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Celebrity Book Clubs
Are you looking for a new book club? Why not try a celebrity book club?! We offer three celebrity book clubs for you to choose from. New books are usually chosen monthly from these celebrities. We will automatically put the holds on for you.
Regular print will be substituted when large print is unavailable for the celebrity picks.
Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine book club
Reese Witherspoon created Reese's Book Club as a way to share books that she loves with the community. Her picks feature a woman at the center.
The current adult selection will automatically be put on hold for you, but you can also look up previous adult selections and the young adult selections on her website and give us a call to place any previous picks on hold for you!
Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
Masterful in its examination of freedom, prejudice, and personal and public inheritance, Sankofa is a story for anyone who has ever gone looking for a clear identity or home, and found something more complex in its place.
Anna is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. She has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up, and her mother—the only parent who raised her—is dead.
Searching through her mother's belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. His student diaries chronicle his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president—some would say dictator—of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive...
When Anna decides to track her father down, a journey begins that is disarmingly moving, funny, and fascinating. Like the metaphorical bird that gives the novel its name, Sankofa expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present to address universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for a family's hidden roots.
Jenna Bush Hager - Read with Jenna book club
Jenna Bush Hager started the #ReadWithJenna book club as a new TODAY book club. Each month she selects a new book to read with the book club. To learn more about Jenna's previous book club selections and what she is doing with her current selection, check out her website.
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
The Lincoln Highway by
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America
In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.
Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.
Oprah Winfrey's Book Club
Oprah's Book Club has been around for years! Recently Oprah teamed up with AppleTV and is providing bonus content for each selection she makes. Oprah's book club picks are not released every month, so it may be a couple months between her releases.
Oprah's latest selection is Bewilderment by Richard Powers.
Publication Date: 2021-09-21
The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain....
With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?