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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

This is Kingsolver’s newest book that I finally got around to because it gave me a U title. Since there were quite a few in the library system, I recommended it as this November’s book club choice.

Published: 2018

Genre: fiction

Length: 461 pages

Setting: Vineland, New Jersey, present day and 1880s

Summary: Short version: The story of two families, separated in time, trying to survive personal catastrophes Continue reading

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Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

This was our book club choice for October.

Published: 2018

Genre: thriller

Length: 306 pages

Setting: mostly around Washington, D.C., present day

SummaryShort version: Vivian discovers her husband is a sleeper Russian agent Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

This was our September book club choice.

Subtitle: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Published: 2016

Genre: nonfiction memoir

Length: 261 pages

Setting: mostly around Middleton, Ohio, 1980s-present

Summary: Short version: Vance’s hillbilly life and how he got out Continue reading

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

This was my book club’s choice for August. Someone asked for a mystery and this came up as an option.

Published: 2012

Genre: mystery/historical fiction

Length: 484 pages

Setting: Suffolk and 2011 and London in 1941

Summary: Short version: Lauren tries to figure out her mother’s history, being told in flashbacks Continue reading

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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

This was our book club choice for June

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 359 pages of story, 373 pages total

Setting: mostly Charleston, SC, but also Philadelphia, PA, 1803-1838

Summary: Short version: The life of Sarah and her slave, Handful, in 1800s Charleston Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This was my book club’s choice for May.

Published: 2011

Genre: fiction

Length: 308 pages of story, 322 pages total

Setting: San Francisco, present day

Summary: Short version: Victoria needs to figure out her life now that she’s an adult Continue reading

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Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott

This was our book club choice for April

Published: 2010

Genre: fiction

Length: 278 pages

Setting: southern California, present day

Summary: Short version: Rosie can’t hide her drug use from her parents forever Continue reading

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