One of The Washington Post's Top 50 Fiction Books of 2014.
Book Club Selections
Ari Goldman hasn’t played the cello in twenty-five years, but he’s decided to give the cello one last chance. He’s not that good. But never mind. The Late Starters Orchestra reminds us never to give up on the dreams of our youth.READ MORE
by Amy Rowland
An exquisite novel that asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language, it is also the story of a woman’s effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world.READ MORE
Megumi, a young Japanese woman living in New York and hiding from her past, is hired to help rescue Thomas, an enigmatic, scarred man who has isolated himself in his bedroom for three years. With the tacit acceptance of Thomas’s wife, a passionate relationship develops between Megumi and Thomas.READ MORE
Profoundly moving and often funny, this meditation on tolerance explores what it means to open our hearts to another culture and to embrace our own. It is Krista Bremer’s unexpected struggle to reach beyond herself, her accidental Jihad.READ MORE
Critically acclaimed writer Ellen Gilchrist, winner of the National Book Award, returns with her first story collection in eight years.READ MORE
Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books—and booksellers—that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds.
Mary's travels allow her to understand how the past and the future are connected, and to appreciate how important it is that she live her life to the fullest.READ MORE
Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities.READ MORE
Award-winning novelist Jill McCorkle takes us on a journey through time and memory as the residents of a close-knit community demonstrate that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect them.READ MORE