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books for book club discussions

Multiple copies of these discussable books are available for a 6-week loan period. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Any patron may check out multiple copies of a title. Items are not renewable.


Animal Wise by Virginia Morell
*Astoria by Peter Stark
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
*Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
*Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
*Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
*The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
*A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King
*The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
*To the End of June by Cris Beam
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers


The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
*All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
*All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
*Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 
*The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
*The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Healing by Jonathan Odell
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
*Home by Marilynne Robinson
Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Howards End by E.M. Forster
I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
*Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
*The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
*King Rat by James Clavell
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Last Child by John Hart
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Lowland by Jhumpar Lahiri
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
Morton's Fork by Dale Coy
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
*Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Nemesis by Philip Roth
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
*The Power of One by Bruce Courtenay
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Room by Emma Donoghue
*The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
*Someone by Alice McDermott
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Stay by Allie Larkin
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan C. Bradley
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
*Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fryby Rachel Joyce
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Additional Titles

(Ask for copies at Reference Desk)

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
A Country of Vast Designs by Robert W. Merry (NF)
Defending Jacob by William Landay
A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Wall
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Listening is an Act of Love edited by Dave Isay (NF)
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez 

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