Manly Fiction

These books featuring compelling male characters are sure to engage both guys and gals. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Adams, Will. The Alexander Cipher. 2009.
     Also available: CD

Allende, Isabel. Zorro. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Amis, Martin. Night Train. 1997.
     Also available: Large Type

Bailey, Tom. The Grace That Keeps This World: A Novel. 2005.

Barker, Pat. Regeneration. 1991.

Barnes, Julian. The Sense of an Ending. 2011.

Barry, Sebastian. A Long, Long Way. 2005.

Bayard, Louis. The Black Tower. 2008.
     Also available: CD

Begley, Louis. About Schmidt. 1996.

Benioff, David. City of Thieves. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Bigsby, C.W.E. Beautiful Dreamer: A Novel. 2006.

Booth, Martin. The Industry of Souls. 1998.

Boyden, Joseph. Three-Day Road. 2005.

Brooks, Geraldine. Caleb’s Crossing. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Busch, Frederick. Rescue Missions: Stories. 2006.

Carr, Caleb. The Alienist. 1994.

Clancy, Tom. The Teeth of the Tiger. 2003.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Conroy, Pat. The Great Santini. 1976.
     Also available: CD, eBook

DeWitt, Helen. The Last Samurai. 2000.

deWitt, Patrick. The Sisters Brothers. 2011. (Adult Western deW).
     Also available: CD

Dickey, Eric Jerome. Milk in My Coffee. 1998.
     Also available: CD

Doctorow, E .L. Homer and Langley. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Doyle, Brian. Mink River. 2010.

Edgerton, Clyde. Night Train. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Everything is Illuminated. 2002.
     Also available: CD, Digital Player

Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. 1997.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Gilstrap, John. Nathan’s Run. 1996.

Greeley, Andrew. An Occasion of Sin. 1991.

Greene, Graham. Our Man in Havana. 1958.
     Also available: CD

Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars. 1994.
     Also available: Large Type

Hall, James W. Blackwater Sound. 2002.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Hamill, Pete. Snow in August. 1997.
     Also available: Large Type

Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type

Hart, John. Iron House. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Henry, Joe. Lime Creek. 2011.

Haruf, Kent. Plainsong. 1999.
     Also available: Large Type

Hawkes, G.W. Surveyor. 1998.

Hornby, Nick. About a Boy. 1998.
     Also available: Large Type, eBook

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. 2003.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, Digital Player

Jennings, Gary. Raptor. 1992.

Jin, Ha. A Good Fall. 2009.

Johnson, Denis. Train Dreams. 2011.

Joseph, Manu. Serious Men. 2010.

Just, Ward. A Dangerous Friend. 1999.

Kaplan, James. Two Guys from Verona. 1998.

Kaufman, Alan. Matches. 2005.

King, Dave. The Ha-Ha: A Novel. 2005.
     Also available: CD

Koontz, Dean. The Face. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Laird, Nick. Utterly Monkey. 2005.

Lansdale, Joe R. Mucho Mojo. 1994. (Adult Mystery LAN).

LeCarré, John. Absolute Friends. 2003.
     Also available: CD, eBook

Lee, Chang-rae. Aloft. 2004.
     Also available: CD

Lehane, Dennis. Mystic River. 2001. (Adult Mystery LEH).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Leonard, Elmore. Mr. Paradise. 2004. (Adult Mystery LEO).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Lethem, Jonathan. The Fortress of Solitude. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Ludlum, Robert. The Tristan Betrayal. 2003.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Magnuson, Mike. The Right Man for the Job. 1997.

Mallon, Thomas. Dewey Defeats Truman. 1997.

Marchart, Bruce. The Wake of Forgiveness. 2010.

Mason, A.E.W. The Four Feathers. 1902.

McCann, Colum. Let the Great World Spin. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

McCarthy, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. 1992.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

McEwan, Ian. Saturday. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

McMurtry, Larry. Duane’s Depressed. 1999.
     Also available: Large Type

Milhauser, Steven. Martin Dressler. 1996.

Morris, Mary McGarry. A Hole in the Universe. 2004.

Mosley, Walter. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Nicoll, Ruaridh. White Male Heart. 2001.

O’Brian, Patrick. Master and Commander. 1970.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Olaffson, Olaf. Walking into the Night. 2003.

O’Nan, Stewart. Last Night at the Lobster. 2007.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Ondaatje, Michael. The Cat’s Table. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Petterson, Per. In the Wake. 2006.

Pickett, Rex. Sideways. 2004.
     Also available: CD

Pilcher, Robin. An Ocean Apart. 1999.

Proulx, Annie. That Old Ace in the Hole. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Pye, Michael. The Pieces from Berlin. 2003.

Raymond, Jonathan. The Half-Life. 2004.

Reed, Barry. The Indictment. 1994.

Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. 1928.
     Also available: CD

Robinson, C. Kelly. Between Brothers. 1999.

Rollins, James. The Doomsday Key. 2009.
      Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Roth, Philip. Nemesis. 2010.
      Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Russell, Mary Doria. Doc. 2011.
      Also available: Large Type, CD

Russo, Richard. That Old Cape Magic. 2009.
      Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Scofield, Sandra Jean. Walking Dunes. 1992.

Shaara, Michael. Killer Angels. 1974.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Shafak, Elif. The Saint of Incipient Insanities. 2004.

Shames, Laurence. The Naked Detective. 2000.

Smith, Martin Cruz. December 6. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Stegner, Wallace. Crossing to Safety. 1987.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Stein, Garth. The Art of Racing in the Rain. 2008.
      Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Swift, Graham. Last Orders. 1996.
     Also available: Digital Player

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. 1955.
     Also available: CD
     In the series:
     The Fellowship of the Ring. 1954.
          Also available: CD, eAudiobook
     The Two Towers. 1954.
          Also available: CD, eAudiobook
     The Return of the King. 1955.
          Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Uris, Leon. A God in Ruins. 1999.

Verghese, Abraham. Cutting for Stone. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook, eReader

Verissimo, Luis Fernando. The Club of Angels. 2001.

Vlautin, Willy. Lean on Pete. 2010.

Watkins, Paul. The Ice Soldier. 2006.

Watson, Larry. Montana 1948. 1993.
     Also available: CD

Waugh, Evelyn. Brideshead Revisited. 1945.
     Also available: Large Type

Wetherell, W.D. The Wisest Man in America. 1995.

Whyte, Jack. The Skystone. 1996.

Wodehouse, P.G. Thank You, Jeeves. 1934.