Book Discussion Archive

2014

Neighborhood Reads

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Someone: A Novel by Alice McDermott
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Booked for Lunch

Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
The Stovepipe by Bonnie Virag
Longbourn by Jo Baker
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood

Community Led Discussion

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
5 Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Hospital Ravaged by Storms by Sheri Frank.

2013

Neighborhood Reads

The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (Tom Franklin)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
The Light Between Oceans (ML Stedman)
The Age of Miracles (Karen Thompson Walker)
Shine Shine Shine (Lydia Netzer)
Gold (Chris Cleave)
Detroit City is the Place to Be (Mark Binelli)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
Malice of Fortune (Michael Ennis)

Booked for Lunch

Rules of Civility (Amor Towles)
Tell the Wolves I’m Home (Carol Rifka Brunt)
The Sisters Brothers (Patrick deWitt)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey (Fiona Carnarvon)
Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Katherine Boo)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
Detroit City is the Place to Be (Mark Binelli)
Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)

Community Led Discussion

The Reliable Wife (Robert Goolrick)
The Master (Colm Toibin)
Started Early, Took My Dog (Kate Atkinson)
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (Beth Hoffman)
The Chaperon (Laura Moriaty)
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake (Anna Quindlen)

2012

Neighborhood Reads

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (Melanie Benjamin)
Before I Go to Sleep (S.J. Watson)
Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
Once Upon a River (Bonnie Jo Campbell)
The Submission (Amy Waldman)
The Memory Chalet (Tony Judt)
My New American Life (Francine Prose)
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend (Susan Orlean)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
Picking Cotton (Jennifer Thompson-Cannino)
Defending Jacob (William Landay)
Caleb's Crossing (Geraldine Brooks)

Community Led Discussion

The Leisure Seeker (Michael Zadoorian)
The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obreht)
The Story of a Beautiful Girl (Rachel Simon)
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons (Lorna Landvik)
State of Wonder (Ann Patchett)
The Dovekeepers (Alice Hoffman)
Picking Cotton (Jennifer Thompson-Cannino)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

Booked for Lunch

Unbroken (Lauren Hillenbrand)
The History of Love (Nicole Krauss)
The Glass Room (Simon Mawer)
Please Look After Mom (Kyung-Sook Shin)
Dreams of Joy (Lisa See)
Remarkable Creatures (Tracy Chevalier)
The Devil in Pew Number Seven (Rebecca Nichols Alonzo)
The Magic Room (Jeffrey Zaslow)
Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
Picking Cotton (Jennifer Thompson-Cannino)
Swamplandia (Karen Russell)
A Good American (Alex George)

2011

Neighborhood Reads

Noah's Compass (Anne Tyler)
The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
Mudbound (Hillary Jordan)
In the Land of Second Chances (George Shaffner)
The Plague of Doves (Louise Erdrich)
Garden Spells (Sarah Addison Allen)
Wesley the Owl (Stacey O'Brien)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (Rhoda Janzen)

Booked for Lunch

The Girls from Ames (Jeffrey Zaslow)
The Hearts of Horses (Molly Gloss)
The Space Between Us (Thrity Umrigar)
Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)
The Absolutley True Story of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
The Mind's Eye (Oliver Sacks)
Beatrice and Virgil (Yann Martel)
The Paris Wife (Paula McLain)
In the Garden of Beasts (Erik Larson)
The Christmas Cookie Club (Ann Pearlman)

2010

Neighborhood Reads

The Whistling Season (Ivan Doig)
Stealing Buddha's Dinner (Bich Minh Nguyen)
Still Alice (Lisa Genova)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)
People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
A Mercy (Toni Morrison)

Community Led Discussion

Little Heathens (Mildred Kalish)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
Shadow Divers (Robert Kurson)

Booked for Lunch

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
Stealing Buddha's Dinner (Bich Minh Nguyen)
In a Sunburned Country (Bill Bryson)
Alice I Have Been (Melanie Benjamin)
Annie's Ghost (Steve Luxenberg)
Brooklyn: A Novel (Colm Toibin)
Comfort Food (Kate Jacobs)

