Book Club Selections

Goldman_LateStarters_jkt_rg

The Late Starters Orchestra

by Ari L. Goldman

Ari Goldman hasn’t played the cello in twenty-five years, but he’s decided to give the cello one last chance. He’s not that good. But never mind. The Late Starters Orchestra reminds us never to give up on the dreams of our youth.

READ MORE
Backhaus_RentalSister_pbk_jkt_rgb_web_HR

The Rental Sister

by Jeff Backhaus

Megumi, a young Japanese woman living in New York and hiding from her past, is hired to help rescue Thomas, an enigmatic, scarred man who has isolated himself in his bedroom for three years. With the tacit acceptance of Thomas’s wife, a passionate relationship develops between Megumi and Thomas.

READ MORE
Bremer_AccidentalJihad_jkt_

My Accidental Jihad

by Krista Bremer

Profoundly moving and often funny, this meditation on tolerance explores what it means to open our hearts to another culture and to embrace our own. It is Krista Bremer’s unexpected struggle to reach beyond herself, her accidental Jihad.

READ MORE
Gilchrist_ActsofGod_jkt_rgb_web_HR

Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

Critically acclaimed writer Ellen Gilchrist, winner of the National Book Award, returns with her first story collection in eight years.

READ MORE
Zevin_Fikry_jkt_rgb_web_HR

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

by Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books—and booksellers—that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds. 

READ MORE
AVAILABLE MATERIALS
9781616201630

A Life in Men

by Gina Frangello

Mary's travels allow her to understand how the past and the future are connected, and to appreciate how important it is that she live her life to the fullest.

READ MORE
AVAILABLE MATERIALS
9781616203252

Good Kings Bad Kings

by Susan Nussbaum

Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities.

READ MORE
AVAILABLE MATERIALS
McCorkle_LifeAfterLife_pbk_jkt_rgb_web_HR

Life After Life

by Jill McCorkle

Award-winning novelist Jill McCorkle takes us on a journey through time and memory as the residents of a close-knit community demonstrate that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect them.

READ MORE
AVAILABLE MATERIALS
Morgan_RoadGC_hcjkt.indd

The Road from Gap Creek

by Robert Morgan

One of America’s most acclaimed writers journeys to the land on which he has staked a literary claim to paint an indelible portrait of a family in a time of unprecedented change.

READ MORE
AVAILABLE MATERIALS
Roorbach_LifeAmongGiants_pbk_jkt_rgb_web_HR

Life Among Giants

by Bill Roorbach

This exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David “Lizard” Hochmeyer’s larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents’ deaths.

READ MORE
AVAILABLE MATERIALS