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Need an idea for your next read? See what our local book clubs
are reading this month.
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780544657496
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - December 8th, 2015

Absent-Minded Book Club
 


Before I Go to Sleep Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062060563
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 7th, 2012

Ashwood Place Book Club


The Life We Bury Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616149987
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Published: Seventh Street Books - October 14th, 2014

Bluegrass Bookends


True Grit Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
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Published: Overlook Press - November 5th, 2010

Breakfast with a Book Club


Prime Cut Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780997961508
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Published: Writerontheriver - October 27th, 2016

B.Y.O.B.

 


The Girl in the Red Coat Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612195612
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Published: Melville House Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Capital Ladies Book Club


The Little Paris Bookshop Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553418798
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

Dinner and a Book Club


Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316013260
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 7th, 2006

Fork, Knife & Spoon Book Club


Alexander Hamilton Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143034759
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

Frankfort Bookworms


The Transcriptionist Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616204501
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 20th, 2015

Happy Endings Book Club


Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616361570
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Published: Franciscan Media - September 15th, 2011

Hospice Book Club


Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780300223477
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Published: Yale University Press - October 25th, 2016

Hungry Minds Book Club


The Birds of Opulence Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780813166919
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - February 23rd, 2016

Kentucky Authors Book Club


The Insider Threat Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101984536
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Published: Dutton Books - June 7th, 2016

Mystery Readers Book Club


1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet Book -

Nasty Women Can Read Book Club


Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142421840
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Published: Puffin Books - January 10th, 2013

Novel Bunch Mother/Daughter Book Club


A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Novel Friends Book Club


The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765391414
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - August 16th, 2016

Outer Limits Book Club


Digging to America Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345492340
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 28th, 2007

Senior Citizen Book Club


The Japanese Lover Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501116995
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Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2016

Sisterhood Book Club


America's First Daughter Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062347268
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 2016

Thornhill Book Club


Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307947901
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Published: Anchor Books - January 24th, 2017

Together Frankfort Book Club


Above the Waterfall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062349323
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Published: Ecco Press - July 5th, 2016

UBC Book Club


New Novel about Crawfish Bottom

Book cover: Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw a story by Ron Rhody

Local author, Ron Rhody has written a new novel "Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw" about the infamous John Fallis.

Ron is author of the "Theo" books about Frankfort.

Author Ron Rhody and store owner Lizz Taylor

Ron Rhody was in the store to sign copies of his new book recently.

So we have a limited quantity of signed copies of King of Craw that would make great presents.

The Sport of Kings

sport of kings cover showing jockey on racing horse

 

Kentucky author C. E. Morgan is drawing a lot of attention with her book "The Sport of Kings."

From the New York Times:

In 1955, Sports Illustrated sent William Faulkner to cover the Kentucky Derby. The article that resulted didn’t have much in common with sports journalism. It was a prose poem, a sensorium. Its thesis statement, which I have located with the aid of bloodhounds, is probably this: “What the horse supplies to man is something deep and profound in his emotional nature and need.”

C. E. Morgan’s ravishing and ambitious new horse-world novel, “The Sport of Kings,” taps into that nature and need. It’s a mud-flecked epic, replete with fertile symbolism, that hurtles through generations of Kentucky history.

On its surface, “The Sport of Kings” has enough incident (arson, incest, a lynching, miscegenation, murder) to sustain a 1980s-era television mini-series. You might title that mini-series “Lexington!” Michael Landon would play a dynastic horse breeder, tanked up on destiny, with a whip in one hand and a mint julep in the other.

But Ms. Morgan is not especially interested in surfaces, or in conventional plot migrations. She’s an interior writer, with deep verbal and intellectual resources. She fills your head with all that exists in hers, and that is quite a lot — she has a special and almost Darwinian interest in consanguinity, in the barbed things that are passed on in the blood of people and of horses, like curses, from generation to generation.

The NewYorker Magazine had this to say:

“The Sport of Kings” hovers between fiction, history, and myth, its characters sometimes like the ancient ones bound to their tales by fate, its horses distant kin to those who drew the chariot of time across the sky. One of Morgan’s remarkable achievements in this novel is to wind all the clocks at once: a mortal one, which stops too soon (“time is a horse you never have to whip”); a historical one, which stops when memory runs down; and a cosmological one, which never stops at all.

Come in an pick a copy to see what the talk is all about.