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March 04, 2008

Book Groups Redux

Looking for something to read? Something your friends and neighbors thought worth sharing? Here is a great book list contributed by a second local group that has been talking about books for many years. Bold type means the library currently owns the book.
(List #1)


1995

Title

Author

March

Aquamarine

Carol Anshaw

April

Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

May

Country Girls Trilogy

Edna O’Brien

June

Coffee Will Make You Black

April Sinclair

July

Questions of Power

Bessie Head

August

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent

Julia Alvarez

September

Jasmine

Bharati Mukherjee

October

Tell Me a Riddle

The Shawl

Tillie Olsen

Cynthia Ozick

November

Bastard Out of Carolina & Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Dorothy Allison

December

Animal Dreams & Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver



1996

Title

Author

January

Them

Joyce Carol Oates

February

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Delta Wedding

Zora Neale Hurston

Eudora Welty

March

I, Rigoberto Menchu

Rigoberto Menchu

April

Stone of Laughter

Nine Parts of Desire

Hoda Barakat

Geraldine Brooks

May

Deals with the Devil

Two Old Women

Pearl Cleage

Velma Wallis

June

Paula

Isabelle Allende

July

On Persphone’s Island

Mary Simeti

August

Red Azalea

Anchee Min

September

In the Land of Dreamy Dreams

Ellen Gilchris

October

Dream of Water

Kyoko Mori

November

Violet Shyness of Their Eyes

Barbara Scot

December

Mr. Ive’s Christmas

Oscar Hijuelos



1997

Title

Author

January

Bastard Out of Carolina – the Movie

Dorothy Allison

February

Reviving Ophelia

Mary Pipher

March

Written on the Body

Jeanette Winterson

April

Failure is Impossible (bio of Susan B. Anthony)

