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

FALL 2018 PICKS

Book Cover: The Floating World

“Set in New Orleans, this important and powerful novel follows the Boisdoré family . . . in the months after Katrina. A profound, moving and authentically detailed picture of the storm’s emotional impact on those who lived through it.”

Fiction

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Book Cover: Home Fire

“From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.”

Fiction

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Book Cover: Improvement

“Silber’s extraordinary new novel, with a single mother and her eccentric aunt at its center, is kaleidoscopic as it spans decades and stretches from New York to Berlin and Turkey.”

Fiction

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Book Cover: Newcomers

“From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.”

Nonfiction

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Book Cover: Nomadland

“Expanding an eye-opening Harper’s cover story showing that many Americans can no longer afford to quit work during the so-called golden years, Bruder introduces us to an intrepid bunch that take to their RVs to become migrant laborers, or ‘workampers.'”

Nonfiction

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Book Cover: An Odyssey

“Presents the story of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading in the wake of the father’s late-in-life enrollment in his son’s undergraduate seminar, where the two engage in debates over how to interpret Homer’s classic masterpiece.”

Nonfiction

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Book Cover: Red Clocks

Fiction

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Book Cover: The Reminders

“After a devastating loss, Gavin starts over in New Jersey and struggles with painful memories at the side of a friend’s ten-year-old daughter, a girl with an eidetic memory.”

Fiction

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Book Cover: Smile

“From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, searing and haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.”

Fiction

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Book Cover: The Water Will Come

“What if Atlantis wasn’t a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live.”

Nonfiction

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