The storyteller: a novel by Jodi Picoult — Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined-- to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
The big New Yorker book of cats by foreword by Anthony Lane
Cat daddy: what the world's most incorrigible cat taught me about life, love, and coming clean by Jackson Galaxy ; with Joel Derfner
The cat whisperer: why cats do what they do— and how to get them to do what you want by Mieshelle Nagelschneider
The elegance of the cat: an illustrated history by Tamsin Pickeral ; photography by Astrid Harrison
Get out of there, cat! by Kristina Knapp, with Sam Stall
Henri, le chat noir: the existential musings of an angst -filled cat by William Braden
Beautiful old dogs: a loving tribute to our senior best friends by edited by David Tabatsky ; photography by Garry Gross ; forword by Victoria Stilwell
Bless the dogs by Monks of New Skete ; [photography by Vincent Remini]
Maddie on things: a super serious project about dogs and physics by Theron Humphrey
Newborn puppies: dogs in their first three weeks by Traer Scott
Pure joy: the dogs we love by Danielle Steel
Shake by Carli Davidson
Weekends with Daisy by Sharron Kahn Luttrell
The storyteller: a novel by Jodi Picoult, January 20
The presidents club: inside the world's most exclusive fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, February 17
Pope Joan: a novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross, March 17
And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini, April 21
Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, May 19
We are water: a novel by Wally Lamb, June 16
Home front by Kristin Hannah, July 21
A walk across the sun: a novel by Corban Addison — Teen-age sisters Ahalya and Sita are left orphaned after a tsunami destroys their coastal town. Destitute and alone, they plan to seek refuge in a convent miles away. A driver agrees to take them, but instead he sells the girls to human traffickers. On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke takes a sabbatical to escape his own heartache. He volunteers at an international anti-trafficking group in India where he meets Ahalya and Sita and makes it his personal mission to save them.
Caleb's crossing by Geraldine Brooks — Living in the isolated Puritan settlement of Great Harbor on Martha's Vineyard, Bethia Mayfield, the bright young daughter of the local minister, balances her strict religion with a passionate love of nature and a growing curiosity about the culture of the Wampanoag tribe that populates the island. When Bethia secretly strikes up a friendship with a young Wampanoag named Caleb, she unknowingly begins a journey that will shape her life.
The Mayo Clinic breast cancer book by Lynn C. Hartmann, Charles L. Loprinzi, medical editors
Survival lessons by Alice Hoffman
The dog lived (and so will I): a memoir by Teresa J. Rhyne
The wandering gene and the Indian princess: race, religion, and DNA by Jeff Wheelwright
Breasts: a natural and unnatural history by Florence Williams
From 7:00-7:45 PM Annie's ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg is the 2013-14 Great Michigan Read. It's part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mom's reasons for hiding her sister's existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother's world of the 1930s and '40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.
From 8:00-8:45 PM Her fearful symmetry: a novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Twin sisters learn their English aunt has left them her flat in London. The cemetery which borders the flat serves as an inspiring setting as the twins become entwined in the lives of their neighbors, both living and deceased.
Joey, the Yorkshire Terrier won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization as a puppy, Joey now 5, demonstrated he had it all to take the Best in Show prize. Joey won Best Trick to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Joey! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2013!
Joey shown here with his owner, ChuChu Houle, on September 14, 2013.
Best in Show contest winners from left: Bruno (German Shepherd), Coco (Sheltie mix), Joey (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound), Ginger (bulldog), and Roxy (Great Dane) on September 14, 2013.
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean tells the powerful tale of Rin Tin Tin's journey from an orphaned pup to a Hollywood celebrity and international icon. It begins on a battlefield in France in World War I, when a young American soldier discovers a German Shepherd puppy among the ruins of a bombed out dog kennel. Not only did he see a survivor, but something very special that also captured the attention of Warner Brothers in Hollywood. The rest is Hollywood history, but if you want to know more, come join our group for an interesting discussion!