Book Club Kits

Each kit has multiple copies of the book as well as discussion questions and other support materials to help make your book discussion a success.

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Have a Little Faith: a true story
Albom, Mitch
Albom discovers how faith matters through two very different men.
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The Winner
Baldacci, David
A down on her luck lottery winners has to run for her life.
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Orange Mint and Honey: a novel
Brice, Carleen
An estranged mother and daughter try to find their way back together.
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Lemon City: a novel
Brown, Elaine
Faye breaks the city’s number one rule – she brings home an outsider!
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Lethal
Brown, Sandra
A woman is on the run with a suspected murderer, trying to clear his name.
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One Drop: my father's hidden life: a story of race and family secrets
Broyard, Bliss
A young woman comes to terms learning that her father is African American after believing him to be Caucasian.
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Kindred
Butler, Octavia
A young woman from the 20th century is transported back to the plantation where her ancestors were held as slaves.
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Sweet Summer: growing up with and without my dad
Campbell, Bebe Moore
Campbell recounts her childhood summers spent in the south with her father’s family.
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The Stranger
Camus, Albert
An ordinary man finds himself involved in a murder. A philosophical treatise on how a person relates to society.
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Land of a Thousand Hills: my life in Rwanda
Carr, Rosalind
In the 1950’s, an American woman and her husband go to Rwanda to run a flower plantation and witness history.
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The Lincoln Lawyer
Connelly, Michael
A slightly shady lawyer defends a murder suspect.
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Life is Short But Wide
Cooper, J. California
Several generations of a family are followed from the early 1900’s to the present.
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The Red Tent
Diamant, Anita
The Biblical story of Jacob and his sons, told through the eyes of the women of the family.
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Black Maestro: the epic life of an American legend
Drape, Joe
The greatest historical events of the twentieth century are brought to life through an unlikely participant.
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The Memory Keepers Daughter
Edwards, Kim
In desperate circumstances, a woman gives birth to twins and her husband gives one of them away.
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Invisible Man
Ellison, Ralph
The classic novel of an African American man’s quest to be seen by society.
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One Thousand White Women: the journals of May Dodd
Fergus, Jim
An Indian request for white brides to ensure peace is secretly approved by the U.S. government in this alternate-history novel.
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Cold Comfort Farm
Gibbons, Stella
Told with delightful British humor, a young Londoner has to live with relatives at their run down farm.
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The Senator and The Socialite: the true story of America's first black dynasty
Graham, Laurence
Blanche Kelso Bruce was born a slave in 1841, yet, remarkably, amassed a real-estate fortune and became the first black man to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate.
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Travels with My Aunt
Greene, Graham
The story of Henry Pulling, a retired and complacent bank manager, who meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral.
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Taft 2012: a novel
Heller, Jason
After a mysterious disappearance, President Taft arrives in the 21st century and is encouraged to run for office again.
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The Nick Adams Stories
Hemingway, Ernest
A collection of short stories, following the life of Nick Adams – from his childhood in Michigan to his life in Europe.
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Hiroshima
Hersey, John
A look at life in Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city.
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The Dovekeepers: a novel
Hoffman, Alice
A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada.
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Mr. Pip
Jones, Lloyd
An Englishman finds himself the sole teacher on an island in the middle of a civil war.
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Silver Sparrow
Jones, Tayari
A story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle, set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s.
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen
King, Laurie R.
Sherlock Holmes, now retired, takes on a young girl as his apprentice.
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The Poisonwood Bible: a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara
An American family goes to the Belgian Congo as missionaries but find they are ill-prepared for the life awaiting them.
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Drinking: a Love Story
Knapp, Caroline
The author shares her story as an alcoholic and her struggle to become sober.
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Under the Banner of Heaven: a story of violent faith
Krakauer, Jon
A look at a renegade sect of the Mormon religion and their involvement in a murder.
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Shadow Divers: the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II
Kurson, Robert
For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. But in the fall of 1991, not even these courageous divers were prepared for what they found 230 feet below the surface, in the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of New Jersey: a World War II German U-boat.
