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  • After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away [Playaway]

    After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away2006

    by Joyce Carol Oates (read by Jennifer Ikeda )

    Summary: Blaming herself for the car accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge that killed her mother, fifteen-year-old Jenna undergoes a difficult physical and emotional recovery.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F OATES

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel2013

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (89,803)

    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

  • Al Capone does my shirts [Playaway]

    Al Capone does my shirts2006

    by Gennifer Choldenko

    Series: Al Capone Does My Shirts Series - #1

    (41,472)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan moves to Alcatraz Island with his family when his father accepts a higher paying job as a prison guard. Moose leaves behind his friends in San Francisco so that his...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F CHOLDENKO

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The alchemist

    The alchemist2014

    by Paulo Coelho

    (13)

    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 #: F COELHO

    copies in: 1 of 19 details

  • Americanah : a novel

    Americanah : a novel2014

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (290,031)

    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: 6 of 16 details

  • Americanah [large print]

    Americanah2016

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (289,212)

    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

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Large Print Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Aquarium

    Aquarium2015

    by David Vann

    (4,129)

    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: 10 of 20 details

  • The art of fielding : a novel

    The art of fielding : a novel2012

    by Chad Harbach

    (110,126)

    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

    (59,127)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • Autobiography of a face
    Staff Pick

    Autobiography of a face2003

    by Lucy Grealy

    (24,960)

    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

    (8,841)

    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

    (8,858)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP 025.82 HAM

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Large Print Nonfiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The bean trees : a novel

    The bean trees : a novel1992

    by Barbara Kingsolver

    (137,429)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KINGSOLVER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Becoming Kareem [Playaway] : growing up on and off the court

    Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court2017

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    (1,133)

    Summary: At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY B ABDUL YA

    copies in: 1 of 1 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 of dust [Playaway]. Volume one, La belle sauvage

    The book of dust . Volume one, La belle sauvage2017

    by Philip Pullman (read by Michael Sheen )

    Series: Book Of Dust - #1

    (85,927)

    Summary: When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F PULLMAN

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The book that matters most

    The book that matters most2017

    by Ann Hood

    (13,861)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOOD

    copies in: 9 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

    (442,876)

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: B NOAH

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 22 details

  • Bottomland

    Bottomland2016

    by Michelle Hoover

    (1,064)

    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

  • Brain on fire : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2018

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (177,393)

    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: 17 of 18 details

  • The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution

    The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution2020

    by Peter Hessler

    (1,535)

    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

    (2,235)

    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

    (28,383)

    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: 6 of 18 details

  • Children of blood and bone [Playaway]

    Children of blood and bone2018

    by Tomi Adeyemi (read by Bahni Turpin )

    Series: Legacy Of Orisha - #1

    (175,146)

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zelie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F ADEYEMI

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,421)

    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

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (51,382)

    Summary: In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MARRA

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • Conviction

    Conviction2020

    by Denise Mina

    (33,449)

    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 »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 05/20/2021. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MINA

    copies in: 7 of 18 details

  • Criss cross [Playaway]

    Criss cross2006

    by Lynne Rae Perkins (read by Danielle Ferland )

    Summary: Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F PERKINS

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cruise control [Playaway]

    Cruise control2005

    by Terry Trueman (read by Andy Paris )

    (943)

    Summary: A talented basketball player struggles to deal with the helplessness and anger that come with having a brother rendered completely dysfunctional by severe cerebral palsy and a father who deserted the family.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F TRUEMAN

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2018

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    Series: Daughter Of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries - #1

    (4,538)

    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 #: F GOLDBERG

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 19 details

  • Day of tears [Playaway]

    Day of tears2006

    by Julius Lester

    Summary: Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F LESTER

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Driftless

    Driftless2009

    by David Rhodes

    (3,686)

    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

  • Each tiny spark [Playaway]

    Each tiny spark2019

    by Pablo Cartaya

    (615)

    Summary: Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F CARTAYA

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Einstein's dreams

    Einstein's dreams2004

    by Alan P Lightman

    (32,598)

    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 Enchantress returns [Playaway]

    The Enchantress returns2014

    by Chris Colfer

    Series: Land Of Stories (Chapter Books) - #2

    (43,649)

    Summary: Against the will of their grandmother, twins Alex and Conner must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it has ever...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F COLFER

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The end of your life book club

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (51,934)

    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

  • Eragon [Playaway]

    Eragon2006

    by Christopher Paolini (read by Gerald Doyle )

    Series: Inheritance Series - #1

    (1,494,195)

    Summary: In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F PAOLINI

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Euphoria : a novel

    Euphoria : a novel2014

    by Lily King

    (76,117)

    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

  • Every note played : a novel

    Every note played : a novel2019

    by Lisa Genova

    (36,977)

    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