Lynn Sherr

May

Frankenstein

Vindication of the Rights of Women

Mary Shelly

Mary Shelly Wolstencraft

June

Mama Day

Gloria Naylor

July

Solar Storms

Linda Hogan

August

Kindred

Octavia Butler

September

The Last Time I Saw Mother

Arlene Chai

October

Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood

Rebecca Wells

November

Tortilla Curtain

T. C. Boyle

December

Caught Up in the Rapture

Sheneska Jackson



1998

Title

Author

January

Towards Amnesia

Sarah Van Arsdale

February

Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

March

The Woman Who Walked into Doors

Roddy Dole

April

Stones from the River

Ursula Hegi

May

One True Thing

Anna Quindlen

June

Strange Pilgrims

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

July

Gate to Women’s Country

Sheri Tepper

August

Fall on your Knees

Anne Macdonald

September

Mr. Sandman

Barbara Gowdy

October

West with the Night

I was Amelia Earhart

Beryl Markham

Jane Mendelsohn

November

Indian Killer

Sherman Alexie

December

None to Accompany Me

Nadine Gordimer



1999

Title

Author

January

Kissing the Witch

Emma Donaghue

February

Charming Billy

Alice McDermott

March

The Finishing School

Gail Godwin

April

Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

May

Chimney Sweeper’s Boy

Barbara Vine

June

Possessing the Secret of Joy

Alice Walker

July

Journey with Elsa Cloud

Leila Hadley

August

Song of the Lark

Willa Cather

September

Beloved

Toni Morrison

October

Seven Moves

Carol Anshaw

November

Book of Ruth

Jane Hamilton

December

Undiscovered Country

Samantha Gillison



2000

Title

Author

January

A Gracious Plenty

Sheri Reynolds

February

Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

March

Woman: An Intimate Geography

Natalie Angier

April

The Love of a Good Woman

Alice Munroe

May

Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner

June

Ruby Fruit Jungle

Rita Mae Brown

July

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

August

The Group

Mary McCarthy

September

The White Bone

Barbara Gowdy

October

Birds of America

Lorrie Moore

November

The Hours

Michael Cunningham

December

Riven Rock

T.C. Boyle






2001

Title

Author

January

The Weight of Water

Anita Shreve

February

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

March

Wiseblood

Flannery O’Connor

April

Disgrace

J.M. Coetzee

May

Colors of the Mountain

Da Chen

June

House of Sand and Fog

Andre Dubus

July

Unquiet Earth

Denise Giardinia

August

Sally Hemings

Barbara Chase-Riboud

September

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

October

God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

November

Blue Angel

Francine Prose

December

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Tracy Chevalier

Susan Vreeland




2002

Title

Author

January

Plainsong

Kent Haruf

February

Jane Eyre

Wide Sargasso Sea

Charlotte Bronte

Jean Rhys

March

Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

April

The Red Tent

Anita Diamant

May

Death of Vishnu

Manil Suri

June

Traveling Mercies

Annie Lamott

July

Bel Canto

Ann Patchett

August

The Healing

Gayle Jones

September

The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen

October

The Spirit Catches you and you fall down

Ann Fadiman

November

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Louise Erdrich

December

Age of Grief

Jane Smiley




2003

Title

Author

January

Bee Season

Myla Goldberg

February

I Capture the Castle

Dodi Smith

March

Bridge of San Luis Rey

Thornton Wilder

April

Fall of the Sparrow

Robert Hellenga

May

Maybe the Moon

Armistead Maupin

June

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

July

The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Alexander Smith

August

Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver

September

Disobedience

Jane Hamilton

October

Atonement

Ian McEwan

November

Three Junes

Julia Glass

December

The Book of Daniel

E L Doctorow



2004

Title

Author

January

Share a poem, story, article, essay, idea

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February

The Garden Party and Other Stories

Katherine Mansfield

March

Appetites

Caroline Knapp

April



May



June



July



August

NO BOOK


September



October



November



December

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Riding the Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey by Rachel Simon

The Way the Crow Flies by Anne Macdonald

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

The Dogs of Babel: A Novel by Carolyn Parkhurst



2005

Title

Author

January

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February

The Wife

Meg Wolitzer

March

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

April

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Kate Atkinson

May

Eva Moves the Furniture

Margot Livesey

June

Mating

Norman Rush

July

Devil in the White City

Eric Larsen

August

NO BOOK


September

Prince Edward

Dennis McFarland

October

The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger

November

The Falls

Joyce Carol Oates

December

Vernon God Little

DBC Pierre


2006

Title

Author

January

The Sari Shop

Rupa Bajwa

February

Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond

March

The Darling

Russell Banks

April

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Nick Flynn

May

Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson

June

The Good Wife


July

March, Little Women

Geraldine Brooks, Louisa May Alcott

August

NO BOOK


September

On Beauty

Zadie's Smith

October

Eventide

Kent Haruf

November

Geographer's Library

Jon Fasman

December

The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion



2007

Title

Author

January

Blink

Malcolm Gladwell

February

Gilead

Marilynne Robinson

March

How to Be Good

Nick Hornby

April

Truth and Beauth: A Friendship

Ann Patchett

May

Maps

Nuruddin Farah

June

Lolita

Nabokov

July

Bird Artist

Howard Norman

August

NO BOOK


September

Anna Karenina

Tolstoy

October

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen

November

Collapse

Jared Diamond

December

Year of Wonders

Geraldine Brooks



2008

Title

Author

January

The Loop

Joe Coomer

February



March



April



May



June



July



August



September



October



November



December




Here's the list of books under consideration


1. The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of 4 meals by Michael Pollan

2. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a year of food life by Barbara Kingsolver

3. Snow by Orhan Pamuk

4. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

5. The Danish Girl by David Evershoff

6. Songs Without Words by Ann Packer

7. Run by Ann Patchett

8. Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

9. Possession by A S Byatt

10. Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon

11. Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra

12. books by Walker Percy (Love in the ruins; The moviegoer )

13. books by Henry James (Portrait of a lady , Washington Square, The Bostonians, Daisy Miller, The Golden Bowl)

14. books by Ernest Hemingway ( A farewell to arms , To have and have not , The sun also rises , For whom the bell tolls )

15. stories by Alice Munro

16. books by Edna O'Brien ( The light of evening In the forest , Wild Decembers, Down by the river )

17. books by J. M. Coetzee ( Slow man , Elizabeth Costello, Waiting for the Barbarians, Youth)

18. books by T.C. Boyle ( Talk talk , A friend of the earth , Tooth and Claw, The inner circle , Drop City )

19. books by Doris Lessing, most recent recipient of the Nobel Prize ( The golden notebook )

20. books or stories by William Trevor ( Fools of fortune, The hill bachelors, The story of Lucy Gault or short stories)

21. Keith Donaghue's Stolen Child (local author)


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