Book Club Kits

If you have a book club and are looking for multiple copies of a new title, consider checking out one of our BOOK CLUB KITS. They come with 5 or 6 copies of a book; a packet including discussion questions, reviews, and author biographies; and a 6-week check-out period. Give us a call 733-2964, or email us at tfpl@twinfallspubliclibrary.org. (P.S. – Also available through Interlibrary Loan!)

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1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina by Chris Rose

A journalist offers a collection of his columns detailing his own experiences living through Hurricane Katrina, the stories of other city inhabitants, and the struggle to rebuild in the wake of destruction, tragedy, and death. (6 copies)

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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson NEW

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life. (5 copies)

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton NEW

In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870’s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May’s cousin, mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence. (6 copies)

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The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates NEW

A strange European prince, possibly the Devil himself, befuddles members of Princeton’s social elite, including college president Woodrow Wilson. Can the curse be broken by the end of this surreal historical novel? (6 copies)

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Ashfall by Mike Mullin NEW

After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, 15-year-old Alex must journey to find his family, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished. (5 copies)

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Astoria & Empire by James P. Ronda

Details John Jacob Astor’s attempt to establish a Northwest fur-trading empire, including the exploration of Southern Idaho, and the struggle among Britain, Spain, and the U.S. for control of the region.* (6 copies)

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The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

When Mary Russell meets famous detective Sherlock Holmes, she discovers that he is also a beekeeper. Soon she finds herself on the trail of kidnappers and discovers a plot to kill both Holmes and herself. (5 copies)

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Beginner’s Greek by James Collins

Falling hopelessly in love with a woman whose contact information he loses, Peter Russell perpetuates a series of events involving a woman’s complicated marriage to a man in love with someone else, a man’s debauchery, and an evil boss. (6 copies)

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The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, uncover a plot involving money laundering and asylum-seeking titans. (6 copies)

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The Blight Way by Patrick F. McManus

Idaho sheriff Bo Tully’s hopes about a rekindled romance with his high-school sweetheart are challenged by his father’s upcoming seventy-fifth birthday celebration and a ranch murder involving numerous possible suspects. (5 copies)

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Blood Harvest by S. J. Bolton

Something isn’t quite right in Heptonclough, including the mysterious accidental deaths of three toddlers over the last ten years. It is not until Tom Fletcher’s siblings, two-year-old Milly and five-year-old Joe Fletcher, go missing in turn that the little village’s evil secret turns his family’s dreams of an English paradise into a nightmare. (6 copies)

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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly NEW

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. (6 copies)

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Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Commissioned to build a machine that will promote gold-rush land-breaking efforts between Civil War-era Seattle and Alaska, inventor Leviticus Blue inadvertently triggers the release of a deadly gas that transforms people into the living dead, a situation that prompts his teenage son to restore the family reputation years later. (6 copies)

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Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

During a ninety-mile drive to her best friend’s husband’s funeral, Maggie and her husband, Ira, recall and reevaluate the details of their twenty-eight-year marriage. (5 copies)

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The early death of a small town councilman reveals deep-rooted conflicts in the seemingly idyllic community of Pagford, which rapidly deteriorates in the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes, and a volatile election. (6 copies)

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Catch Me if You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit!  by Frank W. Abagnale, Jr.

A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, captures, escapes, and imprisonment, in a firsthand account of his international exploits. (5 copies)

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Private investigator Cormoran Strike has a day he’ll not soon forget. The 35-year-old, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, spends the night in his bare-bones London office after a relationship-ending fight with his girlfriend. That morning, he sports a cut on his face (she threw an ashtray) as he rushes out the door, barreling into a new temp secretary he can’t afford, almost sending her down a staircase. The forgiving temp, Robin, quickly proves useful when they get a case: a famous young model supposedly jumped from the top of her penthouse apartment, but her brother believes she was murdered. Entering the realm of the mega-rich, Strike and Robin question celebrities and fashionistas, trying to uncover the truth. (5 copies)

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu work to solve the murder of an elderly curator of the Louvre, a case which leads to clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci and a centuries-old secret society. (6 copies)

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Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

Daisy Fay Harper turns 17 during the 1950s, and her experiences evoke the time in the deep South of strapless net evening gowns and Red Ryder. (5 copies)

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux

The author recounts his odyssey down the length of Africa, from Cairo to South Africa, describing the bad food, many delays, discomforts, and dangers of his trip, along with the people and places of the real Africa. (6 copies)

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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean NEW

The periodic table of the elements is a treasure trove of passion, adventure, obsession, and betrayal. These tales follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold, and all the elements in the table as they play out their parts in human history. (6 copies)

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon NEW

The incredible true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own and held her family together. (7 copies)

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Poems About Food and Drink edited by Peter Washington NEW

