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Book Club in a Bag

Welcome to Uniondale Library’s Book Club in a Bag Program

Book Club in a Bag offers book clubs access to multiple copies of some 200 hundred titles (see below). Each bag contains 10 copies of a particular title, along with background material to help facilitate discussion.

Any patron with a valid Uniondale library card can borrow a bag. The checkout period is six weeks. The person who requests a bag is responsible for the bag and its contents.

Patrons may borrow only one bag at a time. Requests for bags should be made at least a month before the anticipated checkout date. Bags can be reserved up to one year in advance.

Bags should be returned to the circulation desk; they should not be deposited in the book drop. The entire set—the bag and all the materials in the bag—should be returned together.

It is important to return the bag on time and to make sure the bag contains all of the items that belong in it. Bags kept after the due date accrue daily late charges for each item. The replacement costs of individual items depend on the cost of that particular item. The replacement cost of an entire bag is a minimum of $175.

To request a bag, contact Patrice Benneward (516-489-2220, x226) in the technical services department.

Book Club in a Bag Titles in the Uniondale Collection

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Book Club in a Bag Titles Available from Other Library Collections

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Aloft by Chang-Rae Lee
Amagansett by Mark Mills
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Away by Amy Bloom
Away from Her by Alice Monro
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Black & White by Dani Shapiro
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
Change of Heart  by Jodi Picoult
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
The Color of Water  by James McBride
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Crow Lake  by Mary Lawson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Faithful Place by Tana French (MH)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1 in trilogy) by E.L. James
Fifty Shades Darker (Book 2 in trilogy) by E.L. James
Fifty Shades Freed (Book 3 in trilogy) by E.L. James
A Fine Balance by Rhohinton Mistry
Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield (S)
The Girls by Lori Lansens
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Steig Larsson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Ha-Ha by Dave King
Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston
The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Hidden by Victoria Lustbader
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman)
Into the frenchWild by Jon Krakauer
The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Just Kids by Patti Smith
The Keats Brothers by Denise Gigante
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Last Van Gogh by Alyson Richman
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Lost Legends of New Jersey by Frederick Reiken
The Lost Wife, by Alyson Richman
Lottery by Patricia Wood
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Major Pettigrews’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
The Master Butchers Singing Club  by Louise Erdrich
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman (Graphic Novel)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Moloka’i  by Alan Brennert
Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Nemesis by Philip Roth
Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
Night by Elie Wiesel
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
One Day by David Nicolls
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
The Photograph by Penelope Lively
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Red Thread by Ann Hood
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Revolutionary Road by Yates, Richard
The Road by Comac McCarthy
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles   
Runaway by Alice Munro
Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Saturday  by Ian McEwan
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheriday Hay
The Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller
The Sense of an Ending  by Julian Barnes
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
Serena by Ron Rash
The Shack by William Paul Young
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Sotah by Naomi Ragen
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tortilla Curtain by T. C.Boyle
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolf
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Time and Again by Jack Finney
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To My Dearest Friends by Patricia Volk
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
When the Emperor Was Divine  by Julie Otsuka
White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass
The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
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