Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
Tuesday
January 19, 2016

7:00


Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Some Luck by Jane Smiley

Tuesday
November 17, 2015
7:00

This sweeping, carefully plotted novel traces the history, from 1920 to the Cold War era, of a single Iowa farming family. Each chapter focuses on one year, setting the minor catastrophes and victories of the family’s life against a backdrop of historical change, particularly the Great Depression. As the children branch out from their tiny town, so, too, does the story, eventually encompassing several generations, cities, and cultural movements. The first of a trilogy, this novel was published in 2014, followed by Early Warning and just published Golden Age. Smiley delivers a straightforward, old-fashioned tale of rural family life in changing times, depicting isolated farm life with precision.


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella



Tuesday
October 20, 2015

7:00



The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman



Tuesday
September 15, 2015

7:00




In this bestselling and charming debut from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. 


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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister



Tuesday
August 18, 2015

7:00



“Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel in which the country's most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder―and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.”



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Someone by Alice McDermott

Tuesday
July 21, 2015

7:00



An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary novel.Marie’s first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents’ deaths; the births and lives of Marie’s children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf



Tuesday
June 16, 2015

7:00





Ellen is a social worker and an advocate for children who has seen some pretty awful things — neglect, abuse and just pure evil. She finds herself fulfilled in protecting these children and tries to balance her career with her husband and children. On a day where her attention is elsewhere she finds herself on the other side of her job as her daughter’s life is in jeopardy and her role as a mother could be shaken up. At the same time, a little girl named Jenny finds her way into Ellen’s life. Jenny’s on her own because of some decisions her father made and she isn’t sure she wants to go home…at least not without finding out what she came for.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


Tuesday
May 19, 2015
7:00 pm






New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.
Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom
and the enduring grace of God. New York Times Bestseller and winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel.


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

One Plus One by JoJo Moyes


 Tuesday
April 21, 2015
7:00



One single mom. 
One chaotic family. 
One quirky stranger.
One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Tuesday
March 17, 2015

7:00




From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimk√©, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. 


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King


Tuesday
February 17, 2015
     

7:00 pm


"In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. "On one level, Mr. Mercedes is an expertly crafted example of the classic race-against-the-clock thriller. On another, it is a novel of depth and character enriched throughout by the grace notes King provides in such seemingly effortless profusion. It is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses."

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan


Tuesday
January 20, 2015
     

7:00 pm


Kelly Corrigan’s heartfelt homage to motherhood is every bit as tough and funny as it is nostalgic and searching. It’s a tale about growing up, gaining wisdom, and reconciling with Mom (something we all must do eventually), but it’s also an honest meditation on our deepest fears of death and abandonment.


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