Previous Selections

Previous Book Group Selections


1994
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Before and After by Rosellen Brown
Kinds of Love by May Sarton
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
In Country Bobbie by Ann Mason
Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima
Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz


1995
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Godwin
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1996
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose
Democracy by Henry Adams
Broken Cord by Michael Dorris
My Antonia by Willa Cather
West With the Night by Beryl Markham


1997
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Rabbit Run by John Updike
The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Cider House Rules by John Irving
Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre
Mozart by Marcia Davenport


1998
Miss Lonely Hearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Time and Tide by Edna O'Brien
A Short History of a Small Place by T. R. Pearson
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
The Haunting of Hill House & The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Railway Man by Eric Lomax
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


1999
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
Burge''s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Ethan Fromme by Edith Wharton
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Zeale Hurston


2000
The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The Great Gatsby F. by Scott Fitzgerald
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Sula by Toni Morrison
The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Men and Angels by Mary Gordon
Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


2001
The Bookshop and Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
Ragtime by L. Doctorow
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graver
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
A Single Pebble by John Hersey
Moo by Jane Smiley
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Ray
Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie


2002
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Therapy by David Lodge
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Dream Catcher: A Memoir by Margaret A. Salinger
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
The Good Soldier by Madox Fox
Babel Tower by A.S. Byatt
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt


2003
Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser
Larry's Party by Carol Shields
Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Howard's End by E.M. Forster
An Elegy for Iris by John Bayley
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Color Purple by Alice Walker
Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester


2004
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy
Night by Elie Wiesel
Secret History by Dona Tartt
The Haj by Leon Uris
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
John Adams by David McCullough
Shipping News by E. Anne Proulx
Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


2005
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
On The Bus by Kimberly Scott
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Memoirs of a Geisha by Andrew Golden
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


2006
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexander Fuller
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
Dubliners by James Joyce
Random Harvest by James Hilton
Liar's Club by Mary Karr
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Black Like Me by John Howard
The Color of Water by James McBride
Life of PI by Yann Martel


2007
An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Waiting by Ha Jin
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Girl with a Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lakiri


2008
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
A Thread of Grace Mary by Doria Russell
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Death In Venice by Thomas Mann
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
MOBY DICK by Herman Melville
CROW LAKE by Mary Lawson
Garlic and Sapphires: Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
Middlesex Jeffrey by Eugenides
The Known World by Edward P. Jones


2009
Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
1776 by David McCullough
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
I Claudius by Robert Graves
Water of Elephants by Sara Gruen
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


2010
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
Beautiful Boy by David Scheff
The Devil in White City by Erik Larson
Herzog by Saul Bellow
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

2011
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
Mrs. Jack: A Biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Louise Hall Tharp

2012
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
On the Road by Jack Kerouac

2013
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
North River by Pete Hamill
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Run by Ann Patchett
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World by Lucette Matalon Lagnado
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

2014
Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
The Ambassadors by Henry James
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Mating by Norman Rush
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

2015
Cell by Stephen King
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael McDonnell
A Separate Country by Robert Hicks
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
The Planets by Dava Sobel
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Suite Français by Irene Nemirovsky
The Room by Emma Donoghue
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchel Zuckoff

2016
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Home by Toni Morrison
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Maus, vol. I: My Father Bleeds History by Art Speigelman
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorie Moore
Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

2017

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Sierstad
A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

2018
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
Absolutely True Diary of a Part‐Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
We are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel

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