Book Discussion Group Title List 2021

November 2021

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Home Before Dark

by Riley Sager

A woman returns to the house made famous by her father's bestselling horror memoir.  As she prepares the house for sale, she begins to wonder if the place really haunted by evil forces as her father claimed, or if there are logical explanations for the strange and bizarre occurrences happening at Baneberry Hall.

October 2021

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News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

Former soldier Capt. Jefferson Kidd traveled the north Texas landscape in the 1870s reading the news to the inhabitants of small towns and frontier outposts who had no access to information outside their own limited environs.

In Wichita Falls, Kidd is approached an old friend asking for a favor. Johanna Leonberger was taken captive by the Kiowa after they killed her parents and sister. After four years with the tribe, she has been recovered, and now Kidd must deliver the 10-year-old to her aunt and uncle outside San Antonio—a 400-mile journey fraught with danger from highwaymen, raiding Kiowa and the unforgiving landscape itself. 

September  2021

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Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens, whose life has been defined by the tragic death of her mother, joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters who show them the true meaning of love and family.

July 2021

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Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George

Monsieur Perdu, a self--proclaimed literary apothecary, can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart, but he cannot seem to fix his own. 

June 2021

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The House We Grew Up In

by Lisa Jewell

The Bird family members—vibrant hippie mom Lorelei, dreamy dad Colin, daughters Meg and Beth, and the cute blond twins Rory and Rhys—live happily in a sunny little Cotswolds cottage. Then one Easter, tragedy strikes and the family is torn apart.  Only after Lorelei dies, starving, alone, and surrounded by piles of junk do the Birds try to reckon with what has really happened to them. 

May 2021

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Brooklyn

by Colm Toibin

Post-World War II, Eilis can't make a living in Ireland, so she heads for teeming New York, where she finds a love with blue-eyed Italian Tony that might be jeopardized by bad news from home.

April 2021

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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Seeking a fresh start after returning home from the trenches of World War I, Nick Carraway moves to West Egg, NY, where he is introduced to the lavish life of luxury by his cousin Daisy, her husband, Tom, and his outrageously wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby.  Nick soon discovers that Gatsby is using him to get closer to Daisy, who is Gatsby's singular obsession.

March  2021

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Homegoing

by Yaa Gyasi

Two half sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations.

February 2021

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Still Alice

by Lisa Genova

An accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to  early onset Alzheimer's disease, only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. 

January 2021

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Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan.