SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB PICKS

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store's papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown--and steps into the pages of American literature.
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NON-FICTION PICK

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of "Life" magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. They formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails. As their celebrity rose--and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives--they continued to rally together, and forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century.  Read More »

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FAITHPOINT PICK

A Travel Guide to Life Anthony DeStefano

This frank and inspiring guide incorporates that crucial element so often missing from other self-help and personal development books about living a happy life: spirituality and a living, working faith in God.
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KIDS' PICK

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer and Brandon Dorman

Alex and Conner are twin boys in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.  Read More »

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TEEN PICK

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.  Read More »

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LITERARY PICK

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy is convinced that the movie star Willow Frist is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte.  Read More »

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EBOOK PICK

The Good Girl by Kubica, Mary

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, at first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.  Read More »

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