The Book List

This is a list of the books our group has read since 1990.

Book List in Alphabetical Order by Author

Last name, First name, Book title

Ali, Monica, Brick Lane

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, Purple Hibiscus

Allen, Sarah Addison, Garden Spells

Allende, Isabelle, Eva Luna

Alvarez, Julia, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Anderson, Laurie Halse , Fever 1793

Angelou, Maya, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Anshaw, Carol, Aquamarine

Asher, Bridget, The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

Atkinson, Kate, Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Atwood, Margaret, The Handmaid’s Tale

Austen, Jane, Emma

Bank, Melissa, Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Barr, Emily, Baggage

Barbery, Muriel, Elegance of the Hedgehog

Barrett, Andrea, Ship Fever

Barron, Stephanie, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery (Being A Jane Austen Mystery)

Barrows, Annie & Mary Ann Shaffer, The Gurnesy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Beattie, Anne, Another You

Beauman, Sally, The Sisters Mortland

Bell, Christine, The Perez Family

Bender, Aimee, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Benjamin, Melanie, Alice I Have Been

Benjamin, Melanie, The Aviator’s Wife (2/15)

Berg, Elizabeth, Range of Motion

Berne, Suzanne, A Crime in the Neighborhood

Berriault, Gina, Women in Their Beds

Binchy, Maeve, Light A Penny Candle

Bird, Sarah, Yokota Officer’s Club

Bloom, Amy, Come to Me

Blum, Jenna, Those Who Save Us

Bonner, Cindy, Lily: A Love Story

Brooks, Geraldine, Year of Wonders

Brown, Rita Mae, Six of One

Brown, Rosellen, Before and After

Browning, Dominique, Paths of Desire

Bowen, Elizabeth, Death of the Heart

Broyard, Bliss, My Father, Dancing

Bryan, Helen, The Sisterhood

Buck, Pearl S., Pavilion of Women

Byatt, A.S., Possession

Campbell, Helen, Turnip Blues

Cannon, Joanna, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

Carter, Angela, The Bloody Chamber

Cather, Willa, Oh Pioneers!

Chevalier, Tracy, Girl With the Pearl Earring

Christensen, Kate, Epicure’s Lament

Chute, Carolyn, The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Cisneros, Sandra, The House On Mango St.

Clarke, Breena, River Cross My Heart

Cleage, Pearl, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

Cocks, Heather, and Jessica Morgan, The Royal We

Colwin, Laurie, Happy All the Time

Conklin, Tara, The House Girl

Conway, Deborah Kerr, The Road From Coorain

Crandall,  Susan, Whistling Past the Graveyard

Cross, Donna Woolfolk, Pope Joan

Crowther, Yasmin, Saffron Kitchen

Dallas, Sandra, Prayers for Sale

Dawesar, Abha, Babyji

Dean, Debra, The Madonnas of Leningrad

de Chellis Hill, Carol, Henry James’ Midnight Song

De Rosnay, Tatiana, Sarah’s Key

DeMarco, Kathleen, Cranberry Queen

Desai, Kiran, The Inheritance of Loss

Diamant, Anita, The Red Tent

Dillard, Annie, The Living

Drabble, Margaret, The Seven Sisters

Domingue, Ronlyn, The Mercy of Thin Air

Donoghue, Emma, Slammerkin

Dunne, Katherine, Geek Love

DuMaurier, Daphne, Rebecca

Dunant, Sarah, Birth of Venus

Durrow, Heidi, the Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Edwards, Kim, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Eagen, Jennifer, The Invisible Circus

Eliot, George, Middlemarch

Eliot, George, Middlemarch

Elkman, Kiersten, Blackwater

Erdrich, Louise, Tracks

Evanovich, Janet, Wicked Appetite

Fay, Juliette, The Tumbling Turner Sisters

Feldman, Ellen, Lucy

Fergus, Jim, One Thousand White Women

Ferrante, Elena, My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Series, Book One)

Fforde, Jasper, The Eyre Affair

Fielding, Helen, Bridget Jones’ Diary

Filipachi, Amanda, Nude Men

Fitzgerald, Zelda, Save Me the Waltz

Fitzgerald, Penelope, The Bookshop, The

Franklin, Ariana, Mistress of the Art of Death

Freed, Lynn, The Curse of the Appropriate Man

Fowler, Karen Joy, The Jane Austen Book Club

Gaitskill, Mary, Two Girls, Fat &’Thin

Gallmann, Kuki, I Dreamed of Africa

Gibbons, Kaye, Ellen Foster

Gilchrist, Ellen, The Annunciation

Glass, Julia, Three Junes

Godwin, Rebecca, Keeper of the House

Godwin, Gail, The Finishing School

Goldberg, Myla, Bee Season

Golden, Arthur, Memoirs of a Geisha

Gordimer, Nadine, None To Accompany Me

Goodman, Carol, Lake of the Dead Languages

Grafton, Sue, A Is For Alibi

Graham, Lauren, Someday, Someday, Maybe

Grau, Shirley, The Keepers of the House

Greggory, Phillipa, The Other Bolyen Girl

Grodstein, Lauren, A Friend of the Family

Groff, Lauren, Arcadia

Gruen, Sara, Water for Elephants

Gyasi, Yaa, Homegoing

Haigh, Jennifer, Mrs. Kimble

Hall, Sarah, Electric Michelangelo

Haines, Carolyn, Summer of the Redeemers

Hanff, Helene, 84 Charing Cross Road

Hamilton, Jane, A Map of the World

Hannah, Kristin, The Nightingale

Harris, Joanne, Chocolat

Hashimi, Nadia, the Pearl that Broke Its Shell

Hawkins, Paula, Girl on the Train

Hay, Elizabeth, A Student of Weather

Hegi, Ursula, Floating in My Mother’s Palm

Heller, Zoe, What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal

Henriquez, Cristina, The Book of Unknown Americans (Whitney, 7/15)

Henry, Sara J., Learning to Swim

Highsmith, Patricia, The Talented Mr. Ripley (12/14)

Hoffman, Alice, Seventh Heaven

Holman, Sheri, The Dress Lodger

Homes, A.M., In A Country of Mothers

Honeyman, Gail, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Hougan, Carolyn, The Romeo Flag

Hornby, Simonetta Agnello

Hua, Vanessa, A River of Stars

Humphries, Josephine, Nowhere Else on Earth

Hulme, Keri, The Bone People

Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hyde, Catherine Ryan, Walk Me Home

Hyland, MJ, How the Light Gets In

Hood, Ann, The Book That Matters Most

Ibrahim, Liaila, Yellow Crocus

Ivey, Eowyn, The Snow Child

Janawitz, Tama, The Male Crossdresser Support Group

Jiles, Paulette, News of the World

Jones, Tayari, An American Marraige

Jong, Erica, Fear of Flying

Kalpakian, Laura, Educating Waverly

Karr, Mary, The Liar’s Club: A Memoir

Keller, Nora Okja, Comfort Woman

Kelly, Martha Hall, Lilac Girls

Kent, Kathleen, The Heretic’s Daughter

Kidd, Sue Monk, The Secret Life of Bees

King, Laurie, Beekeeper’s Apprentice

Kingsolver, Barbara, Animal Dreams

Kline, Christina Baker, Orphan Train

Kogawa, Joy, Obasan

Kohler, Sheila, Becoming Jane Eyre

Kring, Sandra, Carry Me Home (KB, 8/15)

Kwitney, Alisa, Till The Fat Lady Sings

Lackberg, Camilla, The Ice Princess

Lahiri, Jhumpa, Interpreter of Maladies

Lamott, Anne, Crooked Little Heart

Landvik, Lorna, Patty Jane’s House of Curl

Lansens, Lori, The Girls

Leavitt, Caroline, Girls In Trouble

Lee, Sky, Disappearing Moon Cafe

Le Guin, Ursula, The Left Hand of Darkness

Lessing, Doris, The Real Thing

Leslie, Diane, Fluer de Leigh’s Life of Crime

Levy, Andrea, Small Island

Lipman, Eleanor, The Way Men Act

Lippi, Rosina, The Homestead

Lippman, Laura, Sunburn

Livesey, Margot, The Missing World

Lloyd, Josie, Come Together

Mahoney, Rosemary, Whoredom in Kimmage

Malcom, M.L., Heart of Lies

Mangan, Christine, Tangerine: A Novel

Mapson, Jo-Ann, Finding Casey

Mason, Bobbie Ann, Love Life

McCorkle, Jill, July 7th

McCracken, Elizabeth, The Giant’s House

McDermott, Alice, Charming Billy

McDonnell, Andrienne, The Doctor and the Diva

McMahon, Jennifer, Island of Lost Girls

Mehta, Gita, A River Sutra

Meissner, Susan, A Fall of Marigolds

Meloy, Maile, Do Not Become Alarmed

Metalious, Grace, Peyton Place

Messud, Claire, The Emperor’s Children

Miller, Madeline, Circe

Miller, Sue, The Lake Shore Limited

Minot, Eliza, Tiny One

Minot, Susan, Evening

Mitchell, Margaret, Gone with the Wind (Tina 05/15)

