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4th Monday - Modern Literature Read in Past Years

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Title First Name Last Name Year Read
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman 17/18
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 13/14
Absalom, Absalom William Faulkner 83/84
Accidental Tourist   Anne Tyler  89/90
Accordion Crimes Annie Proulx 14/15
After All These Years   Susan Isaacs 94/95
Agony and The Ecstasy, The  Irving Stone 83/84
Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer; A Novel Sena Jeter Naslund 06/07
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 15/16
All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy 94/95
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi  Adichie 16/17
Amsterdam Ian McEwan 04/05
And So It Goes  Linda Ellerby 87/88
And the Ladies of the Club   Helen Mooven Santmyer
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner 01/02
Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje 02/03
Animal Dreams  Barbara Kingsolver 93/94
Annie John    Jamaica Kincaid 90/91
Art of Racing in the Rain, The Garth Stein 12/13
Ashes in the Wind   Kathleen Woodiwiss
Atonement Ian McEwan 03/04
Autobiography of a Face Lucy Grealy 15/16
Aviator's Wife, The Melanie  Benjamin 16/17
Awakening, The Kate Chopin 82/83
Babel Tower   A.S. Byatt 97/98
Back When We Were Grownups Anne Tyler 02/03
Balthazar Lawrence Durrell 86/87
Basil and Josephine Stories, The    F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bastard out of Carolina   Dorothy Allison 93/94
Bean Tree, The   Barbara Kingsolver 90/91
Beautiful Boy David Sheff 09/10
Beekeeper’s Apprentice, The Laurie R. King 05/06
Before You Know Kindness Chris Bohjalian 05/06
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo 16/17
Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson 99/00
Bel Canto Ann Patchett 04/05
Bell Jar, The   Sylvia Plath
Birth of Venus, The Sarah Dunant 07/08
Blackberry Wine: A Novel Joanne Harris 02/03
Blind Assassin, The Margaret Atwood 03/04
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Linda Lawrence Hunt 09/10
Bone People, The  Keri Hulme 87/88
Bonfires of the Vanities    Tom Wolfe 88/89
Book of Salt, The Monique Truong 12/13
Book Thief, The Markus Zusak 09/10
Brave New World  Aldous Huxley
Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, The Junot Diaz 11/12
Buddha in the Attic, The  Julie  Otsuka 16/17
Camerons, The   Robert Crichton
Cantora: A Novel Sylvia Lopez-Medina 04/05
Caravans   James Michener
Cardinal in the Kremlin  Tom Clancy 89/90
Case Histories Kate Atkinson 15/16
Cashelmara  Susan Howatch 88/89
Cat's Eye     Margaret Atwood 91/92
Celestial Navigator    Anne Tyler  86/87
Cellist of Sarajevo, The Steven  Galloway 14/15
Centennial    James Michener
Chariots of the Gods?    Erich Von Daniken
Children of the Stone Sandy Tolan 17/18
Chocolat Joanne Harris 01/02
Choice of Heros, A   Mark Gerzon 86/87
Chronicle of a Death Foretold    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy 95/96
Clan of the Cave Bear Jean Auel 82/83
Close Range: Wyoming Stories Annie Proulx 09/10
Cold Mountain Charles Frazier 98/99
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
Color Purple, The   Alice Walker
Commonwealth Ann Patchett 17/18
Confederacy of Dunces, A   John Kennedy Toole  87/88
Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Andrew Sean Greer 05/06
Contact Carl Sagan 99/00
Corelli’s Mandolin Louis De Bernieres 01/02
Covenant, The  James Michener 81/82
Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner 11/12
Crown of Columbus, The  Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich 92/93
Cry To Heaven   Anne Rice  95/96
Cure for Death by Lightning, The Gail Anderson-Dargatz 04/05
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Mark Haddon 05/06
Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 10/11
Dangerous Mourning, A   Anne Perry 94/95
Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende 01/02
Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier 02/03
DaVinci Code, The Dan Brown 06/07
Day After Tomorrow , The Alan Folson 95/96
Defend and Betray Anne Perry 94/95
Depths of Glory   Irving Stone 90/91
Descent of Woman, The  Elaine Morgan
Devil in the White City, The Erik Larson 06/07
Disobedience: A Novel Jane Hamilton 06/07
Divine Secrets of the Ya -Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells 98/99
Donkey Baby Sonia Song 08/09
Double Bind, The Chris Bohjalian 08/09
Down by the River Edna O'Brien 07/08
Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell 10/11
Dubliners, The James Joyce 94/95
Dune   Frank Herbert 75/76
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert 07/08
Ebony Tower , The   John Fowles 75/76
Education of Little Tree, The    Forest Carter 91/92
Egg and I, The Betty MacDonald 02/03
Eight, The   Katherine Neville 89/90
Emma   Jane Austin 96/97
Empire Falls Richard  Russo 02/03
English Patient, The    Michael Ondaatje  96/97
Etta and Otto and Russell and James Emma Hooper 17/18
Eucalyptus Murray Bail 00/01
Eva Luna  Isabel Allende 91/92
Every Living Thing    James Herriot 93/94
Face of a Stranger, The Anne Perry 93/94
Fall of a Sparrow, The Robert Hellenga 99/00
Family Pictures: A Novel Sue Miller 03/04
Far Pavilions, The M.M. Kaye
Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai 07/08
Fear of Flying   Erica Jong 75/76
Female Brain, The Louann Brizendine 11/12
Fifth Business   Robertson Davis 83/84
Final Payment   Mary Gordon 81/82
Five Quarters of the Orange Joanne Harris 10/11
Frankenstein    Mary Shelley 91/92
Freedom At Midnight    Larry Collins 87/88
French Lieutenant's Woman, The John Fowles
Galileo’s Daughter Dava Sobel 01/02
Gift from the Sea    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Ginger Tree   Oswald Wynd 92/93
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Steig Larsson 10/11
Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, The Melissa  Bank 00/01
Glass Castle, The Jeannette Walls 07/08
God of Small Things, The Arundhati Roy 98/99
Gone to Soldiers Marge Piercy 97/98
Gorky Park   Martin Cruz Smith 81/82
Gracious Plenty, A Sheri Reynolds 99/00
Grapes of Wrath, The John Steinbeck 02/03
Great Fire, The Shirley Hazzard 04/05
Great Gatsby, The F. Scott Fitzgerald 84/85
Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, The Mary Ann Barrows 09/10
Gulp Mary Roach 14/15
Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 87/88
Hanna Eisfelder Grunwald Reinhard Otto 15/16
Harvest Home   Thomas Tryon
Heat and Dust   Ruth Prawler Jhabvala 84/85
Help, The Kathryn Stockett 11/12
Her Mother's Daughter  Marilyn French 88/89
High Tide in Tucson    Barbara Kingsolver 96/97
Historian, The Elizabeth Kostova 11/12
Hold the Dream Barbara Taylor Bradford 86/87
Horse Whisperer, The  Nicholas Evans 96/97
Hotel New Hampshire, The   John Irving 83/84
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford 10/11
House    Tracy Kidder 86/87
House of Spirits  Isabel Allende 89/90
Housekeeping    Marilynne Robinson 88/89
How to Make An American Quilt: A Novel    Whitney Otto 92/93
Hunt for Red October, The Tom Clancy 88/89
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou 75/76
Ice Queen, The Alice Hoffman 05/06
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Rebecca Skloot 11/12
Imperfect Birds Anne Lamont 16/17
Implosion Conspiracy, The   Louis Nizer
In Cold Blood Truman Capote 13/14
In the Memory of the Forest Charles Powers 98/99
Infinite Plan, The Isabel Allende 93/94
Inheritance of Loss, The Kiran Desai 08/09
Interview with the Vampire  Anne Rice 94/95
Into the Forest Jean Hegland 01/02
Jane Eyre  Charlotte Bronte 91/92
Jazz   Toni Morrison 93/94
John Dollar    Marianne Wiggins  91/92
Joy Luck Club   Amy Tan 90/91
Just Cause   John Katzenbach 92/93
Justine Lawrence Durrell
Kane and Abel  Jeffrey Archer 81/82
Key to Rebecca  Ken Follett 80/81
