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  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (104,090)

    Summary: On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (485,423)

    Summary: Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B ANGELOU

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2015

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (16,731)

    Summary: A memoir that examines the bond -- sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine -- between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B CORRIGAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 4 of 15 details

  • Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout
    Staff Pick

    Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout2015

    by Lauren Redniss

    (5,442)

    Summary: Through words and her crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, nee Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B CURIE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Lab girl

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (62,994)

    Summary: Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. She tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B JAHREN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 12 of 20 details

  • Lab girl [large print]

    Lab girl2016

    by Hope Jahren

    (62,971)

    Summary: Scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. This is...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB B JAHREN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lab girl [large print]

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (62,971)

    Summary: Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. She tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB B JAHREN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home

    From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home2020

    by Tembi Locke

    (25,258)

    Summary: A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food and family in her darkest hour....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B LOCKE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
    Staff Pick

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood2016

    by Trevor Noah

    (573,515)

    Summary: "The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed." -- Amazon.com.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B NOAH

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 5 of 21 details

  • The handmaid's tale
    Staff Pick

    The handmaid's tale2017

    by Margaret Atwood

    Series: Handmaid's Tale

    (1,806,929)

    Summary: Margaret Atwood presents a chilling dystopic novel set in the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, after a radical theocratic revolution. In a time of declining birthrates, fertile women...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ATWOOD

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 19 of 20 details

  • A man called Ove : a novel
    Staff Pick

    A man called Ove : a novel2015

    by Fredrik Backman

    (811,463)

    Summary: Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 20 details

  • My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel
    Staff Pick

    My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel2016

    by Fredrik Backman

    (205,383)

    Summary: When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa's greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother's instructions lead her to an apartment...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 19 of 20 details

  • A man called Ove [large print]

    A man called Ove2014

    by Fredrik Backman

    (800,115)

    Summary: Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry [large print]

    My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry2016

    by Fredrik Backman

    (206,349)

    Summary: Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy. She is also Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The Christmas train

    The Christmas train2014

    by David Baldacci

    (27,233)

    Summary: Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BALDACCI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 12 of 15 details

  • The Christmas train [large print]

    The Christmas train2002

    by David Baldacci

    (27,233)

    Summary: Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BALDACCI LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Carnegie's maid : a novel

    Carnegie's maid : a novel2018

    by Marie Benedict

    (53,057)

    Summary: Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BENEDICT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 9 of 20 details

  • Carnegie's maid [large print]

    Carnegie's maid2018

    by Marie Benedict

    (53,057)

    Summary: Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BENEDICT LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre2006

    by Charlotte Brontë

    (1,908,311)

    Summary: This is the story of orphaned Jane Eyre, who grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, enduring loneliness and cruelty. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit --...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRONTE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 13 of 13 details

  • Jane Eyre
    Staff Pick

    Jane Eyre2006

    by Charlotte Brontë

    Series: Jane Eyre Series

    (1,907,636)

    Summary: Jane, a plain and penniless orphan in nineteenth-century England, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her melancholy employer, Mr. Edward Rochester, a man with a terrible secret.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRONTE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • Jane Eyre [large print]

    Jane Eyre2007

    by Charlotte Brontë

    (1,904,313)

    Summary: Orphaned Jane Eyre grew up in the home of her heartless aunt, enduring loneliness and cruelty. This troubled childhood strengthened Jane's natural independence and spirit -- which proves necessary...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRONTE LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • His bloody project : documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae. A historical thriller
    Staff Pick

    His bloody project : documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae. A historical thriller2017

    by Graeme Macrae Burnet

    (30,716)

    Summary: The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BURNET

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (210,601)

    Summary: Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be taken to class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CAREY

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery

    The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery2011

    by Agatha Christie

    Series: Hercule Poirot Series

    (219,353)

    Summary: Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CHRISTIE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The alchemist [large print]

    The alchemist2014

    by Paulo Coelho

    (2,649,750)

    Summary: Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different -- and far more satisfying -- than he ever imagined. Santiago's...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F COELHO LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2020

    by Charles Dickens

    (742,600)

    Summary: In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman -- and one day, under sudden and enigmatic...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DICKENS

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Bringing down the duke [large print]

    Bringing down the duke2020

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - # 1

    (63,459)

    Summary: England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Manhattan Beach : a novel

    Manhattan Beach : a novel2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (81,604)

    Summary: "The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F EGAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • Manhattan Beach [large print]

    Manhattan Beach2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (81,822)

    Summary: Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F EGAN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The circle [large print]

    The circle2015

    by Dave Eggers

    (203,891)

    Summary: When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful Internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F EGGERS LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The life we bury : a novel

    The life we bury : a novel2014

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels - #1

    (99,520)

    Summary: "College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ESKENS

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 9 of 16 details

  • The life we bury [large print]

    The life we bury2016

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels

    (100,217)

    Summary: "College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F ESKENS LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • In the woods

    In the woods2008

    by Tana French

    Series: Dublin Murder Squad Novels - #1

    (364,791)

    Summary: As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F FRENCH

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy

    Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy2007

    by Jostein Gaarder

    (237,741)

    Summary: One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, each with a question: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From this irresistible...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GAARDER

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Find her : a novel

    Find her : a novel2017

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: D. D. Warren Series - #8

    (48,357)

    Summary: "Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Find her [large print]

    Find her2016

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: Detective D. D. Warren Novels - #8

    Summary: Seven years ago, college student Flora Danes was kidnapped while on spring break. Miraculously alive after her 472-day ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2018

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    Series: Daughter Of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries - #1

    (6,216)

    Summary: 1914. Joanna Blalock's keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes [large print]

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2019

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    (6,224)

    Summary: 1914. Joanna Blalock's keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Less : a novel

    Less : a novel2018

    by Andrew Sean Greer

    (169,710)

    Summary: Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GREER

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • Less [large print] : a novel

    Less : a novel2018

    by Andrew Sean Greer

    (169,710)

    Summary: You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GREER LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details