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by Hank Green
A wildly funny and thought-provoking debut novel about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger that we can't wait to discuss with other readers.
The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on October 24th by signing up below.
by Anne Tyler
An enchanting novel of hope, self-discovery, and second chances from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. A story full of surprises we can’t wait to discuss with other readers.
The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a reader’s guide and an essay from the author. Join us to discuss in our stores on August 8th by signing up below.
by Meg Wolitzer
Discover Meg Wolitzer’s must-read novel, The Female Persuasion, a timely story about the ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.
The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition features a reader’s guide and a thought-provoking essay from the author.
Barnes & Noble will hold its third Book Club Night to discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. Customers can sign up to attend the discussion at their local bookstore, or online. Our Cafés will be sampling food and beverages during the event, and each store will give away one signed copy of the book.Sign Up Now
We’re counting the days until we can talk openly (no spoilers!) with other readers about Hank Green’s wildly funny novel about fame, friendship, and growing up. Here’s Hank introducing his novel’s narrator (and more) in an exclusive video.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
“I set out to write a book about aliens and First Contact and a cascade of weirdness that kept getting weirder. I wanted it to be a story of good people in a weird situation. But, also, aliens are so often just a fresh way to look at ourselves. What I also realized halfway through writing this book was that while the Carls were aliens, they were also just fame.”
Read Green’s full essay in our Book Club Exclusive Edition. PRE-ORDER NOW
We had a terrific time talking about Clock Dance—and all things Anne Tyler—with you in our stores last night. Willa Drake is definitely one of our favorite Tyler characters, and we had a great time hearing your thoughts about Willa, her life, and the choices she makes throughout the novel. Clock Dance is one those novels that makes the reader ask Why did she do that? Why didn’t he notice sooner? She picked him? What would I have done? Questions like those lead to lively conversations about books—and really, is there anything better? Looking forward to seeing everyone again on October 24 when we come together to discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.
What does any reader (especially a bookseller) love more than reading or recommending books?
Simple: Talking about books with another reader. Clock Dance, Anne Tyler’s new novel of hope, self-discovery and second chances, was the second selection of The Barnes & Noble Book Club, and readers across America came together at their local B&N stores to talk about this sublime novel with each other. Some readers brought friends and family with them, others made new friends as they dug deep into this marvelous, nuanced story, and shared their own experiences and interpretations and thoughts about Clock Dance.
We’ll be discussing An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green in our stores at our next Book Club event on October 24th, and we hope to see you there. Registration is free at your local B&N store or online. SIGN UP NOW