Book Club Selections

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In the Time of the Butterflies

by Julia Alvarez

The voices of  four sisters speak across the decades to tell their own stories and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Gen. Trujillo’s rule in the Dominican Republic.

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A Reliable Wife

by Robert Goolrick

When a successful businessman meets the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife," she is not the "simple, honest woman" he was looking for. Neither is their story.

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My Father’s Paradise

by Ariel Sabar

Ariel Sabar wanted nothing to do with his father’s strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own.

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Every Last Cuckoo

by Kate Maloy

Sarah Lucas imagined the rest of her days would be spent living peacefully in her rural Vermont home in the steadfast company of her husband. But now, with Charles’s sudden passing, seventy-five-year-old Sarah is left…

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Mudbound

by Hillary Jordan

A gripping and exquisitely rendered story of forbidden love, betrayal, and murder, set against the brutality of the Jim Crow South.

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Breakfast with Buddha

by Roland Merullo

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused.

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Heart in the Right Place

by Carolyn Jourdan

Carolyn Jourdan returns home to the Tennessee mountains to help in her father's medical office, and she comes to understand what her caring and patient father means to her close-knit community.

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A Dangerous Age

by Ellen Gilchrist

A Dangerous Age is a celebration of the strength of the women of the Hand family, and of the bonds of blood and shared loss that hold them together.

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The End of the World as We Know It

by Robert Goolrick

To all appearances, their life seemed ideal. But behind the facade this family had created lurked secrets so dark, so painful for this one little boy, that his life would never be the same.

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On Agate Hill

by Lee Smith

On Agate Hill follows Molly Petree’s passionate, picaresque journey through love, betrayal, motherhood, a murder trial—and back home.

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