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  • 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

    (3,296)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 15 details

  • American spy [large print]

    American spy2019

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (26,257)

    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

  • Aquarium

    Aquarium2015

    by David Vann

    (4,431)

    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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F VANN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 10 of 20 details

  • At home in Mitford
    Staff Pick

    At home in Mitford1996

    by Jan Karon

    Series: Mitford Series - #1

    (62,454)

    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 book that matters most

    The book that matters most2017

    by Ann Hood

    (15,154)

    Summary: Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOOD

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 6 of 20 details

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

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood2016

    by Trevor Noah

    (567,030)

    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: 1 of 21 details

  • Brain on fire [large print] : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2013

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (197,328)

    Summary: When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she|d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.832 CAH LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Brain on fire : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2018

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (198,123)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Bringing down the duke [large print]

    Bringing down the duke2020

    by Evie Dunmore

    Series: League Of Extraordinary Women Novels - # 1

    (62,099)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F DUNMORE LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution
    Staff Pick

    The buried : an archaeology of the Egyptian revolution2020

    by Peter Hessler

    (2,014)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The circle : a novel

    The circle : a novel2014

    by Dave Eggers

    (203,259)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (52,408)

    Summary: In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches as her father is abducted by Russian soldiers. Their neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa and takes her to the one person who might be able...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MARRA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 7 of 15 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena [large print]

    A constellation of vital phenomena2013

    by Anthony Marra

    (52,381)

    Summary: In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches as her father is abducted by Russian soldiers. Their neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa and takes her to the one person who might be able...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F MARRA LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Conviction
    Staff Pick

    Conviction2020

    by Denise Mina

    (41,879)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MINA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Crazy rich Asians

    Crazy rich Asians2014

    by Kevin Kwan

    Series: Crazy Rich Asians Series - #1

    (428,976)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 22 of 22 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2018

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    Series: Daughter Of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries - #1

    (6,124)

    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 #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 19 of 19 details

  • The daughter of Sherlock Holmes [large print]

    The daughter of Sherlock Holmes2019

    by Leonard S. Goldberg

    (6,127)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GOLDBERG LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Disappearing Earth

    Disappearing Earth2020

    by Julia Phillips

    (47,724)

    Summary: One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the north-eastern edge of Russia, two sisters are abducted. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F PHILLIPS

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 14 of 18 details

  • Disappearing Earth [large print] : a novel

    Disappearing Earth : a novel2019

    by Julia Phillips

    (47,753)

    Summary: One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the north-eastern edge of Russia, two sisters are abducted. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F PHILLIPS 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

    (1,016,501)

    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

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 10 of 22 details

  • The end of your life book club

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,407)

    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 »

    Note: Lonely Readers book club selection for September. Please ask for a copy at the Circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 9 of 15 details

  • The end of your life book club [large print]

    The end of your life book club2012

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,472)

    Summary: Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Euphoria : a novel
    Staff Pick

    Euphoria : a novel2014

    by Lily King

    (85,076)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 10 of 20 details

  • Euphoria [large print]

    Euphoria2014

    by Lily King

    (84,680)

    Summary: Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world. In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone,...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F KING LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Everything I never told you

    Everything I never told you2015

    by Celeste Ng

    (462,869)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 18 details

  • Evvie Drake starts over : a novel

    Evvie Drake starts over : a novel2020

    by Linda Holmes

    (118,007)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HOLMES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 18 details

  • Evvie Drake starts over [large print]

    Evvie Drake starts over2019

    by Linda Holmes

    (119,034)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Find her : a novel

    Find her : a novel2017

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: D. D. Warren Series - #8

    (47,870)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Find her [large print]

    Find her2016

    by Lisa Gardner

    Series: Detective D. D. Warren Novels - #8

    Summary: Seven years ago, college student Flora Danes was kidnapped while on spring break. Miraculously alive after her 472-day ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F GARDNER LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The friend

    The friend2019

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (34,710)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The friend [large print]

    The friend2018

    by Sigrid Nunez

    (34,865)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F NUNEZ LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

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

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

    by Tembi Locke

    (23,880)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • A gentleman in Moscow
    Staff Pick

    A gentleman in Moscow2016

    by Amor Towles

    (438,068)

    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: 2 of 19 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (10,807)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (53,661)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The girl with all the gifts

    The girl with all the gifts2015

    by Mike Carey

    (210,089)

    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

  • Glitter and glue : a memoir

    Glitter and glue : a memoir2015

    by Kelly Corrigan

    (16,679)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 5 of 15 details

  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk2014

    by Helen Macdonald

    (68,962)

    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: 21 of 21 details

  • H is for hawk [large print]

    H is for hawk2016

    by Helen Macdonald

    (68,618)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 598.944 MAC LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The hate u give
    Staff Pick

    The hate u give2017

    by Angie Thomas

    (751,996)

    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: 2 of 17 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More