New & Noteworthy Book Club

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:00am
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 11:00am

Our New & Noteworthy Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month on Zoom.

To find out more and join our bookclub mailing list, plase email Mimi directly at mimi at laplayabooks dot com (or click on the link)

Please see your book club email before the meeting date for details on how to join in via Zoom.

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The Boys By Katie Hafner Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781954118058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 26th, 2022

September's New & Noteworthy Book Club Pick!


Counterfeit: A Novel By Kirstin Chen Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063119543
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Published: William Morrow - June 7th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK


Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review

Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME


Trust By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593420317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE

“Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives, staggering fortunes and unspeakable misery…Fun as hell to read.” Oprah Daily


Fencing with the King: A Novel By Diana Abu-Jaber Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393867718
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 15th, 2022

One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Month

A mesmerizing breakthrough novel of family myths and inheritances by the award-winning author of Crescent.


The Swimmers: A novel By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593321331
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Published: Knopf - February 22nd, 2022

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine comes a novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool.


The Violin Conspiracy By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593315415
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Published: Anchor - February 1st, 2022

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music worldwhen a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.


Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel By Xochitl Gonzalez Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250786173
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 4th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD FINALISTA blazing talent debuts with the tale of a status-driven wedding planner grappling with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots—all in the wake of Hurricane Maria


Fight Night By Miriam Toews Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635578171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 5th, 2021

"Move over, Scout Finch! There’s a new contender for feistiest girl in fiction, and her name is Swiv." -USA Today, "Best Books of the Year"

"Toews is a master of dialogue." -New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

"A revelation." -Richard Russo


Missionaries: A Novel By Phil Klay Cover Image
$28.00
Not available at this time
ISBN: 9781984880659
Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

One of President Obama's Favorite Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | One of the Wall Street Journal Ten Best Books of the Year

"Missionaries is a courageous book: It doesn’t shy away, as so much fiction does, from the real world.” —Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The New York Times Book Review


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is  “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Wash


The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982102548
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, a family searches for the truth hidden in their past in this “expertly woven tale of family power, threaded with as much mystery as magic” (V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations.


We Are the Brennans: A Novel By Tracey Lange Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250796226
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Published: Celadon Books - August 3rd, 2021

**INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

In the vein of Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest,
Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame—and the redemptive power of love—in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets.


At the Edge of the Haight By Katherine Seligman Cover Image
$26.95
Not available at this time
ISBN: 9781643750231
Published: Algonquin Books - January 19th, 2021

The 10th Winner of the 2019 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Awarded by Barbara Kingsolver

“What a read this is, right from its startling opening scene. But even more than plot, it’s the richly layered details that drive home a lightning bolt of empathy.


Libertie: A Novel By Kaitlyn Greenidge Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021
The New York Times Book Review Best Historical Fiction of 2021
Washington Post Best Books of 2021: 50 Notable Works of Fiction
TIME 100 Must-Read Books of 2021


The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns


Legends of the North Cascades By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643750101
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 8th, 2021

“A beautifully rendered and cinematic portrait of a place and its evolution through time . . .