2022 Nantucket Book Clubs

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Nantucket Book Clubs is a new project created by Nantucket Book Partners (Mitchell’s and Bookworks) to connect and collaborate with the Nantucket community. We reached out to nonprofits, businesses, and community members to pick books to read and discuss together in 2022 according to their mission and interests.  We hope you consider supporting your local bookshops as we continue to support the literary needs of our community members and organizations.

Happy Reading!

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399592553
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Published: Random House - November 30th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”


To Paradise: A Novel Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
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Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the author of the classic A Little Life—a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.


Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062947369
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 8th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading list, ranging from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston to Margaret Atwood.


Playing Dead: A Memoir of Terror and Survival Cover Image
$17.49
ISBN: 9781948239332
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Published: Wildblue Press - July 30th, 2019

Monique, the daughter of San Diego Charger's football great Earl Faison, married her high school sweetheart soon after she discovered she was pregnant with his child. Her relationship with Chris was shaky from the start, but turned tumultuous as he became verbally and physically abusive. When she could no longer put up with the abuse, she left him with their children.


The Salt Path: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134114
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Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

"Polished, poignant... an inspiring story of true love."Entertainment Weekly

A BEST BOOK OF 2019, NPR's Book Concierge
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD
OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

The true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England


The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525658818
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Published: Knopf - September 21st, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin', the warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.


From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos -- and a call for a more just practice of science. In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter -- all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek. One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions. Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.


The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion that explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.


Violeta SPANISH EDITION Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781644734780
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Published: Vintage Espanol - January 25th, 2022

La épica y emocionante historia de una mujer cuya vida abarca los momentos históricos más relevantes del siglo XX.

Desde 1920 -con la llamada «gripe española»- hasta la pandemia de 2020, la vida de Violeta será mucho más que la historia de un siglo.


A modern-day David and Goliath tale, The Riverkeepers is an impassioned firsthand account by two advocates who have taken on powerful corporate and government polluters to win back the Hudson River. John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., tell us how we too can fight for our fundamental right to enjoy our invaluable natural resources.
Revealing shocking stories of commonplace environmental crime -- from drinking water tainted with hospital waste to fish populations contaminated by freely dumped PCBs -- Cronin and Kennedy describe their dramatic confrontations with more than ninety environmental lawbreakers. The Riverkeepers is a timely call to action that will resonate across America as the backlash spearheaded by congressional leaders and their major corporate allies threatens to reverse the hard-won victories in environmental law and policy.


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

The essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it. Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet?" (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction).

“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature


Anna Gardner (1816–1901) was a Nantucket edu­cator, writer, abolitionist, and suffragist. A lifelong advocate of justice, she worked tirelessly toward her vision of an equitable society. A co-organizer of the 1841 Nantucket Anti-Slavery Convention, the first teacher and principal of the Jefferson School for freedmen in Charlottesville, Va., and among the first women to vote on Nantucket, Gardner engaged in movements locally, regionally, and nationally throughout the nineteenth century. Her story shows that societal change is possible at the ground level when everyday people put their principles into action.

In this first full-length biography, White draws on extensive new research, providing the most compre­hensive account of Gardner’s life to date and contex­tualizing it within a period of enormous change in both education and civil rights.