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by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter - September 2018
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The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter - September 2018

'Haunting, atmospheric and gripping' John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author 'A beguiling heroine - clever, sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt' The Times December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is working flat out before the holidays. But on a trip to...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward - August 2018
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Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward - August 2018

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundr...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - May 2018
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - May 2018

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the windin...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: The Only Story by Julian Barnes - April 2018
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The Only Story by Julian Barnes - April 2018

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in t...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar -Mar '18
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar -Mar '18

Described by The Bookseller as the next The Essex Serpent, this astounding debut delivers a wonderful romp through Georgian London, charting one merchant’s unlikely rise through society when he is gifted an unusual creature from the sea and decides to display it to the public. He then meets sex work...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea - February 2018
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Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea - February 2018

Very little is known about Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman who was the longtime lover of Frederick Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s first novel, she is finally given a voice, one that won’t easily be forgotten. Lizzie is a worker in the Manchester, England, cot...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - December 2017
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - December 2017

In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other—for no o...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst - November 2017
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Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst - November 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel, a taut, emotionally wrenching story of how a seemingly "normal" family could become desperate enough to leave everything behind and move to a "family camp" in New Hampshire--a life-changing experience that alters them forever. How far ...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - September 2017
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - September 2017

This book is such a treat! Engrossing and rather addictive. I adored it and hope you do too. Get your copy at Clare County Library today. Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serp...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy - Aug 2017
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy - Aug 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent, from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city, to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. The engine of Roy's story...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: No is not enough by Naomi Klein - July 2017
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No is not enough by Naomi Klein - July 2017

"Trump is extreme but he's not a Martian. He is the logical conclusion of many of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. He is the personification of the merger of humans and corporations--a one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands. This book is to help understand ho...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: New Boy by Tracey Chevalier - June 2017
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New Boy by Tracey Chevalier - June 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring comes the fifth installment in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, a modern retelling of Othello set in a suburban schoolyard Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, a diplomat's son, Osei Kokote, knows he needs an ally if he...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Thu May 25, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: The Starside of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson - May 2017
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The Starside of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson - May 2017

I was heading to Barbados on holidays and felt I needed a novel set there to totally immerse myself. I was not disappointed with this book. After their mother can no longer care for them, young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados to live with their...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon - April 2017
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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon - April 2017

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteor...
by Clare Bookclub Mod
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Clare Library Online Bookclub
Topic: War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans - February 2017
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War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans - February 2017

Shortly before his death in 1981, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather gave him a couple of filled exercise books. Stories he’d heard as a child had led Hertmans to suspect that their contents might be disturbing, and for years he didn’t dare to open them. When he finally did, he discovered unexpected secre...