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Book Club Party
Book Club
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DECEMBER

It’s Book Club Holiday Party Time!!   December 6, 2021 – 7:00 pm – Clayton Community Library

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a mercy
Fiction
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A Mercy

“Don’t be afraid. My telling can’t hurt you in spite of what I have done…” This is Nobel winner Morrison at her visceral and poetic

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Biography
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Unbroken

Hillenbrand is back with another gut wrenching, heart-stopping story of stamina, resilience and survival; but unlike her earlier bestseller, “Seabiscuit,” “Unbroken” tells the story of

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Reviews
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The Measure of His Grief

First novels can be dicey for any reviewer, but especially when the author is local (East Bay) and the subject is a procedure widely practiced

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Children’s early and middle readers
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The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat

It’s not often that an early-to-middle-reader book can charm and educate in one fell swoop, but that is exactly what Allyson Beatrice has accomplished in

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Biography
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The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

THE WOMAN WHO SHOT MUSSOLINI Violet Gibson aims her pistol at Mussolini’s head, and Frances Stonor Saunders aims her ability to capture a rare historical

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Baking Cakes in Kigali
Fiction
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Baking Cakes in Kigali

BAKING CAKES IN KIGALI Kigali, and baking cakes? I could tell it was a place in Africa from its cover, but until I turned the

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Fiction
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Ape House

For all you Sara Gruen fans who have been patiently waiting for her first novel since Water for Elephants, wait no longer.  Ape House is

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Fiction
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Sweeping Up Glass

Hang on folks, here comes the best read I’ve had this year. Carolyn Wall, an Oklahoma resident who has taught creative writing to children and

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Autobiography/Memoir
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let’s take the long way home

As a book reviewer whose least favorite genre is memoir, I raise my book-holding hands in surrender to Gail Caldwell’s let’s take the long way

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Biography
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Root and Branch

James Rawn has written an emotionally dramatic narrative of the historic facts and heroes surrounding the legal seeds of desegregation in the United States, culminating

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