2009

Neighborhood Reads

  • Mister Pip (LLoyd Jones)
  • Away (Amy Bloom)
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (Maggie O'Farrell)
  • Identical Strangers (Paula Bernstein)
  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven (Fannie Flagg)
  • The Faith Club (Ranya Idliby)
  • The Attack (Yasmina Khadra)
  • The Boy on the Bus (Deborah Schupack)
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (David Wroblewski)
  • The Ghost at the Table (Suzanne Berne)
  • Finn (Jon Clinch)

Community Led Discussion

  • The Tenderness of Wolves (Stef Penney)
  • Luncheon of the Boating Party (Susan Vreeland)
  • Ireland (Frank Delaney)
  • Thunderstruck (Erik Larson)
  • The Whistling Season (Ivan Doig)
  • My Life in France (Julia Child)
  • Change of Heart (Jodi Picoult)
  • The Secret Supper (Javier Sierra)
  • The Last Days of Dogtown (Anita Diamant)
  • The Lace Reader (Brunonia Barry)
  • The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  • Loving Frank (Nancy Horan)

Booked for Lunch

  • Identical Strangers (Paula Bernstein)
  • Like Water for Chocolate (Laura Esquivel)
  • Run (Ann Patchett)
  • Maisie Dobbs (Jacqueline Winspear)
  • Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson)
  • One Thousand White Women (Jim Fergus)
  • Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
  • Suite Francaise (Irene Nemirovsky)
  • The Glass Castle (Jeanette Walls)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
  • Wish You Well (David Baldacci)
  • The Shack (William P. Young)

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2008

  • Arc of Justice (Kevin Boyle)
  • The Namesake (Jumpha Lahiri)
  • Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
  • Suite Francaise (Irene Nemirovsky)
  • Father Joe (Tony Hendra)
  • Memory Keeper's Daughter (Kim Edwards)
  • Thunderstruck (Erik Larson)
  • Digging to America (Anne Tyler)
  • The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
  • Player Piano (Kurt Vonnegut)
  • Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)

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2007

  • The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
  • I Was Amelia Earhart (Jane Mendelsohn)
  • My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
  • Deafening (Frances Itani)
  • The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
  • Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Michael Dorris)
  • Possession (A.S. Byatt)
  • The Emancipator's Wife (Barbara Hambly)
  • Five Quarters of an Orange (Jane Harris)
  • Saturday (Ian McEwan)
  • A Bell for Adano (John Hersey)
  • Hotel du Lac (Anita Brookner)

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2006

  • Light on Snow (Anita Shreve)
  • White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
  • The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade (Thomas Lynch)
  • One Thousand White Women (Jim Fergus)
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
  • Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
  • The Water Dancers (Terry Gamble)
  • The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)
  • In the Country of the Young (Lisa Carey)
  • Please Don't Come Back from the Moon (Dean Bakapoulos)
  • The Samurai's Garden (Gail Tsukiyama)

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2005

  • Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton)
  • The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Ann Packer)
  • The Virgin Blue (Tracy Chevalier)
  • The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  • The Story of Lucy Gault (William Trevor)
  • The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
  • The Song of the Lark (Willa Cather)
  • Good in Bed (Jennifer Weiner)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • Madeleine's Ghost (Robert Girardi)
  • Moon Tiger (Penelope Lively)
  • The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

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2004

  • A Room of One’s Own (Virginia Woolf)
  • Enduring Love (Ian McEwan)
  • Back When We Were Grownups (Anne Tyler)
  • Nickel and Dimed (Barbara Ehrenreich)
  • Trans-Sister Radio (Chris Bohjalian)
  • The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  • Desirable Daughters (Bharati Mukherjee)
  • Bel Canto (Anne Patchett)
  • Second Hand (Michael Zadoorian)
  • Mystic River (Dennis Lehane)
  • The Giant’s House (Elizabeth McCracken)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time (Mark Haddon)

