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  • The plot

    The plot2022

    by Jean Hanff Korelitz

    (84,594)

    Summary: Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he's teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what's left of his...  more »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit book club will be meeting to discuss this book on 10/20/22. Please ask for a copy at the Circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KORELITZ

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 18 details

  • We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy

    We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy2022

    by Kliph Nesteroff

    (1,718)

    Summary: Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy's most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 792.7 NES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 18 details

  • Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid

    Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid2022

    by Jason Mott

    (15,033)

    Summary: A Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives this book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since Mott's...  more »

    Note: The Thursday Night book club will be discussing this book 10/13/2022. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MOTT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 9 of 18 details

  • Rise of the School for Good and Evil [CD book]

    Rise of the School for Good and Evil2022

    by Soman Chainani

    (1,333)

    Summary: The battle between Good and Evil begins. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. Together they watch over the Endless Woods and choose the students for the School for Good and Evil. Together they train...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F CHAINANI

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Skandar and the unicorn thief [CD book]

    Skandar and the unicorn thief2022

    by A. F. Steadman

    Series: Skandar - #1

    (2,128)

    Summary: Skandar Smith has always yearned to leave the Mainland and escape to the secretive Island, where wild unicorns roam free. He's spent years studying for his Hatchery exam, the annual test that selects...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F STEADMAN

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Breaking time [CD book]

    Breaking time2022

    by Sasha Alsberg

    Summary: When a mysterious Scotsman suddenly appears in the middle of the road, Klara thinks the biggest problem is whether she hit him with her car. But, as impossible as it sounds, Callum has stepped out of...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F ALSBERG

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blade breaker [CD book]

    Blade breaker2022

    by Victoria Aveyard

    Summary: Fighting beside her band of unlikely companions, Corayne is learning to embrace her ancient lineage and wield her father's powerful sword. But while she successfully closed one of the Spindles, her...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F AVEYARD

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Clackity [CD book]

    The Clackity2022

    by Lora Senf

    (536)

    Summary: Evie Von Rathe lives in Blight Harbor -- the seventh-most haunted town in America -- with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert. Des doesn't have many rules except one: Stay out of the...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F SENF

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • River of secrets [CD book]

    River of secrets2022

    by Erin Hunter

    Summary: For three pandas in the Bamboo Kingdom, secrets have changed everything. Rain, Ghost, and Leaf have only just discovered the truth about their families, but they don't have all the facts. And while...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F HUNTER

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Charlie Thorne and the curse of Cleopatra [CD book]

    Charlie Thorne and the curse of Cleopatra2022

    by Stuart Gibbs

    (726)

    Summary: After tracking down incredible discoveries by Einstein and Darwin, Charlie is back. This time, the great ruler Cleopatra has left behind an extremely valuable and powerful treasure, its location...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F GIBBS

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Empress crowned in red [CD book]

    Empress crowned in red2022

    by Ciannon Smart

    Summary: Iraya, her revenge taken and magic unfettered, turns her sights on a bigger goal: freeing Aiyca for the Obeah. But first she must shed the guise of the rogue warrior and become the Lost Empress her...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F SMART

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The brilliant life of Eudora Honeysett : a novel

    The brilliant life of Eudora Honeysett : a novel2021

    by Annie Lyons

    (18,716)

    Summary: Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic world. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At 85, she isn't going to leave things to chance. Her...  more »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club will be discussing this book on 11/10/22. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F LYONS

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Roxy [CD book]

    Roxy2021

    by Neal Shusterman

    (3,201)

    Summary: Above our world is a toxic wonderland where the party has raged for centuries. Humans know the party-goers simply as "narcotics," "opioids," "drugs." But here they are capricious gods, toying with...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F SHUSTERMAN

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Witches steeped in gold [CD book]

    Witches steeped in gold2021

    by Ciannon Smart

    Summary: Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom and vengeance. Jazmyne is the Queen's daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F SMART

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Realm breaker [CD book]

    Realm breaker2021

    by Victoria Aveyard

    Summary: A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth. She is the last of an ancient lineage --...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F AVEYARD

    Location: New YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hell of a book [large print] : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid

    Hell of a book : or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid2021

    by Jason Mott

    (15,132)

    Summary: A Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives this book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since Mott's...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F MOTT LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Firekeeper's daughter [CD book]

    Firekeeper's daughter2021

    by Angeline Boulley

    (84,437)

    Summary: Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F BOULLEY

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Matrix

    Matrix2021

    by Lauren Groff

    (37,233)

