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How to Stop Time

July 1, 2018

Matt Haig
Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch

"In this new novel by Haig, a man of extraordinarily long life deals with a painfully ordinary question: what is it we live for? Tom Hazard, though he has gone by many names, has an unusual condition that makes him age exceptionally slowly—he's more than 400 years old...An engaging story framed by a brooding meditation on time and meaning." —Kirkus Review

An American Family: a Memoir of Work and Sacrifice

August 5, 2018

Khizr Khan
Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch

“Moving . . . a story about family and faith, told with a poet’s sensibility . . . Khizr Khan’s book can teach all of us what real American patriotism looks like.” —The New York Times Book Review

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

September 9, 2018

Robin Sloan
Discussion Leader: Matt Neer

“One of the most thoughtful and fun reading experiences you're likely to have this year...There's so much largehearted magic in this book.” ―NPR

Born a Crime

October 7, 2018

Trevor Noah
Discussion Leader: Matt Neer

“[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist

A Gentleman in Moscow

November 4, 2018

Amor Towles
Discussion Leader: Erica Brown

“In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight . . .This is a book in which the cruelties of the age can't begin to erase the glories of real human connection and the memories it leaves behind. A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." —Kirkus Reviews