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2003

  • A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle)
  • The Feast of Love (Charles Baxter)
  • Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
  • An Unquiet Mind (Kay Redfield Jamison)
  • Empire Falls (Richard Russo)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  • Blue Diary (Alice Hoffman)
  • A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)
  • Bee Season (Myla Goldberg)
  • How to Be Good (Nick Hornby)
  • Niagara Falls All Over Again (Elizabeth McCracken)
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Dai Sijie)

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2002

  • Expecting Adam (Martha Beck)
  • While I Was Gone (Sue Miller)
  • Prodigal Summer (Barbara Kingsolver)
  • House of Sand and Fog (Andre Dubus)
  • The Robber Bride (Margaret Atwood)
  • Plain Truth (Jodi Picoult)
  • Disobedience (Jane Hamilton)
  • Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
  • The Twins (Tessa de Loo)
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
  • The Liar’s Club (Mary Karr)
  • The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)

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2001

  • The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
  • Amy and Isabelle (Elizabeth Strout)
  • Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (Jean Sasson)
  • The Drowning People (Richard Mason)
  • I Know This Much Is True (Wally Lamb)
  • Kaaterskill Falls (Allegra Goodman)
  • Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (Fanny Flagg)
  • Breach of Promise (Anne Perry)
  • Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (Amanda Foreman)
  • City of Light (Lauren Belfer)
  • The Binding Chair (Kathryn Harrison)
  • The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)

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2000

  • Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  • In the Time of the Butterflies (Julia Alvarez)
  • The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell)
  • Pope Joan (Donna Woolfolk Cross)
  • Midwives (Chris Bohjalian)
  • The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  • Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
  • Where the Heart Is (Billie Letts)
  • The Alienist (Caleb Carr)
  • The Music Lesson (Katharine Weber)
  • Life After Life (Raymond Moody)
  • The Tale of the Body Thief (Anne Rice)

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1999

  • She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
  • The Witchfinder (Loren Estleman)
  • The Crystal Cave (Mary Stewart)
  • These Is My Words (Nancy Turner)
  • The Deep End of the Ocean (Jaquelyn Mitchard)
  • The Glass Lake (Maeve Binchy)
  • Open Secrets (Alice Munro)
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe)
  • The Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter)
  • The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
  • Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
  • Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom)

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1998

  • Corelli's Mandolin (Louis De Bernieres)
  • No Ordinary Time (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  • Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast (Bill Richardson)
  • Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson)
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop (Willa Cather)
  • Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis)
  • The Day After Roswell (Philip Corso)
  • One for the Money (Janet Evanovich)
  • The Full Catastrophe (David Carkeet)
  • Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
  • The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt)

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1997

  • Like Water for Chocolate (Laura Esquivel)
  • A Civil Action (Jonathan Harr)
  • Beach Music (Pat Conroy)
  • Moving Violations (John Hockenberry)
  • Blue Hearts (Jim Lehrer)
  • The Tortilla Curtain (T. Coraghessan Boyle)
  • The Wedding (Dorothy West)
  • Leaving Cold Sassy (Olive Ann Burns)
  • Range of Motion (Elizabeth Berg)
  • Postmortem (Patricia Cornwell)
  • Notes From a Small Island (Bill Bryson)
  • The Grass Dancer (Susan Power)

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1996

  • Mutant Message From Down Under (Marlo Morgan)
  • Turtle Moon (Alice Hoffman)
  • Moo (Jane Smiley)
  • The Lyre of Orpheus (Robinson Davies)
  • Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
  • The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)
  • Crossing to Safety (Wallace Stegner)
  • Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  • Waiting to Exhale (Terry McMillan)
  • Lieberman's Thief (Stuart Kaminsky)
  • The Horse Whisperer (Nicholas Evans)

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1995

  • Seneca Falls Inheritance (Miriam Monfredo)
  • The Road From Coorain (Jill Ker Conway)
  • Maybe the Moon (Amistead Maupin)
  • Masquerade (William Kienzle)
  • A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines)
  • Thank You for Smoking (Christopher Buckley)
  • River God (Wilbur Smith)
  • The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
  • Native Tongue (Carl Hiaasen)
  • She Walks These Hills (Sharyn McCrumb)
  • The Harbinger Effect (S.K. Wolf)
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)

