Evening Book Group

The evening book group meets the second Tuesday each month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New members are welcome. If you would like to join the book club, please stop by the Reference desk at the library.

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2017

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper
Shelter by Jung Yun
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
January 2018: Carry Me by Peter Behrens

2016

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Uncle Tungsten: memories of a chemical boyhood by Oliver W. Sacks

Left Neglected: a novel by Lisa Genova

Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel

The Martian: a novel by Andy Weir

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Brooklyn, a novel by Colm Toibin

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

2015

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Testament of Mary by Colm Toiban
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
My Kind of Place, travel stories from a woman who’s been everywhere by Susan Orlean
Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Illusionists by Rosie Thomas
The $60,000 Dog: my life with animals by Lauren Slater

2014

The Pact by Davis, Jenkins and Hunt
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Someone by Alice McDermott
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Dubliners by James Joyce

2013

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
The Light of Day by Graham Swift
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin and Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Defending Jacob by William Landay

2012

The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson
Troubles by J.G. Farrell
Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

2011

Tales from the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Feed by M.T. Anderson
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
The Rapture by Liz Jensen
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

2010

The Comedians by Graham Greene
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
The Traveler by Ron McLarty
On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
Theme selections: memoirs and novels on the immigrant experience in the United States; American expatriate memoirs

2009

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Crow Road by Iain Banks
The Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Theme selections: favorite summer books; hard-boiled mysteries, Agatha Christie and the Golden age of mysteries

2008

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull
Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
China Boy by Gus Lee
Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley
Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes

2007

The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Triangle: the Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehle
The Lucky Gourd Shop by Joanna C. Scott
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
The Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

2006

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott
Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King
Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Forever by Pete Hamill
Aloft by Chang-rae Lee
March by Geraldine Brooks
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

2005

The Kitchen Boy: a Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
The Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min
The Green Mile by Stephen King
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer

2004

The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

2003

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy
Chiefs by Stuart Woods
Days of Awe by Achy Obejas
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Her Life by Susan Hertog
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Islam: a Short History by Karen Armstrong
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam by John L. Esposito

2002

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon
Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Bear Went Over the Mountain by William Kotzwinkle
One Thousand White Women: the Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
The Hook by Donald E. Westlake
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

2001

Falling Leaves: the True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah
Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Uncivil Seasons by Michael Malone