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Jonathan Trumbull Library Book Group
Retrospective Book Discussion List 1998-2013

 

AUTHOR

TITLE

GENRE

 

1998-1999

Sept. 1998

Wells, Rebecca

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Fiction

Oct. 1998

Godwin, Gail

Father Melancholyís Daughter

Fiction

Nov. 1998

McCourt, Frank

Angelaís Ashes

Memoir

Dec. 1998

Dallas, Sandra

The Persian Pickle Club

Fiction

Jan. 1999

Bohjalian, Chris

Midwives

Fiction

Feb. 1999

McBride, James

The Color of Water

Memoir

March 1999

Golden, Arthur

Memoirs of a Geisha

Fiction

April 1999

OíBrien, Tim

In the Lake of the Woods

Fiction/Mystery

May 1999

Harr, Jonathan

A Civil Action

Nonfiction

June 1999

Karon, Jan

At Home in Mitford

Fiction

 

1999-2000

Sept. 1999

Kingsolver, Barbara

Animal Dreams

Fiction

Oct. 1999

Hayes, Melissa

Diaries and Journals presentation

Nonfiction

Nov. 1999

Shreve, Anita

The Weight of Water

Fiction

Dec. 1999

Albom, Mitch

Tuesdays with Morrie

Nonfiction

Jan. 2000

Hamill, Pete

Snow in August

Fiction

Feb. 2000

Austen, Jane

Pride and Prejudice

Fiction

March 2000

Bragg, Rick

All Over But the Shoutiní

Memoir

April 2000

Godwin, Gail

Evensong (sequel to Father Melancholy)

Fiction

May 2000

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

The Yellow Wallpaper & Making a Change (short stories)

Fiction

June 2000

Ogilvie, Elisabeth

Waters on a Starry Night

Fiction

 

2000-2001 

Sept. 2000

Tan, Amy

The Kitchen Godís Wife

Fiction

Oct. 2000

Berg, Elizabeth

Durable Goods

Fiction

Nov. 2000

Walker, Mildred

Winter Wheat

Fiction

Dec. 2000

Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

Gift from the Sea

Nonfiction

Jan. 2001

Fitzgerald, Penelope

The Bookshop

Fiction

Feb. 2001

DuMaurier, Daphne

Rebecca

Fiction

March 2001

Mayle, Peter

A Year in Provence

Nonfiction

April 2001

Gilmore, Mikal

A Shot in the Heart

Nonfiction/Crime

May 2001

Flagg, Fannie

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fiction

June 2001

Vreeland, Susan and Chevalier, Tracy

Girl in Hyacinth Blue/Girl with a Pearl Earring

FictionFiction

 

2001-2002

Sept. 2001

Landvik, Lorna

Patty Janeís House of Curl

Fiction

Oct. 2001

Diamant, Anita

The Red Tent

Fiction

Nov. 2001

Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre

Fiction

Dec. 2001

Welty, Eudora

Selection of short stories

Fiction

Jan. 2002

Cronin, A.J.

The Green Years

Fiction

Feb. 2002

Hurston, Zora Neale

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Fiction

March 2002

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Wait Till Next Year

Memoir

April 2002

Irving, John

Cider House Rules

Fiction

May 2002

Codell, Esme Raji

Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacherís First Year

Memoir

June 2002

Lee, Harper

To Kill a Mockingbird

Fiction

 

2002-2003

Sept. 2002

Krakauer, Jon/ Mendelsohn, Jane

Into the Wild /I Was Amelia Earhart

Nonfiction/Fiction

Oct. 2002

Fergus, Jim

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

Fiction

Nov. 2002

Steinbeck, John

Cannery Row/Travels with Charley

Fiction/Memoir

Dec. 2002

Hijuelos, Oscar

Mr. Ivesí Christmas

Fiction

Jan. 2003

Alexie, Sherman

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Fiction

Feb. 2003

Grisham, John

A Painted House

Fiction

March 2003

Hammett, Dashiell

The Maltese Falcon (FILM)

Fiction

April 2003

Livesey, Margot

GUEST AUTHOR EVENT (Eva Moves the Furniture)

