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Reading Group Recommendations -- 3/18 Event

The Reading Group Recommendation evening was lots of fun! A video of the talk is available HERE.

While we could not see folks in person, Penny, Liza, and Carin enjoyed seeing everyone's name and imagining who might select which titles for their book clubs to discuss.

Below is the collection of books we presented. Those currently in hardcover and releasing soon in paperback are listed in both editions.

 

Passing By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by) Cover Image
By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780142437278
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

A NETFLIX BOOK CLUB PICK

Nella Larsen's powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today. A New York Times Editors’ Choice. Now a major motion picture starring Tessa Thompson and Alexander Skarsgård

 


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The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


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Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148506
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Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


A stunning debut novel by a masterful writer telling the heartwrenching story of a young boy and his alcoholic mother, whose love is only matched by her pride.


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Boy Swallows Universe: A Novel By Trent Dalton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062898111
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 7th, 2020

"The best book I read this decade." —Sharon Van Etten in Rolling Stone


Red at the Bone: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525535287
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of  HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic


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Afterlife By Julia Alvarez Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms.


Afterlife By Julia Alvarez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751368
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 6th, 2021

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms.


Simon the Fiddler: A Novel By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart.


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Simon the Fiddler: A Novel By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062966759
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 6th, 2021

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart.


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The Vanishing Sky By L. Annette Binder Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635574678
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 21st, 2020

For readers of Warlight and The Invisible Bridge, an intimate, harrowing story about a family of German citizens during World War II.

Included in the New York Times Book Review's Summer Reading Guide for Historical Fiction

“There was no shelter without her sons.”


The Vanishing Sky By L. Annette Binder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635577044
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 8th, 2021

For readers of Warlight and The Invisible Bridge, an intimate, harrowing story about a family of German citizens during World War II.


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The Last Train to London: A Novel By Meg Waite Clayton Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062946935
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Published: Harper - September 10th, 2019

National Bestseller

A Historical Novels Review Editors' Choice A Jewish Book Award Finalist


The Last Train to London: A Novel By Meg Waite Clayton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062946942
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 16th, 2020

National Bestseller

A Historical Novels Review Editors' Choice A Jewish Book Award Finalist


House on Endless Waters: A Novel By Emuna Elon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982130237
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 1st, 2020

“Elon powerfully evokes the obscurity of the past and its hold on the present as we stumble through revelation after revelation with Yoel.


Ridgerunner By Gil Adamson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781487006563
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Published: House of Anansi Press - February 2nd, 2021

Part literary Western and part historical mystery, Ridgerunner is the follow-up to Gil Adamson's award-winning and critically acclaimed novel The Outlander.


Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.


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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel By Mary Beth Keane Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982106997
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2020

The triumphant New York Times Bestseller *The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick*

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle

"A gem of a book." —Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

How much can a family forgi


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Nothing to See Here By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

Amazon Editors' Pick for Best Book of the Year in Fiction


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Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted By Suleika Jaouad Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588587
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission to re-entry into “normal” life—from the author of the Life, Interrupted column in The New York Times


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Send for Me: A novel By Lauren Fox Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947807
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the powerful bonds of family.


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The Mercies By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316529235
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 23rd, 2021

The women in an Arctic village must survive a sinister threat after all the men are wiped out by a catastrophic storm in this "gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt. . . . Beautiful and chilling" (Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe).

When the women take over, is it sorcery or power?
 
Finnmark, Norway, 1617.


Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe


Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe


Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir By Natasha Trethewey Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062248572
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


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Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir By Natasha Trethewey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062248589
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Published: Ecco - June 1st, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


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The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird By Joshua Hammer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501191909
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2021

A “well-written, engaging detective story” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs—and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.

On May 3, 2010, an Irish national named Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain’s Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach.


Becoming By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524763145
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Published: Crown - March 2nd, 2021

Now in paperback—the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A
 


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.


Intimations: Six Essays By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


Writers & Lovers By Lily King Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
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Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick
A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection


Sea Wife: A novel By Amity Gaige Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525566922
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Published: Vintage - March 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

“Brilliantly breathes life not only into the perils of living at sea, but also into the hidden dangers of domesticity, parenthood, and marriage. What a smart, swift, and thrilling novel.” —Lauren Groff, author of Florida


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
Availability: Hard to Find (may be out of print - email to check availability)
Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537212
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel By Vanessa Veselka Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658078
Availability: Hard to Find (may be out of print - email to check availability)
Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

WINNER OF THE OREGON BOOK AWARDS' KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION

A wildly original, cross-country novel that subverts a long tradition of family narratives and casts new light on the mythologies—national, individual, and collective—that drive and define us.


The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel By Vanessa Veselka Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899576
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE A wildly original, cross-country novel that subverts a long tradition of family narratives and casts new light on the mythologies—national, individual, and collective—that drive and define us.


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Long Bright River: A Novel By Liz Moore Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525540687
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 1st, 2020

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, PARADE, REAL SIMPLE, and BUZZFEED


AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


The Innocents: A Novel By Michael Crummey Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898234
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Published: Anchor - October 20th, 2020

From prizewinning author Michael Crummey comes a spellbinding story of survival in which a brother and sister confront the limits of human endurance and their own capacity for loyalty and forgiveness.


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