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1994

  • The Republic of Love (Carol Shields)
  • The Kitchen God's Wife (Amy Tan)
  • Devil's Night (Ze'ev Chafets)
  • Mysteries by Sue Grafton
  • The Mosquito Coast (Paul Theroux)
  • The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  • Three Women at the Water's Edge (Nancy Thayer)
  • The Dollmaker (Hariette Arnow)
  • A Night to Remember and The Night Lives On (Walter Lord)
  • Having Our Say (Sadie and Bessie Delaney)
  • The City Boy (Herman Wouk)
  • Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (George Will)

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1993

  • Mysteries by Margaret Truman
  • The Water Is Wide (Pat Conroy)
  • Cold Sassy Tree (Olive Ann Burns)
  • Searching for Caleb (Anne Tyler)
  • Fatherland (Robert Harris)
  • Into the Blue (Robert Goddard)
  • Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry)
  • London Spring (Valerie Avery)
  • Raney (Clyde Edgerton)
  • Crooked Tree (Robert C. Wilson)
  • Elmore Leonard's Detroit mysteries
  • Short stories by O. Henry

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1992

  • Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
  • Boy's Life (Robert McCammon)
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Robert Pirsig)
  • The Loon Feather (Iola Fuller)
  • Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
  • Titles about the assassination of JFK
  • A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley)
  • Replay (Ken Grimwood)
  • 1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile (Homero Aridjis)
  • Beloved (Toni Morrison)

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Senior Book Discussion Archive

2011

  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell
  • Black and White by Dani Shapiro
  • Run: A Novel by Ann Patchett
  • An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
  • The Good Earth by Pearl Buck AND Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice AND Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Annie’s Ghost by Steve Luxenberg
  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

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2010

  • Home:  A Memoir of My Early Years by Andrews, Julie Andrews
  • My Antonia by Cather, Willa
  • Little Heathens:  Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Kalish, Mildred
  • Bridge of Sighs by Russo, Richard
  • Blink:  The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Gladwell, Malcolm
  • Black & White by Shapiro, Dani
  • An Anthropologist on Mars by Sachs, Oliver
  • The Condition by Haigh, Jennifer
  • Hope's Boy by Bridge, Andrew
  • The Help by Stockett, Kathryn
  • The House on Sugar Beach:  In Search of a Lost African Childhood
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Schaffer, Mary Ann

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2009

  • North River by Hamill, Pete
  • An Hour Before Daylight by Carter, Jimmy
  • Water for Elephants  by Gruen, Sara
  • Alive on the Andrea Doria  by Simpson, Pierette
  • East of Eden  by Steinbeck, John
  • The Zookeeper's Wife by Ackerman, Diane
  • Mr. Pip  by Jones, Lloyd
  • Rome, 1960  by Maraniss, David
  • Loving Frank  by Horan, Nancy
  • The Lemon Tree  by Tolan, Sandy
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini, Khalid
  • Three Cups of Tea  by Mortensen, Greg

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2008

  • The Thirteenth Tale by Setterfiled, Diane
  • In an Instant:  A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing by Woodruff, Lee
  • Middlesex by Eugenides, Jeffrey
  • The Glass Castle by Walls, Jeannette
  • Abundance:  A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Jeter Naslund, Sena
  • Mockingbird:  A Portrait of Harper Lee by Shields, Charles
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper(note:  both books were read for this day)
  • The Nick Adams Stories by Hemingway, Ernest
  • Wild Swans by Chang, Jung
  • Terrorist by Updike, John
  • The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby by Oliver, Suzanne & Warner, Priscilla
  • The Memory Keepers Daughter by Edwards, Kim
  • Marley & Me by Grogan, John

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2007

  • My Sister's Keeper by Picoult, Jodi 
  • Condi: Condoleeza Rice Story by Felix, Antonia
  • Shadow of the Wind by Ruiz, Carlos
  • World is Flat by Friedman, Thomas
  • Runaway Quilt by Chiaverini, Jennifer
  • Mighty & the Almighty by Albright, Madeline
  • Digging to America by Tyler, Ann
  • Other Boleyn Girl by Gregory, Philippa
  • Two Lives by Seth, Vikram
  • Fixer by Malamud, Bernard
    My Father is a Book by Smith, Janna Malamud
  • March by Brooks, Geraldine
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Kidder, Tracy

