Book Clubs

Book Clubs

Brunch Book Club

Join the final meeting of our traditional book club for pastries, coffee, and a discussion of Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice—now in paperback

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these shining girls were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights.

A rich, historical narrative written in a sparkling voice, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of these extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.


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 April, we're reading Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn, a contemporary YA.

We'll discuss the first half on April 10th, and the second half only online on April 24th, due to our Semiannual Sale.

Twelve Steps to Normal Cover Image
By Farrah Penn, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316471602
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Published: jimmy patterson - March 13th, 2018

James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can't be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger.
 
Kira's Twelve Steps To A Normal Life
 
1. Accept Grams is gone.
2. Learn to forgive Dad.
3. Steal back ex-boyfriend from best friend...
 
And somewhere between 1 and 12, realize that when your parent's an alcoholic, there's no such thing as "normal."
When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind--her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away.
 
But is that what Kira really wants?
 
Life, love, and loss come crashing together in this visceral, heartfelt story by BuzzFeed writer Farrah Penn about a girl who struggles to piece together the shards of her once-normal life before his alcoholism tore it apart.
 
"Penn creates a realistic character in Kira, one who finely balances the rational thoughts of a child of addiction with the emotional struggles of a high school student. Kira's journey should speak to many teenage readers, even those who do not have firsthand experience with addiction or addicts. ... A smart recommendation for readers looking to escape into a substantive world of personal discovery."—Kirkus, starred review


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780316471596
Availability: Available Now
Published: jimmy patterson - March 12th, 2018

Fantasy Book Club

Join us for our newest book club focussing on fantastic fantasy!  It will meet on the third Tuesday of every month and will be hosted by Caty.  You may know twisty (twisted?) Caty from our monthly yoga class.  We're looking for suggestions for the name of the book club, so come with some suggestions or vote on our Facebook page.

Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780812548051
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Published: Tor Fantasy - July 15th, 1997

Millions of readers the world over have been held spellbound by this valiant tale vividly told.

 

Now, enter Terry Goodkind's world, the world of the Sword of Truth.

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help ... and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

 

In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword-- to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed ... or that their time has run out.

This is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.

 

"Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring."--Kirkus Reviews


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 March, we're reading Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, a young adult fantasy.

We'll discuss the first half on March 13th and the second half on March 27th.

 

 

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By Audrey Coulthurst, Jordan Saia (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062433268
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 6th, 2018

The highly acclaimed, gorgeously written debut YA fantasy about a girl betrothed to a handsome prince...only to fall in love with the prince’s sister. Now in paperback!

 

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

 

Now Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

 

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

 

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

 

“Murder, mayhem, magic, romance-and horses…a romantic fantasy that will appeal to those who appreciate character-driven novels.” -Kirkus Reviews

 

“A powerful and exquisite love story” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“Reminiscent of the kinds of fantasy books I loved when I was a young teenager, tales of princess angst, horses, and the blossoming of reluctant love. This book is bold enough to create a world that moves beyond the prejudices we are still fighting in our real world.” -Caitlyn Paxson, NPR


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 March, we're reading Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, a young adult fantasy.

We'll discuss the first half on March 13th and the second half on March 27th.

 

Of Fire and Stars Cover Image
By Audrey Coulthurst, Jordan Saia (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062433268
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 6th, 2018

The highly acclaimed, gorgeously written debut YA fantasy about a girl betrothed to a handsome prince...only to fall in love with the prince’s sister. Now in paperback!

 

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

 

Now Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

 

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

 

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

 

“Murder, mayhem, magic, romance-and horses…a romantic fantasy that will appeal to those who appreciate character-driven novels.” -Kirkus Reviews

 

“A powerful and exquisite love story” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“Reminiscent of the kinds of fantasy books I loved when I was a young teenager, tales of princess angst, horses, and the blossoming of reluctant love. This book is bold enough to create a world that moves beyond the prejudices we are still fighting in our real world.” -Caitlyn Paxson, NPR


Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo.

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

The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series #5) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061133985
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 3rd, 2017

Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman—now a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J. K. Simmons

 

“It’s fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he’s on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train.”—New York Times Book Review

 

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work.

But Hole’s determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler’s crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.


The Devil's Star Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062193964
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Published: Harper - January 2nd, 2012

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower.

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

Assaulted Caramel (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496706393
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Published: Kensington - August 29th, 2017

Sometimes you need a sweet tooth to take a bite out of crime…

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey’s up for a life-changing promotion, her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather’s heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, the Amish candy shop where she was first introduced to delicious fudge, truffles, and other assorted delights.

She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen—with Jebediah King’s chocolate knife buried in his chest. Now the police are sweet on her grandfather as the prime suspect. Despite the sincere efforts of a yummy deputy with chocolate-brown eyes, Bailey takes it on herself to clear Jebediah. But as a cunning killer tries to fudge the truth, Bailey may be headed straight into a whole batch of trouble…

Recipe Included!


Assaulted Caramel Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496706409
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Published: Kensington Books - August 31st, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

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Murder in an Irish Village (An Irish Village Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781617738463
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Published: Kensington - January 31st, 2017

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors and share a cup o’ tea. But murder has a way of killing business…

Nowadays Siobhán O’Sullivan, along with her five siblings, runs the family bistro named for their mother. It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned, it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.

“If Janet Evanovich and Maeve Binchy wrote a book together, Murder in an Irish Village would be the result. This one is delicious fun.”—Laurien Berenson, author of Live and Let Growl

“A smart whodunnit in an idyllic locale. I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhán and her siblings, the O’Sullivan Six.”—Barbara Ross, author of Fogged Inn


Mystery Matters Book Club

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*Breaking Creed by Alex Kava.

Breaking Creed (A Ryder Creed Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425277942
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 7th, 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie O’Dell novels comes a thrilling new series featuring an ex-marine turned K9 rescue dog trainer…

Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention.

When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Pensacola Beach, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartel’s latest shipment isn’t drugs. It’s human…

Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders she suspects to be the work of a brutal assassin. By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late to help him. For someone is already on the way…


Mystery Matters Book Club

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The Undertaker's Widow: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553580884
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Published: Bantam - March 2nd, 1999

At the center of The Undertaker's Widow is the beleaguered figure of Richard Quinn - a judge so ethical that he is willing to risk his own life to see that justice prevails in his courtroom. But as Quinn discovers when he presides over the trial of tough-talking state senator Ellen Crease, there is not always a clear path to justice. A former police officer, Crease is a flamboyant public figure who stands accused of conspiring to murder her husband, a wealthy tycoon who got his start in the funeral parlor business. Things, however, are not as they seem, and Quinn soon begins to suspect that Crease may well have been set up. As he zeros in on the deadly secret at the heart of this trial, Judge Richard Quinn finds that his efforts to do the right thing lead him ever deeper into an insidious maze of murder and deceit.


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