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 2019 PICKS

Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles

“Private First Class Cameron Harris has spent four years in a wheelchair at his family home in Biloxi, MS. Then one day, while smoking outside the local convenience store, he stands up. Now scientists, journalists, and even the Vatican want to investigate this miracle, but Cameron’s not so sure.”

Fiction

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Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

“A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.”

Fiction

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I'll be your blue sky by Marisa De Los Santos

“Days before her wedding, Clare meets Edith, an elderly woman whose wise counsel and compassion give Clare the strength to break off her engagement. Several weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has left her a house–Blue Sky Cottage–with a mystery attached.”

Fiction

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

“Restless during the seismic summer of 1969 on New York’s Lower East Side, the four Gold siblings, descendants of Jews who fled violent persecution overseas, sneak off to see a fortune-teller, who tells them each, separately, the date of his or her death.”

Fiction

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Impossible Owls: Essays by Brian Phillips

“As the author chases tigers in India, follows the Iditarod in Alaska, watches sumo wrestlers in Japan, and drives to Area 51, his fascination with things loosely defined as the fringe is often set in contrast with his role as an outsider.”

Nonfiction

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I Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia by Sandy Allen

“Writer Sandra Allen did not know their uncle Bob very well….Then in 2009 Bob mailed Sandy his autobiography. The often-incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a ‘true story’ about being ‘labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic,’ and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world.”

Nonfiction

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The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

Nonfiction

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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

“In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War…. There she also finds herself unexpectedly–and unwillingly–falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend.”

Fiction

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Mercies in Disguise by Gina Kolata

“If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you’d inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible?”

Nonfiction

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Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

“After her author husband, Robert, disappears — leaving the words ‘I’m sorry’ scrawled in an old book — Leah moves from Wisconsin to Paris with her two teenage daughters to live out the plot of Robert’s latest work in progress. ”

Fiction

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