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7 Stellar 2019 Book Club Picks
The Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
“This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other…Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint.”—Reese Witherspoon
“One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”--The Skimm
An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION
“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” --USA Today
“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” --People
“Compelling.” --The Washington Post
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood | Trevor Noah
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison.
The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Washington Post Notable Book
A LibraryReads Top 10 Book of the Year
“A captivating family saga.”--The New York Times Book Review
“You won’t be able to put it down.”--The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)
“This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”--People Magazine (Book of the Week)
“A sprawling, enchanting family saga.”--Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)
A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
“The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” --Ann Patchett
“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” —The Washington Post
He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI | David Grann
A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery.