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

WINTER 2018 PICKS

“Davies…blends fact with fiction in this saga of immigration, acclimation, and Chinese culture, which he tells through the experiences of Chinese-Americans at different points in history.”

Fiction

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“The hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.”

Nonfiction

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“With an unforgettable cast of characters that includes a teenage girl with special powers, a handsome gardener, a fussy ghost, and an array of irresistible four-legged friends, (this) is a heartwarming read about second chances, endless possibilities, and joyful discoveries.”

Fiction

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“You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan.”

Nonfiction

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“In the aftermath of the American Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction.”

Fiction

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“A sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history.”

Fiction

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“A dazzling…novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming-of-age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.”

Fiction

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“Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can’t be funny.”

Nonfiction

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“Some of the literary world’s most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation.”

Nonfiction

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“Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.”

Fiction

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