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Plain Secrets: an outsider among the Amish
Mackall, Joe
An inside look at life in an Amish community.
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Miracle at St. Anna
McBride, James
Set in WWII, this is the story of a African American soldiers, Italian partisans and a special boy who encounter the horrors of war and some miracles as well.
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Atonement: a novel
McEwan, Ian
Set in a large manor house in pre WWII England, members of a family commit acts that all need some sort of forgiveness from others.
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At the Dark End of the Street: black women, rape, and resistance - a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power
McGuire, Danielle L.
A history of America's Civil Rights movement.
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short
McMillan, Terry
Viola and Carl and their four grown children face up to the dramas of everyday life.
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Jazz: a novel
Morrison, Toni
Set in Harlem during the 20’s, Morrison tells of a love affair gone wrong.
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Three Cups of Tea: one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations -- one school at a time
Mortenson, Greg
The author relates his efforts to create peace by building schools in Afghanistan.
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The Audacity of Hope: thoughts on reclaiming the American Dream
Obama, Barack
Obama’s views on the greatness of America's original ideals and a reminder on how vital it is to keep them before us.
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Run
Patchett, Ann
A prosperous Boston family adopts the child of an accident victim.
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Handle with Care: a novel
Picoult, Jodi
After years of friendship, one family sues their doctor because of a misdiagnosis that results in the birth of a severely ill child.
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The Hindi Bindi Club
Pradhan, Monica
The Americanized daughters of immigrants from India find they have more in common with their mothers than they think.
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Fire and Brimstone: the North Butte mining disaster of 1917
Punke, Michael
A fascinating look at a mining accident in the early 1900’s in Wyoming.
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Finding My Voice
Rehm, Diane
The PBS talk show host reveals how she found her calling in life.
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Sarah’s Key
De Rosnay, Tatiana
A journalist is writing a story about the dark French secret of the treatment of the Jews during WWII.
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The Sparrow
Russell, Mary Doria
People of the Earth finally make contact with beings on another planet and find that things are not what they appear to be.
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Horace
Sand, George
Set in France in the 1800’s, we meet Horace, an engaging young man with many faults.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Shaffer, Mary Ann
As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.
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The Thirteenth Tale: a novel
Setterfield, Diane
A writer is invited to the house of one of the world’s most popular – and most mysterious – authors to write her life story.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Skloot, Rebecca
Follow the quest to find out more about the woman whose cells have been responsible for many of the advances in modern medicine.
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Of Mice and Men
Steinbeck, John
The classic story of two drifters trying to find a home.
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The Help
Stockett, Kathryn
Set in Mississippi in the 1960’s, the story of a young white woman and the African American maids who serve the families of the well to do.
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The Ditchdigger's Daughters: a black family's astonishing success story
Thornton, Yvonne
A family of five daughters who have very high standards to meet.
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The Nine: inside the secret world of the Supreme Court
Toobin, Jeffrey
A history of the Court and the politics involved in selecting the jurors, as well as that involved in their decision making.
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The Language of Threads: a novel
Tsukiyami, Gail
Set in China in the 1930’s, this book explores the daily life of several women, and how it changes when the clouds of war loom.
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Innocent
Turow, Scott
A sequel to Presumed Innocent, set 20 years later, when the same lawyer is now accused of murdering his wife.
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Presumed Innocent
Turow, Scott
A lawyer is accused of murdering his mistress and must prove his innocence.
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Cutting for Stone: a novel
Verghese, A.
Two brothers, orphaned in Ethiopia, find their way in the world.
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The Sirens of Titan
Vonnegut, Kurt
The richest man in America manipulates the entire country with an invasion from Mars.
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The Geography of Bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world
Weiner, Eric
An NPR analyst studies the world to find the happiest countries on Earth.
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The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith
Set in the late 1800’s, members of New York’s high society must choose between passion and conventions.
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The Memory of Water
White, Karen
Two sisters who haven’t spoken in years find themselves facing their unhappy past together.
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The Shack: a novel
Young, William
A man trying to deal with the horrific death of his young daughter finds himself talking to God.
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