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  • Queen of the road : the true tale of 47 states, 22,000 miles, 200 shoes, 2 cats, 1 poodle, a husband, and a bus with a will of its own

    Queen of the road : the true tale of 47 states, 22,000 miles, 200 shoes, 2 cats, 1 poodle, a husband, and a bus with a will of its own2008

    by Doreen Orion

    (1,625)

    Summary: A pampered Long Island princess hits the road in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband, travels the country for one year, and brings it all hilariously to life in this offbeat and romantic memoir.

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    Call #: BK CLUB 917.304 ORI

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI2018

    by David Grann

    (146,687)

    Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 364.1523 GRA

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (442,231)

    Summary: Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B ANGELOU

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The Zookeeper's wife

    The Zookeeper's wife2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (84,206)

    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

  • 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

    (39,816)

    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.

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    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

    (2,313)

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

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    Call #: BK CLUB 944.1 GRE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Truth & beauty : a friendship

    Truth & beauty : a friendship2005

    by Ann Patchett

    (37,176)

    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 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

    (240,670)

    Summary: The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 797.123 BRO

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 16 details

  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air2016

    by Paul Kalanithi

    (460,738)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 616.9942 KAL

    copies in: 20 of 21 details

  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (91,410)

    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 »

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    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 20 details

  • Heart berries : a memoir

    Heart berries : a memoir2019

    by Terese Marie Mailhot

    (18,811)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 362.196 MAI

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • Summer at Tiffany

    Summer at Tiffany2010

    by Marjorie Hart

    (8,336)

    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 »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 381.141 HAR

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 10 details

  • Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout

    Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout2015

    by Lauren Redniss

    (5,165)

    Summary: Through words and her crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, nee Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie,...  more »

    Note: The Lunchtime Lit Book Club is meeting to discuss this book on 7/15/21. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

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    Call #: BK CLUB B CURIE

    copies in: 17 of 18 details

  • Still life with chickens : starting over in a house by the sea

    Still life with chickens : starting over in a house by the sea2007

    by Catherine Goldhammer

    (968)

    Summary: "In this beautifully written and frequently funny memoir, Catherine Goldhammer, newly separated, along with her twelve-year-old daughter, starts life anew in a cottage by the sea, in a rustic town...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 306.8743 GOL

    copies in: 12 of 15 details

  • Summer at Tiffany [large print]

    Summer at Tiffany2007

    by Marjorie Hart

    (8,336)

    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 LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 5 details