Books Recommended by The Literary Society

The Literary Society is a free and open "book club"! Community members meet once every two months at Bright Side Bookshop to talk about the books they are currently reading and enjoying. We are keeping a running list of recommendations below!

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We Loved It All: A Memory of Life By Lydia Millet Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781324073659
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2024

Thin Places By Kerri Ní Dochartaigh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781639550623
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Published: Milkweed Editions - November 14th, 2023

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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times By Katherine May Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

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Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden By Camille T. Dungy Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982195304
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 2nd, 2023

Behind You Is the Sea: A Novel By Susan Muaddi Darraj Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780063324237
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Published: HarperVia - January 16th, 2024

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Expiration Dates: A Novel By Rebecca Serle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982166823
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Published: Atria Books - March 19th, 2024

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The Women: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250178633
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2024

Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593186060
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 4th, 2023

This Is Happiness By Niall Williams Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635576313
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 31st, 2021

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The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins and the Fight for Women in Science By Kate Zernike Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982131845
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Published: Scribner - February 27th, 2024

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Warrior Girl Unearthed By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250766588
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2023

A Council of Dolls: A Novel By Mona Susan Power Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063281097
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Published: Mariner Books - August 8th, 2023

Mrs. Quinn's Rise to Fame: A Novel By Olivia Ford Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593656419
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 30th, 2024

Maybe By Kobi Yamada, Gabriella Barouch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Gabriella Barouch (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781946873750
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - September 15th, 2019

The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp (Miss Sharp Investigates #1) By Leonie Swann, Amy Bojang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Leonie Swann, Amy Bojang (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641294331
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Published: Soho Crime - August 29th, 2023

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

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Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063251922
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

Mrs. Plansky's Revenge: A Novel By Spencer Quinn Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250843333
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Published: Forge Books - July 25th, 2023

Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series #1) By Spencer Quinn Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416585848
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Published: Atria Books - September 29th, 2009

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The Lincoln Highway: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780735222366
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Published: Penguin Books - March 21st, 2023

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

Whalefall: A Novel By Daniel Kraus Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781665918169
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Published: MTV Books - August 8th, 2023

Touched By Walter Mosley Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802161840
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 10th, 2023

Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America By Michael Harriot Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780358439165
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 19th, 2023

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

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

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The Seven Year Slip By Ashley Poston Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593336502
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Published: Berkley - June 27th, 2023

Sea of Poppies: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy #1) By Amitav Ghosh Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780312428594
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Published: Picador - September 29th, 2009

Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey By James Rebanks Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063073241
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Published: Mariner Books - August 16th, 2022

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The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781954118461
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 24th, 2023

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Bright Young Women: A Novel By Jessica Knoll Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501153228
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - September 19th, 2023

Serena: A Novel By Ron Rash Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061470844
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2009

Saints at the River: A Novel By Ron Rash Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780312424916
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Published: Picador - July 1st, 2005

Before We Were Yours: A Novel By Lisa Wingate Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780425284704
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 21st, 2019

Giant: A Novel By Edna Ferber Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060956707
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - April 23rd, 2019

Cimarron: Vintage Movie Classics (A Vintage Movie Classic) By Edna Ferber, Julie Gilbert (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Edna Ferber, Julie Gilbert (Foreword by)
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780345805751
Published: Vintage - March 11th, 2014