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Virtual Antiracism Book Club

AntiRacism Book ClubAntiracism Book Club will read and discuss books about racism, social justice, and unconscious bias, in order to give our community of readers a space to talk about hard issues with a new book each month as a guide.

 

*Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi or Stamped by Jason Reynolds, the YA remix.

 

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America--it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit.

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities.

In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.


Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781568584645
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 11th, 2016

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
 

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

 


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316453707
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2020

Virtual Cabernet Cozy Society Book Club

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*Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien.

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Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250129154
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 27th, 2018

The first in a scrumptious new cozy series set in a noodle shop!

Lana Lee never thought she’d be stuck working at the family restaurant in her late twenties, but here she is, wiping down tables sticky with the remnants of General Tso’s chicken. But after a messy breakup and a dead-end job, she figured working at the Ho-Lee Noodle House wouldn’t be too bad, right? The charming shopping plaza, Asia Village, is where Lana spent most of her childhood and although she’d rather avoid it for that specific reason; she agrees to work full-time at the restaurant until a better prospect of employment comes along.

Things seem to be going smoothly enough until one of the property managers of the shopping plaza, Thomas Feng, is found dead in his office. Unfortunately, for Lana and the restaurant’s head chef, the death looks like murder, and the murder weapon looks like dumplings from none other than the Ho-Lee Noodle House. While the dumplings look innocent enough, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, which is pork and shrimp, a deadly combination for Thomas, who everyone knows suffers from a severe shellfish allergy. The police immediately suspect Lana’s family, and now, with her parents’ restaurant at stake, she sees no other option but to figure out what really happened to Thomas, and why.


Death by Dumpling Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250129161
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 26th, 2018

Virtual Cabernet Cozy Society Book Club

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*Murder in a Scottish Shire by Traci Hall.

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Murder in a Scottish Shire (A Scottish Shire Mystery #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496725998
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Published: Kensington - June 30th, 2020

Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it’s simply home—unfortunately to a murderer…

For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. Having inherited a knack for knitting from her dear departed grandmother, Paislee also owns a specialty sweater shop called Cashmere Crush, where devoted local crafters gather weekly for her Knit and Sip.

Lately, though, Paislee feels as if her life is unraveling. She’s been served an eviction notice, and her estranged and homeless grandfather has just been brought to her door by a disconcertingly handsome detective named Mack Zeffer. As if all that wasn’t enough, Paislee discovers a young woman who she recently rehired to help in the shop dead in her flat, possibly from an overdose of her heart medicine. But as details of the death and the woman’s life begin to raise suspicions for Detective Inspector Zeffer, it’s Paislee who must untangle a murderous yarn…


Murder in a Scottish Shire Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781496726001
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Published: Kensington Books - June 29th, 2020

Virtual Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTHTickle My Fantasy

 

*Worldshaper by Edward Willett.

 

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Worldshaper (Worldshapers #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780756413477
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Published: DAW - August 6th, 2019

From an Aurora Award-winning author comes the first book in a portal fantasy series where one woman’s powers open the way to a labyrinth of new dimensions.

For Shawna Keys, the world is almost perfect. She’s just opened a pottery studio in a beautiful city. She’s in love with a wonderful man. She has good friends.

But one shattering moment of violence changes everything. Mysterious attackers kill her best friend. They’re about to kill Shawna. She can’t believe it’s happening—and just like that, it isn’t. It hasn’t. No one else remembers the attack, or her friend. To everyone else, Shawna’s friend never existed….

Everyone, that is, except the mysterious stranger who shows up in Shawna’s shop. He claims her world has been perfect because she Shaped it to be perfect; that it is only one of uncounted Shaped worlds in a great Labyrinth; and that all those worlds are under threat from the Adversary who has now invaded hers. She cannot save her world, he says, but she might be able to save others—if she will follow him from world to world, learning their secrets and carrying them to Ygrair, the mysterious Lady at the Labyrinth’s heart.

Frightened and hounded, Shawna sets off on a desperate journey, uncertain whom she can trust, how to use her newfound power, and what awaits her in the myriad worlds beyond her own.


Worldshaper Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780756413484
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Published: DAW - September 17th, 2018

Virtual Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTHTickle My Fantasy

 

*Alternate Routes by Tim Powers.

 

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Alternate Routes (Vickery and Castine #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481484275
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Published: Baen - August 27th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER. A New Novel From Award-Winning Master of Fantasy and Science Fiction Tim Powers. A modern ghost story as only Tim Powers can write it.

THE WILD RIDE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH HAS BEGUN!

Something weird is happening on the Los Angeles Freeways—phantom cars materialize, lanes appear from nowhere, and unmarked offramps lead into another world known as the Labyrinth of Forever. As a driver for a supernatural-evasion car service, it’s Sebastian Vickery’s job to avoid these anomalies. But when a secret government agency tries to have him killed for knowing too much, Vickery must plunge headlong into that plane of ghosts, myths, and legends. There he’ll discover that he has much more to fear than death: something lurks in that otherworldly realm—and it has designs on our world.


