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Calling all Bibliophiles!  Don't know what to read next?  Bring the book you are currently reading along with a title of another book that you love or would recommend highly.  Share your passion for reading by giving a brief booktalk and sharing your titles or favorite authors with others.  Meet like minded readers, or explore a new genre by chatting with others about books. 

Next meeting:  Monday, May 8, 6:30 to 7:30

Below are some of the recent books we've loved and shared.  All are available at the Culpeper County Library:

 
 
  All the Missing Girls: A Novel  
 
All the Missing Girls: A Novel

Megan Miranda · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A masterful psychological suspense debut about the disappearances of two young women - a decade apart - told in reverse. "All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016" (Los Angeles Review of Books) .Twenty-eight-year-old Nicolette Farrell returns to Cooley...
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  Always: A Novel  
 
Always: A Novel

Sarah Jio · Ballantine
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March comes a gripping, poignant novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart's capacity to remember. While enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's...
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  Boar Island  
 
Boar Island

Nevada Barr · Minotaur Books
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

"Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair...
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  Early Warning: A novel  
 
Early Warning: A novel

Jane Smiley · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winner: the second installment, following Some Luck, of her widely acclaimed, best-selling American trilogy, which brings the journey of a remarkable family with roots in the Iowa heartland into mid-century America Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdon family...
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  50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany  
 
50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

Steven Pressman · Harpercollins
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 - the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States - for readers of In the Garden...
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  The Girl Before: A Novel  
 
The Girl Before: A Novel

J P Delaney · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE...
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  The Girl in the Red Coat  
 
The Girl in the Red Coat

Kate Hamer · Melville House
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

* Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist * Dagger Award finalist"Kate Hamer's gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone...
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  Golden Age: A novel  
 
Golden Age: A novel

Jane Smiley · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 443
Format: Print book

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy - a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred...
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  I Always Loved You: A Novel  
 
I Always Loved You: A Novel

Robin Oliveira · Penguin Books Australia
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

A story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, from the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary SutterThe young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon...
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  I See You  
 
I See You

Clare Mackintosh · Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The author of the smash bestseller, I Let You Go, propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world... Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station,...
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  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot · Crown Publishers
Pages: 369
Format: Print book

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells...
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  The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe  
 
The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe

Mary Simses · Little
Pages: 344
Format: Book

* Tune in to the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel on October 2nd, 2016 for the premiere of The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, based on Mary Simses' bestselling THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFÉ *
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  Missing, Presumed: A Novel  
 
Missing, Presumed: A Novel

Susie Steiner · Random House
Format: Print book

"Detective Manon Bradshaw is 39, single, and miserable as sin. She has endured some of the worst dates in internet history. But she loves her job and performs it brilliantly; all she needs to rise up in the ranks is a big break. Edith Hind is a gorgeous, intrepid graduate student at Cambridge...
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  My life on the road  
 
My life on the road

Gloria Steinem · Random House
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE'S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper's Bazaar * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Publishers Weekly Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader - now tells a story she has never...
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  Nantucket Nights: A Novel  
 
Nantucket Nights: A Novel

Elin Hilderbrand · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 233
Format: Print book

The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean-but so can the secrets.For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket...
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  Northanger Abbey:  
 
Northanger Abbey:

Jane Austen · Penguin Classics Hardcover; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. During an eventful season at Bath,...
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  The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results  
 
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Gary Keller · Bard Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The ONE Thing has made more than 350 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. It won 12 book awards, has been translated into 27 languages, chosen as one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson's Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business...
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  Paradise Valley: A Virgin River Novel  
 
Paradise Valley: A Virgin River Novel

Robyn Carr · Wheeler Publishing; Lrg edition
Format: Large print book

A New York Times Bestseller -- Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq -- his tour ended abruptly on the battlefield. The carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who believes his future is as bleak as his mirror image. But can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never...
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  Perfect Little World: A Novel  
 
Perfect Little World: A Novel

Kevin Wilson · Ecco
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Kevin Wilson's anticipated follow-up to The Family Fang, Perfect Little World is a warm-hearted and emotional story about a young woman charting her own course."[A] moving novel about love, parenting, and the families we create for ourselves." - Library Journal When Isabelle...
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  Right Behind You  
 
Right Behind You

Lisa Gardner · Dutton
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights. Is he a hero? Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both...
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  The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape  
 
The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape

James Rebanks · Flatiron Books
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller and International PhenomenonOne of the Top Ten Books of 2015, Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times."It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK"Captivating... A book about continuity and roots...
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  Some Luck  
 
Some Luck

Jane Smiley · Random House Inc
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2014 National Book AwardFrom the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel - the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values...
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  Upstream: Selected Essays  
 
Upstream: Selected Essays

Mary Oliver · Penguin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be." So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which beloved...
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  We Were the Lucky Ones  
 
We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter · Viking
Pages: 403
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Reading Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart first into history. . . . A brave and mesmerizing debut, and a truly tremendous accomplishment." - Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris WifeNAMED ONE OF GLAMOUR...
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  Wonder  
 
Wonder

R. J. Palacio · Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. ©2012
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers and inspired a movement to choose kind.I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented...
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  The Wright Brothers  
 
The Wright Brothers

David G McCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestseller Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown...
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