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Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Dead Letters: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399588877
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

In this sharp and clever debut novel of suspense, a young woman—presumed dead—leaves a series of clues for her twin sister, which leads her on a scavenger-hunt-like quest to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away to Paris: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. But two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.

Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. Then she receives a cryptic message—from her sister. Just as suspected, Zelda’s playing one of her games. In fact, she’s outdone herself, leaving a series of clues to her disappearance. Ava follows the trail laid just for her to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke her heart. Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving? To teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?

Caite Dolan-Leach’s debut suspense takes readers on a literary scavenger hunt for clues concealed throughout the seemingly idyllic wine country, hidden in plain sight on social media, and buried at the heart of one tremendously dysfunctional, utterly unforgettable family.


Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart.

Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

A National Bestseller
A New York Times Editors' Choice

A September 2015 Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter
One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy"
One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books
One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall"

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

“A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now!


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
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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.


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062498557
Availability: Available Now
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.

Staff Pick Badge
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

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.

Staff Pick Badge
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

Staff Pick Badge
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.

 

Marrow: Love, Loss, and What Matters Most Cover Image
$15.99
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!

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$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.


Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525555353
Availability: Available Now
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
$10.99
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.

To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$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.


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