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Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer

Reading Group Guide Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots By Jessica Soffer   Introduction Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks, making croissants and chocolat chaud, seeking out rare ingredients, all to earn the love of her distracted chef of a mother. When Lorca is expelled from public school, her mother decides to pack her off [...]

The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller

Introduction Iris Dupont is a young reporter who communes with the ghost of Edward R. Murrow. Jonah Kaplan is a failed microbiologist–turned–biology teacher who is haunted by the ghosts of his past. In The Year of the Gadfly, each embarks on a private investigation to uncover a secret society in their remote New England town. [...]

Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt

  Downloadable Guide for Book Group Discussion and Classroom use About the Book Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you. But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s older [...]

Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien

  • A National Bestseller & a Book Sense ’76 Title “A page-turning narrative . . . as wildly beautiful and windswept as the country of her fiction.” —Elle “O’Brien is a storyteller, an Irish storyteller, one of an ancient tradition of storytellers, people who tell the truth.” —Thomas Cahill, Los Angeles Times Book Review [...]

Knitting by Anne Bartlett

  “Reading Knitting is an experience as sensual and mystical as plunging your hands into skeins of wool and color . . . A joyful narrative of creating and connecting, Knitting is a stunning first novel, one of the most fearlessly original and relevant to real life that I’ve read in a long time.” — [...]

GHOST TOWN by Richard W. Jennings

Ghost Town by Richard W. Jennings Spencer Adams Honesty may be the last best hope for Paisley, Kansas-and for lonely kids everywhere. Spencer Honesty (if he had any friends left, they’d call him Spence) and his mom are the last people left in Paisley, Kansas. Well, except for his imaginary friend, an Indian named Chief [...]