Pilar's Pals

Pilar's Pals Book Club is a private book club.

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming Selections:

  • February - The Other Mother by Rachel M. Harper
  • March - Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
  • April - The Years by Annie Ernaux
  • May - Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • June - We are Water by Wally Lamb
  • July - Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
  • September - The Latecomer - Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • October - Olga Dies Dreaming - Xochitl Gonzalez
  • November - Great Circle - Maggie Shipstead 
The Other Mother: A Novel By Rachel M. Harper Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781640095045
Published: Counterpoint - May 3rd, 2022

An "extraordinary" page-turning generational saga about a young man's search for a parent he never knew, and a moving portrait of motherhood, race, and the truths we hide in the name of family (Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple)


Lucy by the Sea: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593446065
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Random House - September 20th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of My Name is Lucy Barton and Olive Kitteridge comes a “poised and moving” (Vogue) novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown—and the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling


The Years By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609807870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - November 21st, 2017

WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

Shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize

Considered by many to be the iconic French memoirist's defining work and a breakout bestseller when published in France in 2008


Gods of Jade and Shadow By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - February 18th, 2020

The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.


We Are Water: A Novel By Wally Lamb Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780061941030
Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

“A mesmerizing novel about a family in crisis.”— Miami Herald


The Rabbit Hutch: A novel By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534663
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Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER The standout literary debut that everyone is talking about "Inventive, heartbreaking and acutely funny."—The Guardian

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, TIME, NPR, Oprah Daily, People


The Latecomer: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250790798
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Published: Celadon Books - May 31st, 2022

*A New York Times Notable Book of 2022*
*A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction*
*An NPR Best Book of the Year*
*A New Yorker Best Book of 2022*


Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel By Xochitl Gonzalez Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250786173
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 4th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK · WINNER OF THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY PRIZE • INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A blazing talent debuts with the tale of a status-driven wedding planner grappling with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots—all in the wake of Hurricane Maria


Great Circle: A Novel (Man Booker Prize Finalist) By Maggie Shipstead Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984897701
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an “epic trip—through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood—and you’ll relish every minute” (People).