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


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