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  • The liar's dictionary [large print] : a novel

    The liar's dictionary : a novel2021

    by Eley Williams

    (8,375)

    Summary: Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary -- violating and subverting the dictionary's authority -- in an attempt to assert some sense of...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F WILLIAMS LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 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

    (2,802)

    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

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The liar's dictionary
    Staff Pick

    The liar's dictionary2020

    by Eley Williams

    (8,201)

    Summary: Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary -- violating and subverting the dictionary's authority -- in an attempt to assert some sense of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WILLIAMS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 10 of 19 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

  • Where the forest meets the stars

    Where the forest meets the stars2019

    by Glendy Vanderah

    (158,863)

    Summary: After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F VANDERAH

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 19 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

    (378,887)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 305.562 VAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Hillbilly elegy [large print] : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis2017

    by J. D. Vance

    (378,946)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 305.562 VAN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 3 of 3 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

  • The hate u give [large print]

    The hate u give2017

    by Angie Thomas

    (748,716)

    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.

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F THOMAS LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Mothering Sunday [large print]

    Mothering Sunday2016

    by Graham Swift

    (14,016)

    Summary: Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F SWIFT LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air2016

    by Paul Kalanithi

    (543,212)

    Summary: "For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.9942 KAL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club

    copies in: 12 of 21 details

  • Mothering Sunday : a romance
    Staff Pick

    Mothering Sunday : a romance2016

    by Graham Swift

    Summary: "From the Booker Award winner: a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SWIFT

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 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

  • My name is Lucy Barton [large print]

    My name is Lucy Barton2016

    by Elizabeth Strout

    (132,587)

    Summary: Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F STROUT LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • My name is Lucy Barton

    My name is Lucy Barton2016

    by Elizabeth Strout

    (134,229)

    Summary: "Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F STROUT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 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

  • The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel

    The storied life of A.J. Fikry : a novel2014

    by Gabrielle Zevin

    (230,326)

    Summary: When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious...  more »

    Note: The Well Red book club will be meeting to discuss this book on 10/26/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ZEVIN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 8 of 18 details

  • The storied life of A.J. Fikry [large print]

    The storied life of A.J. Fikry2014

    by Gabrielle Zevin

    (228,134)

    Summary: A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F ZEVIN LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The light between oceans : a novel

    The light between oceans : a novel2012

    by M. L. Stedman

    (434,833)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F STEDMAN

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 7 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

    (79,791)

    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

  • 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

  • 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