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Book Discussion for Adults

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February 28, 2013

 A Discovery of Witches

by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) 

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

 March 28, 2013

The Submission

by Amy Waldman

The Submission

 The selection of a Muslim architect for a 9/11 memorial site stirs a media circus in this poised and commanding debut novel.


 April 25, 2013

Very Bad Men

by Harry Dolan

Very Bad Men (David Loogan Series #2)

A new book in the nationally bestselling series that has wowed critics and readers alike. David Loogan returns! Loogan is living in Ann Arbor with Detective Elizabeth Waishkey and her daughter, Sarah. He’s settled into a quiet routine as editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets-until one day he finds a manuscript outside his door. It begins: "I killed Henry Kormoran."


May 23, 2013

Annie’s Ghosts: a Journey into a Family Secret

by John Luxenberg

Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret

From mental institutions to the Holocaust, from mothers and fathers to children and childhood, with its mysteries, sadness, and joy—this book is one emotional ride."


  June 27, 2013

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

                                                          The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  At once humorous and stirring, Alexie’s novel follows Junior, a resident of the Spokane reservation who transfers out of the reservation’s school—and into a nearby rich, all-white farm school—in order to nurture his desire to become a cartoonist.

 July 25, 2013

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train

by William M. Kuhn

                                                           Mrs. Queen Takes the Train

“You’ll come away thinking Her Majesty, at least this fictional ne, charming, caring, thoughtful and brave. . . . A delightful escape. We can only hope there are more train rides in Her Majesty’s future.”


August 22, 2013

Started Early, Took my Dog

by Kate Atkinson

                                                           Started Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie Series #4)

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

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