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  • The library book
    Staff Pick

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (80,832)

    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 book2019

    by Susan Orlean

    (79,802)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2018

    by Gail Honeyman

    (723,408)

    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: 1 of 11 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine [large print]

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2018

    by Gail Honeyman

    (485,447)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 3 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2003

    by Charles Dickens

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (651,751)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Invention of wings

    Invention of wings2015

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (265,132)

    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

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • The invention of wings [large print]

    The invention of wings2014

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (265,074)

    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 »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F KIDD LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
    Staff Pick

    Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine2017

    by Gail Honeyman

    (703,990)

    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: 15 of 22 details

  • The henna artist [large print]

    The henna artist2020

    by Alka Joshi

    (27,994)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (14,686)

    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

    copies in: 19 of 19 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NIFFENEGGER

    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

    (432,399)

    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

    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

    (390,091)

    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, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 0 of 22 details

  • American spy : a novel

    American spy : a novel2020

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (15,833)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • American spy [large print]

    American spy2019

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (15,860)

    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

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • When we believed in mermaids

    When we believed in mermaids2019

    by Barbara O'Neal

    (100,058)

    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 #: F O'NEAL

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 11 of 19 details

  • The tiger's wife : a novel

    The tiger's wife : a novel2011

    by Tea Obreht

    (91,833)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Truth & beauty : a friendship

    Truth & beauty : a friendship2005

    by Ann Patchett

    (35,096)

    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.

    BOOK

    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

    (106,311)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F THOMPSON

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Orphan train
    Staff Pick

    Orphan train2013

    by Christina Baker Kline

    (374,250)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (10,711)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (87,551)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F WALKER

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

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

    Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel2013

    by Maria Semple

    (481,768)

    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: 14 of 16 details

  • Beautiful ruins : a novel

    Beautiful ruins : a novel2013

    by Jess Walter

    (157,871)

    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.

    BOOK

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (175,056)

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SLOAN

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • Little wolves

    Little wolves2013

    by Thomas James Maltman

    (2,130)

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BRONTE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (49,744)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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

    (224,638)

    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: 16 of 16 details

  • Snapper : a novel

    Snapper : a novel2014

    by Brian Kimberling

    (2,052)

    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 »

    BOOK

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB J F ROBINSON

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • Crazy rich Asians

    Crazy rich Asians2014

    by Kevin Kwan

    Series: Crazy Rich Asians Series - #1

    (336,564)

    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

    (6,231)

    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

  • The wives of Los Alamos : a novel

    The wives of Los Alamos : a novel2015

    by Tarashea Nesbit

    (6,415)

    Summary: "Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago--and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F NESBIT

    copies in: 0 of 15 details

  • The camel bookmobile

    The camel bookmobile2007

    by Masha Hamilton

    (2,218)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HAMILTON

    copies in: 1 of 16 details

  • Loving Frank : a novel

    Loving Frank : a novel2008

    by Nancy Horan

    (90,702)

    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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HORAN

    copies in: 2 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 940.5318 ACK

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The rope walk : a novel

    The rope walk : a novel2008

    by Carrie Brown

    (954)

    BOOK

    Call #: F BROWN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details