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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Book Group Mainstays

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Book Group Mainstays

 

A list of titles picked out for Book Group Mainstays.

 

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Case Histories: A Novel

Case Histories: A Novel
Atkinson, Kate

Empathetic private detective Jackson Brodie reopens several cold cases when compelled by the grief of families who have lost loved ones under chillingly inexplicable circumstances.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin
Atwood, Margaret

Interweaving mystery, science fiction and love story, this Booker Prize-winning novel-within-a-novel explores the relationship of two Canadian sisters across time and mortality.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 18 copies

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Barbery, Muriel

Paris hotel concierge Renée Michel, who is adept at hiding her intellectual pursuits, and suicidal teen resident, Paloma, find their world views changed by the arrival of Japanese businessman Kakuro Ozu.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 20 copies

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People of the Book: A Novel

People of the Book: A Novel
Brooks, Geraldine

Stories of persecution and upheaval of the Jews throughout history is seen through the eyes of a rare book restorer as she identifies tiny artifacts in the ancient Sarajevo Haggadah.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Day the Falls Stood Still: A Novel

The Day the Falls Stood Still: A Novel
Buchanan, Cathy Marie

Against her family’s wishes, Bess Heath falls in love with rough around the edges, daredevil Tom Cole in 1915 Niagara Falls in this story of a world and a life on the cusp of change.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Await your Reply: A Novel

Await your Reply: A Novel
Chaon, Dan

Three cleverly connected characters, magnetically drawn by intrigue, find themselves adrift on the edges of society questioning their identities and their definition of reality.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Kings of the Earth: A Novel

Kings of the Earth: A Novel
Clinch, Jon

Troubling and surprisingly uplifting, this story of a brother’s death on a farm in upstate New York, with its many points of view, buried motives and entwined storylines, is based on actual events.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Middlesex

Middlesex
Eugenides, Jeffrey

Cal - or is it Calliope? - stars in this original, mesmerizing Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of a hermaphrodite's coming-of-age and one Greek immigrant family's tangled history.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 25 copies

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The False Friend: A Novel

The False Friend: A Novel
Goldberg, Myla

Twenty years after tragically losing her friend Djuna, Celia’s memory of what happened finally returns. When she goes home to tell people what really happened, no one believes her.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Foer, Jonathan Safran

Precocious nine-year-old Oskar Schell, whose father died in the World Trade Center attacks, finds a mysterious key that belonged to his father and explores New York City to unlock the key's secret.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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