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September 25, 2019   Discussion Leader: Larry Arthington

The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson · Vintage
Format: Paperback

Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered...

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October 23, 2019   Discussion Leader: John Jesse

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

William Goldman · Harcourt
Pages: 512
Format: Book

William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests - for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love - that's thrilling and timeless.

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible - inconceivable, even - to equate The...

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November 20, 2019   Discussion Leader: Diane Marsh

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Bestseller
More than 4 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The...
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January 22, 2020   Discussion Leader: Etta McQuade

The Girl with Seven Names : An Escape From North Korea

Hyeonseo Lee · William Collins
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

 An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

As a child growing up in North...

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February 26, 2020   Discussion Leader: Brooke Dodds

The Blue Castle

L.M. Montgomery · Sourcebooks Fire; Reprint edition
Format: Book

When Dreams Come True All her life, Valancy Stirling lived on a quiet little street in an ugly little house and never dared to contradict her domineering mother and her unforgiving aunt. Then she gets a letter—and decides that very day things need to change. For the first time...

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March 25, 2020   Discussion Leader: Eloise Fugal

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

As heard on NPR's This American Life

"Absorbing . . . Though it's non-fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller." - Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime...
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April 22, 2020   Discussion Leader: Tereisa Bigo

The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up

Cathy LaGrow · Tyndale Momentum
Pages: 323
Format: Book

An unforgettable true story that will touch your heart and make you believe in love's enduring legacy, and in the power of prayer.In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl -- who still thought the stork...

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May 27, 2020   Discussion Leader: Yara Wilson


Madeline Miller · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Book

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the...

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