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2006

  • Gilead by Robinson, Marilyn
  • Plot Against America by Roth, Philip
  • Pride & Prejudice by Austen, Jane
  • Stolen Lives by Oufkir, Malika
  • Secret Life of Bees by Monk, Sue Kidd
  • One Soldier's Story: A Memoir by Dole, Bob  
  • Ireland by Delaney, Frank
  • Kite Runner by Hosseini, Khaled
  • Known World by Jones, Edward
  • Martha Washington: An American Life by Brady, Patricia
  • A Thread of Grace by Russell, Mary Doria
  • A Parting Gift by Erickson, Ben

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2005

  • Angle of Repose by Stegner, Wallace
  • The Fig Eater by Shields, Jody
  • My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Allende, Isabel
  • Daughter of Fortune and other works by Allende, Isabel
  • Pears on a Willow Tree   by Pietrzyk, Leslie
  • Life of Pi   by Martel, Yann  
  • Confessions of a Cuban Boy   by Eire , Carlos   
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran   by Nafisi, Azar   
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Haddon, Mark  

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2004

  • Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages by Marton, Kati  
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by   Sijie, Dai
  • Why Censorship?:  Huckleberry Finn,
    The Mute’s Soliloquy,
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,
    The Invisible Man,
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,
    To Kill a Mockingbird    
  • Why Censorship? Part 2:  Kaffir Boy,
    Where the Wild Things Are,
    The Joy Luck Club,
    Moby Dick,
    Woman of Hollering Creek  
  • Prodigal Summer by   Kingsolver, Barbara 
  • Seabiscuit by   Hillenbrand, Laura
  • Caramelo   by Cisneros, Sandra
  • The Lazy B by O’Connor, Sandra Day  
    The Majesty of the Law by O’Connor, Sandra Day  
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Otuska, Julie 
  • Leap of Faith: Memories Of An Unexpected Life   by Queen Noor   
  • Easter Island  by Vanderbes, Jennifer 
  • Among Stone Giants:Life of Katherine Routledge by Van Tilberg, JoAnne 
  •  Secret Father by Carrolll, James 

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2003

  • Icebound   by Nielsen, Jeri     
  • In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden by Cambor, Kathleen 
  • Year of Wonder   by Brooks, Geraldine 
  • John Adams   by McCullogh, David 
  • Empire Falls by Russo, Richard
  • Bel Canto  by Patchett, Ann
  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue  by Vreeland, Susan  
  • Looking for Alaska by Jenkins, Peter 
  • Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Landvik, Lorna
  • Eddie’s Bastard by Kowalski, William

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2002

  • The Red Tent by Diamant, Anita
  • Alice’s Tulips   by Dallas, Sandra   
  • Anna Morrow Lindberg: Her Life   by Hertog, Susan
  • A Primate’s Memoir   by Sapolsky, Robert 
  • Expecting Adam by Beck, Martha   
  • Give Me My Father’s Body by Harper, Kenn
  • Abigail Adams   by Levin, Phyliss 
  • Dearest Friend   by Withey, Lynne  
  • The Twins by DeLoo,Tessa   
  • The House of Sand and Fog by Dubus, Andre

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2001

  • Kingsley House   by Ryan, Arliss    
  • Poisonwood Bible   by Kingsolver, Barbara  
  • Burr   by Vidal, Gore  
  • The Professor and the Madman   by Winchester, Simon 
  • The Music Lesson by Weber, Katherine  
  • Appetite for Life: the Biography of Julia Child   by Finch, Noel Riley  
  • Ahab’s Wife: Or the Star-Gazer   by Naslund, Sena Jeter
  • A Time in Earnest   by James, P.D. 
  • The Skull Mantra   by Pattison, Eliot    
  • The Ladies of Covington Send their Love by Medlicott, Joan 
  • Tulip Fever by Moggach, Deborah  

