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Book Club Recommendations

Posted: July 20, 2021

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
For Fans of true crime, Irish history, suspense.
If you liked I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara or In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
For fans of uplifting reads, compelling characters, a hint of romance.
If you liked Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes or Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

For fans of unique narrators, complicated families, growing up.
If you liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon or Miracle Creek by Angie Kim.

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

For fans of adventure, mystery, examinations of married life.
If you liked The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah or Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman.

Dominicana by Angie Cruz

For fans of literary fiction, fascinating characters, immigrant stories.
If you liked Brooklyn by Colm Toibin or Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

For fans of historical fiction, family sagas, Southern settings.
If you liked The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett or The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

For fans of quirky biographies, adventure, strong women.
If you liked Wild by Cheryl Strayed or A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.