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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
*Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Roz Chas
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
*Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar
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
*The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
*The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
*Glitter and Glue: a Memoir by Kelly Corrigan
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
*In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
*Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku
*The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
*The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Strings Attached by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky
*The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
To the End of June by Cris Beam
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
*Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
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
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
*All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
*Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
*The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
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
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
*China Dolls by Lisa See
Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell
*Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
11/22/63 by Stephen King
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
*Fatherland by Robert Harris
*Euphoria by Lily King
*Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
*The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
*Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
*Home by Marilynne Robinson
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
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
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
The Lowland by Jhumpar Lahiri
*The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
*A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
*Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
My Antonia by Willa Cather
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Nemesis by Philip Roth
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
*Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
*The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
*The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
*The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
The Power of One by Bruce Courtenay
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
*Shotgun Lovesongs by Nicholas Butler
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
Someone by Alice McDermott
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Stay by Allie Larkin
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey
The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
*Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
*We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
*Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Additional Titles

(Ask for copies from Storage at the Reference Desk)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
The Healing by Jonathan Odell
Morton's Fork by Dale Coy
Nightwoods by Charles Frazien
Old Filth by Jane Gardam

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