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Books, Movies & Music : Book Group Best Bets: Fiction

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Book Group Best Bets: Fiction

 

A list of fiction titles for Book Group Best Bets. 

 

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The Art of Fielding: A Novel

The Art of Fielding: A Novel
Harbach, Chad

At Westish College, a baseball prodigy’s star rises and falls, the esteemed college president has his first love affair with a young man, and the president’s daughter returns home after a failed marriage.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 21 copies

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The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel

The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel
Henríquez, Cristina

Love begins at a Dollar Tree store in Delaware when Mayor, a young man from Panama, meets Maribel, whose family has left Mexico in hopes of getting her the medical attention she needs.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 13 copies

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Joyce, Rachel

A letter from an old, ailing colleague spurs Harold to do the unexpected: walk 600 miles across rural England to hand-deliver his reply in the hopes that it might keep Queenie Hennessy alive.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 9 copies

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The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings
Kidd, Sue Monk

The true story of abolitionist Sarah Grimké, the daughter of a plantation owner in pre–Civil War South Carolina, inspired this historical novel narrated by Handful, a Grimké family slave.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 36 copies

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel
Marra, Anthony

The lives of three disparate people intertwine while saving a child’s life in a novel that spans 1994–2004, covering two wars in Chechnya, in a story both brutal and beautiful.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 14 copies

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Someone

Someone
McDermott, Alice

A careful and intimate study of an ordinary life—in this case an Irish Catholic girl named Marie Commeford who grows up in 1930s Brooklyn—illustrates how everyone is someone who matters.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 21 copies

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The Son

The Son
Meyer, Philipp

A coming-of-age story, a sprawling tale of the American West and a portrait of the McCullough family through several generations play out in three story lines, past and present.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 11 copies

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The Secret Keeper: A Novel

The Secret Keeper: A Novel
Morton, Kate

This haunting story, set in London during World War II and the present day, is a complex, richly woven tale of survival, betrayal and family secrets.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 17 copies

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The Bees

The Bees
Paull, Laline

Flora 717 is a sanitation bee in her hive, the lowest caste in her group. When she enters the world of the Queen’s sanctum, she inadvertently disobeys orders with radical consequences.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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The Yellow Birds: A Novel

The Yellow Birds: A Novel
Powers, Kevin

Two young soldiers cling to life and their unspoken pact to protect each other while deployed in Iraq. Powers, a poet and a veteran, presents a gritty, realistic portrait of war.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 17 copies

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