Mirvis, Tova, Ladies Auxiliary

Miura, Shion, The Great Passage

Mones, Nicole, The Last Chinese Chef

Moore, Lorrie, Birds of America

Morgenstern, Erin, The Night Circus

Moran, Michelle, Cleopatra’s Daughter

Moriarty, Laura, The Center of Everything

Moriarty, Liane, The Hypnotist’s Love Story

Morris, Mary McGarry, Songs in Ordinary Time

Morrison, Toni, Beloved

Nahai, Gina B., Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith

Naslund, Sena Jeter, Ahab’s Wife

Neely, Barbara, Blanche On The Lam

Neville, Katherine, Eight, The

Newman, Barbara, The Covenant

Ng, Celeste, Everything I Never Told You

Niffenegger, Audrey, The Time Traveler’s Wife

Notaro, Lauri, There’s a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell

Nunez, Sigrid, The Last of Her Kind

O’Brien, Edna, The Country Girls

Oates, Joyce Carol, FOXFIRE

O’faolain, Nuala, My Dream of You

Ostlund, Lori, After the Parade

Owens, Delia, Where the Crawdads Sing

Ozeki, Ruth, All Over Creation

Packer, Ann, Mendocino

Patchett, Ann, Bel Canto

Pasulka, Brigid, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

Peery, Janet, A River Beyond the World

Pelletier, Cathie, Once Upon A’Time On On The Banks

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen, Wench

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Lark and Termite

Pickard, Nancy, The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Picoult, Jodi, Plain Truth

Piercy, Marge, Gone to Soldiers

Pietrzyk, Leslie, A Year and a Day

Pilcher, Rosamunde, The Shell Seekers

Powell, Dawn, The Locusts Have No King

Proulx, Annie, The Shipping News

Pym Barbara, An Unsuitable Attachment

Quindlan, Anna, One True Thing

Reichl, Ruth, Garlic and Sapphires

Reisert, Rebecca, The Third Witch

Restrepo, Laura, The Dark Bride

Ryan, Terry, Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

Reynolds, Shari, The Rapture of Canaan

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, Voodoo Dreams

Rhys, EileenJean, Wide Sargasso Sea

Rice, Eva, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

Rindell, Suzanne, The Other Typist

Robinson, Marilynne, Gilead

Roy, Arundhati, The God of Small Things

Russell, Karen, Swamplandia!

Sanders, Dori, Clover

Santiago, Esmerelda, Conquistadora

Sarton, Mae, The Mermaids Singing

Schine, Cathleen, Rameau’s Niece

Scofield, Sandra, Beyond Deserving

Scott, Joanna, The Manikin

See, Lisa, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Selleck, Cassie Dandridge, The Pecan Man (3/15)

Semple, Maria, Where’d You Go Bernadette

Shaffer, Mary Ann & Annie Barrows, The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Shearer, Cynthia, The Wonder Book of the Air

Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein

Sherwood, Frances, Vindication

Shields, Carol, Happenstance

Shreve, Anita, Weight of Water

Shortridge, Jennie, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe

Siddons, Anne Rivers, Peachtree’Road

Silver, Elizabeth, The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

Simonson, Helen, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Simpson, Mona, Anywhere But Here

Sittenfield, Curtis, Prep

Sinclair, April, Coffee Will Make You Black

Smiley, Jane, Moo

Smith, Alexander McCall, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Smith, Ali, Hotel World

Smith, Betty, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Smith, Lee, Fair &’Tender Ladies

Smith, Zadie, White Teeth

Soloman, Flora J., The Pledge of Silence

Spark, Muriel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

St. John Mandel, Emily,  Station Eleven

Straight, Susan, I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen…

Stratton Porter, Gene, A Daughter of the Land

Stedman, M.L., The Light Between Oceans

Strout, Elizabeth, Olive Kitteridge

Sullivan, Faith, The Cape Ann

Susann, Jacquiline, Valley of the Dolls

Tan, Amy, The Joy Luck Club

Tannen, Deborah, You Just Don’t Understand

Tartt, Donna, The Secret History

Tampanelli, Gioina, Sometimes the Soul

Thatcher, Laurel Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale’The Life of Martha Ballard

Thatcher, Laurel Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale’The Life of Martha Ballard

Trigiani, Adriana, Big Stone Gap

Troy, Judy, West of Venus

Tsukiyama, Gail, Women of the Silk

Turner, Nancy E., These is My Words

Tyler, Anne, Back When We Were Grownups

Umrigar, Thrity, The Space Between Us

Vreeland, Susan, Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Ward, Jesmyn, Salvage the Bones

Wardell, Heather, Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo

Waters, Sarah, Fingersmith

Wells, Rebecca, Little Altars Everywhere

Welty, Eudora, The Optimist’s Daughter

Wharton, Edith, The Buccaneers

Winawer, Melodie, The Scribe of Siena

Winterspoon, Jeanette, Sexing the Cherry

Wiseman, Ellen Marie, What She Left Behind

Wolitzer, Meg, The Interestings

Wood, Barbara, The Dreaming

Yoshimoto, Banana, The Kitchen


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