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2020 Book List & Meeting Dates

January 16:

Setting Free the Kites

Alex George · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the author of the "lyrical and compelling" (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope.

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably...
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February 20:


Lily King · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the '30's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field...
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March 19:

Idaho: A Novel

Emily Ruskovich · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A stunning debut novel about love and forgiveness, about the violence of memory and the equal violence of its loss - from O. Henry Prize-winning author Emily Ruskovich Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho, where they are bound together...
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April 16:

Ask Again, Yes: A Novel

Keane, Mary Beth

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bron
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May 21:

Marilla of Green Gables: A Novel

SARAH MCCOY · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility...

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June 18:

This Tender Land: A Novel

William Kent Krueger · Atria Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover


"If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you'll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come." - Parade

A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great...
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July 16:

Blindness by Jose Saramgo

August 20:

The Giver of Stars: A Novel

Jojo Moyes · Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn't want it to end!"
- Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies

"Epic in scope and fiercely...
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September 17:

Olive, Again: A Novel

Elizabeth Strout · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.

"Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I'd never met,...
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October 15:

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton...
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November 19:

The Lost Man

Harper, Jane

Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper

Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separ

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