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Great Book Club Suggestions from the Fiction Writers Co-Op Click on author website to schedule a Skype visit or phone chat. Go to Indiebound.org to locate an independent bookstore near you.

Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook 2010 Grand Prize Winner Beach Book Festival Award New York Times beach chair worthy read From the author of Best Staged Plans and Must Love Dogs “Bestseller Cook charms again with this lively, warm-hearted look at changing courses mid-life.” —People Author Website Facebook Twitter

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex A haunting literary thriller by an internationally bestselling author that brings the Victorian era to life and turns the original vampire myth inside out. “An intensely erotic story of romance and obsession…. Lusciously sexy and outrageously chilling by turns.” —The New Jersey Star-Ledger Author Website Facebook Twitter Deep Down True by Juliette Fay A nice girl finds her edge as she tackles single parenting, postdivorce dating, and a new job…and realizes that the tension between being true to yourself and being liked doesn’t end in middle school. “Heartwarming, funny, well-penned, unexpectedly suspenseful, this is a sold page-turner, right through to the touching end.” —Booklist Author Website Facebook Twitter


Remedies by Kate Ledger Explores the complicated nature of pain, in the nerves of the body and the longing of the heart…. “An immediately gripping, expertly women tale of pain and healing.”–Elin Hilderbrand “scintillating novel…that will resonate for a long time to come.” —Las Vegas Review-Journal Author Website Facebook Twitter Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin Historical novel based on the life of Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland. “This is book club gold.” —Publishers Weekly starred review Author Website Facebook Twitter The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton From the author of The Wednesday Sisters, a page-turning novel that explores the secrets we keep even from those closest to us. “Fans of Elizabeth Noble, Ann Hood, Elin Hilderbrand, and other luminaries of the female friendship fiction will find much to captivate them.” —Library Journal Author Website Facebook Twitter Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell Set in the bohemian streets of Paris 1865, the love story of the young Claude Monet and his muse Camille. “An enthralling story, beautifully told.” —Boston Globe Author Website Facebook Twitter


The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose PW Starred Review of the Week and Indie Next novel of suspense, history and redemption set in the world of museums, ancient Greece and New York City now. “Stunningly satisfying read. Thoughtful, fast-paced and subtly sensual.” —Best Books of 2010, January Magazine Author Website Facebook Twitter Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt Brings history to life in the vivid and wrenching tale of a family, sustained by love, as they struggle to survive the 1612 Pendle Witch Trials in Lancashire, England. “Gorgeously imagined.” —Publishers Weekly starred review “Recommended for fans of Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.” —Library Journal starred review Author Website Facebook Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland From the author of The Josephine B. Trilogy, a novel based on the life of the Sun King’s mistress. It’s the story of a young woman’s passions: for a horse, for God, for the King. “Deliciously seductive” —Booklist Author Website Facebook Twitter

The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers A Target Book Club pick. “A gripping tale of sisters struggling for 30 years to find their way in the world, one devoted to their imprisond father, the other enraged at him.” —Boston Globe Author Website Facebook Twitter


The Doctor And The Diva by Adrienne McDonnell In 1903, a fertility doctor wrestles with his attraction to a patient, and an opera singer is forced to choose between motherhood and an international career. Inspired by a true story from the author’s family history. “Some novels just naturally enslave you, and this is one of them…serious and gripping…a brilliant debut novel.” —The Washington Post Author Website Facebook Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah A novel about food, family and finding yourself. “[A] super sharp debut…a refreshing and fun narrative, helped along by a fantastic heroine whose insights into modern China and the expatriate experience will intrigue readers. It’s a great start for a writer with much promise.” —Publishers Weekly Author Website Facebook Twitter After You by Julie Buxbaum “Buxbaum writes with honesty and grace about the things we know about our friends and the things we wish we didn’t. After You highlights–beautifully and compellingly–the truth that sometimes we have to lose the people closest to us to find ourselves.” —Jodi Picoult Author Website Facebook Twitter Exposure by Therese Fowler “Complex, gripping, and rich with emotion, Fowler’s 21st-century Romeo and Juliet beautifully blends ripped-from-the-headlines drama with honest and carefully drawn examinations of family, loyalty, and the power of love.” —Eleanor Brown, NYT bestselling author of The Weird Sisters Author Website Facebook Twitter


