Book Club Picks

If you’re in need of new selections for your book club, we can help! Our quarterly picks lists are filled with engaging titles sure to spark lively discussion. For each title, we:

  • purchase multiple copies so they’ll be available to book club members
  • purchase multiple formats so you can read the way you like best
  • commit to keeping the titles for 18 months from the time we pick them so you can plan ahead

SPRING 2018 PICKS

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

“Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain.”

Fiction

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A Colony in A Nation by Christopher Hayes

“Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well as deeply personal experiences with law enforcement, Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation.”

Nonfiction

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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

“In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet…. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through.”

Fiction

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Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

“Meet Ginny. She’s fourteen, autistic, and has a heart-breaking secret…A fiercely poignant and inspirational story about a lost girl searching for a place to call home.”

Fiction

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Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais

“Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy.”

Fiction

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The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

“Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the young women exposed to the ‘wonder’ substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances.”

Nonfiction

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The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel

“Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it–but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods.”

Nonfiction

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This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

“Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.”

Fiction

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The Underground Railroad, a Novel by Colson Whitehead

“In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor – engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.”

Fiction

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The Unsettlers by Mark Sundeen

“A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of…new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for — or create — a better existence.”

Nonfiction

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