Book club books for 2017

Sold on a Monday: A Novel

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The New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE

The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his familys dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

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The Book Club: A Women's Fiction Novel about the Power of Friendship

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Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding. 

On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance. 

They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book clubfriendship. 

"Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story." 

Publishers Weekly

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too! Reese Witherspoon

No ones ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what shes thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymonds big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
 
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 

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The Last Mrs. Parrish

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND DECEMBER PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB

"Filled with envy, deception, and power, its a great reading escape. And there is a thrilling twist at the end!!" Reese Witherspoon

Will keep you up. In a cant put it down way. Its The Talented Mr. Ripley with XX chromosomes.The Skimm

Deliciously duplicitous. . . . equally as twisty, spellbinding, and addictive as Gillian Flynns Gone Girl or Paula Hawkinss The Girl on the Train.Library Journal (starred review)

Amber Patterson is fed up. Shes tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves morea life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphnea socialite and philanthropistand her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Ambers envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn't have a plan. Amber uses Daphnes compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the familys lifethe first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphnes closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces. 

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

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Lucy's Little Village Book Club: A heartwarming feel good romance novel

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Sometimes youve got to run away to find yourself

Twenty-four-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. Forever single and frustrated with her studies she gives up everything to run a little library in the leafy village of Tilley Moreton.

Lucy loves reading almost as much as she loves fixing other peoples problems, so starting a book club seems like the perfect opportunity to do both. As she meets her new members, its clear shes going to have her work cut out for her. Handsome but silent Callum is the biggest puzzle of them all...

But Lucys meddling begins to cause more problems than it solves, and no one is more surprised than Lucy when Callum steps in to help. Could there be more to him than people think?

As Callum and Lucy start working together to fix the broken hearts of the librarys most loyal customers, the first sparks of romance begin to fly.

Can they right all the trouble Lucy has created, and might there be a chance for a happy ending of their own?

An utterly uplifting, emotional page-turner that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Milly Johnson.

What readers are saying about Lucys Little Village Book Club:


One of the most heartfelt and captivating books I have read this year. Beautifully emotional, this book has it all. Such a joy to devour and I recommend this book with all of my heart. The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

This is the perfect read for book lovers everywhere Books, friendship and a sprinkling of romance, the perfect feel good combo. Heidi Swain, author of Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

What delightful treat the book was...in fact it was a warm hug of a story, a joy from beginning to end. Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House

My favourite book of 2017. A must buy, must read for all. I have so much love for this book I wanted to stay up late into the night just to finish it. Something that I havent wanted to do for a loooonnnnggg timeThis book is simply magical. I laughed, I smiled and I cried. I was left with a massive smile on my face I absolutely adored this book and it will get a massive 5 out of 5 from me. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

A real page turner and I read it in one sitting! At one point the tears were rolling down my faceThis is the first book I've read from Emma and I can guarantee it won't be the last! The Introverted Mum, 5 stars

A thoroughly delightful, warm read with an engaging cast of characters. You can't help but root for a happy ending! Talli Roland, author of The Pollyanna Plan

This is a heart-warming book that has exciting twists, a sweet love story and finding empowerment through an unexpected group of friends It's a beautiful story of finding your tribe. I enjoyed it immensely! Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I couldn't put it down. Such a lovely cast of characters which truly come alive on the page. I felt that I was right there with them... This is a truly wonderful novel. Emma Davies delivers an exceptional tale I can't wait for the next release! Ailishs Book Reviews, 5 stars

My first book from Emma Davies, and it most certainly wont be the last: heart, humour, tears and hope all shine here and make this a favourite read. I am, Indeed, 5 stars

It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me think. A book with a smile and a message of hope and positivity. A treasure of a book that rarely comes along. One of my 5** reads of the year... A wonderful read, a perfect present. Nickis Book Blog, 5 stars

This book was previously titled Lucy's Book Club for the Lost and Found

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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

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New York Times Bestseller
The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected. Reese Witherspoon (Reeses Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)


People Magazines Top 10 Books of 2017
Amazons Best Books of 2017: Top 20
Amazons Best Literature and Fiction of 2017
Bustles 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017
PopSugars Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)
Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So Far
BookBrowses The 20 Best Books of 2017
Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist
The Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2017
Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award

It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think. Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies

This is how a family keeps a secretand how that secret ends up keeping them.

This is how a family lives happily ever afteruntil happily ever after becomes complicated.

This is how children changeand then change the world.

This is Claude. Hes five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.

When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. Theyre just not sure theyre ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claudes secret. Until one day it explodes.

Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And its about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets dont get to keep them forever.

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Her Mother's Grave: Absolutely gripping crime fiction with unputdownable mystery and suspense (Detective Josie Quinn Book 3)

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When two young boys discover human bones buried beneath a tree in a trailer park, Detective Josie Quinn races to join her team at the scene. She used to play in those woods as a child, happier outside and away from her abusive mother, Belinda Rose.

Josies past crashes into her present when a rare dental condition confirms the bones belong to a teenage foster-child who was murdered thirty years ago. A girl named Belinda Rose

Josie hasnt seen her mother in years but, with an undeniable connection between her mother and the dead girl, does she dare track her down?

