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Book Club in a Bag

We offer “one-stop-shopping” for all your book club’s needs! Receive multiple copies of a title and a discussion guide in each bag. See the list below for available titles. We also have titles in Large Print and Spanish. Contact your nearest library branch to check out the title of your choice. Please include an alternate when making your selection.

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English Titles

  • About a Boy (Nick Hornby) 6
  • Absalom, Absalom (William Faulkner) 19
  • Absolute Power (David Balducci) 23
  • The Accidental Tourist (Ann Tyler) 9
  • Ahab’s Wife (Sena Naslund) 29
  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) 30
  • The Ambassador’s Daughter (Pam Jenoff) 9
  • Almost Single (Advaita Kala) 30
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay (Michael Chabon) 30
  • Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) 25
  • Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner) 30
  • Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingslover) 30
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingslover) 30
  • Apron Anxiety (Alyssa Shelasky) 24
  • The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach) 17
  • Atonement (Ian McEwan) 30
  • Audacity of Hope (Barack Obama) 29
  • Away (Amy Bloom) 30
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Dai Sijie) 30
  • Bastard out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison) 30
  • Beach Music (Pat Conroy) 17
  • The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver) 30
  • A Beautiful Mind (Sylvia Nasar) 24
  • Bel Canto (Ann Patchett) 30
  • The Between (Tananarive Due) 30
  • Big Stone Gap (Adriana Trigiani) 22
  • Birds of Paradise (Diana Abu Jaber) 13
  • Blackwater Sound (James W. Hall) 30
  • The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood) 15
  • Blood, Bones & Butter (Gabrielle Hamilton) 24
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) 30
  • A Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) 30
  • Bread and Roses (Bruce Watson) 30
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding) 17
  • Brooklyn (Tobin) 30
  • Burr (Gore Vidal) 30
  • By the Rivers of Babylon (Nelson DeMille) 14
  • Caleb’s Crossing (Geraldine Brooks) 30
  • Call The Midwife (Jennifer Worth) 13
  • Case Histories 30
  • Catch 22 (Joseph Heller) 30
  • Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger) 23
  • Catfish Alley (Lynn Bryant) 30
  • Caught (Harlan Coben) 31
  • Charlie Wilson’s War (George Crile) 6
  • The Chosen (Chaim Potok) 30
  • The Cider House Rules (John Irving) 30
  • Circle of Friends (Maeve Binchy) 25
  • Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons) 7
  • Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier) 30
  • Cold Sassy Tree (Olive Ann Burns) 28
  • The Color of Water (James McBride) 30
  • The Color Purple (Alice Walker) 30
  • Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole) 30
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (Tom Franklin) 17
  • Cross Creek (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) 18
  • Crossing on The Paris (Dana Gynther) 27
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime(Mark Haddon) 21
  • Cutting for Stone (Verghese) 30
  • Dances With Wolves (Michael Blake) 8
  • Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende) 30
  • Daughters Who Walk This Path (Yejide Kilanko) 5
  • Death Comes to Pemberly (P.D. James) 15
  • Decoded (Jay Z) 11
  • Delta Wedding (Eudora Welty) 21
  • Devil in the White City (Erik Larson) 30
  • Disintegration (Eugene Robinson) 10
  • Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight (Alexander Fuller) 30
  • Double Whammy (Carl Hiaasen) 25
  • Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama) 30
  • Dreams of Joy (Lisa See) 8
  • East of Eden (John Steinbeck) 18
  • Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert) 30
  • Empire Falls (Richard Russo) 18
  • The Enchanted April (Elizabeth Von Arnim) 14
  • The End of the Affair (Graham Greene) 30
  • Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) 13
  • Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton) 19
  • Evening Class (Maeve Binchy) 30
  • Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer) 19
  • Exile (Richard North Patterson) 21
  • Extravagant Hunger (M. F. K. Fisher) 13
  • Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) 27
  • Fall of Giants (Follett) 30
  • Fall of Giants (Ken Follett) 22
  • Fallen Angel (Daniel Silva) 30
  • Flight Behavior (Barbara Kingsolver) 30
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway) 30
  • Founding Mothers (Coki Roberts) 30
  • Friendship Bread (Gee) 15
  • Friday Night Knitting Club (Kathleen Jacobs) 10
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (Fannie Flagg) 21
  • Game of Thrones (Martin) 15
  • Garlic and Sapphires (Ruth Reichl) 20
  • A Gathering of Old Men (Ernest J. Gaines) 19
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier) 30
  • The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls) 30
  • The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams) 30
  • The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck) 30
  • Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) 30
  • The Gravedigger’s Daughter (Joyce Carol Oates) 30
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) 30
  • The Great Influenza (John M. Barry) 30
  • The Greatest Generation (Tom Brokaw) 30
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) 30
  • The Hard Way (Lee Child) 10
  • The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) 18
  • The Hours (Michael Cunningham) 30
  • The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton) 30
  • The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros) 21
  • A House for Mr. Biswas (V. S. Naipaul) 30
  • The House of Sand and Fog (Andre Dubus III) 10
  • The Human Stain (Philip Roth) 21
  • The Hundred Secret Senses (Amy Tan) 13
  • The Hunger Games (Collins) 30
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Skoot) 30
  • I am Forbidden (Anouk Markowitz) 14
  • In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden (Kathleen Cambor) 17
  • In the Fall (Jeffrey Lent) 30
  • In The Garden of Beasts (Larson) 29
  • In the Time of Butterflies (Julia Alvarez) 30
  • Infidel (Ayaan Hirsi Ali) 30
  • Interpreter of Maladies (Lahiri) 30
  • Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer) 30
  • Island Beneath the Sea (Isabel Allende) 5
  • Jane Austin in Boca (Paula Marantz Cohen) 30
  • John Adams (David McCullough) 21
  • The Joy Luck Club (Tan) 13
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) 30
  • Kaaterskill Falls (Allegra Goodman) 18
  • The Kitchen Boy (Robert Alexander) 10
  • Kitchen God’s Wife (Amy Tan) 10
  • The Kite Runner (Khalid Hussein) 30
  • The Known World (Edward P. Jones) 30
  • Lake of Dreams (Kim Edwards) 14
  • The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh) 30
  • Last Chance Book Club (Hope Ramsay) 19
  • Last Train to Paradise (Les Standiford) 7
  • Leap of Faith (Queen Noor) 30
  • Leaving Mother Lake (Yang Erche Namu) 10
  • A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) 30
  • The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (Bill Bryson) 11
  • Life of Pi (Yann Martel) 30
  • Light Between Oceans ( M.L. Steadman) 12
  • Like Water for Chocolate (Laura Esquivel) 12
  • The Line (Grushin) 19
  • Little Princes (Conor Grennan) 5
  • Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) 30
  • The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) 30
  • Loving Frank (Nancy Horan) 18
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad (Debra Dean) 9
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand ( Helen Simonson) 20
  • The Man Who Invented Florida (Randy Wayne White) 14
  • Mansfield Park (Jane Austen) 30
  • March (Geraldine Brooks) 30
  • Margot (Jillian Canton) 8
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Kim Edwards) 30
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) 8
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt) 30
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare) 16
  • Miss Darcy Falls in Love (Sharon Lathan) 19
  • A Mother and Two Daughters (Gail Godwin) 14
  • A Moveable Feast (Ernest Hemingway) 30
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan) 17
  • My Antonia (Willa Cather) 30
  • My Name is Asher Lev (Chaim Potok) 30
  • My One Square Inch of Alaska (Sharon Short) 10
  • My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult) 30
  • Mystic River (Dennis Lehane) 19
  • The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri) 30
  • The Nine (Jeffrey Tobin) 30
  • Nineteen Minutes (Jodi Picoult) 30
  • North River (Pete Hamill) 27
