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  • The Zookeeper's wife

    The Zookeeper's wife2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (84,206)

    Summary: The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 940.5318 ACK

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The zookeeper's wife [large print] : a war story

    The zookeeper's wife : a war story2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (83,663)

    Summary: When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 940.5318 ACK LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Americanah [large print]

    Americanah2016

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (299,885)

    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

  • Americanah : a novel

    Americanah : a novel2014

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (295,548)

    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: 15 of 16 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (442,231)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B ANGELOU

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The handmaid's tale
    Staff Pick

    The handmaid's tale2019

    by Margaret Atwood

    (13,212)

    Summary: Margaret Atwood's best-loved novel has taken the world by storm again. Riding high on bestseller lists for months and the basis for Hulu's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit series, The...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 741.59 ATW

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 16 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

    (174,970)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel2011

    by Aimee Bender

    (62,828)

    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

    (29,800)

    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: 9 of 20 details

  • My sister, the serial killer [large print]

    My sister, the serial killer2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (191,942)

    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: 1 of 2 details

  • My sister, the serial killer : a novel

    My sister, the serial killer : a novel2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (188,231)

    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

  • The boys in the boat [large print] : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics2014

    by Daniel James Brown

    (243,447)

    Summary: The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 797.123 BRO LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,477)

    Summary: In 1819, kidnapped chef Owen Wedgwood transforms meager shipboard supplies into sumptuous meals at the behest of his kidnapper, pirate queen Mad Hannah Mabbot, while she pushes her exhausted crew to track down a deadly privateer.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BROWN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Brain on fire [large print] : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2013

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (181,731)

    Summary: When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she|d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.832 CAH LP

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Brain on fire : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2018

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (180,307)

    Summary: One day in 2009, twenty-four-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a "flight risk,"...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 616.832 CAH

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship

    Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship2011

    by Gail Caldwell

    (11,003)

    Summary: Traces the author's close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs, and Caroline's battle with cancer.

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    Call #: BK CLUB 302.34 CAL

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (199,306)

    Summary: Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap...  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

    (24,078)

    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 murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery

    The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery2011

    by Agatha Christie

    Series: Hercule Poirot Series

    (173,724)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F CHRISTIE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Gregor the Overlander
    Staff Pick

    Gregor the Overlander2003

    by Suzanne Collins

    Series: Underland Chronicles - #1

    (98,060)

    Summary: When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

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    Call #: BK CLUB YA F COLLINS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, YA Fiction

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2015

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (16,017)

    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

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2003

    by Charles Dickens

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (685,743)

    Summary: Great Expectations is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F DICKENS

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Bringing down the duke
    Staff Pick

    Bringing down the duke2019

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - #1

    (39,784)

    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: 7 of 17 details

  • The circle [large print]

    The circle2015

    by Dave Eggers

    (190,671)

    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

    (90,879)

    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

    (90,537)

    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: 1 of 2 details

  • Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies

    Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies1995

    by Laura Esquivel

    (332,470)

    Summary: "Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. A...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F ESQUIVEL

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • In the woods

    In the woods2008

    by Tana French

    Series: Dublin Murder Squad Novels - #1

    (337,286)

    Summary: Detective Rob Ryan and his partner, Cassie Maddox, investigate the murder of a 12-year-old girl near a Dublin suburb. The case resonates with similarities to a murder committed twenty years before that involved two children and the young Ryan.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F FRENCH

    copies in: 14 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

    (216,050)

    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 »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 7/8/21. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GAARDER

    copies in: 7 of 18 details

  • Find her : a novel

    Find her : a novel2017

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: D. D. Warren Series - #8

    (42,920)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Every note played : a novel

    Every note played : a novel2019

    by Lisa Genova

    (37,339)

    Summary: A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles,...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GENOVA

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2018

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    Series: Daughter Of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries - #1

    (4,718)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 7 of 19 details

  • Still life with chickens : starting over in a house by the sea

    Still life with chickens : starting over in a house by the sea2007

    by Catherine Goldhammer

    (968)

    Summary: "In this beautifully written and frequently funny memoir, Catherine Goldhammer, newly separated, along with her twelve-year-old daughter, starts life anew in a cottage by the sea, in a rustic town...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 306.8743 GOL

    copies in: 12 of 15 details

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (16,732)

    Summary: Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GOSS

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
    Staff Pick

    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI2018

    by David Grann

    (146,687)

    Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 364.1523 GRA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Autobiography of a face
    Staff Pick

    Autobiography of a face2003

    by Lucy Grealy

    (25,781)

    Summary: At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.916 GRE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany

    I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany2009

    by Mark Greenside

    (2,313)

    Summary: Author and teacher Mark Greenside recounts his struggles to fit into the life of a small Celtic village in Brittany.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 944.1 GRE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Less : a novel

    Less : a novel2018

    by Andrew Sean Greer

    (141,053)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GREER

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • The camel bookmobile

    The camel bookmobile2007

    by Masha Hamilton

    (2,239)

    Summary: "Evocative, seamless, and haunting, The Camel Bookmobile is a powerful saga that challenges our fears of the unknown. It is a story that captures the riddles and calamities that often occur when two...  more »

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    Call #: F HAMILTON

    copies in: 1 of 16 details

  • The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

    The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts2016

    by Joshua Hammer

    (9,087)

    Summary: In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 025.82 HAM

    copies in: 20 of 20 details