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4th Monday - Modern Literature Read in Past Years

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Title First Name Last Name Year Read
Eucalyptus Murray Bail 00/01
Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, The Melissa  Bank 00/01
Sister of My Heart Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 00/01
White Oleander Janet Fitch 00/01
Plainsong Kent Haruf 00/01
Poisonwood Bible, The Barbara Kingsolver 00/01
Vintner’s Luck, The Elizabeth Knox 00/01
Object Lessons Anna Quindlen 00/01
Letters from Yellowstone Diane Smith 00/01
Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende 01/02
Voyage of the Narwhal, The Andrea Barrett 01/02
Midwives Chris Bohjalian 01/02
Corelli’s Mandolin Louis De Bernieres 01/02
Chocolat Joanne Harris 01/02
Into the Forest Jean Hegland 01/02
Sparrow, The Mary Doria Russell 01/02
Galileo’s Daughter Dava Sobel 01/02
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner 01/02
Blackberry Wine: A Novel Joanne Harris 02/03
Egg and I, The Betty MacDonald 02/03
Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier 02/03
My Dream of You Nuala O'Faolain 02/03
Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje 02/03
Empire Falls Richard  Russo 02/03
Rose Martin Cruz Smith 02/03
Grapes of Wrath, The John Steinbeck 02/03
Back When We Were Grownups Anne Tyler 02/03
Blind Assassin, The Margaret Atwood 03/04
Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand 03/04
Secret Life of Bees, The Sue Monk Kidd 03/04
Prodigal Summer: A Novel Barbara Kingsolver 03/04
Life of Pi Yann Martel 03/04
Piano Tuner, The Daniel Mason 03/04
Atonement Ian McEwan 03/04
Family Pictures: A Novel Sue Miller 03/04
Passage Connie Willis 03/04
Cure for Death by Lightning, The Gail Anderson-Dargatz 04/05
Great Fire, The Shirley Hazzard 04/05
Kite Runner, The Khaled Hosseini 04/05
Cantora: A Novel Sylvia Lopez-Medina 04/05
Amsterdam Ian McEwan 04/05
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi 04/05
Bel Canto Ann Patchett 04/05
Lovely Bones, The Alice Sebold 04/05
Tears of the Giraffe Alexander Smith 04/05
Before You Know Kindness Chris Bohjalian 05/06
Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Andrew Sean Greer 05/06
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Mark Haddon 05/06
Ice Queen, The Alice Hoffman 05/06
Known World, The Edward P. Jones 05/06
Beekeeper’s Apprentice, The Laurie R. King 05/06
Snow Orhan Pamuk 05/06
Reader, The Bernhard Schlink 05/06
Shadow of the Wind, The Carlos Ruiz Zafon 05/06
Moloka’I Alan Brennert 06/07
DaVinci Code, The Dan Brown 06/07
Middlesex; A Novel Jeffrey Eugenides 06/07
Disobedience: A Novel Jane Hamilton 06/07
Mermaid Chair, The Sue Monk Kidd 06/07
Devil in the White City, The Erik Larson 06/07
Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer; A Novel Sena Jeter Naslund 06/07
Thread of Grace, A Mary Doria Russell 06/07
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Benjamin Alire Saenz 06/07
Zorro Isabel Allende 07/08
Nine Parts of Desire Geraldine Brooks 07/08
Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai 07/08
Birth of Venus, The Sarah Dunant 07/08
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert 07/08
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen 07/08
Down by the River Edna O'Brien 07/08
Rise and Shine Anna Quindlen 07/08
Glass Castle, The Jeannette Walls 07/08
Double Bind, The Chris Bohjalian 08/09
Inheritance of Loss, The Kiran Desai 08/09
Loving Frank Nancy Horan 08/09
Scandalous Life, A Mary Lovell 08/09
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson 08/09
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky 08/09
Vilvaldi’s Virgins Barbara  Quick 08/09
Donkey Baby Sonia Song 08/09
Night of Many Dreams Gail Tsukiyama 08/09
Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, The Mary Ann Barrows 09/10
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Linda Lawrence Hunt 09/10
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee 09/10
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire 09/10
Time Traveler’s Wife, The Audrey Niffenegger 09/10
Run: A Novel Ann Patchett 09/10
Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Michael Pollan 09/10
Close Range: Wyoming Stories Annie Proulx 09/10
Beautiful Boy David Sheff 09/10
Tweak Nic Sheff 09/10
Book Thief, The Markus Zusak 09/10
Tortilla Curtain, The T.C. Boyle 10/11
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford 10/11
Five Quarters of the Orange Joanne Harris 10/11
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 10/11
Lacuna, The Barbara Kingsolver 10/11
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Steig Larsson 10/11
Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell 10/11
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Stout 10/11
Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 10/11
Female Brain, The Louann Brizendine 11/12
Little Bee Chris Cleave 11/12
Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, The Junot Diaz 11/12
Northern Light, A Jennifer Donnelly 11/12
Portrait of a Lady, The Henry James 11/12
Historian, The Elizabeth Kostova 11/12
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Rebecca Skloot 11/12
Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner 11/12
Help, The Kathryn Stockett 11/12
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austin 12/13
No One is Here Except All of Us Ramona Ausubel 12/13
Walk in the Woods, A Bill Bryson 12/13
Night Circus, The Erin Morgenstern 12/13
Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 12/13
State of Wonder Ann Patchett 12/13
White Teeth Zadie Smith 12/13
Art of Racing in the Rain, The Garth Stein 12/13
Book of Salt, The Monique Truong 12/13
March Geraldine Brooks 13/14
In Cold Blood Truman Capote 13/14
Wonder Boys: A Novel Michael Chabon 13/14
Mission to Paris Alan Furst 13/14
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 13/14
Oh My Stars: A Novel Lorna Landvik 13/14
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Michael Morpurgo 13/14
War Horse Michael Morpurgo 13/14
The Map of Love Ahdaf Soueif 13/14
The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder 13/14
Painted Girls, The Cathy Marie Buchanan 14/15
Cellist of Sarajevo, The Steven  Galloway 14/15
La Brava Elmore Leonard 14/15
Me Before You Jojo Moyes 14/15
Tiger's Wife, The Tea Obreht 14/15
Accordion Crimes Annie Proulx 14/15
Gulp Mary Roach 14/15
Stream, The A.R. Silverberry 14/15
Light Between Oceans, The M.L. Stedman 14/15
Case Histories Kate Atkinson 15/16
One Summer America, 1927 Bill Bryson 15/16
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 15/16
Autobiography of a Face Lucy Grealy 15/16
Orphan Train Christina  Kline 15/16
White, The Deborah Larsen 15/16
Hanna Eisfelder Grunwald Reinhard Otto 15/16
Truth and Beauty Ann Patchett 15/16
Marjorie Morningstar Herman Wouk 15/16
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou 75/76
Ebony Tower , The   John Fowles 75/76
Pentimento  Lillian Hellman 75/76
Dune   Frank Herbert 75/76
Fear of Flying   Erica Jong 75/76
One Hundred Years of Solitude    Gabriel Garcia Marquez 75/76
When I Say No I Feel Guilty    Manuel Smith 75/76
Woman of Substance, A Barbara Taylor Bradford 80/81
Shogun James Clavell 80/81
Key to Rebecca  Ken Follett 80/81
Ordinary People Judith Guest 80/81
Kane and Abel  Jeffrey Archer 81/82
Noble House James Clavell 81/82
Final Payment   Mary Gordon 81/82
Woman of Independent Means, A   Elizabeth Hailey 81/82
Covenant, The  James Michener 81/82
Last Convertible, The  Anton Myer 81/82
Lucifer's Hammer    L. Niven and J. Pournelle 81/82
Gorky Park   Martin Cruz Smith 81/82
Clan of the Cave Bear Jean Auel 82/83
Awakening, The Kate Chopin 82/83
Tai pan James Clavell 82/83
Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi Detached House Emily Eden 82/83
Marriages Between Zones 3,4,5    Doris Lessing 82/83
Spring Moon   Bette Bao Lord 82/83
Sophie's Choice   William Styron 82/83
Shibumi   Trevanian  82/83
Rabbitt is Rich   John Updike 82/83
Winds of War   Hermann Wouk 82/83
Valley of the Horses Jean Auel 83/84
Fifth Business   Robertson Davis 83/84
Absalom, Absalom William Faulkner 83/84
Hotel New Hampshire, The   John Irving 83/84
Women in Love    D.H. Lawrence 83/84
Left Hand of Darkness   Ursula Le Guin 83/84
My Name is Asher Lev   Chaim Potok 83/84
Agony and The Ecstasy, The  Irving Stone 83/84
Once and Future King, The T.H. White  83/84
War and Remembrance   Hermann Wouk 83/84
Mists of Avalon, The  Marion Zimmer Bradley 84/85
Great Gatsby, The F. Scott Fitzgerald 84/85
Passage to India E.M. Forster 84/85
Heat and Dust   Ruth Prawler Jhabvala 84/85
Long Days Journey Into Night, A   Eugene O'Neil 84/85
Out on a Limb Shirley McClane 85/86
Trinity   Leon Uris  85/86 97/98
Hold the Dream Barbara Taylor Bradford 86/87
Balthazar Lawrence Durrell 86/87
Choice of Heros, A   Mark Gerzon 86/87
House    Tracy Kidder 86/87
Zelda   Nancy Milford 86/87
Woman's Reality   Anne Wilson Schaef 86/87
Celestial Navigator    Anne Tyler  86/87
Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 87/88
Freedom At Midnight    Larry Collins 87/88
Prince of Tides Pat Conroy 87/88
And So It Goes  Linda Ellerby 87/88
Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald 87/88
Proof  Dick Francis 87/88
Bone People, The  Keri Hulme 87/88
Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Lilly Tomlin  87/88
Confederacy of Dunces, A   John Kennedy Toole  87/88
Hunt for Red October, The Tom Clancy 88/89
Her Mother's Daughter  Marilyn French 88/89
Southern Family, A    Gail Godwin 88/89
Cashelmara  Susan Howatch 88/89
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtrie 88/89
Song of Soloman   Toni Morrison 88/89
Housekeeping    Marilynne Robinson 88/89
Presumed Innocents  Scott Turow   88/89
Bonfires of the Vanities    Tom Wolfe 88/89
House of Spirits  Isabel Allende 89/90
Life and Death in Shanghai Ninen Cheng 89/90
Cardinal in the Kremlin  Tom Clancy 89/90
Sister Age   M.F.K. Fisher 89/90
My Life As A Gal  Alice Kahn 89/90
West With the Night   Beryl Markham 89/90
Eight, The   Katherine Neville 89/90
Accidental Tourist   Anne Tyler  89/90
Only Children   Rafael Yglesias  89/90
Yellow Raft on Blue Water  Michael Dorris 90/91
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All  Alex Gurganus 90/91
Annie John    Jamaica Kincaid 90/91
Bean Tree, The   Barbara Kingsolver 90/91
Tripmaster Monkey    Maxine Hong Kingston 90/91
Shell Seekers, The  Rosamunde Pilcher 90/91
Sands of Time   Sidney Sheldon 90/91
Depths of Glory   Irving Stone 90/91
Joy Luck Club   Amy Tan 90/91
Eva Luna  Isabel Allende 91/92
Cat's Eye     Margaret Atwood 91/92
Jane Eyre  Charlotte Bronte 91/92
Education of Little Tree, The    Forest Carter 91/92
Palace Walls   Naquid Mahfouz 91/92
Year In Provence, A    Peter Mayle 91/92
Wide Sargasso Sea   Jean Rhys  91/92
Frankenstein    Mary Shelley 91/92
John Dollar    Marianne Wiggins  91/92
Possession A.S. Byatt 92/93
Middlemarch George Eliot 92/93
Crown of Columbus, The  Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich 92/93
Lady's Maid   Margaret Forster 92/93
Time to Kill, A John Grisham 92/93
Turtle Moon   Alice Hoffman 92/93
Just Cause   John Katzenbach 92/93
