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  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (101,321)

    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: 0 of 20 details

  • The library book [large print]

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (93,784)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The library book [large print]

    The library book2019

    by Susan Orlean

    (101,815)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • The invention of wings [large print]

    The invention of wings2014

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (293,885)

    Summary: Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIDD LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2017

    by Gail Honeyman

    (981,172)

    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: 11 of 22 details

  • Invention of wings

    Invention of wings2015

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (293,903)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Lila

    Lila2015

    by Marilynne Robinson

    Series: Gilead Series - #2021

    (30,593)

    Summary: Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ROBINSON

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 5 of 20 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine [large print]

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2018

    by Gail Honeyman

    (956,125)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 3 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2018

    by Gail Honeyman

    (977,437)

    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

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2003

    by Charles Dickens

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (725,637)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The henna artist

    The henna artist2020

    by Alka Joshi

    (125,946)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F JOSHI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • The henna artist [large print]

    The henna artist2020

    by Alka Joshi

    Series: Henna Artist

    (119,986)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (20,837)

    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

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • The time traveler's wife

    The time traveler's wife2003

    by Audrey Niffenegger

    (1,687,097)

    Summary: This is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course....  more »

    Note: The Well Red book club is meeting to discuss this book on 6/29/21. Ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NIFFENEGGER

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Marked : a house of night novel

    Marked : a house of night novel2007

    by P. C Cast

    Series: House Of Night Series - #1

    (466,138)

    Summary: The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampires have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F CAST

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

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

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood2016

    by Trevor Noah

    (547,838)

    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: 16 of 22 details

  • American spy : a novel

    American spy : a novel2020

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (25,660)

    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 F WILKINSON

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 11 of 18 details

  • American spy [large print]

    American spy2019

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (25,660)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • When we believed in mermaids

    When we believed in mermaids2019

    by Barbara O'Neal

    (191,412)

    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 #: BK CLUB F O'NEAL

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 18 of 19 details

  • Rules for visiting : a novel

    Rules for visiting : a novel2020

    by Jessica Francis Kane

    (9,874)

    Summary: A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year. At forty, May Attaway is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KANE

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 19 details

  • The tiger's wife : a novel

    The tiger's wife : a novel2011

    by Tea Obreht

    (97,442)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F OBREHT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Plainsong

    Plainsong2000

    by Kent Haruf

    Series: Holt CO Series - #1

    (68,923)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Inside out & back again

    Inside out & back again2013

    by Thanhha Lai

    (54,627)

    Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F LAI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Heart berries : a memoir

    Heart berries : a memoir2019

    by Terese Marie Mailhot

    (21,801)

    Summary: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 362.196 MAI

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • There there

    There there2019

    by Tommy Orange

    (147,896)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • There there [large print]

    There there2018

    by Tommy Orange

    (148,261)

    Summary: A multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F ORANGE LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis2018

    by J. D. Vance

    (373,067)

    Summary: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the...  more »

    Note: The Well Red book club will be discussing this title on 7/26/22. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 305.562 VAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 5 of 15 details

  • The whip : a novel

    The whip : a novel2012

    by Karen Kondazian

    (6,738)

    Summary: The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KONDAZIAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 18 details

  • The Christmas train

    The Christmas train2014

    by David Baldacci

    (26,799)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (207,406)

    Summary: Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be taken to class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CAREY

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Every note played : a novel

    Every note played : a novel2019

    by Lisa Genova

    (40,059)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • Seven days of us

    Seven days of us2018

    by Francesca Hornak

    (18,999)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    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

    (11,353)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 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

    (11,985)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • At home in Mitford [eAudio]

    At home in Mitford1996

    by Jan Karon

    (62,046)

    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.

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  • Summer at Tiffany

    Summer at Tiffany2010

    by Marjorie Hart

    (8,695)

    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: 10 of 10 details

  • At home in Mitford
    Staff Pick

    At home in Mitford1996

    by Jan Karon

    Series: Mitford Series - #1

    (62,019)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • The bean trees : a novel

    The bean trees : a novel1992

    by Barbara Kingsolver

    (143,123)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The hate u give
    Staff Pick

    The hate u give2017

    by Angie Thomas

    (723,410)

    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 #: BK CLUB YA F THOMAS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, YA Fiction

    copies in: 14 of 17 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

    (77,813)

    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 #: BK CLUB 170.44 STR

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 16 details