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Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

This was my book club choice for March. I found it on the NPR book concierge list of book club books. Even though we didn’t meet because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I still read the book.

Published: 2019

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 337 pages

Setting: Baltimore, Maryland, October 1965-November 1966

Summary: Short version: Maddie leaves her husband and becomes a newspaper reporter Continue reading

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After You by Jojo Moyes

This was my February’s book club choice. We read the first book, Me Before You, a few years ago. We decided to see how Moyes finished up the series.

Published: 2015

Genre: fiction

Length: 352 pages

Setting: London, 2010s. a few years after the events of Me Before You

Summary: Short version: Louisa has a hard time moving on from Will’s death Continue reading

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

I chose it for book club off the NPR book concierge. I looked for a book from 2018 that the library had multiple copies of.

Published: 2018

Genre: fiction

Length: 343 pages

Setting: 1969-2010, NYC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and a few other places in the U.S.

Summary: Short version: Four siblings’ lives are affected when a fortune teller gives each their death date Continue reading

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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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