    Summary: Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an...  more »

    Note: Lonely Readers Book Club selection for October. Please ask for a copy at the Circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: F GROFF

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 9 of 19 details

  • Creatures of the flood [CD book]

    Creatures of the flood2021

    by Erin Hunter

    Summary: The pandas of the Bamboo Kingdom have never forgotten the great flood that ended the peaceful life they'd always known. But for three young creatures born that day, the flood marks not an end, but a...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F HUNTER

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Spirit of the Titanic [CD book]

    Spirit of the Titanic2021

    by Nicola Pierce

    (191)

    Summary: Fifteen-year-old Sam plunges to his death whilst building his beloved Titanic. Now as the greatest ship the world has ever seen crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Sam finds himself on board -- as a ghost....  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F PIERCE

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hamnet : a novel of the plague

    Hamnet : a novel of the plague2021

    by Maggie O'Farrell

    (172,820)

    Summary: A short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet -- a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain -- and the years leading up to the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F O'FARRELL

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 18 details

  • The liar's dictionary [large print] : a novel

    The liar's dictionary : a novel2021

    by Eley Williams

    (8,375)

    Summary: Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary -- violating and subverting the dictionary's authority -- in an attempt to assert some sense of...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F WILLIAMS LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Clap when you land [CD book]

    Clap when you land2020

    by Elizabeth Acevedo

    Summary: Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F ACEVEDO

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Disappearing Earth

    Disappearing Earth2020

    by Julia Phillips

    (47,866)

    Summary: One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the north-eastern edge of Russia, two sisters are abducted. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F PHILLIPS

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 14 of 18 details

  • Bringing down the duke [large print]

    Bringing down the duke2020

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - # 1

    (62,099)

    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: 2 of 2 details

  • The ballad of songbirds and snakes [CD book]

    The ballad of songbirds and snakes2020

    by Suzanne Collins

    (312,680)

    Summary: It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games....  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F COLLINS

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Evvie Drake starts over : a novel

    Evvie Drake starts over : a novel2020

    by Linda Holmes

    (118,007)

    Summary: In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOLMES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 18 details

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

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

    by Tembi Locke

    (23,880)

    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: 18 of 18 details

  • One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America

    One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America2020

    by Gene Weingarten

    (2,802)

    Summary: On New Year's Day 2013, author Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 973.927 WEI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution
    Staff Pick

    The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution2020

    by Peter Hessler

    (2,014)

    Summary: Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 962 HES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Before the ever after [CD book]

    Before the ever after2020

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (10,983)

    Summary: For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans....  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F WOODSON

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Midnight sun [CD book]

    Midnight sun2020

    by Stephenie Meyer

    Series: Twilight Saga - #5

    (194,492)

    Summary: The story of Bella and Edward from "Twilight" told from Edward's point of view takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F MEYER

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Echo Mountain [CD book]

    Echo Mountain2020

    by Lauren Wolk

    (6,492)

    Summary: After the financial crash, Ellie and her family have lost nearly everything, including their home in town. Forced to start over, Ellie has found a welcome freedom, and a love of the natural world....  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F WOLK

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Conviction
    Staff Pick

    Conviction2020

    by Denise Mina

    (41,879)

    Summary: A breathtaking thriller about a wealthy housewife who successfully conceals her dark past until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe, with a faded...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MINA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Rules for visiting : a novel

    Rules for visiting : a novel2020

    by Jessica Francis Kane

    (10,409)

    Summary: A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year. At forty, May Attaway is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KANE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 13 of 19 details

  • The liar's dictionary
    Staff Pick

    The liar's dictionary2020

    by Eley Williams

    (8,403)

    Summary: Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary -- violating and subverting the dictionary's authority -- in an attempt to assert some sense of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WILLIAMS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 10 of 19 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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F DAVIS LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : and other questions about dead bodies
    Staff Pick

    Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : and other questions about dead bodies2020

    by Caitlin Doughty

    (32,872)

    Summary: Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die?...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 338.4 DOU

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Will my cat eat my eyeballs? [large print] : big questions from tiny mortals about death

    Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : big questions from tiny mortals about death2019

    by Caitlin Doughty

    (32,542)

    Summary: Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die?...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 338.4 DOU LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Inside out & back again [large print]

    Inside out & back again2019

    by Thanhha Lai

    (55,387)

    Summary: For all the ten years of her life, H̉ has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F LAI LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More