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Nicoletti, Cara

Contents: Woodmere Book Club kits contains six paperback books and two large print hardcover books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 641.5 NIC

Wood, Patricia

Summary: Having learned essential life skills from his grandmother that helped him overcome his low IQ, a man finds himself without a caregiver at the age of thirty-one and wins a fortune by playing the lottery, a windfall that brings him more family than he ever wanted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2008

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC WOO

Applegate, Katherine

Summary: An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors to get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 0000

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Obama, Michelle

Summary: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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Atwood, Margaret

Summary: "In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 0000

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC ATW

Benjamin, Chloe

Summary: If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2018

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Orlean, Susan

Summary: "Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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Lopez, Steve

Summary: A portrait of gifted violinist Nathaniel Ayers traces his education at Juilliard, his struggles with schizophrenia, the factors that led to his homelessness in Los Angeles, his friendship with the author, and the author's efforts to improve the musician's life

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2010

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 921 AYERS, NATHANIEL ANTHONY LOP

Noga, Cari

Summary: At forty-five, Jane McArdle has experienced her share of life’s twists and turns. Yet she’s shaken by the sudden death of her estranged half sister and the news that she’s now the guardian of her orphaned niece, Lucy. Still nurturing unresolved grief from a marriage bookended by loss, as well as her guilt over her adult son’s imperfect upbringing, Jane is her own worst enemy, content to focus...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 0000

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC NOG

McDermott, Alice

Summary: A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC MCD

Anderson, Karen

Summary: After sharing a weekly essay on Interlochen Public Radio, WIAA, Interlochen, Michigan since 2005, Karen Anderson has collected 120 essays into an illustrated volume. The short, poetic essays feature pen-and-ink drawings by Joyce Koskenmaki, a nationally recognized artist from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2017

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Shoemaker, Sarah

Summary: On his eighth birthday, Edward Rochester is banished from his beloved Thornfield Hall to learn his place in life. His journey eventually takes him to Jamaica where, as a young man, he becomes entangled with an enticing heiress and makes a choice that will haunt him. It is only when he finally returns home and encounters one stubborn, plain, young governess, that Edward can see any chance of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Shoemaker

Robinson, Marilynne.

Summary: Reverend John Ames is dying in 1956 in Gilead, Iowa, and he in recording his family's story. Glory Boughton has returned to care for her dying father and soon her brother, Jack, the prodigal son, comes home, too.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2004

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Robinson

Morris, Heather

Summary: "In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T©Þtowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Finn, A. J.

Summary: "It isn't paranoia if it's really happening... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC FIN

Wolitzer, Meg

Summary: The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Wolitzer

Lahiri, Jhumpa.

Summary: Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC LAH

Haruf, Kent.

Summary: In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2015

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC HAR

Thomas, Angie

Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC THO

Jordan, Hillary

Summary: In 1946, Laura McAllan tries to adjust after moving with her husband and two children to an isolated cotton farm in the Mississipi Delta.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2008

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC JOR

Ng, Celeste

Summary: From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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Kalanithi, Paul

Summary: Woodmere kit contents -- 6 total books -- 4 hardcover regular -- 2 large print hardcover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 921 KALANITHI, PAUL Kalanithi

Timmer, Julie Lawson

Summary: Mara Nichols, a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Timmer

Owens, Delia

Summary: "Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2018

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