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Book Clubs

Try an Adult Book Club Kit. Each kit has multiple copies of the book, a discussion guide, and more. If you want kits for younger readers check out our Children's and Teen Book Club Kits.

 

Upcoming Book Club Events

May 10, 2021
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at Virtual

For this month's book club, join us for the classic…

May 17, 2021
6:00 PM
Climate Action Book Club: World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil at Virtual

Register in advance for this meeting:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclceGspz4jH9wsDMwWARXLnnSb8eTPDsYZ    A new book club…

May 19, 2021
5:30 PM
Coming to America Book Group: "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza at Virtual

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and…

May 27, 2021
5:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club: In Order to Live at Virtual

It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we…

June 14, 2021
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: The Language of Flowers at Virtual

Join us for a discussion of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, The…

June 16, 2021
5:30 PM
Coming to America Book Group: "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz at Virtual

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and…

July 12, 2021
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: The Couple Next Door at Virtual

Join us for a discussion of Shari Lapena's debut novel The…

July 21, 2021
5:30 PM
Coming to America Book Group: "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie at Virtual

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and…

August 9, 2021
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: Tell The Wolves I'm Home at Virtual

For our August book club, please join us for a…

September 13, 2021
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at Virtual

Please join us for a discussion of Jaime Ford's Hotel on…

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Midnight in Broad Daylight
Midnight in Broad Daylight
by Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner

Three Japanese American brothers found themselves on opposite sides of the world and the war after two of them returned to Hiroshima while the eldest brother served as a Japanese interpreter in the U.S.

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Just Mercy
Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

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Dopesick
Dopesick
by Beth Macy

The only book to tell the full story of the opioid crisis, from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans struggling to save themselves and their families.

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Unsheltered
Unsheltered
by Barbara Kingsolver

How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it.

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Queenie
Queenie
by Candice Carty-Williams

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, 'What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?' -- the questions today's woman must face.

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Watching You
Watching You
by Lisa Jewell

You meet the man next door. He's the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Very attractive. You find yourself watching him. All the time. But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

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Fun Home
Fun Home
by Alison Bechdel

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.

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The House of Broken Angels
The House of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea

Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday bash. As the party approaches, his nearly one-hundred-year-old mother dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader.

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The Mars Room
The Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner

A woman begins serving two life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility in California, reflecting on the San Francisco of her youth and her relationship with her young son.

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An American Marriage
An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones

When her new husband is imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to see her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.

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