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  • 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 »

    BOOK

    Call #: 027.4 ORL

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 20 details

  • The library book [large print]

    The library book2018

    by Susan Orlean

    (91,740)

    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: 1 of 1 details

  • The invention of wings [large print]

    The invention of wings2014

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (278,408)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Lila

    Lila2015

    by Marilynne Robinson

    Series: Gilead Series - #2021

    (28,447)

    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: 20 of 20 details

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations2003

    by Charles Dickens

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (685,743)

    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

    (278,467)

    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: 9 of 15 details

  • The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

    The strange case of the alchemist's daughter2018

    by Theodora Goss

    (16,732)

    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

    (1,627,249)

    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

    copies in: 3 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

    (451,387)

    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

    (469,267)

    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.

    Note: The Well Red book club will be discussing this book on 7/27/21. Please ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB B NOAH

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Book Club Sets

    copies in: 17 of 22 details

  • Little wolves [large print]

    Little wolves2013

    by Thomas James Maltman

    (2,169)

    Summary: Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that|s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F MALTMAN LP

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The tiger's wife : a novel

    The tiger's wife : a novel2011

    by Tea Obreht

    (97,328)

    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

    (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.

    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

    (111,313)

    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

    (390,000)

    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 age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel2013

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (90,472)

    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

    (508,962)

    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: 16 of 16 details

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore2013

    by Robin Sloan

    (182,965)

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SLOAN

    copies in: 15 of 17 details

  • Little wolves

    Little wolves2013

    by Thomas James Maltman

    (2,158)

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MALTMAN

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel

    A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel2014

    by Anthony Marra

    (52,154)

    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

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Snapper : a novel

    Snapper : a novel2014

    by Brian Kimberling

    (2,076)

    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 #: BK CLUB F KIMBERLING

    copies in: 15 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: 15 of 15 details

  • Cinnamon and gunpowder

    Cinnamon and gunpowder2014

    by Eli Brown

    (6,477)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • The wives of Los Alamos : a novel

    The wives of Los Alamos : a novel2015

    by Tarashea Nesbit

    (6,565)

    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: 15 of 15 details

  • Loving Frank : a novel

    Loving Frank : a novel2008

    by Nancy Horan

    (94,839)

    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: 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 »

    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

    (962)

    BOOK

    Call #: F BROWN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Driftless

    Driftless2009

    by David Rhodes

    (3,709)

    Summary: Words, Wisconsin, an anonymous town of only a few hundred people. But under its sleepy surface, life rages. Cora and Graham guard their dairy farm, and family, from the wicked schemes of their milk...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F RHODES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl

    Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl2009

    by Stacey O'Brien

    (11,077)

    Summary: Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 598.97 O'BR

    copies in: 16 of 16 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.

    BOOK

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 944.1 GRE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The patron saint of liars
    Staff Pick

    The patron saint of liars2007

    by Ann Patchett

    (38,303)

    Summary: Pregnant and alone, Rose seeks sanctuary at St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, where she at last finds a place to put down the roots she has never felt she had.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F PATCHETT

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The art of racing in the rain : a novel

    The art of racing in the rain : a novel2009

    by Garth Stein

    Summary: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F STEIN

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (628,133)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (51,442)

    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

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery

    The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery2011

    by Agatha Christie

    Series: Hercule Poirot Series

    (173,724)

    Summary: "Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CHRISTIE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Jellicoe Road

    Jellicoe Road2010

    by Melina Marchetta

    (47,843)

    Summary: High school student Taylor Markham, who was abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F MARCHETTA

    copies in: 14 of 14 details

  • The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel2011

    by Aimee Bender

    (62,828)

    Summary: On the eve of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. She...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BENDER

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Autobiography of a face
    Staff Pick

    Autobiography of a face2003

    by Lucy Grealy

    (25,781)

    Summary: At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.916 GRE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details