 S73 2019 Stay up with Hugo Best : a novel Somers, Erin author. 2019
TX649.A1 S46 2022 Taste makers : seven immigrant women who revolutionized food in America Sen, Mayukh, (author) 2022
PQ7798.412.A9847 T413 2020 Tender is the flesh : a novel Bazterrica, Agustina María, 1974- (author) 2020
PS3557.R46 S54 2018 The adventure of the neural psychoses Gresh, Lois H. (author) 2018
PQ2672.E11455 A8613 2021 The anomaly Le Tellier, Hervé, 1957- (author) 2021
DS135.N6 F73595 2022 The betrayal of Anne Frank : a cold case investigation Sullivan, Rosemary, 1947- (author) 2022
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
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
PS3555.G292 C36 2022 The candy house : a novel Egan, Jennifer, (author) 2022
PS3607.L687 C66 2021 The conductors Glover, Nicole, (author) 2021
PS3619.T3747 D43 2021 The death of Jane Lawrence Starling, Caitlin, (author) 2021
NX511.N4 M3954 2018 The downtown pop underground : New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock 'n' roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture McLeod, Kembrew, 1970- (author) 2018
PS3622.O23 E47 2020 The empress of salt and fortune Vo, Nghi, (author) 2020
PS3605.G48 E94 2021 The Every : or, at last a sense of order; or, the final days of free will; or, limitless choice is killing the world Eggers, Dave, (author) 2021
PS3608.E543 F56 2021 The final girl support group Hendrix, Grady, (author) 2021
PS3623.A4544 F56 2021 The final revival of Opal & Nev : a novel Walton, Dawnie, (author) 2021
N6537.C48 A2 2021 The flowering : the autobiography of Judy Chicago Chicago, Judy, 1939- (author) 2021
PS3603.H347 G35 2021 The galaxy, and the ground within Chambers, Becky, (author) 2021
Z106.5.G7 W45 2021 The gilded page : the secret lives of medieval manuscripts Wellesley, Mary, 1986- (author) 2021
PS3611.U7386 A6 2021 The hard crowd : essays 2000-2020 Kushner, Rachel, (author) 2021
F J199h The henna wars Jaigirdar, Adiba, (author) 2020
HD57.7 .S54866 2019 The infinite game Sinek, Simon, (author) 2019
PS3619.A58 L37 2021 The last Mona Lisa : a novel Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- (author) 2021
PS3620.O945 L56 2021 The Lincoln highway Towles, Amor, (author) 2021
PS3603.H347 L66 2014 The long way to a small, angry planet Chambers, Becky, (author) 2016
PS3557.I139167 L67 2021 The lost notebook of Édouard Manet : a novel Gibbon, Maureen, (author) 2021
PQ2713.A78 B3513 2021 The mad women's ball Mas, Victoria, (author) 2021
PT8951.21.N38 M6713 2021 The morning star KnausgaÌŠrd, Karl Ove, 1968- (author) 2021
PS3607.A782894 M87 2021 The music of bees : a novel Garvin, Eileen, (author) 2021
P P9685ot The old truck Pumphrey, Jarrett, (author) 2020
PS3561.O6568 P56 2021 The plot Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961- (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
GT2850 .S563 2021 The secret history of food : strange but true stories about the origins of everything we eat Siegel, Matt (Food writer) (author) 2021
PS3555.R42 S46 2021 The sentence : a novel Erdrich, Louise, (author) 2021
HQ281 .K44 2010 The snakehead : an epic tale of the Chinatown underworld and the American dream Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- 2010
F D752s The sound of stars Dow, Alechia, (author) 2020
NK3049.B3 M867 2021 The story of the Bayeux tapestry : unraveling the Norman conquest Musgrove, David, (author) 2021
PS3601.L335 S77 2021 The stranger in the lifeboat : a novel Albom, Mitch, 1958- (author) 2021
PN1997.T4265 L36 2019 The Texas chain saw massacre : the film that terrified a rattled nation Lanza, Joseph, (author) 2019
PS3623.I57748 A6 2017 They can't kill us until they kill us : essays Abdurraqib, Hanif, 1983- (author) 2017
PR9199.4.E424 T48 2019 This is how you lose the time war El-Mohtar, Amal, (author) 2019
RS164 .P764 2021 This is your mind on plants Pollan, Michael, (author) 2021
PS3625.A674 T62 2022 To paradise Yanagihara, Hanya, (author) 2022
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
PR6113.A982585 W38 2022 Wahala : a novel May, Nikki, (author) 2022
F Sz12w What big teeth Szabo, Rose, (author) 2021
PS3622.023 W44 2020 When the tiger came down the mountain Vo, Nghi, (author) 2020
PS3622.E733 W48 2021 When Two Feathers fell from the sky Verble, Margaret, (author) 2021
PS3602.A777134 W54 2022 When women were dragons : a novel Barnhill, Kelly Regan, (author) 2022
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
PN2287.E522 A3 2021 Yours cruelly, Elvira : memoirs of the mistress of the dark Elvira, 1951- (author) 2021