JULY BOOK CLUB PICKS

The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money; she was a favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora; and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends, neighbors, and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive. Read More »

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NON-FICTION PICK

David and Goliath : Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Katherine Boo

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks.  Read More »

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FAITHPOINT PICK

The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner

In this practical and liberating book, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time "they already have" in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love.  Read More »

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KIDS' PICK

Half Upon a Time by James Riley

In the village of Giant's Hand, Jack's grandfather has been pushing him to find a princess and get married. So when a young lady falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess" and tells Jack that her grandmother (who looks suspiciously like the long-missing Snow White) has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her.  Read More »

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TEEN PICK

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

What happens when happily ever after...isn't? Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book--one book in particular. "Between the Lines" may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day he actually does. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He's a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He's sure there's more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.  Read More »

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LITERARY PICK

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum

In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse?  Read More »

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