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Book Club Choices from LibraryReads: Speculative Fiction

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. Each month, staff in public libraries vote on their favorite upcoming books that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. The list represents a broad range of reading tastes and showcases a variety of new titles, including buzzed-about debuts, genre…

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Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

By Nann Blaine Hilyard A remarkable event occurred on an otherwise unremarkable spring day in Salford, Mass., in the early part of the last century. A woman, a stranger, was found lying in the town cemetery. She was somewhat dazed but most definitely alive. Her name was Bertha Truitt. In her valise was a bowling ball…

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The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

via Harlequin for Libraries Pam Jenoff fans, we have great news for your book clubs. The discussion kit for her acclaimed New York Times bestselling novel, The Lost Girls of Paris (Park Row Books), is now posted for your (free!) downloading pleasure. Don’t miss the chance to delve deeper into this beautiful novel inspired by…

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Book Club Choices: All the Lives We Ever Lived by Katharine Smyth

-Nann Blaine Hilyard In this thoughtful and heartfelt memoir, Katharine Smyth pays tribute to two great influences in her life: her father and Virginia Woolf. Smyth parallels her family story with Virginia Woolf’s story, both personal and literary. Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927) had the most profound effect on Smyth. The Ramsay family’s annual trip…

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Food for Thought: Urban Legends, Social Media, and Childhood Friendships

Courtesy of Harlequin for Libraries Heather Gudenkauf’s much buzzed-about Before She Was Found is an epistolary-style thriller about a small town and a Slender Man-type urban legend, the dangerous thin line between reality and fantasy for three 12-year-old girls … and the adults who’ll do anything to protect them. There is plenty for book clubs…

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Book Club Choices: The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash

by Shawn Thrasher Back when I was young – maybe high school? maybe college? – I was in a literature class, and we were reading something by Jonathan Swift. As some of you reading this may be aware, trying to think back 30 years or more to what happened in a high school or college…

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Book Club Choices: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

By Erin Christmas Do you remember when you first learned your parents were flawed, and the impact that discovery had on your life? In More Than Words, Jill Santopolo tackles just this issue. The story follows Nina Gregory, the heir to Gregory Hotels, over a life-changing few months when she learns her father is not everything…

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Fresh Starts

By Shari Randall The beginning of a new year is a time of fresh starts. If your book club has resolved to add mystery to its mix of reading, look no further. In each of these novels from the writers of Sisters in Crime, characters face challenges and make fresh starts, often in the face of…

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