We’ve all had it happen: You hear about a book and go to your local library to find it, but dozens of people are ahead of you on the waitlist. Don’t fret! In this weekly column, Pima County Public Library staff let us in on some high-demand titles and suggest others to try while you wait!

Waiting for: Tommy Orange’s “There There


Richard Wagamese’s “Medicine Walk

Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House

Waiting for: Zora Neale Hurston’s “Barracoon


Sylviane A. Diouf’s “Dreams of Africa in Alabama

David W. Blight’s “A Slave No More

Waiting for: Anne Tyler’s “Clock Dance


Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees

Miriam Toews’s “The Flying Troutmans

Waiting for: Linda Castillo’s “A Gathering of Secrets


Julia Keller’s “A Killing in the Hills

Emma Miller’s “Plain Killing

Waiting for: Dan Egan’s “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes


Curt Stager’s “Still Waters

Jacques Cousteau’s “The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus