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Brown Bags and Books

This luncheon book discussion series began in 1997.  We meet at noon on the first Tuesday of the month.

We have read:

1997
November Reynolds, Sheri Rapture in Canaan
December Sparks, Nicholas The Notebook
1998
January Conway, Jill Ker The Road From Coorain
February Doyle, Roddy The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
March Burke, James Lee Heaven’s Prisoners
April Evanovich, Janet One for the Money
May Mosher, Howard Frank A Stranger in the Kingdom
June Rule, Rebecca The Best Revenge
July Bush, Barbara Barbara Bush Story
August Kidder, Tracy Among School Children
September Brown, Sam Crime of Coy Bell
October Smith, Lee Family Linen
November King, Tabitha  Pearl
December Hubbel, Sue A Country Year
1999
January Chandler, Raymond The Big Sleep
February Hall, Donald String too Short to Be Saved
February Kenyon, Jane A Boat of Quiet Hours: Poems
March Gibbons, Kaye Charms for the Easy Life
April Bohjalian, Chris Midwives
May Albom, Mitch Tuesdays with Morrie
June Guterson, David Snow Falling on Cedars
July Francis, Dick To the Hilt
August Bryson, Bill A Walk in the Woods
September Kingsolver, Barbara Pigs in Heaven
October Banks, Russell The Sweet Hereafter
November Block, Lawrence The Burglar In the Closet
December Junger, Sebastian The Perfect Storm
2000
January Patterson, Richard North The Final Judgment
February Bradford, Richard Red Sky at Morning
March Lipman, Elinor The Inn at Lake Devine
April Bragg, Rick All Over But The Shoutin’
May Golden, Arthur Memoirs of a Geisha
June Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible
July Grisham, John A Time to Kill
August Ayn Rand The Fountainhead
September Parker, Robert The Spencer Novels
October Jenkins, Dan Semi-tough
November Grisham, John A Civil Action
December Lipman, Elinor Ladies Man
2001
January McBain, Ed Ghosts
February Bohjalian, Chris Water Witches
March Hillerman, Tony Skinwalkers
April Bank, Melissa The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing
May Baldacci, David Wish You Well
June MacDonald, Ann- Marie Fall on Your Knees
July Goodwin, Doris Kearns Wait Til Next Year
August Haruf, Kent Plainsong
September O’Brien, Tim In the Lake of the Woods
October Shreve, Anita Weight of Water
November Busch, Frederick Closing Arguments
December Schlink, Bernard The Reader
2002
January Edgerton, Clyde Raney
February Rich, Louise Dickinson We Took to the Woods
March Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s
April Proulx, E. Annie The Shipping News
May Erdrich, Louise The Bingo Palace
June Chevalier, Tracy Girl With a Pearl Earring
July Lansdale, Joe R. The Bottoms
August Diamant, Anita The Red Tent
September Hebert, Ernest The Old American
October Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass
November Collins, Wilkie The Woman in White
December Mayor, Archer Open Season
2003
January Bryson, Bill I’m a Stranger Here Myself
February Llywelyn, Morgan 1916: A Novel
March Michael C. White A Brother’s Blood
April Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany
May Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
June Enger, Lief Peace Like a River
July Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
August Dexter, Pete Paris Trout
September Parini, Jay Benjamin’s Crossing
October Brown, Rosellen Before and After
November Gardiner, John Grendel
December Grisham, John Skipping Christmas
2004
January Norden, Lewis Wolf Whistle
February Lehane, Dennis Mystic River
March Sebold, Alice The Lovely Bones
April Watson, Larry Montana 1948
May Dubus, Andre, III The House of Sand and Fog
June Mayle, Peter A Year in Provence
July Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
August Pedersen, Laura Last Call
September Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter
October Simic, Charles A Fly in the Soup
November Picoult, Jodi Second Glance
December Casey, John Spartina
2005
January Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman
February Clark, Mary Higgins Loves Music, Loves to Dance
March Shelton, Peter Climb to Conquer
April Hearn, Lian Across the Nightingale Floor
May Hegi, Ursula Stones from the River
June Lehane, Dennis Shutter Island
July Kincaid, Nanci As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me
August Child, Lee Killing Floor
September Danticat, Edwidge Dew Breaker
October MacDonald, Ann-Marie The Way the Crow Flies
November Paley, Grace Later the Same Day
December Bohjalian, Chris Trans-Sister Radio
2006
January Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything Is Illuminated
February Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
March Bacon, Charlotte There is Room for You
April Orwell, George 1984
May Lent, Jeffrey In the Fall
June Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
July Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City
August Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler’s Wife
September Tryon, Thomas Lady
October Goodman, Ellen Value Judgements
November Mayor, Archer St. Alban’s Fire
December Albom, MItch Five People You Meet In Heaven
2007
January Sheldon, Sydney Morning, Noon, and Night
February Coben, Harlan No Second Chance
March Morrissey, Bill Edson
April Hahn, Mary The Old Wills Place
May McCullers, Carson Member of the Wedding
June Gruen, Sarah Water for Elephants
July Picoult, Jodi My Sister’s Keeper
August Davis, Cindy Voice from the Ashes
September McEwan. Ian Atonement
October Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
November DeMille, Nelson The Charm School
December Brooks, Geraldine A Year of Wonders
2008
January McCarthy, Cormac The Road
February Tyler, Anne Digging to America
March Haddon, Mark A Spot of Bother
April Montgomery, Sy The Good, Good pig
May Goodman, Carol The Seduction of Water
June Divakaruni, Chitra Sister of My Heart
July O’Brien, Tim The Things They Carried
August Kurson, Robert Crashing Through
September Kingsolver, Barbara Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
October Bloom, Amy Away
November Fowler, Therese Souvenir
December McCrumb, Sharyn The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
2009
January Bohjalian, Chris Before You Know Kindness
February Russell, Mary Doria A Thread of Grace
March Wood, Monica Any Bitter Thing
April Russo, Richard Bridge of Sighs
May Braestrup, Kate Here If You Need Me
June Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
July Revoyr, Nina The Age of Dreaming
August Lott, Brett A Song I Knew By Heart
September Fergus, Jim The Wild Girl
October King, Laurie The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
November Mosher, Howard Frank Waiting for Teddy Williams
December Pelletier, Cathie Nbeaming Sonny Home
2010
January O’Nan, Stewart Last Night at the Lobster
February Russell, Mary Doria The Sparrow
March Harrison, Colin The Finder
April Harrison, Jim True North
May Proulx, Annie Just the Way It Is
June Salinger, J.D. Catcher in the Rye
July Barry, Brunonia The Lace Reader
August Brooks, Geraldine People of the Book
September Schaffer, Mary Ann The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
October Robinson,Marilynne Gilead
November Wroblewski, David Edgar Sawtelle
December Greer, Andrew Sean The Story of a Marriage
2011
January Alvord, Lori Arviso The Scalpel and the Silver Bear
February Lehane, Dennis The Given Day
March McLarty, Ron The Memory of Running
April Tsukiyama, Gail The Samurai’s Garden
May Hoffman, Alice The Story Sisters
June Rhodes, David Driftless
July Cleave, Chris Little Bee
August Doctorow, E. L. Homer and Langley
September Kristof, Nicholas D. Half the Sky
October Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
November Genova, Lisa Still Alice
December Ford, Jamie Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet
2012
January Ellroy, James Black Dahlia
February Perkins-Valdez, Dolen Wench
March Stuart, Julia The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortise
April Rachman, Tom The Imperfectionists
May Franklin, Tom Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
June Portis, Charles True Grit
July McCourt, Frank Teacher Man
August Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
September Diffenbaugh, Vanessa The Language of Flowers
October Clark, Edie The Place He Made
November Brown, Eleanor The Weird Sisters
December Stockett, Kathryn The Help
2013
January Waldman, Ayelet Red Hook Road
February Hall, Meredith Without a Map: A Memoir
March Watson, Steven J. Before I Go to Sleep
April Morgenstern, Erin The Night Circus
May Martel, Yan The Life of Pi
June Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
July DuMaurier, Daphne Rebecca
August Obreht, Tea The Tiger’s Wife
September Russo, Richard The Risk Pool
October Pavone, Chris The Expats
November Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
December Neville, Stuart Ratlines
2014
January Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
February Ryan, Tom Following Atticus
March Collins, Suzanne Hunger Games

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