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Book Group: Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by

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ISBN: 9780143125020
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2014

"F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson" (The Village Voice) in this inventive and witty debut about a young man's quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe--from the author of Why We Came to the City

Book Group: Fledgling by Octavia Butler

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ISBN: 9780446696166
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 1st, 2007

Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction--period. . . . A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature.--The Washington Post Book World -Readers familiar with . . .

Book Group: Shadow on the Hill by Diana Staresinic-Deane

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ISBN: 9781593308155
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Published: Aventine Press - March 1st, 2013

It was the most brutal murder in the history of Coffey County, Kansas. On May 30, 1925, Florence Knoblock, a farmer's wife and the mother of a young boy, was found slaughtered on her kitchen floor. Several innocent men were taken into custody before the victim's husband, John, was accused of the crime. He would endure two sensational trials before being acquitted.

Book Group: Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.


Book Group: My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus by Kelly Barth

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ISBN: 9780980040753
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Published: Arktoi Books - September 1st, 2012

Kelly Barth, like many American kids, went to Sunday school, sang songs about Zaccheas, and was tucked in with bedtime prayers.A typical Christian kid, that is, until she developed a searingly deep crush on another little girl playing afterhours in church, and more importantly, until Jesus a tiny, imaginary Jesus, one that stays safely tucked behind the baseboard or the petals of a peony became

Book Group: Eleanor & Park by by Rainbow Rowell

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ISBN: 9781250044990
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 1st, 2020

"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein or Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Take your pick between the two books. We'll discuss both.Code Name VerityBreaking away from Arthurian legends ("The Winter Prince"), Wein delivers a heartbreaking tale of friendship during World War II. A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching. "Kirkus Reviews."SeraphinaFour decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides.

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ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.