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Great Reads Book Club 2018
The Great Reads Book Club has something for everyone - from suspenseful tales to knee-slapping humor. Plus, no tests! The club is here to simply bring together people who have the same love of books, to have a fun discussion about various books and to simply enjoy each others company. Even if you hate the book or couldn’t finish it, that’s okay— let’s talk about why!

Obligations? Everyone is welcome! There are no long-term obligations—come when you can, skip when you need to.

Don’t have the book? No problem! Multiple copies of the book club selections are available at the Grand Forks Public Library and may be requested online and in person.

When do we meet? We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Grand Forks Public Library.

Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr  Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr     January 16, 2018
      Michelle LeBeau and her white-Japanese family are forever changed when a black family moves into her all-white town in 1974.   
 The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan     February 20, 2018
      The story of Elizabeth's life in 1888/89 and the events leading up to the Johnstown Flood and Lee, in present day, who in researching her birth family, learns that her distant grandmother was present at the Johnstown Flood.
 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI by David Grann     March 20, 2018
      A true account of the early 20th century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and the fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
 Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman     April 17, 2018
      Inheriting Edith is a poignant breakout novel about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat--she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.
 A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley     May 15, 2018
      The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home. . . but an identity long-since left behind.
 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders     June 19, 2018
      Willie Lincoln passes away after an illness, however, he doesn't realize he's dead.  As he awaits his father's (Abraham Lincoln) visits, some of the ghosts attempt to usher Willie into the next realm, yet he is determined to stay and wait for his father, so the ghosts must concoct a plan to convince him to move on.  Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi     July 17, 2018
      This novel follows two half sisters from Ghana.  Unaware of each other, Effia marries a white man, and Esi is imprisoned as a slave.  As we meet each new descendent of the sisters, we see how the legacy of slavery plays out across history in Africa & America.     
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters     August 21, 2018
      Victor is a black bounty hunter in an America where slavery was never abolished.  Tracking runaways in exchange for his freedom, Victor discovers secrets that the government wants preserved at any cost.
 Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie     September 26, 2018
      Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise.  When murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive.
 The Wonder by Emma Donoghue The Wonder by Emma Donoghue     October 16, 2018
      Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life.
 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles     November 20, 2018
      The story of Count Alexander Rostov, who is sentenced to live out the rest of his life on "house arrest" in the Metropol hotel attic, following his "conviction" by a Bolshevik tribunal.  From one of the hotel's most prestigious guests, to a member of the wait staff, Count Rostov manages his fall from grace with poise and dignity.
 The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan     December 18, 2018
      By collecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fiancée who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, Anthony bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners.

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