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These books were to be featured during our Literary Soiree with Elizabeth Strout on October 29th, 2019.


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Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel (Two Medicine Country) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101982563
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 16th, 2016

In his final novel, Ivan Doig seemingly reaches back and spins a yarn of his own life. His protagonist, the 11-year old Donal Cameron, must leave his grandmother and his Montana home for distant relatives in Wisconsin, and on the Greyhound, the dog bus, his youthful adventure begins. A master storyteller of the American West, Doig gracefully captures the character and heart of the many who people its open landscapes – he will be dearly missed. — Melinda

Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel* Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447606
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Hogarth - January 8th, 2019

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062325907
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 5th, 2016

The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592406678
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - September 6th, 2011

This was a GREAT book! There are some tough parts to be sure but, in all, this story of love and resilience is astounding. —Judi Heher, Book Group Ambassador

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640092006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 27th, 2019

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735217737
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

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The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476756585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

Kushner paints a devastating and real portrait of what is means for a woman to be incarcerated in California through a cast of characters that you won’t soon forget. Her writing is direct and unsentimental but will make you feel deeply about the fate of these women (and isn’t that what fiction is all about?). — Casey

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Trinity: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062851970
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Published: Ecco - August 27th, 2019

Hall tackles the elusive story of Oppenheimer—a man so soft-spoken and full of foibles it is nearly impossible to reconcile his personality with his atomic work—through “testimonies” from characters on the fringes of his greatness. There is a bittersweet element to these small stories. What is it to walk into a room with someone you never loved? To ask questions you know are cruel? — Clara