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Book Club Kits

We Have Your Book Club Kit in the Bag!

Are your book club members on the same page with book selections? Have difficulty getting books? Need discussion ideas and questions? We’re here to assist with librarian-curated kits.

Expand your literary comfort zone, enjoy time with other book lovers and have fun!

What’s In a Kit

Each book club kit contains:

When available, the library provides access to one electronic book and one downloadable audiobook in Libby.

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Available Kits

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Miss Eliza's English Kitchen ★

by Annabel Abbs

Before Mrs. Beeton and well before Julia Child, there was Eliza Acton, who changed the course of cookery writing forever. Through the art of food, Eliza and her assistant Ann develop an unusual friendship and break the mold of traditional cookbooks by adding elegant descriptions and ingredient lists, that are still used today.

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Pride and Predjudice ★

by Jane Austen

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

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Chasing Shadows (Inspirational) ★

by Lynn Austin

The Nazi invasion propels three women onto paths that cross in unexpected, sometimes-heartbreaking ways. Yet the story that unfolds illuminates the surprising endurance of the human spirit and the power of faith and love to carry us through.

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If I Were You (Inspirational) ★

by Lynn Austin

A remarkable novel of sisterhood, self-discovery, and romance set against the backdrop of WW2. Audrey Clarkson leaves England for a fresh start in America with her young son. She needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years.

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by Geraldine Brooks

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

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Cold Sassy Tree ★

by Olive Ann Burns

A timeless, funny novel about a romance that rocks an entire town, about a boy’s passage through the momentous year when childhood melts into adolescence, and about just how people lived and died in a small Southern town at the turn of the century.

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The Family Chao

by Lan Samantha Chang

Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, this novel offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese-American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town.

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A Christmas Carol ★

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' timeless novella, A Christmas Carol, is a ghost story that celebrates the Christmas spirit through its iconic characters–Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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Rebecca ★

by Daphne du Maurier

The unassuming young heroine of Rebecca finds her life changed overnight when she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome and wealthy widower whose proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. De Winter whisks her off to Manderley, his estate on the Cornish coast—but there things take a chilling turn.

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The Walk (Inspirational) ★

by Nicholas Evans

What if you lost your job, your home, and the love of your life—all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the essentials, Alan heads for Key West, Florida. The people he meets along the way have much to teach him.

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When the Jessamine Grows ★

by Donna Everhart

An evocative, morally complex novel set in rural 19th century North Carolina, as one woman fights to keep her family united, her farm running, and her convictions whole during the most devastating and divisive period in American history.

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The Cul-de-Sac War ★

by Melissa Ferguson

Bree Leake lives in Abingdon, Virginia. She doesn’t want to be tied down. She’s had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter—the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it’s time to move on again, Bree’s parents make her an offer: hold steady for a full year, and they will give her the one thing she’s always wanted—her grandmother’s house. Her dreams are coming true . . . until life at the theater throws her some curve balls. And then there’s Chip McBride—her handsome and infuriating next-door neighbor.

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Lessons in Chemistry

by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry is a bestselling novel about women’s lives, careers, and struggle for empowerment in the late 50s and early 60s. It follows the story of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist who is forced to become a television chef when she finds herself a young, single mother.

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Never Let Go (Inspirational) ★

by Elizabeth Goddard

Gorensic genealogist Willow Anderson is on a quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. Someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth. Ex-FBI agent—and Willow's ex-flame—Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away.

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Skipping Christmas

by John Grisham

Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with the Christmas chaos. Where has all the joy gone? With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they’ll skip the holidays. But a vacation from Christmas isn’t much of a vacation at all, and skipping the holidays has consequences the Kranks didn’t bargain for.

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The Women

by Kristin Hannah

This is a story of a nurse during the Vietnam War. It shines a light on all women who put themselves in harm’s way and whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has too often been forgotten.

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The Dry ★

by Jane Harper

Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

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The Paper Palace

by Miranda Cowley Heller

It is a perfect August morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at “The Paper Palace”—the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. Elle cheats on her husband with her oldest friend Jonas, whose spouse is also at the Paper Palace, and Elle has some difficult choices to make.

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Evvie Drake Starts Over

by Linda Holmes

When washed-up baseball pitcher Dean Tenney moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie Drake's house in a sleepy seaside Maine town, they make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and their unexpected friendship turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts.

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by Patricia Hudson

This debut novel tells the story of one of America’s most iconic figures, Daniel Boone, and the westward expansion that he was central to—from the perspective of Rebecca Boone, Daniel’s wife, and their two eldest daughters.

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Riverbend Gap (Inspirational) ★

by Denise Hunter

When Katelyn Loveland’s car veered off a winding Appalachian Mountain road, she thought she was done for. That is until Cooper Robinson, local sheriff’s deputy, came to her rescue. And though Katie narrowly escaped her brush with death, she still fell hard for the young policeman.

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The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson

Hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.

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Go and Come Again

by Dr. Jerry Jones

Local author and educator Jerry Jones writes about the history and culture of Glade Spring during the era of segregated schools and Jim Crow. Jones writes about his family’s struggles; teachers and students; the transitions of the early 1960s; his experiences at a historically black college; his work as a high school teacher; and his experiences as a professor, first at a community college and then at a small, church-affiliated liberal arts college near his birthplace.

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The Chance (Inspirational)

by Karen Kingsbury

Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree and wrote letters to each other, sealing them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them in 2013, the year Nolan’s time traveling books say all the mysteries of the world will be understood.

