Friends and Books

Friends and Books Book Club is a private book club.

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases or use your coupon code for online purchases. 

Upcoming Selections:

September 12One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World by Michael Frank 

October 14Fellowship Point  by Alice Elliott Dark

November 14The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

January 9 2024The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

February 13 Lessons by Ian McEwan

March 12 The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 

April 9 Trust by Hernan Diaz

May 14  The Teachers: Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession: by Alexandra Robbins

June 11The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World By Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Frank, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982167226
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2022

One of Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of the Year * Winner of the National Jewish Book Awards for Holocaust Memoir and Sephardic Culture * Recipient of the Jewish Book Council’s Natan Notable Book Award * Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal

The remarkable story of ninety-nine-year-old Stella Levi whose conve


Fellowship Point: A Novel By Alice Elliott Dark Cover Image
$28.99
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ISBN: 9781982131814
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - July 5th, 2022

“A magnificent storytelling feat” (The Boston Globe) story of lifelong friendship between two very different “superbly depicted” (The Wall Street Journal) women with shared histories, divisive loyalties, hidden sorrows, and eighty years of summers on a pristine point of land on the coast of Maine, set across the arc of the 20th century.


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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator) Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016


A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - One of the most beloved books of our time: an illuminating account of the forest, and the science that shows us how trees communicate, feel, and live in social networks. After reading this book, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.


The Covenant of Water (Oprah's Book Club) By Abraham Verghese Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780802162175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY


Lessons: A novel By Ian McEwan Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593535202
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A NEW YORKER ESSENTIAL READ • From the best-selling author of Atonement and Saturday comes the epic and intimate story of one man's life across generations and historical upheavals.


The Year of Magical Thinking: National Book Award Winner (Vintage International) By Joan Didion Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion that explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.


Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593420317
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE


The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession By Alexandra Robbins Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781101986752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - March 14th, 2023

***A National Bestseller***

A riveting, must-read, year-in-the-life account of three teachers, combined with reporting that reveals what’s really going on behind school doors, by New York Times bestselling author and education expert Alexandra Robbins.

 


The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The author of award-winning Hamnet brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.