  • The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Alexander McCall-Smith) 30
  • O Pioneers (Willa Cather) 22
  • Object Lessons (Anna Quindlen) 12
  • October Sky (Homer Hickman) 30
  • Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) 10
  • The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway) 30
  • On The Road (Jack Kerouac) 30
  • Once We Were Brothers (Ronald Balson) 59
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Garcia-Marquez) 5
  • Orchid Beach (Stuart Woods) 30
  • Orchid Thief (Susan Orleon) 30
  • Ordinary People (Judith Guest) 30
  • The Pact (Piccoult) 14
  • A Painted House (John Grisham) 11
  • The Paris Wife (Paula McLain) 30
  • The Pilots Wife (Anita Shreve) 10
  • Plain Truth (Jodi Picoult) 30
  • Plato on Love 17
  • The Plot Against America (Phillip Roth) 30
  • The Plum Tree (Ellen Marie Wiseman) 5
  • The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver) 30
  • Post Birthday (Lionel Shriver) 30
  • Prague Winter (Madeleine Albright) 18
  • Prior Bad Acts (Tammi Hoag) 30
  • Pull of the Moon (Elizabeth Berg) 19
  • Ragtime (E. L. Doctorow) 30
  • Raise the Titanic (Clive Cussler) 30
  • The Raising of a President (Doug Wead) 30
  • Rainfall (Eisler) 18
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran 30
  • Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett) 30
  • Rise to Rebellion (Jeff Shaara) 30
  • The River of Doubt (Candice Millard) 30
  • Run (Ann Patchett) 19
  • Sacred Hearts (Sarah Dunant) 16
  • Safe Haven (Nicholas Sparks) 30
  • Saving Fish From Drowning (AmyTan) 30
  • Saving Ruth (Zoe Fishman) 25
  • The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) 30
  • Sea Change (Robert Parker) 30
  • The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) 30
  • The Septembers of Shiraz (Dalia Sofer) 30
  • Shadow Catchers (Marianne Wiggins) 8
  • Shadow Divers (Robert Kurson) 15
  • Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) 21
  • Shanghai Girls (Lisa See) 21
  • Shipping News (Annie Proulx) 30
  • Sketching Evil (Donna Anders) 10
  • Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson) 7
  • Snow Flower & the Secret Fan (Lisa See) 30
  • The Soloist (Steve Lopez) 5
  • The Space Between Us (Thrity Umigar) 24
  • State of Wonder (Ann Patchett) 28
  • Stay Close (Harlan Coben) 18
  • Stormy Weather (Carl Hiaasen) 23
  • The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway) 30
  • Swamplandia (Karen Russel) 5
  • Sweetwater Creek (Anne River Siddons) 30
  • Taft (Ann Patchett) 5
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (Steven Gillon) 30
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) 30
  • Thirteen Days (Kennedy) 30
  • Those Who Saved Us (Jenna Blum) 22
  • A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley) 30
  • Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini) 30
  • Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson/Belin) 30
  • Three Days Before the Shooting (Ralph Ellison) 5
  • Three Weeks With my Brother (Nicholas Sparks) 30
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) 30
  • To Have and Have Not (Ernest Hemingway) 30
  • To Kill and Mockingbird (Harper Lee) 18
  • The Tombs (Clive Cussler) 30
  • Tourist Season (Carl Hiaasen) 30
  • Turtle Moon (Alice Hoffman) 30
  • Twelve Mile Limit (Randy Wayne White) 30
  • Twenty-four Hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan) 15
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Mila Kundera) 30
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe) 30
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce) 20
  • The Unvanquished (William Faulkner) 26
  • Vacationland (Sarah Stonich) 30
  • Waiting for Snow in Havana (Carlos M. N. Eire) 30
  • A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson) 30
  • The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson) 30
  • What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty) 4
  • We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates) 16
  • While I Was Gone (Sue Miller) 9
  • While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (Wendy Wax) 25
  • Whistling Season (Ivan Doig) 30
  • Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys) 11
  • Wild (Cheryl Strayed) 27
  • Wish You Well (David Baldacci) 30
  • The Wolf Gift (Anne Rice) 16
  • A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Michael Dorris) 12
  • Zero Game (Brad Meltzer) 9

