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The Far Field

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present.

 

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Reading Group Choices 2020

The Reading Group Choices 2020 guide contains over 60 book recommendations

Filled with over 60 book recommendations in 3 sections (fiction, nonfiction, and young adult). Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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Chronicles of a Radical Hag

One of our recommended books is Chronicles of a Radical Hag by Lorna Landvik

With her customary warmth and wit, Lorna Landvik summons a lifetime at once lost and recovered, a complicated past that speaks with knowing eloquence to a confused present.

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Fly Girls

One of our recommended books is Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s—and won.

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Reading Group Choices 2019

Filled with over 60 book recommendations in 3 sections (fiction, nonfiction, and young adult). Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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The Last Castle

The untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.

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Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions

One of our recommended books is Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart

Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.

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Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit by Amy Stewart is one of our book group favorites for 2018

After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart.

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What Should Be Wild

One of our recommended books is What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

In this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia.

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The Lake on Fire

One of our recommended books is The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown

The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Dazzled by lore of the American dream, Chaya and her strange, brilliant, young brother Asher stow away to Chicago; what they discover there, however, is a Gilded Age as empty a façade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition.

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The Glass Forest

One of our recommended books is The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths.

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The Bookseller

One of our recommended books is The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.

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Ecstasy

One of our recommended books is Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt

Part cautionary tale, part triumph of the feminist spirit, Ecstasy reveals the true Alma Mahler: composer, author, daughter, sister, mother, wife, lover, and muse.

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The Motherhood Affidavits

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Motherhood Affadavits by Laura Jean Baker

With the birth of her first child, Laura Jean Baker finds herself electrified by oxytocin, the “love hormone”—the first effective antidote to her lifelong depression. Over time, her “oxy” cravings, and her family, only grow—to the dismay of her husband, a freelance public defender. Is she any less desperate for her next fix?

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Taking Flight

One of our recommended books is Taking Flight by Michael Edmonds

Taking Flight illuminates the history of human interaction with birds, through a Midwestern lens. This cultural history explores how and why people have worshiped, feared, studied, hunted, eaten, and protected the birds that have surrounded them for more than 12,000 years.

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Reading Group Choices 2018

Filled with over 60 book recommendations in 3 sections (fiction, nonfiction, and young adult). Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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History of Wolves

One of our recommended books is History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

In a remote Minnesota town, a teenage girl struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, and confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do—and fail to do—for the people they love.

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The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

One of our recommended books is The Wrong Way to Save Your Life by Megan Stielstra

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

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Thousand Miler

One of our recommended books is Thousand Miler by Melanie McManus

In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as Thousand-Milers. In prose that is alternately harrowing and humorous, McManus takes you with her on an “into-the-wild” Ice Age experience through Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, farms, and far-flung small towns.

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Reading Group Choices 2017

Filled with over 60 book recommendations in 3 sections (fiction, nonfiction, and young adult). Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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Pirate Hunters

One of our recommended books is Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers.

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Reading Group Choices 2016

Filled with over 70 book recommendations in 3 sections (fiction, nonfiction, and young adult). Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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Reading Group Choices 2015

Filled with over 50 book recommendations (fiction, nonfiction, and young adult). Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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Reading Group Choices 2014

Filled with 55 book recommendations. Each title has been carefully selected for reading groups, and includes discussion questions to facilitate lively group discussions.

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