November 12 2018
Give Thanks for New Books!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we're celebrating by adding three new book clubs in bag! Whether you like historical fiction, contemporary family drama, or prize-winning romance and humor, we've got something for you. Read on below to find out more!
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, she breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to her cousin. There, she encounters Eve Gardiner, a woman who worked as a spy for the Alice Network during World War I and is now haunted by a betrayal that ultimately tore the network apart. Their chance meeting launches them both on a mission to find the matter where it leads.

America for Beginners by Leah Franqui
Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected to do: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkota to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. Slowly making her way from coast to coast, along with some unlikely traveling companions, Pival finds that her understanding of her son--and her hopes of a reunion with him--are challenged by her growing knowledge of his adoptive country.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty when a wedding invitation arrives in the mail...from his boyfriend of the past nine years, now engaged to someone else. He can't imagine saying yes--it would be too awkward--and he can't say no--it would look like defeat. On his desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world, so he decides the best way to arrange to skip town is to accept them all. What could possibly go wrong? Arthur will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sand storm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings, this is, above all, a love story.
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