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The Hoover Public Library provides fiction book kits! Each kit contains: 10 or more copies of the title, author biography, reviews of the book, discussion questions and other pertinent information. Each kit checks out to one patron for six weeks.

Kits may be reserved up to one year in advance; please call 444 - 7820 to place a reservation. Ask at the Fiction Desk for an annotated list of book kits for your selection, or visit:

Book Titles Included in Fiction Book Kits:

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (movie included)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (classic)
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (classic)
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Arrowood by Laura McHugh (NEW)
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez (NEW)
The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett (NEW)
Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Clay’s Quilt by Silas House
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (movie included)
Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
The History of Love by Nicola Krauss
Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Life of Pi by Yan Martel (movie Included)
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
Little Children by Tom Perrotta

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (NEW)
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
March by Geraldine Brooks (Pulitzer Prize winner)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A Mercy by Toni Morrison (African-American)
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (NEW)
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomans
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Pulitzer Prize winner)
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (movie included)
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Inspirational)
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (Inspirational) (NEW)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
The Shack by William P. Young (Inspirational)
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (African-American)
Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (movie included)
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikrey by Gabrielle Zevin
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Alan Bradley
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Fennelly (NEW)
The Time Traveler’ Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (movie included)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (classic)
Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (African-American) (NEW)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor (classic)
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

NEW Later in 2017 (reservations can be made up to six months in advance) :
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Bachman
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Widow by Fiona Barton
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware