Carol Recommends

an older woman stands in front of a blank wall. she has light brown hair. she's wearing a blue sweater and a colorful scarf.Carol has been working at The Learned Owl for seven years after retiring from teaching. She has four grandchildren that she adores, and she spends as much time with them as possible (they call her Gigi!). She frequently travels to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit her son and his family. As you can guess, Carol loves beach vacations and swimming. She also loves new restaurants, movies, the theater, art, books, and she enjoys going for walks. Her favorite types of books are ones that challenge her to learn something new about the world, other people, and/or herself. At The Learned Owl, Carol leads the book groups. Check out the calender if you want to come to a group- she always welcomes new members.

 

Books: 
The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged edition): Abridged Edition (Puffin Classics) By Johann D. Wyss, Jon Scieszka (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Johann D. Wyss, Jon Scieszka (Introduction by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141325309
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - March 5th, 2009

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . .


A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a Showtime/Paramount series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov


Love in the Time of Cholera: Introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) By Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman (Translated by), Nicholas Shakespeare (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman (Translated by), Nicholas Shakespeare (Introduction by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780375400698
Availability: Backordered
Published: Everyman's Library - September 16th, 1997

Paperback coming in June 2016 (for your book group convenience)


Anna Karenina (Oxford World's Classics) By Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett (Translator) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780198800538
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 28th, 2017

At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her.


Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel By Louise Penny Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250068736
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - June 30th, 2015

In Still Life, bestselling author Louise Penny introduces Monsieur L'Inspecteur Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec, a modern Poirot who anchors this beloved traditional mystery series

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.


The Ninth Hour: A Novel By Alice McDermott Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250192745
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Picador - September 4th, 2018

From National Book Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Alice McDermott, The Ninth Hour is the critically-acclaimed “haunting and vivid portrait of an Irish Catholic clan in early twentieth century America” (The Associated Press).

One of TIME Magazine's Top Ten Novels of the Year
A 2017 Kirkus Prize Finalist


An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Tayari Jones Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616208776
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS  * AMAZON.COM

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION


WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

WINNE


Asymmetry: A Novel By Lisa Halliday Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501166785
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

A TIME and NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK of the YEAR * New York Times Notable Book and Times Critic’s Top Book of 2018

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY * Elle * Bustle * Kirkus Reviews * Lit Hub* NPR * O, The Oprah Magazine * Shelf Awareness

The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut


Disappearing Earth: A novel By Julia Phillips Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780525520412
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

National Book Award Finalist
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize
Finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize


Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434030
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Anchor - January 28th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed author of Inheritance and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets: a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test, an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.


Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe


Writers & Lovers By Lily King Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick
A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection


The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020


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