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The Hunger Games Virtual Book Discussion: Staff Picks!

Join us for a virtual discussion of The Hunger Games, chosen by you as the champion book of the 2020 March Book Madness tournament.


Lori Anderson Recommends

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Thursday's husband, Seth, has two other wives. She's never met them, and she doesn't know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she's so crazy about him.
But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.
What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you'll ever read.
You'll have to grab a copy to find out why.

Lisa Shores Recommends

Title details for The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman - Available

This novel, by bestselling author Alice Hoffman, opens just before World War II begins and follows the main characters as they find their way through a world at war. The world that they knew before no longer exists, and they learn to persevere in the face of unimaginable cruelty and loss. The book highlights the strength of the human spirit as the young are forced to grow up too fast and find happiness in the simple moments of daily life. Alice Hoffman is a master storyteller, and she weaves her signature brand of magical realism into this story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.   

Tarryn Fisher


Tarryn Fisher is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of suspense-driven contemporary romance novels. Her novels do not read like most contemporary romance novels. They are extremely dark and rather than tell a story of two people destined for each other, they often explore what happens when dangerous people fall in love. Fisher has written 6 novels on her own, as well as co-writing the three young adult books in the Never Never trilogy with fellow romance writer, Colleen Hoover.

Kiley Reid

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Kiley Reid (born 1984) is an American novelist. She is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Such A Fun Age is her first novel.

Alice Hoffman


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Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We KnewThe Rules of MagicThe Marriage of OppositesPractical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew. She lives near Boston.


Laurie Robb Recommends

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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

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The Giver of Stars-  read by Lisa

Little Fires Everywhere- read by Laurie

Olive, Again-  read by Lisa and Laurie

The Silent Patient- read by Laurie and Lori

The Wives-  read by Laurie & Lori

Where the Crawdads Sing- read by Laurie, Lisa  & Lori