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  • The time traveler's wife

    The time traveler's wife2003

    by Audrey Niffenegger

    (1,635,765)

    Summary: This is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course....  more »

    Note: The Well Red book club is meeting to discuss this book on 6/29/21. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NIFFENEGGER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The camel bookmobile

    The camel bookmobile2007

    by Masha Hamilton

    (2,246)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HAMILTON

    copies in: 1 of 16 details

  • Loving Frank : a novel

    Loving Frank : a novel2008

    by Nancy Horan

    (95,609)

    Summary: This fictionalization of the life of Mamah Borthwick Cheney, best known as the woman who wrecked Frank Lloyd Wright's first marriage, is a portrayal of an independent, educated woman at odds with the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HORAN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The Zookeeper's wife

    The Zookeeper's wife2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (84,929)

    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

  • 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: 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

  • The patron saint of liars
    Staff Pick

    The patron saint of liars2007

    by Ann Patchett

    (38,728)

    Summary: Pregnant and alone, Rose seeks sanctuary at St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, where she at last finds a place to put down the roots she has never felt she had.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F PATCHETT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The art of racing in the rain : a novel

    The art of racing in the rain : a novel2009

    by Garth Stein

    Summary: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F STEIN

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • My name Is Mary Sutter : a novel

    My name Is Mary Sutter : a novel2011

    by Robin Oliveira

    (23,431)

    Summary: In this stunning historical novel, which opens on the eve of the Civil War, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F OLIVEIRA

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (634,181)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (52,234)

    Summary: Caught between the pressure to succeed in America, her duty to their family, and her own personal desires, Kimberly Chang, an immigrant girl from Hong Kong, learns to constantly translate not just...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KWOK

    copies in: 16 of 16 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: 14 of 15 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

  • The tiger's wife : a novel

    The tiger's wife : a novel2011

    by Tea Obreht

    (98,083)

    Summary: "In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. Searching for clues, she turns...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F OBREHT

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The art of fielding : a novel

    The art of fielding : a novel2012

    by Chad Harbach

    (112,105)

    Summary: "At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HARBACH

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The year we left home

    The year we left home2012

    by Jean Thompson

    Summary: "In this mesmerizing saga of one ordinary American family's proud, flawed, hopeful navigating the tumultuous final decades of the American century, Jean Thompson delivers a sweeping, powerful novel...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F THOMPSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Orphan train
    Staff Pick

    Orphan train2013

    by Christina Baker Kline

    (393,815)

    Summary: "Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KLINE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • The age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel2013

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (90,910)

    Summary: "Spellbinding, haunting, The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F WALKER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel
    Staff Pick

    Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel2013

    by Maria Semple

    (508,962)

    Summary: When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SEMPLE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Beautiful ruins : a novel

    Beautiful ruins : a novel2013

    by Jess Walter

    (165,395)

    Summary: A novel that spans fifty years. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F WALTER

    copies in: 8 of 17 details

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore2013

    by Robin Sloan

    (184,575)

    BOOK

    Call #: F SLOAN

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (52,458)

    Summary: In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches as her father is abducted by Russian soldiers. Their neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa and takes her to the one person who might be able...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MARRA

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Snapper : a novel

    Snapper : a novel2014

    by Brian Kimberling

    (2,082)

    Summary: Working as a birdwatching guide to scrape together enough money to survive, Nathan Lochmueller performs nature research in backwater Indiana, where he falls in love with a heartbreaking free spirit...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIMBERLING

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Crazy rich Asians

    Crazy rich Asians2014

    by Kevin Kwan

    Series: Crazy Rich Asians Series - #1

    (373,896)

    Summary: Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KWAN

    copies in: 10 of 22 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

  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk2014

    by Helen Macdonald

    (65,481)

    Summary: "As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 598.944 MAC

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 21 details

  • The wives of Los Alamos : a novel

    The wives of Los Alamos : a novel2015

    by Tarashea Nesbit

    (6,598)

    Summary: "Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago--and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NESBIT

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Invention of wings

    Invention of wings2015

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (281,080)

    Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIDD

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • 2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas : a novel

    2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas : a novel2015

    by Marie-Helene Bertino

    (6,842)

    Summary: On the streets of Philadelphia, on the night before Christmas Eve, three people will discover the potential for their hopes and happiness.

    BOOK

    Call #: F BERTINO

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 21 details

  • Lila

    Lila2015

    by Marilynne Robinson

    Series: Gilead Series - #2021

    (28,837)

    Summary: Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ROBINSON

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 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

  • My name is Mary Sutter [large print]

    My name is Mary Sutter2010

    by Robin Oliveira

    (23,487)

    Summary: Mary Sutter is a brilliant young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Eager to run away from recent heartbreak, Mary travels to Washington, D.C., to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded....  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F OLIVEIRA LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Where'd you go, Bernadette [large print]

    Where'd you go, Bernadette2013

    by Maria Semple

    (509,646)

    Summary: Bernadette Fox has vanished. When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F SEMPLE LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [large print]

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (630,252)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Mothering Sunday : a romance

    Mothering Sunday : a romance2016

    by Graham Swift

    (11,495)

    Summary: "From the Booker Award winner: a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SWIFT

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • The end of your life book club [large print]

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,425)

    Summary: Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Euphoria : a novel

    Euphoria : a novel2014

    by Lily King

    (78,454)

    Summary: English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in 1930s New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KING

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

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

    The zookeeper's wife : a war story2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (84,632)

    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

  • The invention of wings [large print]

    The invention of wings2014

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (281,003)

    Summary: Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIDD LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (10,044)

    Summary: A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F LINK

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • The sympathizer
    Staff Pick

    The sympathizer2015

    by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    (88,907)

    Summary: "It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NGUYEN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 19 of 19 details