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Book Club Choices: The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

July 26, 2018

Young Carla and her brother, Junior, are among the poor families living in increas­ingly hostile Honduras. Carla’s mother has left them to work in America, and the small sums of money she is able to send occasionally, along with the support and love of the grandmother caring for them, allows her and her younger brother…

Book Club Choices: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

July 19, 2018

When 17-year-old Molly enters a rather magnificent home overlooking the Maine coast, she has no idea what to expect. She’s there because she’s doing com­munity service for trying to steal a library book. Molly is a foster child and has been for much of her young life; she’s come to expect the worse. In this…

Book Club Choices: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

July 12, 2018

As Rachel rides the train every day for work in an alco­holic haze, she keeps a look out for “Jess” and “Jason,” whose backyard the train passes by. Jess and Jason are often outside sip­ping coffee in the morning or wine at night. It’s clear to Rachel that this is the perfect couple — the…

Book Club Choices: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

July 5, 2018

From the au­thor who gave us The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts comes the equally rivet­ing story about the sinking of the Lusitania, just prior to America’s entering into WWI. Erik Larson has written another thriller. One hundred years ago, this majestic ocean liner became fodder for a German…

Book Club Choices: The Daughter by Jane Shemilt

June 28, 2018

One night before her last starring role in the high school production of West Side Story, 17-year-old Nao­mi disappeared. Sound asleep on the couch waiting for her daughter to come home from the theater and its after-party, Jenny didn’t discover the disappearance until the next morning. Frantic, Jenny and her husband, Ted, call the police,…

Book Club Choices: The Tell-Tale Heart by Jill Dawson

June 21, 2018

Nobody would call Professor Patrick Robson warm and fuzzy. In fact he’s a womanizing boozer. It comes as a surprise to him, therefore, when he wakens from heart surgery to see his ex-wife by his side. Patrick had been given a death sentence because of his failing heart, but sadly thanks to Drew Beamish, a…

A Book Club Kit for The Bookshop of Yesterdays

June 19, 2018

To celebrate the publication of Amy Meyerson’s darkly delightful THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS [Park Row Books] about a woman who inherits her uncle’s bookshop–along with the scavenger hunt he left for her within it–we thought it would be appropriate to share the book’s official Book Clubbish book club kit with you. Download it free, here. “Terrifically fun… Part riddle, part…

Book Club Choices: Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

June 14, 2018

Imagine that you get a text to come to your children’s school immediately, only to find there has been a mass shooting and more than 10 are rumored dead. That’s the startling and horrific news that Simon and Rachel Connelly receive one bright fall day. As children file out of the school and are reunited…

Book Club Choices: The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

June 7, 2018

It’s 1938 when Layla defies her father by refusing to marry the man he has chosen for her. As a punishment he arranges to have the young socialite removed to Macedonia, W.V., to write its history for the New Deal Federal Writers Project. As Layla enters the home of the Romeyns, where she will be…

Book Club Choices: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

May 31, 2018

One thing is guaranteed, there is no one in the world quite like Frank. That’s what Alice found out when the boss at her publishing company deployed her to California to encourage the reclusive M.M. Banning, author of one award-winning novel, to complete her second. She was also asked to be an au pair to…

HOW TO BOOK CLUB

Find Books for a Book Club

There’s a question I always ask whenever I visit a book club: “What’s the best book you’ve ever discussed?” This is a surefire way to start a lively discussion, one that always begins with the books the group has enjoyed and inevitably transitions to those they haven’t. Eventually, the group will conclude that the best…

Find A Book Club

Joining a book club can seem impossible if you don’t know where to look but you’ll find like-minded book lovers at the following tried-and-tested places. BOOK CLUBS IRL The Library Always the best place for aspiring book clubbers to start. Head to the reference desk and ask the person there about book clubs she’s sure…

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