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Books Welcome to the new category of books! I have been in a book group for more than a decade. We've read dozens of great books and several real losers. It took all the combined brains of the long-time members  to put together a list of what we've read over the years. OK, mostly it was my friend Susan who did it.

What follows is at least a partial list of what we could remember we've read. But my plans are from here on out to write a brief review of our monthly selection, possibly soliciting comments from other book group members. Enjoy!


Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
The Sea – John Banville
The Mezzanine – Nicholson Baker
Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
Midwives - Chris Bohjalian
Disgrace – J.  M. Coetzee
The Hours – Michael Cunningham
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
Underworld – Don DeLillo
Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen
Chronicles – Bob Dylan
Jim the Boy – Tony Earley
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
For the  Relief of Unbearable Urges – Nathan Englander
The Gathering – Anne Enright
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Fadiman
Gastronomical Me – MFK Fisher
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
Borrowed Finery – Paula Fox
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - Alexandra Fuller
The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress – Susan Jane Gilman
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Personal History – Katherine Graham
Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
A Map of the World - Jane Hamilton
Rookery Blues – Jon Hassler
The Fall of a Sparrow – Robert Hellenga
Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman
Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
Daisy Miller – Henry James
A Very Long Engagement – Sebastian Japrisot
Cherry – Mary Karr
Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
The History of Love – Nicole Krauss
Cod : A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World - Mark Kurlansky
Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
Native Speaker – Chang-Rae Lee
Fall on Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
Dreams of My Russian Summers – Andre Makine
Lost in Translation – Nicole Manes
The Razor’s Edge – W. Somerset Maugham
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
Amsterdam  – Ian McEwan
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found - Suketu Mehta
The Emperor’s Children – Claire Messud
God: a Biography – Jack Miles
R L’s Dream – Walter Mosley
The Love of a Good Woman – Alice Munro
Runaway – Alice Munro
The Perfect Man – Naeem Murr
Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
A House for Mr. Biswas – V. S. Naipal
Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
Dreams from my Father – Barack Obama
A Rage to Live – John O’Hara
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute – Grace Paley
Getting Mother’s Body – Suzan-Lori Parks
Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
Truth and Beauty – Ann Patchett
The Second Coming – Walker Percy
Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
The Haunted Land – Tina Rosenberg
American Pastoral – Philip Roth
The Human Stain – Philip Roth
The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Empire Falls – Richard Russo
Baltasar and Blimunda – Jose Saramago and Giovanni Pontiero
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
Longitude – Dava Sobel
Angle of Repose – Wallace Stegner
Amy and Isabelle – Elizabeth Strout
The Bonesetter’s Daughter – Amy Tan
Ladder of Years – Anne Tyler
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
The Riders – Tim Winton
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf



How on EARTH did you remember all these books? Did someone keep a list??!!!

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