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$6.99
ISBN: 9781625796530
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Published: Baen Publishing Enterprises - August 6th, 2018

Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

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*The Last by Hanna Jameson.

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The Last: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501198830
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Published: Atria Books - February 18th, 2020

This propulsive post-apocalyptic thriller “in which Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None collides with Stephen King’s The Shining” (NPR) follows a group of survivors stranded at a hotel as the world descends into nuclear war and the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel’s water tanks.

Jon thought he had all the time in the world to respond to his wife’s text message: I miss you so much. I feel bad about how we left it. Love you. But as he’s waiting in the lobby of the L’Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland after an academic conference, still mulling over how to respond to his wife, he receives a string of horrifying push notifications. Washington, DC, has been hit with a nuclear bomb, then New York, then London, and finally Berlin. That’s all he knows before news outlets and social media goes black—and before the clouds on the horizon turn orange.

Two months later, there are twenty survivors holed up at the hotel, a place already tainted by its strange history of suicides and murders. Jon and the rest try to maintain some semblance of civilization. But when he goes up to the roof to investigate the hotel’s worsening water quality, he is shocked to discover the body of a young girl floating in one of the tanks, and is faced with the terrifying possibility that there might be a killer among the group.

As supplies dwindle and tensions rise, Jon becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the girl’s death. In this “brilliantly executed...chilling and extraordinary” post-apocalyptic mystery, “the questions Jameson poses—who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?—are as haunting as the plot itself.” (Emily St. John Mandel, nationally bestselling author of Station Eleven).


The Last Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781501198847
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Published: Atria Books - April 8th, 2019

Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

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*Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman.

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Something in the Water: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781984820532
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 2020

A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this New York Times bestselling psychological thriller debut.

Erin and Mark seem to have it all: he’s a successful banker, she’s a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; they’re young and in love, about to embark on their dream honeymoon to Bora Bora. But when, after a blissful day of scuba diving, they discover a mysterious bag filled with incalculable riches, their subsequent choices trigger a sequence of events that will change their lives—and their marriage—forever.


Something in the Water Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524797195
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 4th, 2018

Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

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*Run Away by Harlan Coben.

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Run Away Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781538748428
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 5th, 2020

A perfect family is shattered when their daughter goes missing in this "brilliantly executed" New York Times bestselling thriller from a "master storyteller" (Providence Sunday Journal).
 
You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found.
 
Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble.
 
You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home.
 
She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.


Run Away Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781538748480
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 18th, 2019

Virtual Droughtlander Book Club

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Droughtlander Book Club is an opportunity for Outlander fans from wherever to get their fill of Outlander discussion in between seasons of the TV series, while also reading or rereading the book series. We're reading one book a month and meeting by Zoom on the third Thursday to discuss.

 

*Dragonfly in Amber.

Dragonfly in Amber: A Novel (Outlander #2) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440215622
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Published: Dell - November 2nd, 1993

For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.

Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as shocking as the events that gave it birth: the secret of an ancient circle of standing stones, the secret of a love that transcends centuries, and the truth of a man named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.

Claire’s spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.


Dragonfly in Amber Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440335184
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Published: Dell - October 25th, 2004

Virtual Cabernet Cozy Society Book Club

*Due to a family emergency, this month's title was originally scheduled for June but was postponed until July.

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*Murder in Galway by Carlene O'Connor.

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Murder in Galway (A Home to Ireland Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496724472
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Published: Kensington - April 28th, 2020

In the first installment of bestselling author Carlene O’Connor’s new Home to Ireland Mystery series, New York Tara Meehan’s first trip to Galway, Ireland may be her last.

Jump right into the beauty and splendor—and murder—of Tara’s Irish adventure! With a gorgeous setting, suspicious characters, and a deadly mystery—Murder in Galway will have you packing your bags…

Tara never imagined her introduction to Ireland like this—carrying her mam’s ashes to honor her final request: “Tell Johnny I’m sorry…Take me home.” She’s never met her mam’s estranged brother, Johnny Meehan, who owns an architectural salvage business in Galway. Although Tara is immediately charmed by the medieval city, the locals seem wary of strangers and a gypsy warns her that death is all around.

When Tara arrives at her uncle’s stone cottage, the prophesy seems true. A dead man lies sprawled over the threshold in a pool of blood. The victim turns out to be Johnny’s wealthiest client, and her missing uncle is the garda’s number-one suspect. In trying to find Johnny and solve the crime, Tara uncovers her mam and uncle’s troubled past. But with a desperate killer about, she had better mind herself, or they’ll be tossing her ashes in Galway Bay…


Murder in Galway Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496719850
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Published: Kensington Books - April 27th, 2020

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