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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

    (11,318)

    Summary: Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 598.97 O'BR

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air2016

    by Paul Kalanithi

    (469,146)

    Summary: "For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.9942 KAL

    copies in: 1 of 21 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (447,663)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (5,208)

    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

    copies in: 16 of 18 details

  • Lab girl

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (59,898)

    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

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Lab girl [large print]

    Lab girl2016

    by Hope Jahren

    (59,673)

    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...  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

    (60,314)

    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

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

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood2016

    by Trevor Noah

    (469,267)

    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.

    Note: The Well Red book club will be discussing this book on 7/27/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B NOAH

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 4 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

    (10,517)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B PERSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • God said,
    Staff Pick

    God said, "Ha!"1998

    by Julia Sweeney

    (468)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (300,523)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ADICHIE

    copies in: 15 of 16 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

  • A man called Ove : a novel
    Staff Pick

    A man called Ove : a novel2015

    by Fredrik Backman

    (663,280)

    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 »

    Note: The Well Red Johnston Library book club will be discussing this book on August 31. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 19 of 20 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BENDER

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Carnegie's maid : a novel

    Carnegie's maid : a novel2018

    by Marie Benedict

    (30,521)

    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

    copies in: 12 of 20 details

  • Carnegie's maid [large print]

    Carnegie's maid2018

    by Marie Benedict

    (30,521)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • My sister, the serial killer : a novel

    My sister, the serial killer : a novel2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (193,835)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (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: 2 of 2 details

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,540)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (29,677)

    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 »

    Note: The Silent Book Club has chosen this title as the July selection. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BURNET

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 19 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (200,913)

    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

    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.

    BOOK

    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

    (177,801)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The alchemist

    The alchemist2014

    by Paulo Coelho

    (14)

    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: 5 of 19 details

  • The red tent

    The red tent1997

    by Anita Diamant

    (538,674)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DIAMANT

    copies in: 12 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DICKENS

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2020

    by Charles Dickens

    (690,218)

    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

    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

    (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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 6 of 17 details

  • Manhattan Beach [large print]

    Manhattan Beach2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (76,783)

    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: 1 of 2 details

  • The circle : a novel

    The circle : a novel2014

    by Dave Eggers

    (190,850)

    Summary: When Mae Holland 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. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F EGGERS

    copies in: 17 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

    (91,546)

    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

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The life we bury [large print]

    The life we bury2016

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels

    (91,155)

    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

    (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.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F FRENCH

    copies in: 14 of 15 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER

    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

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Every note played [large print]

    Every note played2019

    by Lisa Genova

    (37,774)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GENOVA LP

    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

    (4,897)

    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: 1 of 19 details

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (17,162)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOSS

    copies in: 19 of 19 details