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December 10, 2019 - 6:30PM

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January 15, 2019

February 19, 2019

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April 16, 2019

May 21, 2019

June - No Meeting

July 16, 2019

August 20, 2019

September 17, 2019

October 15, 2019

November 19, 2019

December 10, 2019

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    by Kate Morton

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    Susan Orlean

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    Lisa See

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    Meg Howrey

  • Once Upon a River
    Diane Setterfield

  • The Triumph of Seeds
    Thor Hanson

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November's Selection:
Akin by Emma Donoghue

Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an eleven-year-old great-nephew he's never met, who urgently needs someone to look after him. Out of a feeling of obligation, Noah agrees to take Michael along on his trip.

Much has changed in this famously charming seaside mecca, still haunted by memories of the Nazi occupation. The unlikely duo, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, bicker about everything from steak frites to screen time. But Noah gradually comes to appreciate the boy's truculent wit, and Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past. Both come to grasp the risks people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.

Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room an international bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

Click here to request the book online. Copies are available for pickup at the library. The book is also available to order in Large Print and Audio.

Call (215) 679-2020 or email upvlibrary@comcast.net if you have any questions!

December's Selection: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Previous Book Club Selections

2015

2016

2017

2018

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Orhan's Inheritance

The Gilded Years

The Forgetting Time

The End of Your Life Book Club

First Impressions

The High Mountains of Portugal

Young Jane Young

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Miniaturist

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

A Gentleman in Moscow

The Peripheral

The Boys in the Boat

All Our Wrong Todays

Lab Girl

Plain Truth

Girl Waits With Gun

The Orphan Train

Commonwealth

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

And Then There Were None

The Music Shop

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

The Book of Polly

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Lake House

American Eclipse

The Almost Sisters

Under the Jeweled Sky

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Books That Changed My Life

Station Eleven

The Light of Paris

Swimming Lessons

Dear Mrs. Bird

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Secret Rooms

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Little Fires Everywhere

Winter Garden

The Christmas Train

News of the World

How to Walk Away

2019

The Radium Girls

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

Tony's Wife

The Triumph of Seeds

Once Upon a River

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The Wanderers

The Island of Sea Women

The Library Book

The Clockmaker's Daughter

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