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Find the Redmond
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The Library Book Club

Read a great book, then come discuss it with others at the library.

Check out the schedule of books and dates below.

The Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at noon in the meeting room.

August 2014
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The Sense of an Ending
Barnes, Julian.
Toronto : Random House Canada, c2011.

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. but he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.

September 2014
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry : A Novel
Joyce, Rachel.
New York : Random House, c2012.

Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.

October 2014
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Beautiful Ruins : A Novel
Walter, Jess, 1965-
New York : Harper, c2012.

"The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot--searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier"--From publisher description.

November 2014
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena : A Novel
Marra, Anthony, author.

In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.

December 2014
Book Party

January 2015
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The Art of Racing in the Rain : A Novel
Stein, Garth.
New York : Harper, c2008.

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

February 2015
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Patchett, Ann, author.

Ann Patchett examines her deepest commitments--to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband--creating a resonant portrait of her life.

March 2015
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Code Name Verity
Wein, Elizabeth.
New York : Hyperion Books, 2012.

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

April 2015
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A Tale for the Time Being
Ozeki, Ruth L.

""A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future"--Provided by publisher.

May 2015
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Orange Is the New Black : My Year in a Women's Prison
Kerman, Piper.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.

A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a woman's prison.

June 2015
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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Sloan, Robin, 1979-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.

July 2015
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The Orchardist
Coplin, Amanda.

At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots. Then two feral, pregnant girls and armed gunmen set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.

August 2015
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Running the Rift : A Novel
Benaron, Naomi, 1951-
Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2012.

Rwandan runner Jean Patrick Nkuba dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal and uniting his ethnically divided country, only to be driven from everyone he loves when the violence starts, after which he must find a way back to a better life.

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