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  • The age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel2013

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (90,472)

    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

  • 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 »

    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

  • Aquarium

    Aquarium2015

    by David Vann

    (4,168)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother-- a docker at the local container port-in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F VANN

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • The art of fielding : a novel

    The art of fielding : a novel2012

    by Chad Harbach

    (111,313)

    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 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

  • At home in Mitford
    Staff Pick

    At home in Mitford1996

    by Jan Karon

    Series: Mitford Series - #1

    (59,794)

    Summary: A portrait of the mysteries and miracles of everyday life introduces the small North Carolina town of Mitford and its colorful inhabitants, including Tim, a bachelor rector, who is falling in love with his neighbor.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KARON

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 14 of 15 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

  • 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

  • The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu [large print] : 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

    (9,110)

    Summary: To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 025.82 HAM LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The bean trees : a novel

    The bean trees : a novel1992

    by Barbara Kingsolver

    (137,981)

    Summary: "Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F KINGSOLVER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The best Christmas pageant ever

    The best Christmas pageant ever2005

    by Barbara Robinson

    Summary: The six horrible Herdmans, the worst children in the history of the world, take over the annual Christmas pageant.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB J F ROBINSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The book that matters most

    The book that matters most2017

    by Ann Hood

    (14,027)

    Summary: "An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart,...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F HOOD

    copies in: 20 of 20 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: 17 of 22 details

  • Bottomland

    Bottomland2016

    by Michelle Hoover

    (1,069)

    Summary: At once intimate and sweeping, Bottomland-the anticipated second novel from Michelle Hoover-follows the Hess family in the years after World War I as they attempt to rid themselves of the anti-German...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOOVER

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 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

  • 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.832 CAH

    copies in: 18 of 18 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: 7 of 17 details

  • The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution

    The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution2020

    by Peter Hessler

    (1,602)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HAMILTON

    copies in: 1 of 16 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BENEDICT

    copies in: 9 of 20 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.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BROWN

    copies in: 15 of 15 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

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (52,154)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F MARRA

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 7 of 19 details

  • Driftless

    Driftless2009

    by David Rhodes

    (3,709)

    Summary: Words, Wisconsin, an anonymous town of only a few hundred people. But under its sleepy surface, life rages. Cora and Graham guard their dairy farm, and family, from the wicked schemes of their milk...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F RHODES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Einstein's dreams

    Einstein's dreams2004

    by Alan P Lightman

    (34,195)

    Summary: A fictional work in which a twenty-six-year-old Albert Einstein, working in a patent office in Switzerland, imagines possible worlds in which time works differently as he formulates his theory of relativity.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F LIGHTMAN

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The end of your life book club

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,339)

    Summary: During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours siting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Soon, they...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

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

    The end of your life book club2012

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,401)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

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

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (52,942)

    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

    (77,414)

    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

  • Euphoria [large print]

    Euphoria2014

    by Lily King

    (77,745)

    Summary: Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world. In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone,...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F KING LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GENOVA

    copies in: 15 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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The friend

    The friend2019

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (28,980)

    Summary: A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NUNEZ

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The friend [large print]

    The friend2018

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (28,774)

    Summary: A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F NUNEZ LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 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

    (20,050)

    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: 1 of 2 details

  • Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise

    Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise2006

    by Ruth Reichl

    (39,816)

    Summary: The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 641.5 REI

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (9,970)

    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