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  • 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

    (324,023)

    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

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency2002

    by Alexander McCall Smith

    Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series - #1

    (231,593)

    Summary: This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F MCCALL SMITH

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Gregor the Overlander
    Staff Pick

    Gregor the Overlander2003

    by Suzanne Collins

    Series: Underland Chronicles - #1

    (91,212)

    Summary: When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

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    Call #: BK CLUB YA F COLLINS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, YA Fiction

    copies in: 15 of 16 details

  • The time traveler's wife

    The time traveler's wife2003

    by Audrey Niffenegger

    (1,572,157)

    Summary: A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F NIFFENEGGER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The camel bookmobile

    The camel bookmobile2007

    by Masha Hamilton

    (2,209)

    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 »

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    Call #: F HAMILTON

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Loving Frank : a novel

    Loving Frank : a novel2008

    by Nancy Horan

    (89,631)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F HORAN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The Zookeeper's wife

    The Zookeeper's wife2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (77,472)

    Summary: The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 940.5318 ACK

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Driftless

    Driftless2009

    by David Rhodes

    (3,596)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F RHODES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 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

    (9,649)

    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 »

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    Call #: 598.97 O'BR

    copies in: 16 of 16 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

    (37,105)

    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

  • I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany

    I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany2009

    by Mark Greenside

    (2,264)

    Summary: Author and teacher Mark Greenside recounts his struggles to fit into the life of a small Celtic village in Brittany.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 944.1 GRE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The patron saint of liars
    Staff Pick

    The patron saint of liars2007

    by Ann Patchett

    (35,889)

    Summary: Pregnant and alone, Rose seeks sanctuary at St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, where she at last finds a place to put down the roots she has never felt she had.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F PATCHETT

    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

    (2,955)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 155.232 WAL

    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.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F STEIN

    copies in: 0 of 20 details

  • My name Is Mary Sutter : a novel

    My name Is Mary Sutter : a novel2011

    by Robin Oliveira

    (21,992)

    Summary: In this stunning historical novel, which opens on the eve of the Civil War, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F OLIVEIRA

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (587,652)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL

    copies in: 16 of 17 details

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (46,651)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F KWOK

    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

    (150,820)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F CHRISTIE

    copies in: 1 of 15 details

  • Jellicoe Road

    Jellicoe Road2010

    by Melina Marchetta

    (47,125)

    Summary: High school student Taylor Markham, who was abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia

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    Call #: BK CLUB YA F MARCHETTA

    copies in: 14 of 14 details

  • The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel2011

    by Aimee Bender

    (58,672)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BENDER

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Autobiography of a face
    Staff Pick

    Autobiography of a face2003

    by Lucy Grealy

    (24,020)

    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 tiger's wife : a novel

    The tiger's wife : a novel2011

    by Tea Obreht

    (90,265)

    Summary: "In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. Searching for clues, she turns...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F OBREHT

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Truth & beauty : a friendship

    Truth & beauty : a friendship2005

    by Ann Patchett

    (34,920)

    Summary: The author describes her twenty-year friendship with Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration.

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    Call #: BK CLUB 155.916 PAT

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The art of fielding : a novel

    The art of fielding : a novel2012

    by Chad Harbach

    (104,778)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F HARBACH

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The year we left home

    The year we left home2012

    by Jean Thompson

    Summary: "In this mesmerizing saga of one ordinary American family's proud, flawed, hopeful navigating the tumultuous final decades of the American century, Jean Thompson delivers a sweeping, powerful novel...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F THOMPSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Orphan train
    Staff Pick

    Orphan train2013

    by Christina Baker Kline

    (371,090)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F KLINE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • The widower's tale

    The widower's tale2011

    by Julia Glass

    (10,656)

    Summary: Enjoying an active but lonely rural life, seventy-year-old Percy allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn and transform his quiet home into a lively, youthful community that compels him...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F GLASS

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel2013

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (86,215)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F WALKER

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

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

    Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel2013

    by Maria Semple

    (476,660)

    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: 15 of 16 details

  • Beautiful ruins : a novel

    Beautiful ruins : a novel2013

    by Jess Walter

    (156,518)

    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.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F WALTER

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • The light between oceans : a novel

    The light between oceans : a novel2013

    by M. L Stedman

    Summary: "After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F STEDMAN

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore2013

    by Robin Sloan

    (173,521)

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SLOAN

    copies in: 16 of 17 details

  • Little wolves

    Little wolves2013

    by Thomas James Maltman

    (2,120)

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MALTMAN

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Jane Eyre
    Staff Pick

    Jane Eyre2006

    by Charlotte Brontë

    Series: Jane Eyre Series

    (1,625,261)

    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.

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    Call #: BK CLUB F BRONTE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (48,840)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB F MARRA

    copies in: 15 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

    (220,352)

    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: 17 of 17 details

  • Snapper : a novel

    Snapper : a novel2014

    by Brian Kimberling

    (2,043)

    Summary: Working as a birdwatching guide to scrape together enough money to survive, Nathan Lochmueller performs nature research in backwater Indiana, where he falls in love with a heartbreaking free spirit...  more »

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    Call #: F KIMBERLING

    copies in: 16 of 16 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.

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    Call #: BK CLUB J F ROBINSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Crazy rich Asians

    Crazy rich Asians2014

    by Kevin Kwan

    Series: Crazy Rich Asians Series - #1

    (330,082)

    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

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,179)

    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: 11 of 15 details