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Mommy Book Club

 

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

In January, we're reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer.

 

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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.

 

Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

 

But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

 

A. C. Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.


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$11.99
ISBN: 9780062498557
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 27th, 2017

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

In January, we're reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer.

 

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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.

 

Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

 

But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

 

A. C. Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062498557
Availability: Available Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 27th, 2017

Brunch Book Club

Brunch Book Club discusses The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

“Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” -John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

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The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer.

 

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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.

 

Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

 

But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

 

A. C. Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062498557
Availability: Available Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 27th, 2017

Brunch Book Club

MarrowBrunch Book Club discusses Marrow by Elizabeth Lesser.  Take time out of the holiday craziness, and spend an hour for yourself.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062367655
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Published: Harper Wave - October 3rd, 2017

Elizabeth Lesser returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love

 

“Every page of Marrow is rich with love. The love that Lesser describes for her sister is not always the simple kind of love (nor should it be; families are not always easy, after all) but it is love that is just as equally weighted by realism and as it is lightened by mysticism. It is real love, and it is powerful, and it is transformative. This is truly a beautiful book, and an important one.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic

 

Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and at the same time truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love—honestly, generously, and authentically.

 

Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors but take on what Lesser calls a “soul marrow transplant,” examining their family history, having difficult conversations, upending old assumptions, and offering forgiveness, until all that is left is love for each other’s true selves. Their process—before, during, and after the transplant—encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects of their lives.

 

But Maggie’s body does not ultimately prevail in the fight against relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer, their shared blood cells becoming a symbol of their enduring bond. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound, revealing how even the most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth.

 

Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love—love of other, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of oneself.


Mommy Book Club

Want to join a book club, but don't want to find a babysitter for your littles? Our newest book club is perfect for you!

 

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780525555360
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780525555353
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2017

Mommy Book Club

Want to join a book club, but don't want to find a babysitter for your littles? Our newest book club is perfect for you!

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525555360
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.


Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525555353
Availability: Available Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2017

Brunch Book Club

Brunch Book Club

Brunch Book Club discusses To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316242837
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 29th, 2017

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him.

 

The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives.

 

Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder?

 

The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever.


Mommy Book Club

Want to join a book club, but don't want to find a babysitter for your littles? Our newest book club is perfect for you!

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will! For our inaugural book, we're reading The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller, a delightful light novel with magical realism.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780735210783
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 8th, 2017

A fable-like debut for readers of Mark Haddon’s THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and Rebecca Makkai’s THE BORROWER, in which a boy with an uncanny ability to find lost objects must embark on his most important search yet in order to save his mother’s enchanted dessert shop, the only place he’s ever called home

There’s only one place in the world that lonely twelve-year-old Walter Lavender, Jr. feels at home: The Lavenders, his mother’s unusual West Village dessert shop where meringues scud through displays like clouds, marzipan dragons breathe actual fire, and the airy angel food cake can make customers pounds lighter.

When the mysterious and magical Book at the heart of the shop vanishes and a landlord threatens closure, it’s up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop. Despite—or because of—a communication disorder that renders him speechless and friendless, Walter has a special ability to find lost things. In fact, the only thing he’s failed to find is his father, a pilot lost in a presumed plane crash at sea before Walter was born.

Accompanied by Milton, his best friend and overweight golden retriever, Walter’s quest will take him around and under New York City, into subway tunnels and soaring over Central Park, from bottle collecting in Chinatown to racing through the Met, and introduce him to the extraordinary and forgotten people of this fantastical city. Along the way he will discover his voice, and learn what it means to truly be found.


The Luster of Lost Things Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735210806
Availability: Available Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 7th, 2017

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book ClubWant to join a book club, but don't want to find a babysitter for your littles? Our newest book club is perfect for you!

The Luster of Lost Things Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780735210783
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 8th, 2017

A fable-like debut for readers of Mark Haddon’s THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and Rebecca Makkai’s THE BORROWER, in which a boy with an uncanny ability to find lost objects must embark on his most important search yet in order to save his mother’s enchanted dessert shop, the only place he’s ever called home

There’s only one place in the world that lonely twelve-year-old Walter Lavender, Jr. feels at home: The Lavenders, his mother’s unusual West Village dessert shop where meringues scud through displays like clouds, marzipan dragons breathe actual fire, and the airy angel food cake can make customers pounds lighter.

When the mysterious and magical Book at the heart of the shop vanishes and a landlord threatens closure, it’s up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop. Despite—or because of—a communication disorder that renders him speechless and friendless, Walter has a special ability to find lost things. In fact, the only thing he’s failed to find is his father, a pilot lost in a presumed plane crash at sea before Walter was born.

Accompanied by Milton, his best friend and overweight golden retriever, Walter’s quest will take him around and under New York City, into subway tunnels and soaring over Central Park, from bottle collecting in Chinatown to racing through the Met, and introduce him to the extraordinary and forgotten people of this fantastical city. Along the way he will discover his voice, and learn what it means to truly be found.


The Luster of Lost Things Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735210806
Availability: Available Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 7th, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Murder House by James Patterson.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781455589913
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Published: Vision - December 20th, 2016

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach--and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth--before the Murder House claims another victim.

Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.


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