Literary Freedom Book Group

The Literary Freedom Book Group


Meets: 6 p.m. - 4th Wednesday of the month (except in November & December - meet Monday due to holidays)

Focus: broad range of fiction with an occasional nonfiction title - in November/December, members choose books for the following year


Upcoming selections:

January 25 -- The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

February 22 -- Black River by Sarah Hulse

March 22 -- The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

April 26 -- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

May 24 -- Slade House by David Mitchell

June 28 -- The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

July 26 -- Beloved by Toni Morrison

August 23 -- Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

September 27 -- Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

October 25 -- Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

November 20 (special day/time 5:45) -- The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

December 27 -- She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb


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The Paris Architect Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402294150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 15th, 2014

The New York Times Bestseller

"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell

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ISBN: 9780544570238
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Published: Mariner Books - January 5th, 2016

An Indie Next Title An Indies Introduce Title Long-listed for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Impressive . . . A] tough, honest novel by a surprisingly wise young writer. Washington Post

A complex and powerful story putBlack Riveron the must-read list. Seattle Times

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ISBN: 9780307455796
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2016

A Best Book of the Year:
The Washington Post
Chicago Tribune

San Francisco Chronicle
USA Today
The Huffington Post
Kansas City Star

Financial Times

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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review

A New York Times Bestseller

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ISBN: 9780812988079
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Published: Random House Trade - June 28th, 2016

The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post, BookPage, and Kirkus Reviews
Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.

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ISBN: 9781101982563
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 16th, 2016

Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus Review

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ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened.

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ISBN: 9781101911921
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 2016

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.

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ISBN: 9780812988208
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Published: Random House Trade - July 12th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Harper's Bazaar - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The Guardian - The Kansas City Star - National Post - BookPage - Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN: 9780143109761
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2016

A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality. Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post

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ISBN: 9781101912362
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Published: Anchor Books - August 9th, 2016

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

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ISBN: 9780671021009
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Published: Pocket Books - June 1998

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.