JANUARY 16 and 19
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, All the Light We Cannot See is the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure and her father flee Paris with a valuable jewel they must hide from the advancing Nazis. Werner is a radio technician assigned to hunt down the French resistance. When he arrives in the Normandy town where Marie-Laure has taken refuge, the two stories converge.
FEBRUARY 13 and 16
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
In this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their workouts and diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters.
MARCH 13 and 16
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
As India prospers, the residents of Annawadi, a makeshift settlement near Mumbai, are electric with hope. Abdul sees a fortune in the recyclables that richer people throw away. Asha is
positioning her beautiful daughter to become Annawadi’s first female college graduate. Even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then terror and global recession rock the city, and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.
APRIL 17 and 20
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.