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2000

  • The Pilot’s Wife   by Shreve, Anita 
  • Slaves in the Family   by Boll, Edward  
  • While I Was Gone by Miller, Sue  
  • A Season in Hell   by French, Marilyn 
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Golden, Arthur    
  • Front Row at the White House   by Thomas, Helen 
  • Jacob’s Ladder   by McCaig, Donald 
  • Madame Curie: A Life   by Quinn, Susan 
  • City of Light by Belfer, Lauren 
  • Amsterdam by McEwan, Ian 

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1999

  • Snow in august   by Hamill, Pete   
  • Wait till Next Year by Goodwin, Doris Kearns 
  • Yo!   by Alvarez, Julia 
  • Pushing the Bear   by Glancy, Dianne  
  • These is My words by Turner, Nancy 
  • All Over but the Shoutin' by Bragg, Richard 
  • Pope Joan   by Cross, Donna    
  • Silent Spring   by Carson, Rachel   
  • Member of the Wedding   by McCullers, Carson    
  • The World of the Dali Lama by Farrer- Halls, Gill  

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1998

  • Alias Grace   by Atwood, Margaret  
  • Beloved,  by Morrison, Toni    
    Song of Solomon by Morrison, Toni    
  • The Spanish Lover   by Trollope, Joanna  
  • Moving Violations   by Hockenberry, John 
  • Waist High in the World   by Mairs,Nancy 
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil   by Berendt, John   
  • Tuesday with Morrie   by Albom, Mitch  
  • Old Friends   by Kidder, Tracy    
  • Personal History by Graham, Katherine     

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1997

  • Panama   by Zencey, Erie     
  • Waiting to Exhale   by McMillan, Terry  
  • Live Coal in the Sea   by L’Engle, Madeline      
  • Pull of the Moon by Berg, Elizabeth  
  • Zenzele   by Maraire, J. Nozipo   
  • Snow Falling on Cedars   by Guterson, David
  • Written by Herself, vols 1 & 2   by Conway, Jill Ker     
  • Montana 1948   by Watson, Larry
  • 11 Presidents, 4 Wars, 22 Political Conventions   by Brinkley, David  

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1996

  • Smilla’s Sense of Snow   by Hoag, Peter    
  • Dream Makers, Dream Breakers by Rowan, Carl  
  • Crossing to Safety   by Stegner, Wallace     
  • Resistance   by Shreve, Anita  
  • Heart of the West   by Williamson, Penelope 
  • Recessional   by Michener, James    
  • River God, by Smith, Wilbur
    Seventh Scroll    by Smith, Wilbur
  • The Optimist’s Daughter   by Welty, Eudora 
  • Where White Men Fear to Tread by Means, Russell    
  • The Stone Diaries   by Shields, Carol 

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1995

  • In Troubled Waters   by Coyle, Beverly
  • Voices and Silences, an Autobiography   by Jones, James Earl
  • Before and After   by Brown, Rosellen
  • Dolley   by Brown, Rita Mae
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin  by Stowe, Harriet Beecher 
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe   by Hedrick, Joan
  • Middlemarch   by Eliot, George 
  • Like Water for Chocolate   by Esquivel, Laurel
  • No Stone Unturned   by Kuhn, Maggie  
  • Roommates   by Apple, Max 

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1994

  • A Thousand Acres by Smiley, Jane
  • Me   by Hepburn, Katherine
  • The Dreaming   by Wood, Barbara 
  • The Widow of Oz   by Knight , Kathryn  
  • Laughing Whitefish   by Traver, Robert    
  • Fiela’s Child   by Matthee, Darlene 
  • The Crown of Columbus   by Dorris, M. & Erdich L.   
  • The Hobbit   by Tolkien, J.R.R.  
  • The Names of the Mountains   by Lindbergh, Reeve  
  • Having Our Say   by Delaney, Sarah & Elizabeth
  • A World Waiting to be Born, by Peck, M. Scott    
    The Road Less Traveled  by Peck, M. Scott