Bright Leaf Book Club

Bright Leaf Book Club is a public book club.

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Upcoming Selections:

  • February and March: The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
  • April: Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki
  • May: All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews
  • June: The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
  • July: I, Robot by Isac Asimov
  • August: White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link
  • September: Shortcomings, Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
  • October: Dracula by Bram Stoker 
  • December: Don't Look Now by Dauphne du Maurier
     
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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) By Donna Tartt Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780316055444
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 7th, 2015

A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner from the author of The Secret History that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review).

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculo


Terminal Boredom: Stories By Izumi Suzuki, Polly Barton (Translated by), Sam Bett (Translated by), David Boyd (Translated by), Daniel Joseph (Translated by) Cover Image
By Izumi Suzuki, Polly Barton (Translated by), Sam Bett (Translated by), David Boyd (Translated by), Daniel Joseph (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788739887
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Published: Verso Fiction - April 20th, 2021

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Thrillist, The Millions, Frieze, and Metropolis Japan

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon


All This Could Be Different: A Novel By Sarah Thankam Mathews Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593489123
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2022

2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES' TOP 5 FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF TIME AND SLATE'S TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2022 by NPR, Vogue, Vulture, BuzzFeed, Harper's Bazaar, and more


The Dream of the Red Chamber (Tuttle Classics) By Cao Xueqin, H. Bencraft Joly (Translator), John Minford (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Cao Xueqin, H. Bencraft Joly (Translator), John Minford (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780804840965
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - September 10th, 2010

The Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the "Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature." It is renowned for its huge scope, large cast of characters, and telling observations about the life and social structures of 18th century China. Many consider it to be the pinnacle of the classical Chinese novel.


I, Robot (The Robot Series #1) By Isaac Asimov Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553382563
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Published: Del Rey - April 29th, 2008

This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart.
 
“A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike.”—The Guardian


White Cat, Black Dog: Stories By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593449950
Published: Random House - March 28th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “The Brothers Grimm meet Black Mirror meets Alice in Wonderland. . . . In seven remixed fairy tales, Link delivers wit and dreamlike intrigue.”—Time
 


Shortcomings By Adrian Tomine Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781897299753
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 28th, 2009

Now a major motion picture directed by Randall Park


Adrian Tomine’s beloved New York Times Notable book was adapted into a major motion picture. With the screenplay written by the cartoonist, Shortcomings debuted at Sundance and appeared at the Tribeca Festival, both to great acclaim.


Killing and Dying By Adrian Tomine Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781770462090
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 6th, 2015

Included on Best of 2015 lists from Washington Post and Publishers Weekly! A New York Times bestseller!


Dracula: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106166
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 30th, 2010

The acclaimed Couture Classics with cover designs by Ruben Toledo have become collector's items in the worlds of literature, fashion, design, and popular culture.


Don't Look Now: Selected Stories of Daphne du Maurier By Daphne du Maurier, Patrick McGrath (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Daphne du Maurier, Patrick McGrath (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590172889
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 28th, 2008

Classic horror stories by one of masters of the form. Full of bone-chilling tales, this collection includes "The Birds," the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same title, and other creepy classics.