Títulos en Español

  • Aleph (Coelho) 16
  • Arráncame la vida (Mastretta) 8
  • Al Arte de la resurección (Letelier) 8
  • La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (Diaz) 12
  • La Casa en Mango Street (Cisneros) 12
  • La Casa Verde (Llosa) 10
  • El cementerio de Praga – (Eco) 9
  • Cien años de Soledad – (Marquez) 10
  • Dos mil seisciento sesenta y seis (Bolaño) 10
  • La Comedia Salvaje (Ovejero) 7
  • Como Agua Para Chocolate - (Esquivel) 10
  • El Cuaderno de Maya (Allende) 14
  • Demasiados héroes (Restrépo) 20
  • Los Días del Arco íris (Skarmeta) 15
  • Ella, que todo lo tuto (Bacerra) 6
  • El Juego del Ángel (Zafón) 10
  • El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera (Marquez) 10
  • El Reino De Este Mundo (Carpentier) 10
  • En El Tiempo de las Mariposas (Alvarez) 11
  • Ficciones (Borges) 10
  • La Fiesta del Chivo (llosa) 10
  • Fe en Disfraz (Santos-Febres) 11
  • La Heredera (Villa) 10
  • La Incredible y triste hiostria de la cándida eréndire y de su abuela desalmada (Márquez) 17
  • El Infinito en la Palma de la Mano (Belli) 18
  • Los informants (Juan Gabriel Vasquez) 18
  • La Isla Bajo el Mar (Allende) 11
  • La ladrona de libros (Zusak) 10
  • El Libro secreto de Frida Kahlo (J. G. Haghenbeck) 13
  • Un lugar llamado Oreja de Perro (Thays) 10
  • La Montaña Invisible (De Robertis) 7
  • El Mejor lugar del mundo es aquí mismo (Miralles) 14
  • Los mejores narradores jóvenes en Español (Granta) 10
  • Los Minutos Negros (Solares) 10
  • Morir en la Havana (Vila) 11
  • La Muerte de Arte mio Cruz (Carlos Fuentes) 12
  • La increible y triste historia de la Cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada (Márquez) 9
  • El paraíso en la otra esquina (Mario Vargas Llosa) 9
  • La Reina del Sur (Pérez-Reverte) 11
  • El ruido de las cosas al caer (Juan Gabriel Vásquez) 10
  • Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (Yuri Herrera) 11
  • El sueño del celta – (Mario Vargas Llosa) 9
  • La Suma de los Días (Allende) 10
  • En el tiempo de las mariposas (Alvarez) 15
  • La Tejhedora de Coronas (Espinosa) 10
  • La Tejedora de Sombras (Lolpi) 15
  • La Tiá Julia y el Escribidor (Llosa) 10
  • La Tregua (Benedetti) 16
  • Olor a Rosas Invisibles (Restrepo) 8
  • Otra vez adios (Carlos Alberto Montaner) 11
  • Una Misma noche (Leopoldo Brizuela) 11
  • Las Valkirias (Coelho) 10
  • Las Viudas de los Jueves (Claudia Pineiro) 7
  • La Voluntad & la Fortuna (Fuentes) large print 10
  • Las Voces Bajas (Manuel Rivas) 9
  • Las pequeñas memorias (Saramago) 10
  • Miami y mis mil muertes (Eire) 10
  • Nocturna Paceño (Vargas) 14
  • Norte (Edmundo Paz Soldán) 5
  • Orhan Pamuk (Nieve) 10
  • Olor a rosas invinsibles – Restrepo 8
  • Una Misma noche (Leopoldo Brizuela) 11
  • Presentimientos (Sánchez) 10
  • Purgatorio (Martinez) 9
  • Señor Presidente (Asturias) 30
  • Soldados de salamina (Cercas) 8
  • La Tejedora de Sombras (Lolpi) 11
  • Travesuras de la niña mala (Llosa) 10
  • La Tregua (Benedetti) 13
  • El Vencedor Esta Solo (Coelho) 7
  • Venganza en Sevilla (Asensi) 8

Large Print Titles

  • America’s Hidden History ( Kenneth Davis) 10
  • Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 10
  • Audition (Barbara Walters) 10
  • A Beautiful Mind (Sylvia Nasar) 9
  • Breaking Point (Suzanne Brockman) 20
  • Chill Factor (Sandra Brown) 20
  • The Condition (Jennifer Haigh) 10
  • Dark Tort (Diane Mott Davidson) 12
  • Dead Wrong (J. A. Jance) 20
  • A Death in Belmont (Sebastian Junger) 20
  • Eat,Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert) 10
  • The Emperor’s Children (Claire Messud) 10
  • Faithless (Karin Slaughter) 20
  • Garden Spells (Sarah Addison Allen) 10
  • The Hundred Best English Poems (Adam L. Gowans) 10
  • The Hour I First Believed (Wally Lamb) 10
  • I Know this Much is True (Wally Lamb) 10
  • The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai) 10
  • Keeping Faith (Jodi Picoult) 10
  • The Known World (Edward P. Jones) 10
  • Lisey’s Story (Stephen King) 10
  • Looking For Peyton Place (Barbara Delinsky) 16
  • The Man Who Loved China (Simon Winchester) 10
  • Marker (Robin Cook) 20
  • Memo to the President (Madeleine Albright) 10
  • Memory in Death (Roberts as JD Robb) 25
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Kim Edwards) 20
  • Motor Mouth (Janet Evanovich) 20
  • A New Earth (Eckhart Tolle) 10
  • Nights in Rodanthe (Nicholas Sparks) 10
  • No Place Like Home (Mary Higgins Clark) 25
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Márquez) 10
  • The Pact (Jodi Picoult) 10
  • Payback (Fern Michaels) 13
  • The Plague of Doves (Louise Erdrich) 10
  • Prodigal Summer (Barbara Kingslover) 10
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (Chris Gardner) 10
  • Run (Ann Patchett) 10
  • Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse) 10
  • Skeletons at the Feast (Chris Bohjalian) 10
  • Song Without Words (Ann Packer) 10
  • Stillness Peaks (Eckhardt Tolle) 10
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (David Wroblewski) 10
  • Suite Française (Irene Némirovsky) 10
  • The Sum of Our Days (Isabel Allende) 10
  • Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson/Belin) 26
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) 10
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  • Unashamed (Francine Rivers) 25
  • A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks) 10
  • What Came Before He Shot Her (Elizabeth George) 15
  • Where God Was Born (Bruce Feiler) 10
  • The Wrong Hostage (Elizabeth Lowell) 24