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  • 2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas : a novel

    2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas : a novel2015

    by Marie-Helene Bertino

    (6,509)

    Summary: On the streets of Philadelphia, on the night before Christmas Eve, three people will discover the potential for their hopes and happiness.

    BOOK

    Call #: F BERTINO

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 21 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

    (2,931)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Americanah [large print]

    Americanah2016

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (253,044)

    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

    (3,966)

    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: 20 of 20 details

  • The art of fielding : a novel

    The art of fielding : a novel2012

    by Chad Harbach

    (103,374)

    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

    (58,040)

    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: 1 of 15 details

  • Autobiography of a face
    Staff Pick

    Autobiography of a face2003

    by Lucy Grealy

    (23,939)

    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

    (8,412)

    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

    (8,429)

    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

    (134,213)

    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: 7 of 15 details

  • Beautiful ruins : a novel

    Beautiful ruins : a novel2013

    by Jess Walter

    (155,870)

    Summary: A novel that spans fifty years. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F WALTER

    copies in: 17 of 17 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

  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
    Staff Pick

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood2016

    by Trevor Noah

    (375,737)

    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

    copies in: 2 of 22 details

  • Bottomland

    Bottomland2016

    by Michelle Hoover

    (1,049)

    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: 20 of 21 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

    (215,424)

    Summary: "Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 797.123 BRO

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Bringing down the duke

    Bringing down the duke2019

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - #1

    (23,773)

    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 »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 3/12/2020. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE

    copies in: 7 of 18 details

  • Bringing down the duke [large print]

    Bringing down the duke2020

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - #1

    (23,575)

    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 »

    Note: The Well Red Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 08/25/2020. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE LP

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The camel bookmobile

    The camel bookmobile2007

    by Masha Hamilton

    (2,204)

    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: 16 of 16 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (46,927)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • Crazy rich Asians

    Crazy rich Asians2014

    by Kevin Kwan

    Series: Crazy Rich Asians Series - #1

    (322,314)

    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

    copies in: 23 of 23 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2018

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    Series: Daughter Of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries - #1

    (3,639)

    Summary: From USA Today and internationally bestselling author Leonard Goldberg comes a new thrilling tale of Sherlock Holmes' daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson, Jr. as they investigate a murder at...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GOLDBERG

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 19 details

  • Driftless

    Driftless2009

    by David Rhodes

    (3,584)

    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

  • Einstein's dreams

    Einstein's dreams2004

    by Alan P Lightman

    (30,997)

    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

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2017

    by Gail Honeyman

    (682,495)

    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 #: F HONEYMAN

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 23 details

  • The end of your life book club

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (48,936)

    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

  • Euphoria : a novel

    Euphoria : a novel2014

    by Lily King

    (67,199)

    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

    (34,969)

    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: 14 of 15 details

  • Everything I never told you

    Everything I never told you2015

    by Celeste Ng

    (329,880)

    Summary: "Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NG

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Evvie Drake starts over : a novel

    Evvie Drake starts over : a novel2020

    by Linda Holmes

    (77,776)

    Summary: In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't...  more »

    Note: The Thursday Night Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 09/10/2020. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOLMES

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • The friend

    The friend2019

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (24,122)

    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

  • Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise

    Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise2006

    by Ruth Reichl

    (36,505)

    Summary: The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 641.5 REI

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • A gentleman in Moscow
    Staff Pick

    A gentleman in Moscow2016

    by Amor Towles

    (276,315)

    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: 17 of 19 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (9,356)

    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

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (46,411)

    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

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (187,131)

    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

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2015

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (15,571)

    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

  • God said,
    Staff Pick

    God said, "Ha!"1998

    by Julia Sweeney

    (459)

    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

  • The great alone

    The great alone2019

    by Kristin Hannah

    (360,288)

    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 »

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

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HANNAH

    copies in: 13 of 15 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2003

    by Charles Dickens

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (645,180)

    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