All kinds of foods and beverages are laid out in these pages, along with picnics and banquets, intimate suppers and quiet dinners, noisy parties and public celebrations – in poems by Horace, Catullus, Hafiz, Rumi, Rilke, Moore, Nabokov, Updike, and many others. (6 copies)

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Echo Park by Michael Connelly

Detective Harry Bosch, now in the Open-unsolved Unit, receives a call from the DA telling him a serial killer has confessed to several murders. Harry must interview the man about a case he couldn’t crack involving the murder of a 22-year-old woman whose body was never found. (5 copies)

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Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Recounts what happens when the citizens of an island must rely on all their ingenuity to communicate in an increasingly limited language when the government progressively bans letters from the alphabet. (6 copies)

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Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

Follows one man from ninth-century Russia to present-day America as he struggles to rescue a princess and her kingdom, find true love, and overcome the blackest of evil. (6 copies)

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Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

Follows Adair, the daughter of modest farmers in the Missouri Ozarks, who is wrongly accused of enemy collaboration by the Union militia, as she falls in love with her interrogator and embarks on a periloous journey to find her family. (6 copies)

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En~The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner

Traces how three American women of different faiths worked together to understand one another while identifying the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, during which they openly discussed the issues that divided them. (5 copies)

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The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer

A suspended Harvard Medical School student is kidnapped and left for dead in Rio de Janeiro, while a terminally ill medical genius works on a potentially world-changing cure, and a Chicago detective struggles to identify a mysterious accident victim. (6 copies)

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Finn by Jon Clinch

A novel inspired by Mark Twain’s classic tales explores the mysterious life and strange death of Huckleberry Finn’s infamous father, describing Finn’s fearsome father, the Judge; his brother, the sickly, sycophantic Will; and young Huck. (6 copies)

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Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel by Mary Shelley and Jason Cobley NEW

A Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein who assembles a human being from stolen body parts. (6 copies)

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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged. (6 copies)

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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets. (6 copies)

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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls NEW

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family’s nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities. (6 copies)

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Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

At first my eyes wouldn’t make sense of the letters. Finally, they unscrambled. Loving a Larger Woman, said the headline, by Bruce Guberman. Bruce Guberman had been my boyfriend for just over three years, until we’d decided to take a break three months ago. And the larger woman, I could only assume, was me. (5 copies)

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Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson NEW

After inheriting her uncle’s homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. (6 copies)

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A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage

An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks–beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola–describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind’s adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization. (6 copies)

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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros NEW

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness. (6 copies)

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The Inextinguishable Symphony by Martin Goldsmith

An account of two Jewish musicians who fell in love while playing for Frankfort’s Kulturbund orchestra, which served as a haven for persecuted Jews and as a Nazi propoganda tool, describes how love maintained through the horrors of the Third Reich. (6 copies)

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham

Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown. (5 copies)

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter’s memories and feelings. (6 copies)

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant’s son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the atrocities of the present day. (6 copies)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester

Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism. (5 copies)

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life. (6 copies)

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The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper’s son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain. (6 copies)

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author’s own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett’s final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle. (6 copies)

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The Lost Madonna by Kelly Jones

Returning to Florence, Suzanne Cunningham is determined to find out what happened to a priceless painting from her past, and to the man who forever changed her destiny. (6 copies)

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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza consummate their passion at the beginning of the 20th century after having waited over 50 years. (6 copies)

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Looking down from heaven, 14-year-old Susie Salmon recounts her rape and murder and watches her family as they cope with their grief and “the lovely bones” growing around her absence. (5 copies)

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson NEW

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner? (7 copies)

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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue. (5 copies)

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The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi

While visiting her family in India, Priya plans on announcing her engagement to an American man, but upon her arrival she learns that her parents have selected a husband for her and must choose between her own desires and her parents’ wishes. (5 copies)

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Maphead: Charting the Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings

Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts. (6 copies)

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Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork NEW

Marcelo Sandoval, a 17-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm. (7 copies)

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Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris NEW

In a collection of essays, observations, and commentaries, the humorist describes his recent move to Paris, life as an American in Paris, his struggle to learn French, his family, and restaurant meals. (7 copies)

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Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr

Set on four continents, Anthony Doerr’s stories are about memory, the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, and the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others. (6 copies)

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Calliope’s friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent’s desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s. (5 copies)

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The Moon in Our Hands by Thomas Dyja

Recruited in 1918 to work for the NAACP, Walter White – a light-skinned African American man who can pass for white – is sent undercover to investigate a lynching, all the while confronted with personal issues of identity. (5 copies)

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My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young NEW

The lives of two very different couples–an officer and his aristocratic wife and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart–are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this WWI epic of love and war. (6 copies)

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My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Anna begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. (6 copies)

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Night by Elie Wiesel

The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provide a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity. (5 copies)

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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her. (7 copies)

