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  • Lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel

    Lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel2021

    by Fiona Davis

    (33,992)

    Summary: It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life -- her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within...  more »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit book club will be discussiong this title on 11/18/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DAVIS

    copies in: 7 of 18 details

  • Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : and other questions about dead bodies

    Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : and other questions about dead bodies2020

    by Caitlin Doughty

    (27,880)

    Summary: Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die?...  more »

    Note: The Silent Book Club will be reading this book for the month of October. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

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    Call #: BK CLUB 338.4 DOU

    copies in: 12 of 15 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2020

    by Charles Dickens

    (702,323)

    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 [large print]

    Bringing down the duke2020

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - # 1

    (43,553)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE LP

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • American spy : a novel

    American spy : a novel2020

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (23,507)

    Summary: What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F WILKINSON

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution

    The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution2020

    by Peter Hessler

    (1,739)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 962 HES

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Conviction

    Conviction2020

    by Denise Mina

    (36,543)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MINA

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The lions of Fifth Avenue [large print] : a novel

    The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel2020

    by Fiona Davis

    Summary: It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life -- her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within...  more »

    Note: The Lunchtime lit book club will be meeting to discuss this title on 11/18/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F DAVIS LP

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Will my cat eat my eyeballs? [large print] : big questions from tiny mortals about death

    Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : big questions from tiny mortals about death2019

    by Caitlin Doughty

    (27,880)

    Summary: Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die?...  more »

    Note: The Silent book club will be reading this title for the month of October. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 338.4 DOU LP

    copies in: 2 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

    (21,342)

    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: 2 of 2 details

  • American spy [large print]

    American spy2019

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (23,507)

    Summary: What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F WILKINSON LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The book woman of Troublesome Creek [large print]

    The book woman of Troublesome Creek2019

    by Kim Michele Richardson

    (119,210)

    Summary: "Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F RICHARDSON LP

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Bringing down the duke
    Staff Pick

    Bringing down the duke2019

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - #1

    (43,850)

    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: 8 of 17 details

  • My sister, the serial killer [large print]

    My sister, the serial killer2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (203,392)

    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

  • My sister, the serial killer : a novel

    My sister, the serial killer : a novel2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (204,888)

    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 friend

    The friend2019

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (30,778)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F NUNEZ

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • When we believed in mermaids

    When we believed in mermaids2019

    by Barbara O'Neal

    (170,553)

    Summary: From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F O'NEAL

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 15 of 19 details

  • The great alone

    The great alone2019

    by Kristin Hannah

    (477,609)

    Summary: Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F HANNAH

    copies in: 1 of 15 details

  • The handmaid's tale
    Staff Pick

    The handmaid's tale2019

    by Margaret Atwood

    (13,984)

    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

  • Heart berries : a memoir

    Heart berries : a memoir2019

    by Terese Marie Mailhot

    (20,268)

    Summary: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 362.196 MAI

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • There there

    There there2019

    by Tommy Orange

    (139,518)

    Summary: Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxedrene is...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F ORANGE

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer

    I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer2019

    by Michelle McNamara

    (197,033)

    Summary: A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 364.1532 MCN

    copies in: 13 of 15 details

  • Inside out & back again [large print]

    Inside out & back again2019

    by Thanhha Lai

    (52,945)

    Summary: For all the ten years of her life, H̉ has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F LAI LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Many hands make light work : a memoir

    Many hands make light work : a memoir2019

    by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

    Summary: This is the rollicking true story of a family of nine children growing up in the college town of Ames, Iowa in the '60s and '70s. Inspiring, full of surprises, and laugh-out-loud funny, this utterly...  more »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club will be meeting to discuss this book on November 11, 2021. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B MCCARTHY

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • Every note played [large print]

    Every note played2019

    by Lisa Genova

    (38,357)

    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

  • Then she was gone [large print] : a novel

    Then she was gone : a novel2018

    by Lisa Jewell

    (717)

    Summary: Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F JEWELL LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Carnegie's maid : a novel

    Carnegie's maid : a novel2018

    by Marie Benedict

    (31,931)

    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: 5 of 20 details

  • Small great things : a novel

    Small great things : a novel2018

    by Jodi Picoult

    (298,878)

    Summary: "This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest--complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart. Ruth...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F PICOULT

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (18,144)

    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 #: F GOSS

    copies in: 7 of 19 details

  • There there [large print]

    There there2018

    by Tommy Orange

    (137,718)

    Summary: A multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F ORANGE LP

    Locations: Large Print Fiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis2018

    by J. D. Vance

    (359,367)

    Summary: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 305.562 VAN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Paris in the present tense

    Paris in the present tense2018

    by Mark Helprin

    (3,933)

    Summary: Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour--a maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust--must find a balance between his strong obligations to the...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F HELPRIN

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (95,609)

    Summary: On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not...  more »

    Note: The Well Red book club will be meeting to discuss this title on 11/23/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 20 details

  • Paris in the present tense [large print]

    Paris in the present tense2018

    by Mark Helprin

    (3,911)

    Summary: Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour -- a maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust -- must find a balance between his strong obligations to...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F HELPRIN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    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

    (5,184)

    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

  • Manhattan Beach : a novel

    Manhattan Beach : a novel2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (78,558)

    Summary: "The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan,...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F EGAN

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • Brain on fire : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2018

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (187,477)

    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

  • Less : a novel

    Less : a novel2018

    by Andrew Sean Greer

    (151,559)

    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

  • Less [large print] : a novel

    Less : a novel2018

    by Andrew Sean Greer

    (151,559)

    Summary: You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GREER LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Seven days of us

    Seven days of us2018

    by Francesca Hornak

    (17,219)

    Summary: "A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays ... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F HORNAK

    copies in: 1 of 16 details