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Adult Services Book Discussion Kits

The Oswego Public Library District has discussion kits available for those who need multiple copies of books for discussion groups. The kits include a tote bag, up to 10 copies of the book, discussion questions, information about the author, and sometimes other materials to enhance the reading experience. Please contact Adult Services at 630-978-1024 for more information or to reserve a kit.

Guidelines for Use

  • The loan period for book discussion kits is 6 weeks. They may not be renewed.
  • Holds may not be placed on book discussion kits. However, kits may be reserved in advance by contacting Adult Services.
  • Reserved kits should be picked up at the Adult Services Desk and taken to the Circulation Desk for checkout.
  • Kits are checked out to one person. Members of the group should get their books from the person who checked out the kit. Discussion kit books are checked out only as part of the kit, not individually.
  • The person who checks out the kit is responsible for returning the complete kit.
  • The fine for overdue book discussion kits is 20¢ per item per day, including the bag, each book, and any other material checked out as part of the kit. There is no grace period.

Title List of Adult Services Book Discussion Kits

Please click on a book title to link to the Oswego Public Library District catalog, where you'll find plot summaries and reviews.

A – C        D – F        G – I        J – L        M – O        P – R        S – U        V - Z

A - C

All Other Nights by Dara Horn

Discussion Guide

All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann

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The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka 

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent NEW!

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Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard

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The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

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Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

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The Circus Fire by Stewart O’Nan

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Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

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Cutting for Stone by A. Verghese 

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D – F

Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James  

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

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The Expats by Chris Pavone

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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

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Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

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G – I

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok  

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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J – L

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom NEW!

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Little Children by Tom Perrotta

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Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

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M – O

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear  

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

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March by Geraldine Brooks 

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

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Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill  

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My Ántonia by Willa Cather

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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

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The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman NEW!

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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P – R

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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Please Look After Mom Kyong-suk Sin

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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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Room by Emma Donoghue

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The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

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S – U

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

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Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 

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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See  

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The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

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The Sinking of the Eastland by Jay R. Bonansinga

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Small Island by Andrea Levy  

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Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett NEW!

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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle NEW!

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan C. Bradley NEW!

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Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner  

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The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield NEW!

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Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

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The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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V – Z

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

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Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach  

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson  

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler NEW!  

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