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Book Discussion Questions: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Title:  Our Souls at NightAuthor:  Kent HarufPage Count: 179 pagesGenre:  Literary Fiction, Love StoriesTone:  Reflective, Bittersweet, Moving Summary:In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging confidences and memories. SPOILER WARNING: These book discussion questions are highly…

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Book Discussion Questions: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I Let You GoAuthor: Clare MackintoshPage Count: 388 pagesGenre: Psychological SuspenseTone: Atmospheric, Haunting, Gritty Summary:Devastated by a hit-and-run accident that has ended the life of her young son, Jenna moves to the remote Welsh coast to search for healing while two dedicated policemen try to get to the bottom of the case. SPOILER WARNING:These book discussion…

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Book Discussion Questions: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Title: The Boys in the BoatAuthor:  Daniel James BrownPage Count: 404 pagesGenre:  Nonfiction, SportsTone:  Impassioned, Inspiring Summary:Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed…

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Book Discussion Questions: Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof

Title:  Small BlessingsAuthor:  Martha WoodroofPage Count: 310 pagesGenre: Fiction, Domestic FictionTone:  Heartwarming, Quirky, Thoughtful Summary:In an inspiring tale of a small-town college professor, a remarkable new woman at the bookshop, and the ten-year-old son he never knew he had, this comedy of manners reminds us that sometimes, when it feels like life has veered irrevocably…

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Book Discussion Questions: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Title:  The Thirteenth TaleAuthor:  Diane SetterfieldPage Count: 406 pagesGenre: Gothic Fiction; Psychological SuspenseTone:  Atmospheric, Dramatic Summary:When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales. SPOILER WARNING:These book…

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Book Discussion Questions: Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Title: Still Life With Bread CrumbsAuthor: Anna QuindlenPage Count: 252 pagesGenre: FictionTone: Moving, Romantic, Reflective Summary:Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding. SPOILER WARNING:These book discussion…

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Book Discussion Questions: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Title:  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and RedemptionAuthor:  Bryan StevensonPage Count: 349 pagesGenre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Call-to-ActionTone:  Inspiring, Explanatory, Sympathetic Summary:The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.   SPOILER WARNING:These book discussion…

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Book Discussion Questions: Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott

Title:  Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil WarAuthor:  Karen AbbottPage Count: 513 pagesGenre: Nonfiction, History, Collective BiographiesTone:  Dramatic, Richly Detailed, Compelling Summary:One of the most fascinating yet little-known aspects of the Civil War is illuminated in the stories of four courageous women -- a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow --…

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Book Discussion Questions: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Title: Beautiful RuinsAuthor: Jess WalterPage Count: 337 pagesGenre: FictionTone: Romantic, Dazzling Summary:From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together…

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Book Discussion Questions: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

Title: Destiny of the RepublicAuthor: Candice MillardPage Count: 339 pagesGenre: Biography, NonfictionTone: Detailed, Compelling Summary:James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will,…

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