The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan New York Times bestseller Barnes & Noble Recommends selection B&N Best Book of 2009 “A wonderful love story…Buchanan weaves Niagara Falls’ history and her storytelling together masterfully.” —Elle Author Website Facebook Twitter The First Husband by Laura Dave “The First Husband is a novel that positively shines with wisdom and intelligence. And what truly sets Laura Dave apart is her ability to convey the inherent impossibility of true love – and yet somehow still make you believe in it.” —Jonathan Tropper Author Website Facebook Twitter

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees A novel that imagines a summer lost to history. “Devotees of Little Women will flock to this story with pleasure.” —The Washington Post Author Website Facebook Twitter

Stay by Allie Larkin “A charming debut…. Smart and with emotional depth, this is a cut above.” —Kirkus Reviews “Larkin debuts with a funny and touching story about love, loss, and dog ownership.” —Publishers Weekly “Feel-good debut novel.” —People Author Website Facebook Twitter


The Confessions of Catherine De Medici by C.W. Gortner History's most notorious queen tells all. "Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this!” —BookList Author Website Facebook Twitter

Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley The timeless story of Cleopatra told in an entirely new way. "Headley carries the reader beyond history, beyond Shakespearean drama, and into the realm of angry gods, shapeshifters and vampires." —Kirkus Reviews (in hard cover on May 12, 2011) Author Website Facebook Twitter The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen "Rasmussen's debut novel is full of grace and humanity. Her heroines are fearless and romantic, endearing and engaging." —Library Journal Review starred review "Achingly authentic and almost completely character driven, the story of the sisters depicts the endlessly binding ties of family.” —Publishers Weekly Author Website Facebook Twitter

Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice A story about love, race and what really makes a family. "...the plot clips along at a summer-reading pace...a great beach read." —New West Author Website Facebook Twitter


Arranged by Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of SPIN "McKenzie gives us more than an entertaining and witty read (and oh, is it ever entertaining and witty!). She pushes us, through Anne, to consider things we may at first shirk off...This novel is going to be huge." —Edwards Magazine Bookclub Author Website Facebook Twitter The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh “A hauntingly beautiful story about the language of twins and the healing power of a bond that is stronger than death.” —Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader “[Y]ou’ve never traveled this way before... A star is born.” —Best Books of 2009, January Magazine A Target Breakout Book. Author Website Facebook Twitter

House & Home by Kathleen McCleary An IndieNext pick and one of O at Home's "great summer reads" “House & Home is a sharply funny, nicely realized work of catharsis that will be satisfyingly familiar to anyone who has ever suffered seller's remorse.” —The New York Times Author Website Facebook Twitter By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan A Goodreads Choice nominee (Best Historical Fiction 2010); a Bookreporter 2010 Reviewer Pick "[A] remarkably learned and heartbreaking romantic novel.” —Pamela Miller, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Author Website Facebook Twitter


The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher (a.k.a. Julianna Baggott) "Unabashedly romantic ... a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn." —Kirkus Reviews A People Magazine book pick; a Target Breakout Book. (in paperback on March 29, 2011) Author Website Facebook Twitter All The Numbers by Judy Merrill Larsen An unforgettable journey of power and emotion that depicts a woman’s reckoning with her own vulnerability and finding, in the wisdom of motherhood, the redemptive grace to begin again. A Target Breakout Book. Author Website Facebook Twitter Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel A bittersweet portrait of a marriage that deepens over decades, set against a vivid South Florida background. "Captivating" —The Denver Post An Amazon Best Debut of 2010. Author Website Facebook Twitter Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart “Stewart creates a crisis of faith where adult reality collides with youthful dreams. The writing is tactile, elemental, even comical, providing readers with a situation that could so easily be their own.” —Library Journal Review starred review Author Website Facebook Twitter


The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel “Don't miss Laurie Frankel's The Atlas of Love; this story of women's friendships and redefining ‘family’ flows with lovely writing.” —Nancy Pearl Association Awards Committee Library Journal Starred Review Pacific Northwest Book Awards Shortlist Author Website Facebook The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle A veterinarian's first year post-divorce, and the motley crew of rescue animals who end up rescuing her. “There’s something about a woman rising from the ashes of her life that gets a reader’s attention. Throw in a bunch of crazy animals and a crazier family and readers can become fans for life.” —Grand Rapids Press Great Group Reads Selection by Women’s National Book Association

Author Website Facebook Twitter The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond A Kirkus Reviews "Top Pick for Reading Groups" One of Library Journal's Best Books of the Year "A mesmerizing novel of loss and grief, hope and redemption, and the endurance of love." —Library Journal Review starred review Author Website Facebook Twitter

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