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2022 BOOK LIST & MEETING DATES

January 6:

Atomic Love

Jennie Fields

Chicago, 1950. Rosalind Porter has always defied expectations--in her work as a physicist on the Manhattan Project and in her passionate love affair with colleague Thomas Weaver. Five years after the end of both, her guilt over the bomb and her heartbreak over Weaver are intertwin
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February 3:

The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Louise Penny - Minotaur Books; 1 edition
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called...
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March 3:

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

Bill Dedman - Ballantine Books; Later Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * UPDATED TEXT WITH RESULTS OF THE CLARK ESTATE SETTLEMENT * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times * When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale,...
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April 7:

The Fallen Architect: A Novel

Charles Belfoure - Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect

Someone has to take the blame.

When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done...

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May 5:

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann - Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Paperback

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage...

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June 2:

Kopp Sisters on the March

Amy Stewart - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart's clever and original Kopp Sisters series, the sisters learn some military discipline - whether they're ready or not - as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I.

It's the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something...
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July 7: 

The Book of Lost Names

Kristin Harmel




Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years - a book she recognizes as The Book of
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August 4:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel

Kim Michele Richardson

An Oprah's Buzziest Books Pick for May
Indie Next Pick
LibraryReads Pick
Southern Independent Book Alliance SIBA Spring OKRA PICK

"...a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who
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September 8:

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Marie Benedict - Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car—strange for a frigid night. Her husband and daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England...
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October 6:

The Second Life of Mirielle West: A Haunting Historical Novel Perfect for Book Clubs

Amanda Skenandore



Based on the true story of America's only leper colony, The Second Life of Mirielle West brings vividly to life the Louisiana institution known as Carville, where thousands of people were stripped of their civil rights, branded as lepers, and forcibly quarantined t
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November 3:

A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel

Wiley Cash - William Morrow; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Bold daring graceful and engrossingBobbie Ann MasonThis book will knock your socks offA first novel that sings with talentClyde EdgertonIn his phenomenal debut novela mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina townauthor...
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December 1:

American Dirt: A Novel

Jeanine Cummins - Flatiron Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly...

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