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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Published: 2001 10 Copies & Reading Guide Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne … Continue reading
Death Clouds on Mt Baldy: Tucson’s Lost Tragedy by Cathy Hufault First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide Nov. 15, 1958. An arctic-like blizzard roars out of nowhere across the mild desert terrain of southern Arizona. Boy scouts are … Continue reading
Doc by Mary Doria Russell First Published: 2011 10 Copies & Reading Guide Born to the life of an educated Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday is given a choice at the age of twenty-two: die within months in Atlanta … Continue reading
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer First Published: 2005 10 Copies & Reading Guide Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal … Continue reading
The Cold Kiss by John Rector First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide Giving a ride to a snowbound stranger who offers them a lucrative sum in exchange, a recently engaged couple is thrown into a nightmarish situation when … Continue reading
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak First Published: 2006 10 Copies & Reading Guide Liesel Meminger is only nine years old when she is taken to live with the Hubermanns, a foster family, on Himmel Street in Molching, Germany, in … Continue reading
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick First Published: 2009 10 Copies & Reading Guide Rural Wisconsin, 1907. In the bitter cold, wealthy businessman Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who has answered his advertisement … Continue reading
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W Durrow First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide Rachel, whose mother is Danish and father is African-American, loses both her parents and is forced to move to a new … Continue reading
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver First Published: 2003 10 Copies & Reading Guide Eva never really wanted to be a mother—and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high … Continue reading
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide For a few months in the late 1970s, Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother, … Continue reading