OCLS Book Club Bundles - J-M

Book Club Bundles, J-M

Use this form to order books for your group!

Return to Book Club Home

Next Last


This Item is Available
Tan, Amy Joy Luck Club, The
Amy Tan

288 Pages
20 Copies

After being drawn together by the shadows of their past, four women start meeting every week in San Francisco to engage in hobbies they all enjoy. After one of the four members dies, her daughter takes her place to fulfill her mother's dying wish. After the revelation of a secret, the women are forced to think back to their pasts and remember the sometimes painful events of their lives.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant Last Days of Dogtown
Anita Diamant

263 Pages
7 Copies

Set on Cape Ann in the early 1800s, The Last Days of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Nearly a decade ago, Diamant found an account of an abandoned rural backwater near the Massachusetts coastline at the turn of the nineteenth century. That pamphlet inspired a stunning novel about a small group of eccentrics and misfits, struggling in a harsh, isolated landscape only fifty miles north of Boston, yet a world away.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova Left Neglected
Lisa Genova

327 Pages
7 Copies

Sarah, a career-driven young mother, suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident that leaves her unable to perceive left-side information. The disability causes her to struggle through an uncertain recovery as she adapts to her new life.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
Life Sentences by Laura Lippman Life Sentences
Laura Lippman

344 Pages
14 Copies

Author Cassandra Fallows has achieved great success with her memoirs, but her latest venture involving a still-unsolved mystery in her hometown unearth's old wounds and sorrow as Cassandra finds herself alienated by former friends with conflicting versions of the events. The New York Times best-selling author of Another Thing to Fall and What the Dead Know raises difficult and illuminating questions about the nature of memory and truth, in a stand-alone novel of twisting suspense. (from Baker & Taylor, Inc.)

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
Live by night by Dennis Lehane Live by night
Dennis Lehane

401 Pages
20 Copies

In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream. By 1926, Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston Police captain, defies his proper upbringing and his father's strict law-and-order orthodoxy. Graduating from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the riches, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns battle for control, no one can be trusted. For men like Joe one fate seems more likely than all others, an early death.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult Lone Wolf
Jodi Picoult

421 Pages
24 Copies

When his father and sister are injured in an accident that has rendered his father comatose, estranged son Edward decides to stop his father's life support so that his organs can be donated, a choice his sister urges him to reconsider.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
The longest ride by Nicholas Sparks Longest ride, The
Nicholas Sparks

398 Pages
12 Copies

After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, The
David Grann

339 Pages
11 Copies

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z? Fawcett's fate and the tantalizing clues he left behind about "Z" became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett's party and the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett's quest, and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle's "green hell." His quest for the truth and his stunning discoveries about Fawcett's fate and "Z" form the heart of this complex, enthralling narrative. (from Baker & Taylor, Inc.)

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
The lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Lowland, The
Jhumpa Lahiri

339 Pages
10 Copies

Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus



This Item is Available
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood MaddAddam
Margaret Atwood

394 Pages
10 Copies

"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--Provided by publisher.

View the Reading Group Guide   Read more about this title from NoveList Plus


Next Last Back to Top  

 

 
OCLS - Orlando, Florida
Copyright Orange County Library System | All rights reserved | Assistive Services | Privacy Policy | Be Internet Safe