Book Club Selections

Cruel Beautiful World

by Caroline Leavitt

“A gorgeous, seductive novel that is also terrifying and pulse-pounding.” —Wiley Cash, author of The Dark Road to Mercy “Backdropped by the Vietnam War and the Manson murders, Cruel Beautiful World is a fast-moving page-turner… READ MORE
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The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin

by Stephanie Knipper

In the spirit of Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers–and with a touch of the magical–The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is a spellbinding debut about a wondrously gifted child and the family that she… READ MORE
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The Fall of Princes

by Robert Goolrick

Author of the bestselling novel, A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick brings to vivid life the world of excess and self-indulgence among Wall Street big shots in the 1980s.

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The Muralist

by B.A. Shapiro

What happens when luminous talent collides with inexorable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world? And to what lengths should a person go to thwart evil?

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This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

by Jonathan Evison

In This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! Jonathan Evison has crafted a bighearted novel with an endearing heroine at the helm. Through Harriet, he paints a bittersweet portrait of a postmodern everywoman, her story told with great warmth, humanity, and humor.

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The Daylight Marriage

by Heidi Pitlor

She still had time before work. She could go food shopping. She could fold the kids’ laundry and get the car washed and return some library books. Or Hannah could do something else. She could… READ MORE
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The Year My Mother Came Back

by Alice Eve Cohen

For the first time in decades I’m remembering Mom, all of her–the wonderful and terrible things about her that I’ve cast out of my thoughts for so long. I’m still struggling to prevent these memories… READ MORE

The Late Starters Orchestra

by Ari L. Goldman

Ari Goldman hasn’t played the cello in twenty-five years, but he’s decided to give the cello one last chance. He’s not that good. But never mind. The Late Starters Orchestra reminds us never to give up on the dreams of our youth.

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The Transcriptionist

by Amy Rowland

An exquisite novel that asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language, it is also the story of a woman’s effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world.

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The Rental Sister

by Jeff Backhaus

Megumi, a young Japanese woman living in New York and hiding from her past, is hired to help rescue Thomas, an enigmatic, scarred man who has isolated himself in his bedroom for three years. With the tacit acceptance of Thomas’s wife, a passionate relationship develops between Megumi and Thomas.

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