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  • One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America

    One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America2020

    by Gene Weingarten

    (2,246)

    Summary: On New Year's Day 2013, author Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 973.927 WEI

    copies in: 1 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

  • 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

  • The handmaid's tale
    Staff Pick

    The handmaid's tale2019

    by Margaret Atwood

    (12,400)

    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: 16 of 16 details

  • There there

    There there2019

    by Tommy Orange

    (128,927)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (176,721)

    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: 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

  • When we believed in mermaids

    When we believed in mermaids2019

    by Barbara O'Neal

    (134,859)

    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 #: F O'NEAL

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 19 details

  • The friend

    The friend2019

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (27,722)

    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

  • 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

  • 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: 16 of 18 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

  • There there [large print]

    There there2018

    by Tommy Orange

    (126,639)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP F ORANGE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Large Print Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 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

  • 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

  • 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: 18 of 18 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 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

  • 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: 8 of 18 details

  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
    Staff Pick

    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI2018

    by David Grann

    (142,426)

    Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 364.1523 GRA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The hate u give
    Staff Pick

    The hate u give2017

    by Angie Thomas

    (564,461)

    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 #: YA F THOMAS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, YA Fiction

    copies in: 8 of 17 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

  • 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

  • Himself : a novel

    Himself : a novel2017

    by Jess Kidd

    (9,276)

    Summary: "Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIDD

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Home fire
    Staff Pick

    Home fire2017

    by Kamila Shamsie

    (46,938)

    Summary: "From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Isma is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SHAMSIE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 17 of 17 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

  • Mothering Sunday [large print]

    Mothering Sunday2016

    by Graham Swift

    (11,190)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP F SWIFT

    copies in: 2 of 2 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

  • 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: 10 of 16 details

  • Bottomland

    Bottomland2016

    by Michelle Hoover

    (1,067)

    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

  • My name is Lucy Barton

    My name is Lucy Barton2016

    by Elizabeth Strout

    (117,045)

    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

    copies in: 20 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

    (168,195)

    Summary: "From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP F BACKMAN

    copies in: 1 of 2 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

    (8,948)

    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

  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air2016

    by Paul Kalanithi

    (451,273)

    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

    copies in: 20 of 21 details

  • Mothering Sunday : a romance

    Mothering Sunday : a romance2016

    by Graham Swift

    (11,247)

    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

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • A gentleman in Moscow
    Staff Pick

    A gentleman in Moscow2016

    by Amor Towles

    (336,474)

    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 #: BK CLUB F TOWLES

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (9,882)

    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