How to Make An American Quilt: A Novel    Whitney Otto 92/93
Kitchen God's Wife, The Amy Tan  92/93
Ginger Tree   Oswald Wynd 92/93
Infinite Plan, The Isabel Allende 93/94
Bastard out of Carolina   Dorothy Allison 93/94
Like Water For Chocolate   Laura Esquivel 93/94
Pelican Brief  John Grisham 93/94
Every Living Thing    James Herriot 93/94
Animal Dreams  Barbara Kingsolver 93/94
Jazz   Toni Morrison 93/94
Face of a Stranger, The Anne Perry 93/94
Thousand Acres, A   Jane Smiley 93/94
Kitchen   Banana Yoshimoto 93/94
After All These Years   Susan Isaacs 94/95
Dubliners, The James Joyce 94/95
Pigs in Heaven   Barbara Kingsolver 94/95
All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy 94/95
Dangerous Mourning, A   Anne Perry 94/95
Defend and Betray Anne Perry 94/95
Interview with the Vampire  Anne Rice 94/95
Mama Makes Up Her Mind    Bailey White   94/95
Robber Bride, The Margaret Atwood 95/96
Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy 95/96
Leaving Cold Sassy Olive Ann Burns 95/96
Time and Again   Jack Finney 95/96
Day After Tomorrow , The Alan Folson 95/96
Sudden Fearful Death, A Anne Perry 95/96
Cry To Heaven   Anne Rice  95/96
Skinny Legs and All   Tom Robbins 95/96
Stone Diaries    Carol Shields 95/96
Emma   Jane Austin 96/97
Horse Whisperer, The  Nicholas Evans 96/97
High Tide in Tucson    Barbara Kingsolver 96/97
English Patient, The    Michael Ondaatje  96/97
Moo   Jane Smiley 96/97
Ladder of Years  Anne Tyler  96/97
Living is Easy, The Dorothy West 96/97
Wedding, The  Dorothy West 96/97
Babel Tower   A.S. Byatt 97/98
Stones From the River   Ursula Hegi 97/98
Original Sin   P.D. James 97/98
She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb 97/98
Gone to Soldiers Marge Piercy 97/98
Winter Wheat   Mildred Walker 97/98
Orlando    Virginia Woolf 97/98
Sweetheart Season, The Karen Jay Fowler 98/99
Cold Mountain Charles Frazier 98/99
Prince of West End Avenue, The Alan Isler 98/99
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes 98/99
In the Memory of the Forest Charles Powers 98/99
God of Small Things, The Arundhati Roy 98/99
Samurai’s Garden, The Gail Tsukiyama 98/99
Redemption Leon Uris 98/99
Divine Secrets of the Ya -Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells 98/99
Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson 99/00
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden 99/00
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson 99/00
Short History of a Prince, The Jane Hamilton 99/00
Fall of a Sparrow, The Robert Hellenga 99/00
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez 99/00
Paradise Toni Morrison 99/00
Gracious Plenty, A Sheri Reynolds 99/00
Contact Carl Sagan 99/00
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
Camerons, The   Robert Crichton
Little Prince, The Antoine DeSaintExupery
Stones for Ibarra   Harriet Doerr
Justine Lawrence Durrell
Basil and Josephine Stories, The    F. Scott Fitzgerald
French Lieutenant's Woman, The John Fowles
Brave New World  Aldous Huxley
Far Pavilions, The M.M. Kaye
Shadow of the Moon   M.M. Kaye
Gift from the Sea    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Chronicle of a Death Foretold    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Thorn Birds, The Colleen McCullough
Caravans   James Michener
Centennial    James Michener
Descent of Woman, The  Elaine Morgan
Tiger's Daughter, The  Bharati Mukherjee
Implosion Conspiracy, The   Louis Nizer
Bell Jar, The   Sylvia Plath
And the Ladies of the Club   Helen Mooven Santmyer
Walden   Henry David Thoreau
Harvest Home   Thomas Tryon
Chariots of the Gods?    Erich Von Daniken
Sacajawea    Anna Lee Waldo
Color Purple, The   Alice Walker
Ashes in the Wind   Kathleen Woodiwiss


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