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  • Quarterly Picks & Resources
    Each quarter, we will release a new Spotlight Selection title, along with materials including a discussion guide and exclusive author interview to help you get the most out of your book club. We will also curate an additional eight recommended titles to meet the diverse interests of any group. Your next great book club pick is here!
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Our Spotlight Selection

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Tangerine

Author: Read by: Barrie Kreinik, Erin Mallon Genre: Literary Suspense Publisher: HarperCollins Release Year: 2018 Length: 320 pages / 9h 29m

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends—once inseparable roommates—haven’t spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy—always fearless and independent—helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.

But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice—she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice’s husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.

Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book—a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless. 

Optioned for film by George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star.

"As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated on a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcock—suspenseful and atmospheric." —Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Book of American Martyrs

"The reader’s sympathy switches back and forth between Lucy and Alice as their Moroccan reunion moves inexorably toward another fatal crossroads. But caveat lector: Tangerine, like its namesake fruit, can be both bracing and bitter." —Wall Street Journal

Book Club Resources
Why We Love Tangerine preview image

Why We Love Tangerine

Download PDF – 2.14M
Discussion Guide preview image

Discussion Guide

Download PDF – 1.34M
9 Questions with Christine Mangan preview image

9 Questions with Christine Mangan

Download PDF – 1.58M
Book Club Companion: Meet Me in Morocco preview image

Book Club Companion: Meet Me in Morocco

Download PDF – 5.53M
Recommended Next Reads  Download preview image

Recommended Next Reads Download

Download PDF – 2.90M

Past Spotlight Selection

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The Leavers

Author: Read by: Emily Woo Zeller Genre: Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Books Release Year: 2017 Length: 352 pages / 14h 54m

An emotionally harrowing debut novel that explores assimilation and loss, immigration and homeland, independence and connection. One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate.

Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It's the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past. This powerful debut is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for fiction and a National Book Award finalist.

"Here is imperative reading: a vivid fictional exploration of what it means to belong and what it feels like when you don't . . . Ko gives us an unsparing portrait of the resilience and grit it takes to risk everything to break free of tradition and start over in a foreign land." —O, The Oprah Magazine

"Ambitious . . . Lisa Ko has taken the headlines and has reminded us that beyond them lie messy, brave, extraordinary, ordinary lives." —New York Times Book Review

Book Club Resources
Why We Love The Leavers preview image

Why We Love The Leavers

Download PDF – 2.19M
Discussion Guide preview image

Discussion Guide

Download PDF – 1.59M
9 Questions with Lisa Ko preview image

9 Questions with Lisa Ko

Download PDF – 1.68M
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Recommended Next Reads

Download PDF – 519K

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