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Open Range by Lauran Paine

Since the citizens of Harmonville dislike open range cattlemen, they look the other way when their marshal is involved with the killings of two of Boss Spearman’s cattlemen, and Spearman has to achieve justice for himself.  (5 copies)

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Open Season by C. J. Box

As Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett races against time to save an endangered species, he finds himself plunged into a deadly mystery that soon threatens his family and the life he loves. (5 copies)

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The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson NEW

The son of a singer whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il. (5 copies)

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Pacific Glory by P.T. Deutermann NEW

Their military careers forever transformed by the attack on Pearl Harbor, Navy nurse Glory grieves for the loss of her husband while ship officer Marsh battles his way toward Leyte Gulf and fighter pilot Mick struggles with the drinking problem for which he was grounded. (6 copies)

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

The great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life. (6 copies)

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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages. (6 copies)

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Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

A stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their missing mother, and their discovery of the desires, heartaches and secrets they never realized she harbored within. (6 copies)

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Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry edited by Billy Collins

Inspired by Billy Collins’s poem-a-day program with the Library of Congres, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure. (6 copies)

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The Quickening by Michelle Hoover

With the coming of the Great Depression to the upper Midwest, two farmer’s wives are pitted against one another, exposing the dark secrets they hide and triggering a series of events that will unravel their friendship–and their families. (6 copies)

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature. (5 copies)

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The story of Dinah, a tragic character from the Bible whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant. The novel traces her life from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman. (6 copies)

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity. (6 copies)

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Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

A tale set in the near future finds the world thrown into chaos by rebelling artificial intelligences under the leadership of a murderous technology called Archos that kills its creator and takes over the global network, triggering an unprecedented united front among all human cultures. (6 copies)

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Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

A collection of tales about modern African children in crisis includes “An Ex-Mas Feast,” in which an eight-year-old child shares in his family’s sacrifices to obtain enough food and enable his education. (7 copies)

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

The author retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend. (5 copies, including 1 audiobook)

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

After her “stand-in mother,” a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters. (6 copies)

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author’s works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written. (6 copies)

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Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Campbell McGrath

An epic work inspired by the expedition of Lewis and Clark from a perspective of its youngest member, George Shannon, that also reflects on the narrator’s sixteen-day solitary journey through the prairie. (5 copies)

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Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility. (5 copies)

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale

In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land, Jonathan Whicher of Scotland Yard. (6 copies)

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley NEW

11-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, finds a dead bird on the doorstep of her family’s mansion in the summer of 1950, propelling her into an investigation into a man’s murder where her father is the main suspect. (5 copies)

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Sycamore Row by John Grisham

When a wealthy man hangs himself and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. (6 copies)

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A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A story of the French Revolution and the horror of the guillotine, and a tale about a young orphan who aspires to life above his station.* (6 copies)

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Tell No One by Harlan Coben

It’s been eight years since Dr. David Beck’s wife, Elizabeth, was murdered by a serial killer. When Beck receives a message containing a phrase only Elizabeth should know, he falls apart. Either someone is playing a sick joke, or his wife is still alive. After being warned to tell no one, Beck sets out in a desparate search which leads him toward a deadly secret. (5 copies)

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage. (5 copies)

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace – Once School at a Time by Greg Mortenson

Traces how Mortenson, having been rescued by Himalayan villagers after a failed attempt to climb K2, worked to build schools that would benefit the young girls who were forbidden an education by Taliban restrictions. (5 copies)

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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel. (6 copies)

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Scout’s father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in a small Alabama town during the 1930s. (6 copies)

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True Grit by Charles Portis

With her papa’s pistol tied to her saddlehorn and a supersized ration of audacity, fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross sets out to avenge her father’s murder. (5 copies)

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Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin

An eccentric cast of characters populates the autobiography of a young girl who roots for the Brooklyn Dodgers with her father, while her mother suffers from a debilitating illness. (7 copies)

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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

It’s the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, where he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world, as well as Marlena, its beautiful equestrian star. (5 copies)

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The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass NEW

Enjoying an active but lonely rural life, 70-year-old Percy haplessly allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn and transform his quiet home into a lively, youthful community that compels him to reexamine the choices he made in the decades after his wife’s death.

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Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants by Richard Mabey

Weaving together natural history, botanical science and insight from his own travels, a nature writer reveals the many hidden truths behind these scourges of lawns and gardens, and explores how weeds have been portrayed from the Bible all the way to “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” (5 copies)

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The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi

Zaki Shirazi, a young Pakistani in a household dominated by his mother and grandmother, is close to his female cousin, Samar Api, but while Samar’s reckless teenage behavior brings consequences for her, Zaki is free to explore the world, only later reflecting on the true meaning of happiness. (6 copies)

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Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World by Glenn Stout

In 1926, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Stout offers the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle’s pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid. (6 copies)

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