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On-Your-Own Book Club: "The Heart of It All: A Novel" by Christian Kiefer

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No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure, just good reading! This month’s title is "The Heart of It All: A Novel" by Christian Kiefer. Pick up a copy of the book at the Culture & AV desk.

Enjoy fiction and nonfiction, large print, and audiobooks. Author information, questions to ponder, and readalikes are included with each book.

"The Heart of It All: A Novel" by Christian Kiefer

A small, declining town. A family bereaved by terrible loss. A searing narrative about how American lives touch each other across divides both real and imagined... Set in failing small town in central Ohio, this story asks how one manages, in an America of increasing division, to find a sense of family and community. Focusing on the members of three families: the Baileys, a white family who have put down deep roots in the community; the Marwats, an immigrant family that owns the town's largest employer; and the Shaws, especially young Anthony, an outsider whose very presence gently shakes the town's understanding of itself.