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Next meeting is November 13th!




Here are just some of the titles we discussed

at our October meeting:


Jo Baker · Alfred A. Knopf
Format:  Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. EditionView all editions and formats

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story   If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, shed most likely be a sight more careful with them.   In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage....
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Death Comes to Pemberley

P.D. James · Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem. It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their...
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J D Vance · Harper
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover


"You will not read a more important book about America this year." - The Economist


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The Girl who Takes and Eye for an Eye

Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker,...
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Morningstar: Growing Up With Books

ANN HOOD · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 186
Format: Hardcover

A memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from a beloved and best-selling author.

In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal...

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Lilli de Jong: A Novel

Janet Benton · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia. She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame. But she chooses to keep her.

Pregnant, left behind by her lover,...
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Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Book

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times * The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * The Seattle Times * Esquire * Time

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP...
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The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

Sue Monk Kiddrsquos first novel The Secret Life of Bees a heartwarming coming of age tale set in s South Carolina a New York Times bestseller for more than weeks and a Good Morning America ldquoRead Thisrdquo Book Club pickFans of The Helpwill love Sue Monk Kiddrsquos Southern coming of age tale...
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Water for elephants : a novel

Sara Gruen · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 335
Format: Hardcover

Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.
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The Summer That Made Us

Robyn Carr · MIRA
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr will be available Oct 3, 2017. Preorder your copy today!

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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)

Robert Jordan
Format: Hardcover

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton · Reader's Digest Association
Pages: 191
Format: Hardcover

A small plane carrying four passengers takes off from revolution-torn Baskul, but instead of heading for Peshawur and safety, its mysterious pilot flies ever deeper into the Himalayas, finally crash landing in the unexplored Tibetan wilderness.
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Gwendy's Button Box

STEPHEN KING · Cemetery Dance Pubns
Pages: 171
Format: Hardcover

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide...

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Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together

Ron Hall · Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it. It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana...
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Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Gretchen Rubin · Crown Publishers
Pages: 298
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller
Washington Post Bestseller

The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change?

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Everybody Sees the Ants

A.S. King · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn't ask to be the target...
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