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  • The time traveler's wife

    The time traveler's wife2003

    by Audrey Niffenegger

    (1,703,424)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • 29 gifts : how a month of giving can change your life

    29 gifts : how a month of giving can change your life2010

    by Cami Walker

    (3,296)

    Summary: At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by an intensified struggle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disease that left her debilitated and depressed. Then she received an uncommon...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.232 WAL

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 15 details

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (53,661)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    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

    (216,574)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Orphan train
    Staff Pick

    Orphan train2013

    by Christina Baker Kline

    (415,857)

    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

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

    Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel2013

    by Maria Semple

    (537,411)

    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

  • Jane Eyre
    Staff Pick

    Jane Eyre2006

    by Charlotte Brontë

    Series: Jane Eyre Series

    (1,895,046)

    Summary: Jane, a plain and penniless orphan in nineteenth-century England, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her melancholy employer, Mr. Edward Rochester, a man with a terrible secret.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRONTE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (52,408)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 7 of 15 details

  • The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
    Staff Pick

    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics2014

    by Daniel Brown

    (264,742)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 797.123 BRO

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 16 details

  • Crazy rich Asians

    Crazy rich Asians2014

    by Kevin Kwan

    Series: Crazy Rich Asians Series - #1

    (428,976)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 22 of 22 details

  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk2014

    by Helen Macdonald

    (68,962)

    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: 21 of 21 details

  • The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel

    The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel2014

    by Gabrielle Zevin

    (230,326)

    Summary: When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious...  more »

    Note: The Well Red book club will be meeting to discuss this book on 10/26/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ZEVIN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air2016

    by Paul Kalanithi

    (543,212)

    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 #: BK CLUB 616.9942 KAL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club

    copies in: 12 of 21 details

  • Lila

    Lila2015

    by Marilynne Robinson

    Series: Gilead Series - #2021

    (30,974)

    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

    (203,259)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • A tale for the time being : a novel

    A tale for the time being : a novel2013

    by Ruth L Ozeki

    (102,843)

    Summary: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F OZEKI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 9 of 20 details

  • My name is Mary Sutter [large print]

    My name is Mary Sutter2010

    by Robin Oliveira

    (24,131)

    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

    (539,259)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Mothering Sunday : a romance
    Staff Pick

    Mothering Sunday : a romance2016

    by Graham Swift

    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

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • Euphoria : a novel
    Staff Pick

    Euphoria : a novel2014

    by Lily King

    (85,076)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 10 of 20 details

  • My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel
    Staff Pick

    My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel2016

    by Fredrik Backman

    (203,633)

    Summary: When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa's greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother's instructions lead her to an apartment...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • A gentleman in Moscow
    Staff Pick

    A gentleman in Moscow2016

    by Amor Towles

    (438,068)

    Summary: "A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F TOWLES

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • The past

    The past2016

    by Tessa Hadley

    (7,851)

    Summary: Over five novels and two collections of stories Tessa Hadley has earned a reputation as a fiction writer of remarkable gifts, and been compared with Elizabeth Bowen and Alice Munro. In her new novel...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HADLEY

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (10,807)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Americanah [large print]

    Americanah2016

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (332,602)

    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

  • Americanah : a novel

    Americanah : a novel2014

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (332,972)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • A man called Ove : a novel
    Staff Pick

    A man called Ove : a novel2015

    by Fredrik Backman

    (787,915)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    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

    (567,030)

    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 21 details

  • A man called Ove [large print]

    A man called Ove2014

    by Fredrik Backman

    (789,959)

    Summary: Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel

    The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel2013

    by Rachel Joyce

    (165,724)

    Summary: Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JOYCE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 19 details

  • When breath becomes air [large print]

    When breath becomes air2016

    by Paul Kalanithi

    (542,777)

    Summary: At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.9942 KAL LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My name is Lucy Barton [large print]

    My name is Lucy Barton2016

    by Elizabeth Strout

    (132,587)

    Summary: Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F STROUT LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • My name is Lucy Barton

    My name is Lucy Barton2016

    by Elizabeth Strout

    (134,229)

    Summary: "Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F STROUT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • The hate u give
    Staff Pick

    The hate u give2017

    by Angie Thomas

    (751,996)

    Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F THOMAS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, YA Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 17 details

  • Lab girl

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (63,305)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 20 details

  • My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry [large print]

    My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry2016

    by Fredrik Backman

    (201,884)

    Summary: Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy. She is also Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BACKMAN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Euphoria [large print]

    Euphoria2014

    by Lily King

    (84,953)

    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

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2017

    by Gail Honeyman

    (1,016,501)

    Summary: "Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HONEYMAN

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 10 of 22 details

  • The handmaid's tale
    Staff Pick

    The handmaid's tale2017

    by Margaret Atwood

    Series: Handmaid's Tale

    (1,794,498)

    Summary: Margaret Atwood presents a chilling dystopic novel set in the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, after a radical theocratic revolution. In a time of declining birthrates, fertile women...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ATWOOD

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • The handmaid's tale [large print]

    The handmaid's tale2017

    by Margaret Atwood

    Series: Handmaid's Tale

    (1,793,340)

    Summary: This look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP F ATWOOD

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Large Print Fiction

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More