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  • Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl

    Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl2009

    by Stacey O'Brien

    (12,236)

    Summary: On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 598.97 O'BR

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2015

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (16,132)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B CORRIGAN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

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

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

    by Lauren Redniss

    (5,245)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B CURIE

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Lab girl

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (63,020)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B JAHREN

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Lab girl [large print]

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (63,290)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lab girl [large print]

    Lab girl2016

    by Hope Jahren

    (62,623)

    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

  • From scratch [large print] : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home

    From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home2019

    by Tembi Locke

    (20,994)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB B LOCKE LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Many hands make light work : a memoir

    Many hands make light work : a memoir2019

    by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

    Summary: This is the rollicking true story of a family of nine children growing up in the college town of Ames, Iowa in the '60s and '70s. Inspiring, full of surprises, and laugh-out-loud funny, this utterly...  more »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club will be meeting to discuss this book on November 11, 2021. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B MCCARTHY

    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

    (494,108)

    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: 12 of 22 details

  • North of normal : a memoir of my wilderness childhood, my unusual family, and how I survived both

    North of normal : a memoir of my wilderness childhood, my unusual family, and how I survived both2014

    by Cea Sunrise Person

    (10,876)

    Summary: Growing up off the grid amid multiple generations of dysfunction, former model Person chronicles her journey to reclaim her life on her own terms. Determined to abandon civilization for a...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B PERSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • God said,
    Staff Pick

    God said, "Ha!"1998

    by Julia Sweeney

    (472)

    Summary: Actress Julia Sweeney, best known as "Pat" on Saturday Night Live, shares the year in her life when her younger brother Mike, their parents, and siblings moved into Julia's new home to be near Mike...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B SWEENEY

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Americanah : a novel

    Americanah : a novel2014

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (310,027)

    Summary: "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F ADICHIE

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Americanah [large print]

    Americanah2016

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (309,432)

    Summary: Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F ADICHIE LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The handmaid's tale
    Staff Pick

    The handmaid's tale2017

    by Margaret Atwood

    Series: Handmaid's Tale

    (1,637,894)

    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: 20 of 20 details

  • A man called Ove : a novel
    Staff Pick

    A man called Ove : a novel2015

    by Fredrik Backman

    (693,036)

    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: 19 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

    (182,189)

    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: 8 of 20 details

  • A man called Ove [large print]

    A man called Ove2014

    by Fredrik Backman

    (681,121)

    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

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel2011

    by Aimee Bender

    (63,770)

    Summary: On the eve of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. She...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BENDER

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Carnegie's maid : a novel

    Carnegie's maid : a novel2018

    by Marie Benedict

    (31,931)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BENEDICT

    copies in: 5 of 20 details

  • My sister, the serial killer : a novel

    My sister, the serial killer : a novel2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (204,888)

    Summary: "Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BRAITHWAITE

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • My sister, the serial killer [large print]

    My sister, the serial killer2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (203,392)

    Summary: "Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRAITHWAITE LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Jane Eyre
    Staff Pick

    Jane Eyre2006

    by Charlotte Brontë

    Series: Jane Eyre Series

    (1,770,034)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,662)

    Summary: The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BROWN

    copies in: 15 of 15 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

    (30,560)

    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 20 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (202,550)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F CAREY

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • A land more kind than home : a novel

    A land more kind than home : a novel2013

    by Wiley Cash

    (24,433)

    Summary: Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Halle is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F CASH

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The alchemist

    The alchemist2014

    by Paulo Coelho

    (13)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F COELHO

    copies in: 6 of 19 details

  • The alchemist [large print]

    The alchemist2014

    by Paulo Coelho

    (2,371,828)

    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 »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit Book Club will meet to discuss this book on 10/21/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F COELHO LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel

    Lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel2021

    by Fiona Davis

    (33,992)

    Summary: It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life -- her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within...  more »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit book club will be discussiong this title on 11/18/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F DAVIS

    copies in: 17 of 18 details

  • The lions of Fifth Avenue [large print] : a novel

    The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel2020

    by Fiona Davis

    Summary: It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life -- her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within...  more »

    Note: The Lunchtime lit book club will be meeting to discuss this title on 11/18/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F DAVIS LP

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The red tent

    The red tent1997

    by Anita Diamant

    (545,993)

    Summary: The story of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, is told from her point of view, beginning with the story of her mothers, Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah. These wives of Jacob give her the gifts that are...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F DIAMANT

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2020

    by Charles Dickens

    (702,323)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F DICKENS

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Bringing down the duke
    Staff Pick

    Bringing down the duke2019

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - #1

    (43,850)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 8 of 17 details

  • Bringing down the duke [large print]

    Bringing down the duke2020

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - # 1

    (43,553)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Manhattan Beach : a novel

    Manhattan Beach : a novel2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (77,930)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F EGAN

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • The circle [large print]

    The circle2015

    by Dave Eggers

    (193,415)

    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

    (92,219)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F ESKENS

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The life we bury [large print]

    The life we bury2016

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels

    (92,497)

    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

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • In the woods

    In the woods2008

    by Tana French

    Series: Dublin Murder Squad Novels - #1

    (349,156)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F FRENCH

    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

    (224,455)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GAARDER

    copies in: 17 of 18 details