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Shades of Blue (Inspirational) ★

by Karen Kingsbury

(Inspirational) Friends since childhood, Brad and Emma became a couple in high school—before their relationship was forever altered by a single decision. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, Brad turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption for the choice he and Emma made long ago.

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Unlocked (Inspirational)

by Karen Kingsbury

Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden Harris is very happy and socially engaged—on the inside, in a private world of his own. But Holden is an eighteen-year-old with autism. Ella Reynolds steps in to save him from bullies.

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Demon Copperhead ★

by Barbara Kingsolver

Kingsolver takes a literary classic and makes it her own, peering into the dark corners not of Dickensian England, but of present day in the neglected hollers of Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. Her writing is arresting and illuminating; in baring Demon’s soul on the page she gives voice and visibility to a place and its people where beauty and desperation live side by side.

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by R. F. Kuang

White lies. Dark humor. Deadly consequences… Bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American—in this chilling and hilariously cutting novel.

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The Dead Don't Dance (Inspirational) ★

by Charles Martin

In a sleepy rural town in South Carolina, Dylan and Maggie Styles are a young couple in love, preparing eagerly for the birth of their first son. But events take a tragic turn in the delivery room, and their child is delivered stillborn. When Maggie hemorrhages and slips into a coma, Dylan holds vigil at his beloved wife’s bedside.

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The Letter Keeper (Inspirational) ★

by Charles Martin

Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else could—survivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom . . . but then the nightmare strikes too close to home. (2nd in the series).

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The Record Keeper (Inspirational) ★

by Charles Martin

Murphy Shepherd’s last rescue mission very nearly cost him his life. He’d like nothing more than to stay close to his wife and daughters for a while. But Bones’s nemesis must be stopped, and there are so many who still need to know they are worth rescuing. (3rd in the series).

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The Water Keeper (Inspirational) ★

by Charles Martin

Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, his life takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery. (First in the series).

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When Crickets Cry (Inspirational) ★

by Charles Martin

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.

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North Woods

by Daniel Mason

A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries—“a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic.”

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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

by James McBride

“A compelling novel, compellingly written, and not to be missed . . . McBride takes a mash-up of plots and over a dozen main characters, each with his or her own history, and weaves them together seamlessly with humor, empathy, and a determined sense of justice. . . . [He] ends the novel with so much poignancy and heartfelt sympathy for his characters that readers will be hard-pressed not to be moved.”–Library Journal

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Once There Were Wolves

by Charlotte McConaghy

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska. Propulsive and spell-binding, Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.

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Hello Beautiful

by Ann Napolitano

A story of family—the ones we’re born to, the ones we marry into, and the ones we make—and how despite pain and fractured relationships, hope can be found. Napolitano writes with gusto and compassion about the transition from idyllic youth to the complexities of adulthood: love and loss, cutting words and secrets, which both hold people together and tear them apart.

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by Maggie O’Farrell

A deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11-year-old son Hamnet, a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th-century Britain. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time.

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Tom Lake

by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett has once again crafted a novel that beats with the pulse of family and the tug of nostalgia. Over the course of a pandemic summer’s cherry harvest, a mother recounts to her grown girls what happened one summer when she became a little bit famous and fell in love with an actor that became very famous.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek ★

by Kim Michele Richardson

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere―even back home.

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Bridge to Haven (Inspirational) ★

by Francine Rivers

Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at a devastating price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now all she wants is a way back home.

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The Masterpiece (Inspirational)

by Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

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The Island of Sea Women

by Lisa See

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they join their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As baby divers, they begin a life of excitement and responsibility—but also danger.

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Lady Tan's Circle of Women

by Lisa See

A captivating story of women helping each other; an immersive historical novel inspired by the true story of a woman physician in 15th-century China.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is her best friend and, simply, Mom. The New York Times describes this title as “A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this ‘whip-smart and divinely funny’ novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett.”

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

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Silver Alert

by Lee Smith

This funny and endearing novel of family, secrets, and aging follows an elderly man who heads off on a joyride with a new young friend—who may have some secrets of her own.

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Lucy by the Sea

by Elizabeth Strout

As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William.

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The Sea Before Us (Inspirational) ★

by Sarah Sundlin

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a "Wren" in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Despite the consequences the two are drawn together under the backdrop of a world war.

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Ethan Frome ★

by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a ‘hired girl’, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.

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All the Little Hopes ★

by Leah Weiss

Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is precocious and itching for adventure. Then Allie Bert Tucker wanders into her North Carolina town, an outcast from Appalachia with a puzzling past. Lush with Southern atmosphere, this is the story of two girls growing up as war creeps closer, blurring the difference between what’s right, what’s wrong, and what we know to be true. Their quiet town, seasoned with honeybees and sweet tea, becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp. More men go missing. And together, the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is.

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If the Creek Don't Rise ★

by Leah Weiss

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby. Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it.

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The Choice (Inspirational) ★

by Robert Whitlow

Even as a pregnant, unwed teen in 1974, Sandy Lincoln wanted to do the right thing. But when an ageless woman approached her in a convenience store with a mysterious prophecy and a warning, doing the right thing became even more unclear. She made the best choice she could . . . and has lived with the consequences.

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Trial and Error (Inspirational) ★

by Robert Whitlow

A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now a local girl has gone missing, and he’s determined to find them both—no matter the cost.

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Drenched in Light

by Lisa Wingate

Julia Costell buckled under the demands of a professional dance career and is working an unglamorous job as a guidance counselor. Back living with her parents and feeling lost, she is afraid she’ll never soar again...until the day young Dell Jordan is sent to her office, carrying an essay.

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