Kitchen   Banana Yoshimoto 93/94
Kitchen God's Wife, The Amy Tan  92/93
Kite Runner, The Khaled Hosseini 04/05
Known World, The Edward P. Jones 05/06
La Brava Elmore Leonard 14/15
Lacuna, The Barbara Kingsolver 10/11
Ladder of Years  Anne Tyler  96/97
Lady's Maid   Margaret Forster 92/93
Last Convertible, The  Anton Myer 81/82
Leaving Cold Sassy Olive Ann Burns 95/96
Left Hand of Darkness   Ursula Le Guin 83/84
Letters from Yellowstone Diane Smith 00/01
Life and Death in Shanghai Ninen Cheng 89/90
Life of Pi Yann Martel 03/04
Light Between Oceans, The M.L. Stedman 14/15
Like Water For Chocolate   Laura Esquivel 93/94
Little Bee Chris Cleave 11/12
Little Prince, The Antoine DeSaintExupery
Living is Easy, The Dorothy West 96/97
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtrie 88/89
Long Days Journey Into Night, A   Eugene O'Neil 84/85
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez 99/00
Lovely Bones, The Alice Sebold 04/05
Loving Frank Nancy Horan 08/09
Lucifer's Hammer    L. Niven and J. Pournelle 81/82
Mama Makes Up Her Mind    Bailey White   94/95
March Geraldine Brooks 13/14
Marjorie Morningstar Herman Wouk 15/16
Marriages Between Zones 3,4,5    Doris Lessing 82/83
Me Before You Jojo Moyes 14/15
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden 99/00
Mermaid Chair, The Sue Monk Kidd 06/07
Middlemarch George Eliot 92/93
Middlesex; A Novel Jeffrey Eugenides 06/07
Midwives Chris Bohjalian 01/02
Mission to Paris Alan Furst 13/14
Mists of Avalon, The  Marion Zimmer Bradley 84/85
Moloka’I Alan Brennert 06/07
Moo   Jane Smiley 96/97
My Dream of You Nuala O'Faolain 02/03
My Life As A Gal  Alice Kahn 89/90
My Name is Asher Lev   Chaim Potok 83/84
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 10/11
News of the World Paulette Jiles 17/18
Night Circus, The Erin Morgenstern 12/13
Night of Many Dreams Gail Tsukiyama 08/09
Nightingale, The  Kristin  Hannah 16/17
Nine Parts of Desire Geraldine Brooks 07/08
No One is Here Except All of Us Ramona Ausubel 12/13
Noble House James Clavell 81/82
Northern Light, A Jennifer Donnelly 11/12
Nutshell Ian McEwan 17/18
Object Lessons Anna Quindlen 00/01
Oh My Stars: A Novel Lorna Landvik 13/14
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All  Alex Gurganus 90/91
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Stout 10/11
Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Michael Pollan 09/10
Once and Future King, The T.H. White  83/84
One Hundred Years of Solitude    Gabriel Garcia Marquez 75/76
One Summer America, 1927 Bill Bryson 15/16
Only Children   Rafael Yglesias  89/90
Ordinary People Judith Guest 80/81
Original Sin   P.D. James 97/98
Orlando    Virginia Woolf 97/98
Orphan Train Christina  Kline 15/16
Out on a Limb Shirley McClane 85/86
Painted Girls, The Cathy Marie Buchanan 14/15
Palace Walls   Naquid Mahfouz 91/92
Paradise Toni Morrison 99/00
Passage Connie Willis 03/04
Passage to India E.M. Forster 84/85
Pelican Brief  John Grisham 93/94
Pentimento  Lillian Hellman 75/76
Piano Tuner, The Daniel Mason 03/04
Pigs in Heaven   Barbara Kingsolver 94/95
Plainsong Kent Haruf 00/01
Poisonwood Bible, The Barbara Kingsolver 00/01
Portrait of a Lady, The Henry James 11/12
Possession A.S. Byatt 92/93
Presumed Innocents  Scott Turow   88/89
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austin 12/13
Prince of Tides Pat Conroy 87/88
Prince of West End Avenue, The Alan Isler 98/99
Prodigal Summer: A Novel Barbara Kingsolver 03/04
Proof  Dick Francis 87/88
Rabbitt is Rich   John Updike 82/83
Reader, The Bernhard Schlink 05/06
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi 04/05
Redemption Leon Uris 98/99
Rise and Shine Anna Quindlen 07/08
Robber Bride, The Margaret Atwood 95/96
Rose Martin Cruz Smith 02/03
Run: A Novel Ann Patchett 09/10
Sacajawea    Anna Lee Waldo
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Benjamin Alire Saenz 06/07
Samurai’s Garden, The Gail Tsukiyama 98/99
