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  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (89,053)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 20 details

  • Tiny beautiful things : advice on love and life from Dear Sugar
    Staff Pick

    Tiny beautiful things : advice on love and life from Dear Sugar2012

    by Cheryl Strayed

    (69,408)

    Summary: Brings the best of Cheryl Strayed's published and never-before-published online columns in one place and includes a new introduction by Steve Almond. Life can be hard, life can be great. For years,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 170.44 STR

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 16 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

    (10,566)

    Summary: Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 598.97 O'BR

    copies in: 16 of 16 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

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (430,969)

    Summary: Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B ANGELOU

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2015

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (15,882)

    Summary: A memoir that examines the bond -- sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine -- between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B CORRIGAN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout

    Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout2015

    by Lauren Redniss

    (5,162)

    Summary: Through words and her crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, nee Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie,...  more »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 05/13/2021. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B CURIE

    copies in: 6 of 18 details

  • Lab girl

    Lab girl2017

    by Hope Jahren

    (56,735)

    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

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • North of normal : a memoir of my wilderness childhood, my unusual family, and how I survived both

    North of normal : a memoir of my wilderness childhood, my unusual family, and how I survived both2014

    by Cea Sunrise Person

    (10,189)

    Summary: Growing up off the grid amid multiple generations of dysfunction, former model Person chronicles her journey to reclaim her life on her own terms. Determined to abandon civilization for a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B PERSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • God said,
    Staff Pick

    God said, "Ha!"1998

    by Julia Sweeney

    (467)

    Summary: Actress Julia Sweeney, best known as "Pat" on Saturday Night Live, shares the year in her life when her younger brother Mike, their parents, and siblings moved into Julia's new home to be near Mike...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B SWEENEY

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 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

  • The handmaid's tale [large print]

    The handmaid's tale2017

    by Margaret Atwood

    Series: Handmaid's Tale

    (1,550,974)

    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 #: BK CLUB F ATWOOD LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • A man called Ove : a novel
    Staff Pick

    A man called Ove : a novel2015

    by Fredrik Backman

    (628,872)

    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

  • The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel2011

    by Aimee Bender

    (62,020)

    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

  • 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

  • My sister, the serial killer : a novel

    My sister, the serial killer : a novel2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (182,302)

    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 »

    Note: The Silent Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on April. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRAITHWAITE

    copies in: 14 of 18 details

  • My sister, the serial killer [large print]

    My sister, the serial killer2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    (180,229)

    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 »

    Note: The Silent Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on April. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRAITHWAITE LP

    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

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (196,249)

    Summary: Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CAREY

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • A land more kind than home : a novel

    A land more kind than home : a novel2013

    by Wiley Cash

    (23,832)

    Summary: Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Halle is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CASH

    copies in: 18 of 18 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

    (169,102)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2003

    by Charles Dickens

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (673,964)

    Summary: Great Expectations is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DICKENS

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Manhattan Beach : a novel

    Manhattan Beach : a novel2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (75,084)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F EGAN

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The life we bury : a novel

    The life we bury : a novel2014

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels - #1

    (89,579)

    Summary: "College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ESKENS

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The life we bury [large print]

    The life we bury2016

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels

    (89,863)

    Summary: "College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F ESKENS LP

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies

    Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies1995

    by Laura Esquivel

    (331,005)

    Summary: "Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. A...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ESQUIVEL

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • In the woods

    In the woods2008

    by Tana French

    Series: Dublin Murder Squad Novels - #1

    (325,787)

    Summary: Detective Rob Ryan and his partner, Cassie Maddox, investigate the murder of a 12-year-old girl near a Dublin suburb. The case resonates with similarities to a murder committed twenty years before that involved two children and the young Ryan.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F FRENCH

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Find her : a novel

    Find her : a novel2017

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: D. D. Warren Series - #8

    (42,102)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER

    copies in: 15 of 15 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

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (16,199)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOSS

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • Less : a novel

    Less : a novel2018

    by Andrew Sean Greer

    (138,005)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F GREER

    copies in: 17 of 17 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

  • Plainsong

    Plainsong2000

    by Kent Haruf

    Series: Holt CO Series - #1

    (66,421)

    Summary: Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HARUF

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Paris in the present tense

    Paris in the present tense2018

    by Mark Helprin

    (3,674)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HELPRIN

    copies in: 18 of 18 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

  • It ends with us
    Staff Pick

    It ends with us2016

    by Colleen Hoover

    (254,805)

    Summary: "The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover. Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most. Lily hasn't always had it easy,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOOVER

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 11 of 16 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

  • Loving Frank : a novel

    Loving Frank : a novel2008

    by Nancy Horan

    (93,729)

    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 unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel

    The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel2013

    by Rachel Joyce

    (154,686)

    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 #: BK CLUB F JOYCE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 18 of 18 details