NEW Book Discussion Kit Titles 2013
The new currently available titles:
Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
A novel of great intensity and power, and inspired by a true story, The Cellist of Sarajevo poignantly explores how war can change one’s definition of humanity, the effect of music on our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance."
Defending Jacob by William Landay
"Andy Barber has been an ADA in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But after a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student."
Gone Girl: a Novel by Gillian Flynn
"Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong."
Kitchen House: a Novel by Kathleen Grissom
"When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family."
Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
"The Penguin Classics edition of Anne BrontÃ«'s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, her groundbreaking study of a woman's valiant struggle for independence from an abusive husband is edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davis.Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behaviour becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced."
the time keeper by Mitch Albom
"The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.The man who became Father Time.In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years."
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
"Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years."
The coming soon titles:
End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
""What are you reading?" Thats the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close."
Fault in Our Stars by John Green
"Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten."
Killing Lincoln: the Shocking Assassination that changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
Round House by Louise Erdrich
Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Thank you to all who suggested titles.
Please contact the Reference Department at the Carnegie Branch to reserve a kit today, 788-4087.
A complete list of titles available at: http://www.myjdl.com/node/812