Sands of Time   Sidney Sheldon 90/91
Scandalous Life, A Mary Lovell 08/09
Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand 03/04
Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Lilly Tomlin  87/88
Secret Life of Bees, The Sue Monk Kidd 03/04
Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi Detached House Emily Eden 82/83
Shadow of the Moon   M.M. Kaye
Shadow of the Wind, The Carlos Ruiz Zafon 05/06
She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb 97/98
Shell Seekers, The  Rosamunde Pilcher 90/91
Shibumi   Trevanian  82/83
Shogun James Clavell 80/81
Short History of a Prince, The Jane Hamilton 99/00
Sister Age   M.F.K. Fisher 89/90
Sister of My Heart Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 00/01
Skinny Legs and All   Tom Robbins 95/96
Snow Orhan Pamuk 05/06
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson 99/00
Song of Soloman   Toni Morrison 88/89
Sophie's Choice   William Styron 82/83
Southern Family, A    Gail Godwin 88/89
Sparrow, The Mary Doria Russell 01/02
Spring Moon   Bette Bao Lord 82/83
Spymistress: A Novel Jennifer  Chiaverini 16/17
State of Wonder Ann Patchett 12/13
Stone Diaries    Carol Shields 95/96
Stones for Ibarra   Harriet Doerr
Stones From the River   Ursula Hegi 97/98
Stream, The A.R. Silverberry 14/15
Sudden Fearful Death, A Anne Perry 95/96
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky 08/09
Sweetheart Season, The Karen Jay Fowler 98/99
Tai pan James Clavell 82/83
Tea Time For the Traditionally Built Alexander McCall Smith 17/18
Tears of the Giraffe Alexander McCall Smith 04/05
Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald 87/88
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Michael Morpurgo 13/14
The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder 13/14
The Map of Love Ahdaf Soueif 13/14
Thin Man, The Dashiell  Hammett 16/17
Thorn Birds, The Colleen McCullough
Thousand Acres, A   Jane Smiley 93/94
Thread of Grace, A Mary Doria Russell 06/07
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson 08/09
Thunderstruck Erik Larson 17/18
Tiger's Daughter, The  Bharati Mukherjee
Tiger's Wife, The Tea Obreht 14/15
Time and Again   Jack Finney 95/96
Time to Kill, A John Grisham 92/93
Time Traveler’s Wife, The Audrey Niffenegger 09/10
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee 09/10
Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 12/13
Tortilla Curtain, The T.C. Boyle 10/11
Trinity   Leon Uris  85/86 97/98
Tripmaster Monkey    Maxine Hong Kingston 90/91
Truth and Beauty Ann Patchett 15/16
Turtle Moon   Alice Hoffman 92/93
Tweak Nic Sheff 09/10
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes 98/99
Valley of the Horses Jean Auel 83/84
Vilvaldi’s Virgins Barbara  Quick 08/09
Vintner’s Luck, The Elizabeth Knox 00/01
Voyage of the Narwhal, The Andrea Barrett 01/02
Walden   Henry David Thoreau
Walk in the Woods, A Bill Bryson 12/13
War and Remembrance   Hermann Wouk 83/84
War Horse Michael Morpurgo 13/14
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen 07/08
Wedding, The  Dorothy West 96/97
West With the Night   Beryl Markham 89/90, 16/17
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi 16/17
When I Say No I Feel Guilty    Manuel Smith 75/76
White Oleander Janet Fitch 00/01
White Teeth Zadie Smith 12/13
White, The Deborah Larsen 15/16
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire 09/10
Wide Sargasso Sea   Jean Rhys  91/92
Winds of War   Hermann Wouk 82/83
Winter Wheat   Mildred Walker 97/98
Woman of Independent Means, A   Elizabeth Hailey 81/82
Woman of Substance, A Barbara Taylor Bradford 80/81
Woman's Reality   Anne Wilson Schaef 86/87
Women in Love    D.H. Lawrence 83/84
Wonder Boys: A Novel Michael Chabon 13/14
Year In Provence, A    Peter Mayle 91/92
Year of Wonder Geraldine Brooks 17/18
Yellow Raft on Blue Water  Michael Dorris 90/91
Zelda   Nancy Milford 86/87
Zorro Isabel Allende 07/08




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