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  • 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

    (119,605)

    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: 0 of 15 details

  • The age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel2013

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (84,802)

    Summary: "Spellbinding, haunting, The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F WALKER

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,130)

    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: 0 of 15 details

  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk2014

    by Helen Macdonald

    (56,425)

    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: 0 of 21 details

  • Invention of wings

    Invention of wings2015

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (259,648)

    Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIDD

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • The circle : a novel

    The circle : a novel2014

    by Dave Eggers

    (181,834)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 20 details

  • Americanah : a novel

    Americanah : a novel2014

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (253,605)

    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: 0 of 15 details

  • Find her : a novel

    Find her : a novel2017

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: D. D. Warren Series - #8

    (39,335)

    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: 0 of 15 details

  • The book that matters most

    The book that matters most2017

    by Ann Hood

    (13,380)

    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: 0 of 20 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: 0 of 15 details

  • Summer at Tiffany [large print]

    Summer at Tiffany2007

    by Marjorie Hart

    (7,984)

    Summary: New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson (a native of Story City, Iowa) and Marty Garrett arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shop girls....  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 381.141 HAR

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 5 details

  • Manhattan Beach : a novel

    Manhattan Beach : a novel2018

    by Jennifer Egan

    (71,792)

    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: 0 of 18 details

  • Brain on fire : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2018

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (159,277)

    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: 0 of 18 details

  • Paris in the present tense

    Paris in the present tense2018

    by Mark Helprin

    (3,405)

    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: 0 of 18 details

  • There there

    There there2019

    by Tommy Orange

    (104,271)

    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: 0 of 18 details

  • Small great things : a novel

    Small great things : a novel2018

    by Jodi Picoult

    (222,126)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F PICOULT

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Seven days of us

    Seven days of us2018

    by Francesca Hornak

    (11,065)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HORNAK

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship

    Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship2011

    by Gail Caldwell

    (10,714)

    Summary: Traces the author's close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs, and Caroline's battle with cancer.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 302.34 CAL

    copies in: 0 of 15 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

    (7,081)

    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: 0 of 15 details

  • Summer at Tiffany

    Summer at Tiffany2010

    by Marjorie Hart

    (7,984)

    Summary: New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson (a native of Story City, Iowa) and Marty Garrett arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shop girls....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 381.141 HAR

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 10 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine [large print]

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2018

    by Gail Honeyman

    (485,447)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F HONEYMAN LP

    copies in: 0 of 3 details

  • The Christmas train

    The Christmas train2014

    by David Baldacci

    (19,261)

    Summary: Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BALDACCI

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2018

    by Gail Honeyman

    (676,797)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 11 details

  • The book woman of Troublesome Creek [large print]

    The book woman of Troublesome Creek2019

    by Kim Michele Richardson

    (16,175)

    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 »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit is meeting to discuss this book on 3/19/20. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F RICHARDSON LP

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The library book [large print]

    The library book2019

    by Susan Orlean

    (75,574)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 027.4 ORL LP

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Evvie Drake starts over [large print]

    Evvie Drake starts over2019

    by Linda Holmes

    (76,968)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOLMES LP

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Men explain things to me

    Men explain things to me2015

    by Rebecca Solnit

    (49,589)

    Summary: In her comic, scathing essay "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 305.42 SOL

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2019

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    Summary: The year is 1914. Joanna Blalock is a highly-skilled nurse. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John...  more »

    Note: The Well Red Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 10/27/2020. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG LP

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The life we bury [large print]

    The life we bury2016

    by Allen Eskens

    Series: Max Rupert Novels

    (81,182)

    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: 0 of 1 details

  • My sister, the serial killer [large print]

    My sister, the serial killer2019

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    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: 0 of 1 details

  • From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home

    From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home2020

    by Tembi Locke

    (15,636)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B LOCKE

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home

    From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home2019

    by Tembi Locke

    (16,211)

    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: 0 of 1 details

  • American spy : a novel

    American spy : a novel2020

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (15,833)

    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 ON ORDER

    copies in: 0 of 19 details

  • American spy [large print]

    American spy2019

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (15,860)

    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: 0 of 1 details

  • The henna artist [large print]

    The henna artist2020

    by Alka Joshi

    (27,994)

    Summary: Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist -- and confidante...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F JOSHI LP

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • 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

    (1,692)

    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: 0 of 18 details

  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (73,811)

    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: 2 of 21 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

    (62,813)

    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

    (9,570)

    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

    (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