Fiction Department Collection and State Library Resources


The Fiction Department contains the adult fiction collection in English and foreign languages.   The collection of over 250,000 volumes includes bestsellers, recent fiction, mystery and suspense, science fiction and fantasy, romance, horror, westerns, short stories, historical fiction, and international fiction.  The department also includes the collection of books in large print, which contains both fiction and non-fiction.

Staff Picks

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Meredith Mileti

Mira Rinaldi seemed to have it all: a successful Manhattan restaurant she co-owned with her husband, a terrific apartment, and a baby on the way. When her rage at discovering her husband’s infidelity results in her losing the restaurant and moving back home to Pittsburgh, she has to re-assess what’s really important.


The Technologists

Matthew Pearl

  When a series of disasters hits 1868 Boston, the panicked people (and arch rival Harvard) blame the faculty and students at newly founded MIT. It’s up to members of MIT’s first (and if they fail, only) graduating class to save their city and their school.

Before the Poison

Peter Robinson

Seeking a new start after the death of his wife, movie score composer Chris Lowndes returns to his native Yorkshire and buys Kilngate House. When he learns that the previous owner was murdered there in 1953 and his widow hanged for it, Chris finds himself compelled to discover the truth.

More Staff Picks 

Special Resources

Large Print - a video tutorial on finding large print books in the library catalog

Foreign Fiction - a listing of the foreign languages included in the Pratt's fiction collection


American Civil War Novels

Got To Be Read: Discover Good Books by African American Authors Using the Web 

If I Could Save Time in a Novel: A Guide for Historical Fiction Lovers 

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"Will You Step into My Parlor?": A Guide for Horror Lovers