Water for Readers Book Club

Water for Readers 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 15: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • March 21: A Death in the Family by James Agee
  • April 18: Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Halprin
  • May 16: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
  • June 20: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
  • July 18: Necessary Trouble by Drew Gilpin Faust
  • August 15: The Warsaw Orphan  by Kelly Rimmer
  • September 19: A True Account by Katherine Howe
  • October 17: The Paris Agent by Kelly RImmer
  • November 21: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
  • December 12: Social Gathering and Book Selection
  • January 16, 2025: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

 

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid
 


A Death in the Family By James Agee, Steve Earle (Introduction by) Cover Image
By James Agee, Steve Earle (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143105718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - September 29th, 2009

The classic American novel—winner of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize—now re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agees birth

One of Time’s All-Time 100 Best Novels

A Penguin Classic


Paris in the Present Tense: A Novel By Mark Helprin Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781468316681
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: The Overlook Press - November 6th, 2018

Paris in the Present Tense, Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous novel, is set in a contemporary City of Light caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories.


The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel (Good Morning America Book Club) By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - December 6th, 2022

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music worldwhen a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.


Cold Sassy Tree By Olive Ann Burns Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618919710
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2007

The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around—fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson—a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward—the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner.


Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury By Drew Gilpin Faust Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374601805
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 22nd, 2023

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A memoir of coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America.


The Warsaw Orphan: A WWII Historical Fiction Novel By Kelly Rimmer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525895999
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Graydon House - June 1st, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller--for fans of All the Light We Cannot See

Inspired by the real-life heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during WWII, The Warsaw Orphan is Kelly Rimmer's most anticipated novel since her bestselling sensation, The Things We Cannot Say.


A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself By Katherine Howe Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250304889
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 21st, 2023

From New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe comes a daring first-hand account of one young woman's unbelievable adventure as one of the most terrifying sea rovers of all time.


The Paris Agent: A Gripping Tale of Family Secrets By Kelly Rimmer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525826689
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Published: Graydon House - July 11th, 2023

From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say and The Warsaw Orphan, Kelly Rimmer--for fans of All the Light We Cannot See

A "MOST ANTICIPATED TITLE" by


Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

A Best in Fiction Book for 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.


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