Lunchtime Book Group

Come to Wellesley Books' lunchtime book group. Betty Sudarsky, unparalleled bookseller and experienced book club leader chooses each book carefully and leads the discussion. Bring your own lunch if you like, Betty supplies snacks, drinks, and insight. No need to sign up as drop-ins are welcome. See the list of previous Lunchtime Book Group picks below.

 

Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

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The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

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The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316154895
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 5th, 2019

Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

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Asymmetry: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501166785
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Dunbar: William Shakespeare's King Lear Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101904305
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Published: Hogarth - July 24th, 2018

The Transit of Venus Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140107470
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1990

The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

History of Wolves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127389
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393354720
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017

Cat's Eye Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385491020
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Published: Anchor - January 20th, 1998

The Nix Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781101970348
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

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Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Memory Wall: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439182840
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Published: Scribner - July 5th, 2011

American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375701429
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 1998

Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812981865
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 17th, 2017

Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307276681
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Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2011

Even in Paradise Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617754401
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Published: Akashic Books - April 5th, 2016

Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476798189
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

All My Puny Sorrows Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781635574975
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 15th, 2019

Vanity Fair Cover Image
By William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey (Editor), John Carey (Introduction by), John Carey (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141439839
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

The Turner House Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544705166
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Published: Mariner Books - March 1st, 2016

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

Canada Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061692031
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Published: Ecco - January 22nd, 2013

A Little Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

Descent: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804171472
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Brideshead Revisited Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780316216456
Published: Back Bay Books - December 11th, 2012

The Woman in White Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553212631
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Published: Bantam Classics - April 1st, 1985

Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

Dissident Gardens (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307744494
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Published: Vintage - June 3rd, 2014

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Remember Me Like This: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812971880
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 3rd, 2015

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The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

An Unnecessary Woman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802122940
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Published: Grove Press - November 11th, 2014

Emma: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780143106463
Published: Penguin Classics - October 25th, 2011

The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451693577
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

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The Woman Upstairs (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307743763
Availability: Currently out of stock - NOT AVAILABLE TO ORDER
Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451617535
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Published: Atria Books - March 11th, 2014

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Americanah Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

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The Round House: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062065254
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2013

A Hologram for the King: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307947512
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Published: Vintage - June 4th, 2013

The News from Spain (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949295
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Published: Vintage - July 2nd, 2013

Angle of Repose Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101872765
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Published: Vintage - November 4th, 2014

The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307949608
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Published: Vintage - March 5th, 2013

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The Snow Child: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316175661
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 6th, 2012

The Garden of Evening Mists Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781602861800
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Published: Hachette Books - September 4th, 2012

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A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062088239
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 22nd, 2013

Watergate: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9780307474650
Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2013

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780743270755
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 26th, 2006

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The Night Circus Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

Last Man in Tower (Vintage International) Cover Image
$19.66
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ISBN: 9780307739834
Published: Vintage - August 7th, 2012

Wolf Hall: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312429980
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Published: Picador - August 31st, 2010

The Sense of an Ending (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307947727
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Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2012

Salvage the Bones: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781608196265
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012

The Submission: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781250007575
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Published: Picador - March 27th, 2012

Great Expectations Cover Image
$4.95
ISBN: 9780553213423
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Published: Bantam Classics - August 1st, 1982

You Know When the Men Are Gone Cover Image
$14.00
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ISBN: 9780451234391
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 3rd, 2012

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The Tiger's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385343848
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 1st, 2011

Foreign Bodies Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780547577494
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Published: Mariner Books - November 15th, 2011

The Widower's Tale Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9780307456106
Published: Anchor - July 12th, 2011

A Visit from the Goon Squad Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307477477
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Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

A Soldier of the Great War Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780156031134
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 2005

The Story of a Marriage: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312428280
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Published: Picador - March 31st, 2009

The Line: A Novel Cover Image
$18.56
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ISBN: 9780143118558
Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2011

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

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The Lotus Eaters: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780312674441
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 21st, 2010

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The Tender Bar: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780786888764
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Published: Hachette Books - August 1st, 2006

The Age of Innocence (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Louis Auchincloss (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780375753206
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Published: Modern Library - March 2nd, 1999

Moloka'i: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312304355
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 4th, 2004

Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307474964
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2010

Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618526413
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Published: Mariner Books - April 21st, 2004

Cutting for Stone Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780375714368
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

Tinkers Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781934137123
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - January 1st, 2009

To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

A Passage to India Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156711425
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Published: Mariner Books -

Brooklyn: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439148952
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Published: Scribner - March 2nd, 2010

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375705243
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2002

The relationships and politics of the country's founders are fascinating while the struggles are not that different from what we face today.


Let the Great World Spin: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812973990
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2009

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories Cover Image
$13.95
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ISBN: 9780156364652
Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1977

One of the masters of American short ficiton, Ms. O'COnnor received the posthumous National Book Award this year. Her stories are startling and blunt, funny and poignant and totally unique. Her vision is a bedrock of American life: strange and true.


Rabbit, Run Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780449911655
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 27th, 1996

Domestic life in the 60's that put Updike on the map. The writing alone merits all the attention.


The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312427801
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Published: Picador - February 3rd, 2009

Say You're One of Them Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316086370
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 18th, 2009

Brutal and heartwrenching, this important collection of stories set in Africa details the desperate lives of many of the continent's children. If reading the stories is difficult, it pales in comparison to living them.


East of Eden Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780142004234
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Published: Penguin Books - June 18th, 2003

Steinbeck's masterpiece is the essential textbook on good vs. evil. Compelling.


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In the Woods: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

A real mystery in which a detective determined to use his past to solve a crime gets overwhelmed by it.


Mudbound Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565126770
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 17th, 2009

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400096794
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Published: Anchor - September 9th, 2008

A view inside the Rehnquist court. Full of wonderful tidbits with notable cases to follow.


Run: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061340642
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 29th, 2008

Ann Patchett's latest taking place in Boston in which identity and race criss-cross as a Dad does his best.


The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781585423361
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Published: TarcherPerigee - May 3rd, 2004

The story of a John Singer Sargent portrait set amidst the French mores of the 1800's. A fine picture of Sargent and his friends.


Arthur & George (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400097036
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Published: Vintage - January 9th, 2007

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gets involved in the case of a falsely accused son of immigrants.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483295
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 2nd, 2008

Going between the Dominican Republic and the U.S., this Pulitzer Prize-winner is an eye-opening view of the difficulties and joys of living in the U.S. as a foreigner.


Madame Bovary Cover Image
By Gustave Flaubert, Geoffrey Wall (Translated by), Geoffrey Wall (Introduction by), Geoffrey Wall (Notes by), Michele Roberts (Preface by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780140449129
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

The Flaubert classic of adultery and expectation and a woman who can't win. Sparked a discussion about privilege.


Eat the Document: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273008
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Published: Scribner - November 28th, 2006

What ensues when college activists/revolutionaries try to settle down.


Mister Pip Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385341073
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 20th, 2008

A book about imagination as taught on an island by an unlikely teacher and a wonderfully receptive class amidst the backdrop of barbarism. The discussion made the book even richer.


The Reluctant Fundamentalist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156034029
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Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 2008

A timely "dialogue" between a young Pakistani and an unnamed listener that details the path from a Princeton education to dissention with Western way of life. Fascinating. We had differing opinions on the ending.