January 3, 2019
Start the New Year Right!
2019 is here and so are four new book club kits! Read on below to find out more about our new additions, which include memoir, trippy non-fiction, Jodi Picoult's latest, and more. Contact the Reference Desk to reserve these titles for your book club today!
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents and raised by a white family. From her early childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate. But as she grew up, she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
It’s an average day at the Clinic, a women’s reproductive health center in Mississippi. Then, a desperate, dangerous gunman bursts in and opens fire. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, begins to make a plan to communicate with the gunman when his phone begins buzzing with messages that, to his horror, tell him that his 15-year-old daughter is inside.

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists, and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, though, work has begun again on the drug’s amazing potential.

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors. The widow of a resistor murdered in the failed plot to assassinate Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s conspirators: to find and protect their wives. She makes her way across Europe, rescuing first six-year-old Martin from a Nazi reeducation home, then his mother, the beautiful and naïve Benita, and then Ania, another resistor’s wife and her two boys. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of the resistance movement, she is certain that their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated.

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