Fiction

May 2003

Hillenbrand, Laura

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Nonfiction

June 2003

Makine, Andrei

Dreams of My Russian Summers

Fiction

 

2003-2004

Sept. 2003

Bradbury, Ray

Fahrenheit 451

Fiction

Oct. 2003

Smith, Betty

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Fiction

Nov. 2003

Brooks, Geraldine

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nonfiction

Dec. 2003

Harris, Joanne

Chocolat (FILM)

Fiction

Jan. 2004

Lamott, Anne

Bird by Bird

Nonfiction

Feb. 2004

Brooks, Geraldine

Year of Wonders

Fiction

March 2004

Kidd, Sue Monk

The Secret Life of Bees

Fiction

April 2004

Frankl, Viktor

Manís Search for Meaning

Nonfiction

May 2004

Law, Janice

GUEST AUTHOR EVENT (Voices, The Night Bus, The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed)

Fiction, several titles

June 2004

Dobie, Kathy

The Only Girl in the Car

Nonfiction

 

2004-2005

Sept. 2004

Hosseini, Khaled

Kite Runner (One Book/One Region)

Fiction

Oct. 2004

Cather, Willa

My Antonia

Fiction

Nov. 2004

Haddon, Mark

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Fiction

Dec. 2004

Russell, Bill

Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the 20th Centuryís Greatest Winner

Nonfiction

Jan. 2005

Lethem, Jonathan

Motherless Brooklyn

Fiction

Feb. 2005

Gaines, Ernest

A Lesson Before Dying

Fiction

March 2005

De Bernieres, Louis

Corelliís Mandolin

Fiction

April 2005

Patchett, Ann

Bel Canto

Fiction

May 2005

Mueller, Marnie

GUEST AUTHOR EVENT (My Motherís Island)

Fiction

June 2005

Kimmel, Haven

A Girl Named Zippy

Memoir

 

2005-2006

Sept. 2005

Kidder, Tracy

Mountains Beyond Mountains (One Book/One Region)

Nonfiction

Oct. 2005

Ondaatje, Michael

Anilís Ghost

Fiction

Nov. 2005

Picoult, Jodi

My Sisterís Keeper

Fiction

Dec. 2005

Kotzwinkle, William

Fata Morgana

Fiction

Jan. 2006

Wharton, Edith

The Age of Innocence

Fiction

Feb. 2006

Jones, Edward P.

The Known World

Fiction

March 2006

Atwood, Margaret

Alias Grace

Fiction

April 2006

Kallos, Stephanie

Broken for You

Fiction

May 2006

Quindlen, Anna

One True Thing

Fiction

June 2006

Van de Wetering, Janwillem

Corpse on the Dike

Fiction

 

2006-2007

Sept. 2006

Murphy, Louise

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

Fiction

Oct. 2006

Abu-Jaber, Diana

The Language of Baklava: A Memoir

Memoir

Nov. 2006

Salinger, J. D.

The Catcher in the Rye

Fiction

Dec. 2006

Kimmel, Haven

She Got Up Off the Couch

Memoir

Jan. 2007

Doctorow, E. L.

The Waterworks

Fiction

Feb. 2007

Allende, Isabel

The House of the Spirits

Fiction

March 2007

Hockenberry, John

Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Memoir

April 2007

Furst, Alan

Blood of Victory

Fiction

May 2007

Larson, Erik

The Devil in the White City

Nonfiction

June 2007

MacLeod, Alistair

No Great Mischief

Fiction

       

2007-2008

     

Sept. 2008

Grande, Reyna

Across a Hundred Mountains

Memoir

Oct. 2007

Hillerman, Tony

Dance Hall of the Dead

Fiction

Nov. 2007

Tolan, Sandy

The Lemon Tree

Nonfiction

Dec. 2007

Hoffman, Alice

Blackbird House

Fiction

Jan. 2008

Lahiri, Jhumpa

The Namesake

Fiction

Feb. 2008

Lansing, Alfred

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Anarctic

Nonfiction

March 2008

Nemirovsky, Irene

Suite Francaise

Fiction

April 2008

Patterson, Richard North

Balance of Power

Fiction

May 2008

Reichl, Ruth

Tender at the Bone

Memoir

June 2008

Leonard, Mike

The Ride of Our Lives

Memoir

July 2008

Gilbert, Elizabeth

Eat, Pray, Love

Memoir

       

