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Book Discussion Group: Previous Selections 2002-2013

Find out what the group is currently reading, when the next meeting will take place, and what previous books have been read.

Previously discussed



Dear Life, Alice Munro

In the Woods, Tana French

Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

Life after Life, Kate Atkinson

The Butterfly Mosque,  G. Willow Wilson 

Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton


Red Sorghum, Mo Yan 
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
The Seven Sisters, Margaret Drabble
The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco
Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes


House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff
Memory, Philippe Grimbert
Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami


Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder
Old New York, Edith Wharton
The Lost City of Z, David Grann
Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry


The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
March, Geraldine Brooks
Starting Out in the Evening, Brian Morton
The Shawl, Cynthia Ozick
August: Osage County, Tracy Letts


Death With Interuptions, Jose Saramago
Run, Ann Patchett
Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
The Gathering, Anne Enright




Previously discussed


The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
The Summer Before the Dark, Doris Lessing
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Left to Tell, Immaculée Ilibagiza
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
On Beauty, Zadie Smith


Science as a Sacred Metaphor: An Evolving Revelation, Elizabeth Michael Boyle, O.P.
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Never Let Me Go, Kashuo Ishiguro,
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult


Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Ethan FromeEdith Wharton
Saturday, Ian McEwan
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham
Doubt,  John Patrick Shanley


The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Forever,  Pete Hamill
Stolen Lives, Malika Oufkir
White Teeth,  Zadie Smith
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
The Piano Tuner, Daniel Mason
The Kitchen Boy, Robert Alexander


The Three Junes,  Julia Glass
The Palace Thief, Ethan Canin
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
A Sleep of Prisoners, Christopher Fry
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown
The Beet Queen, Louise Erdrich


Lying Awake, Mark Salzman
Two Lives William Trevor
Personal History, Martha Graham
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
Atonement, Ian McEwan
A boy I once Knew, Elizabeth Stone