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A Dog's Purpose - Fall 2017 Book Discussion Title

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. 

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The Girl who Played with Fire -Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth, a computer hacker, goes on the run after being accused of three murders. It is up to journalist Mikael to investigate to try and clear her name.

The Coldest Winter Ever - Sister Souljah 

Set in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, The Coldest Winter Ever is the story of Winter Santiaga (aptly named because she was born during one of New York's worst snowstorms), the rebellious, pampered teenage daughter of a notorious drug dealer.

 It Calls You Back - Luis J. Rodriguez

The book opens with Rodriguez’s final stint in jail as a teenager and follows his struggle to kick heroin, renounce his former life, and search for meaningful work. He describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving his rages and addictions completely behind.

Cellophane - Marie Arana

Don Victor Sobrevilla, a lovable, eccentric engineer, always dreamed of founding a paper factory in the heart of the Peruvian rain forest, and at the opening of this miraculous novel his dream has come true - until he discovers the recipe for cellophane....

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents - Julia Alvarez

The García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow a tyrannical dictator is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean...

Eureka! : the surprising stories behind the ideas that shaped the world

The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore. The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship. The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy. Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York. "Eureka " explores the fascinating stories behind these famous creations and many others...