Just as Josie gets closer to uncovering a secret that will shatter her world forever, another body is uncovered. Its suddenly clear that someone very close to Josie will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried forever.

As she battles the demons from her past, can Josie stop this killer before another precious life is taken?

Do you love unputdownable crime thrillers that keep you up all night? Then this gripping rollercoaster ride, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, will have you totally hooked!

What readers are saying about USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Her Mothers Grave:


Wowzer, what an incredible read!...Totally captivating from beginning to end Highly recommended. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked. I can't praise it enough and it deserves a lot more than five stars. Dawn Clifford, 5 stars

Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So many wonderful twists. Rachel Garner, 5 stars

A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I read this in three days I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished An emotional powerhouse Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Dont start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you wont be able to put it down. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, I loved this book A must read. A wonderful book. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow this book was amazing I loved it. Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and dont hesitate in giving 5 stars it was brilliant, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, I loved it. Bonnies Book Talk, 5 stars

I could not put this book down! Read it in one day -- I just had to keep going... WOW I loved the twists and turns -- If you can't tell, I loved this book! Annette Hartman, 5 stars

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The Island Villa: The perfect feel good summer read

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Marisal. A villa on a sleepy Spanish island. A place that time had forgotten. A place of long ago summers, sun-kissed memories and one terrible betrayal

When Charlottes husband James tragically dies, he leaves her an unexpected gift her grandmothers beautiful villa, Marisal, on the Spanish island of Formentera.

As she begins to explore her new home, and heal her broken heart in the warm golden sunshine, Charlotte discovers that her grandmother Alba has been keeping secrets about her life on the island. Intrigued by her familys hidden history, Charlotte uncovers a devastating love affair that put many lives at risk and two sisters torn apart by loss.

Can the heart-breaking truth of the islands dark history finally be laid to rest? Or will the secrets of the past shake the new life and love that Charlotte is close to finding?

What readers are saying about The Island Villa:

I was hooked a beautiful story absolutely amazing! truly beautiful even though I did spend most of the time blubbering into my tissues! Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

Gorgeous; reminding me of a Kate Morton novel I had a difficult time wanting to put down this book most nights; staying up into the wee hours of the morning this stunning book was a perfect summer read, and I relished every page. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars

I simply adored The Island Villa This book is beautifully written and I devoured it in a couple of days. A fantastic plot line with strong characters, I can highly recommend it. Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but after the first page, I was hooked! I loved the chapters going from past to present. This has family relationships, love and just beautiful imagery in it, you will enjoy every single second! I highly recommend this book, great book to take to the beach this summer! Goodreads reviewer, Five Stars.

Once you start reading this book, you'll want to keep reading it! you'll instantly be transported to the Spanish island it's a book you won't be able to put down until you finish it! Be sure to add this one to your Summer reading list! Bless Their Hearts Mom, Five Stars.

This book was a real treat! I read it in two days. The Princess and the Pen, Five Stars.

This book is up there with my favourites the descriptions of the rambling paths, streets, coves and markets are wanderlust igniting It was gripping, dramatic and uplifting, perfect for a holiday/beach read Its a sign of a great book when you are left wanting more. Beereader Books, Five Stars.

I rarely say a book should be longer but bizarrely it would have worked for this particular storyline, I simply wanted to know more. Think of the dual narrative works of Kate Morton or Lucinda Riley, books you can lose yourself in. I did lose myself in this book because I was transported to the island and the sun, the sea, the heat what more could you ask for in a summer read? The Book Jotter.

Beautiful and moving! This is a stunning tapestry of a book, the various strands beautifully and expertly woven into a tantalising, absolutely perfect, masterpiece of a story. I loved it from start to finish. Renita DSilva, Five Stars.

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Bunny's Book Club

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"With bright illustrations as charming as the story itself, Bunny's Book Club celebrates the joy and magic of books. A pleasurable read for book lovers big and small." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading!  
 
Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the weather gets cold and everyone moves inside, his daily dose of joy is gone. Desperate, Bunny refuses to miss out on any more reading time and devises a plan to sneak into the library at night . . . through the librarys book drop!
 
What follows is an adorable caper that brings an inquisitive, fuzzy bunny and his woodland pals up close and personal with the books they have grown to love. A warm celebration of the power of books, Bunnys Book Club is sure to bring knowing smiles to any child, parent, teacher, bookseller, and librarian who understands the one-of-a-kind magic of reading.


"A sweet salute to reading."Kirkus

"Silvestros debut picture book is a love letter to the pleasures of reading and libraries, and Mai-Wysss colorful illustrations are endearing and comforting . . . A lovely and fun addition for every library."School Library Journal

"makes the pleasures of reading abundantly clear."Publishers Weekly

"Mai-Wyss soft, muted watercolor scenes sprinkled with charming, expressive cuddly animals is the perfect complement to Silvestros enchanting story about the love of books."Booklist

"will make readers of all ages smile."Shelf Awareness

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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhoodwhere even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as plannedCora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
     In Whiteheads ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphorengineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesars first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the citys placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.
     Like the protagonist of Gullivers Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journeyhers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the preCivil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one womans ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

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