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Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

by Marilyn Herbert & Adina Herbert

It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial,...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

by Marilyn Herbert

It's 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, and 22-year-old Skeeter has just graduated from Ole Miss. She comes home with a diploma, but no husband, in a world where her friends are all married and raising children,...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

by Marilyn Herbert, Laura Godfrey & Graeme Bayliss

Ernest Hemingway was an iconic writer of the 20th century who gave modern literature a unique shape and form. Papa Hemingway was larger than life and created his own personal and professional mythical status....

Bookclub-In-A-Box Discusses the Sisters Brothers, Novel by Patrick DeWitt: The Complete Discussion Guide for Leaders and Readers

by Marilyn Herbert & Aaron Kreuter

The year is 1851, and the notorious killers Eli and Charlie Sisters, known collectively as the Sisters brothers, set out on another job for the Commodore, their wealthy and powerful boss. They are riding from...

Bookclub-In-A-Box Discusses State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett

by Marilyn Herbert & Jo-Ann Zoon

Set up as both a mystery and an adventure novel, State of Wonder is built around a mysterious fertility drug that would allow women to give birth well into old age. Patchett's medical investigators offer us...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses A Visit From The Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

by Marilyn Herbert & Laura Godfrey

In the 1970s, Bennie Salazar was the bassist in a San Francisco punk band, the Flaming Dildos. Decades later, he finds his career as a record executive and his relevance in the industry are slowly fading- while...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson

by Marilyn Herbert & Samantha Bailey

In The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson provocatively puts forward the stereotypical arguments of culture, religion, politics, and anti-Semitism, presenting both the Jewish and non-Jewish sides at once. The...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje

by Marilyn Herbert & Jo-Ann Zoon

In the early 1950s, an 11-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"-as far from the Captain's Table as can be-with a ragtag group of "insignificant"...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Small Island, by Andrea Levy

by Marilyn Herbert

Small Island is a delightfully entertaining and probing book about Jamaican immigration to Britain in the days after WWII. Andrea Levy's parents were part of this immigration movement and she is interested in...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid

by Marilyn Herbert

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is more than the usual immigrant book of adaptation, struggle, and identity. It is the gripping tale of a young man who comes to America from Pakistan just prior to 9/11. The protagonist,...

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Room by Emma Donoghue

by Marilyn Herbert & Allison Cannon

An intriguing tale of psychological challenge and survival.

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Beauty of Humanity Movement, by Camilla Gibb: The Complete Package for Readers and Leaders

by Marilyn Herbert & Jo-Ann Zoon

The Beauty of Humanity Movement reflects the true story of art and politics before and after Vietnam's liberation from colonial rule.

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book of Negroes / Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill

by Marilyn Herbert & Erin Balser

The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill's new book doesn't lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created...