2008-2009

 

 

 

Sept. 2008

Dawson, George  and Glaubman, Richard

Life Is So Good

Memoir

Oct. 2008

Mortenson, Greg

Three Cups of Tea:  One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time

Nonfiction

Nov. 2008

Godwin, Peter

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun:  a Memoir of Africa

Memoir

Dec. 2008

Dean, Debra

The Madonnas of Leningrad

Fiction

Jan. 2009

The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell

The Freedom Writers Diary

Nonfiction

Feb. 2009

Patchett, Ann

Run

Fiction

March 2009

Livesey, Margot

GUEST AUTHOR EVENT: The House on Fortune Street

Fiction

April 2009

Lynch, Jim

The Highest Tide

Fiction

May 2009

Lively, Penelope

The Photograph

Fiction

June 2009

Hamilton, Masha

The Camel Bookmobile

Fiction

       
2009-2010      
September 2009 Benioff, David City of Thieves Fiction
October 2009 Mate, Ferenc The Hills of Tuscany Nonfiction
November 2009 Cleave, Chris Little Bee Fiction
December 2009 Baldacci, David Wish You Well Fiction
January 2010 Gibson, William Pattern Recognition Fiction
February 2010 Nelson, Sara So Many Books, So Little Time Nonfiction
March 2010 Sides, Hampton Ghost Soldiers Nonfiction
April 2010 Shaffer, Mary Ann & Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Fiction
May 2010 Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five Fiction
June 2010 Lord, Caroline The Diary of a Village Library Nonfiction
       
2010-2011      
September 2010 McClure, Tori Murden A Pearl in the Storm Nonfiction
October 2010 Vincent, Peggy Baby Catcher:  Chronicles of a Modern Midwife Nonfiction
November 2010 Stockett, Kathryn The Help Fiction
December 2010 Lamb, Wally GUEST AUTHOR EVENT:  Wishin' and Hopin':  A Christmas Story Fiction
January 2011 Smith, Martin Cruz Rose Fiction
February 2011 Trevor, William Felicia's Journey (also Film Night) Fiction
March 2011 Steinhauer, Olen The Bridget of Sighs Fiction
April 2011 LeClaire, Anne The Law of Bound Hearts Fiction
May 2011 Ziegelman, Jane 97 Orchard:  An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement Nonfiction
June 2011 Burnett, Carol This Time Together:  Laughter and Reflection Nonfiction
       
2011-2012      
Sept. 2011 Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Fiction
Oct. 2011 LeClaire, Anne Listening Below the Noise Nonfiction
Nov. 2011 Silva, Daniel The English Assassin Fiction
Dec. 2011 Bryson, Bill The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Nonfiction
Jan. 2012 Small, David Stitches:  A Memoir Graphic Novel/Nonfiction
Feb. 2012 Barry, Dan Bottom of the 33rd:  Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game Nonfiction
March 2012 Chabon, Michael The Yiddish Policemen's Union Fiction
April 2012 Skloot, Rebecca The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  
May 2012 Kent, Kathleen The Heretic's Daughter Fiction
June 2012 Verghese, Abraham Cutting for Stone Fiction
       
2012-2013      
Sept. 2012 Brooks, Geraldine Caleb's Crossing Fiction
Oct. 2012 Livesey, Margot The Flight of Gemma Hardy Fiction
Nov. 2012 Stein, Garth The Art of Racing in the Rain Fiction
Dec. 2012 Tyler, Anne Digging to America Fiction
Jan. 2013 Genova, Lisa Still Alice Fiction
Feb. 2013 Margolick, David Elizabeth and Hazel:  Two Women of Little Rock Nonfiction
March 2013 Kanon, Joseph Istanbul Passage Fiction
April 2013 Toibin, Colm Brooklyn Fiction
May 2013 Friedman, Matti The Aleppo Codex:  A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible Nonfiction
June 2013 Bohjalian, Chris The Sandcastle Girls Fiction

 

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