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Book Beat Evenings II






September 10

Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy/ Helen Fielding Judy

October 1

Perfect /Rachel Joyce Lisa

November 5

The Silver Star / Jeannette Walls Jane

December 3

Brain on Fire:My Month of Madness/ Susannah Cahalan Carolyne

January 7

Love Anthonyi / Lisa Genova Darla

February 4

Stella Bain/ Anita Shreve (Lisa)

March 4

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry/Rachel Joyce (Mary)

April 1

Garbo Laughs/ Elizabeth Hay Darla

May 6

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth/ Chris Hadfield Mary

June 3

Book picking day  Judy

Back up book


Wives and Daughters
Cutting for Stone
Runaway Quilt
Water Rat of Wanchai
Weight of Water
Light Between Two Oceans
Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy


A Spot of Bother
A State of Wonder
Beastly Things
Daughter of Providence
Half Blood Blues
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Birth House
The Bishop’s Man
The Paris Wife


Still Alice / Lisa Genova
Hotel on The Corner of Bitter And Sweet / Jamie Ford
Regeneration / Pat Barker
Swan Thieves / Elizabeth Kostova
The Help / Kathryn Stockett
Half Broke Horses / Jeannette Walls
The Mistress of Nothing / Kate Pullinger
Unbroken : A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption / Laura Hillenbrand
Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard / Richard B. Wright


Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
The Brutal Telling / Louise Penny
The Underpainter / Jane Urquhart
The Elegance of the Hedgehog / Muriel Barbery
The Postmistress / Sarah Blake
The Art of Racing in the Rain / Garth Stein
Winter Vault / Anne Michaels
South Riding / Winifred Holtby


Year of Wonders / Geraldene Brooks
The Book of Negroes /Lawrence Hill
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
The Cellist of Sarajevo /Steven Galloway
The White Tiger /Aravind Adiga
Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society / Mary Ann Shaffer
Through Black Spruce /Joseph Boyden
Loving Frank / Nancy Horan


Darkly Dreaming Dexter / Jeff Lindsay
Late nights on Air / Elizabeth Hay
People of the Book / Geraldine Brooks
A Rhinestone Button/ Gail Anderson-Dargatz
My Sister’s Keeper / Jodi Picoult
The Sparrow / Mary Doria Russell
The Thirteenth Tale / Diane Setterfield
A Thousand Splendid Suns / Khaled Hosseini
Water for Elephants / Sara Gruen


Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesan), Out of Africa
Yasmin Crowther, Saffron Kitchen
Charlotte Gray, The Reluctant Genius
Vincent Lam, Bloodletting and Other Miraculous Cures
Mary Lawson, The Other Side of the Bridge
Alistair MacLeod, No Great Mischief
Irene Numeronsky, Suite Francaise
Anita Shreve, Body Surfing
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk about Kevin

2006 – 2007

Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Kasuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
Hugh MacLennan, Two Solitudes
Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin’s Revenge
James Michener, Caravans
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
Janet Wallach, Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

2005 – 2006

Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
Anne Coleman, I’ll Tell You a Secret
Amy Ephron, A Cup of Tea
Kent Haruf, Plainsong
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Frances Itani, Deafening
Anne Kingston, The Meaning of Wife
Ian McEwan, Saturday
Mark Miller, The Whaleboat House (formerly Amagansett)

2004 – 2005

Laura Esquinel, Like Water for Chocolate
Jeffrey Euginides, Middlesex
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Tom Harpur, The Pagan Christ
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Penelope Lively, The Photograph
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

2003 – 2004

Andre Dubus, House of Sand and Fog
Ford Maddox Ford, The Good Soldier
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Alice Munro, Hateship, Friendship, Loveship, Courtship, Marriage
Joyce Carol Oates, We Were The Mulvaneys
Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
Cynthia Thayer, A Certain Slant of Light
Jan Wong, Red China Blues
Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan

2002 – 2003

Faulks, Birdsong
Mernissi, Dreams of Trespass
Laurence, The Stone Angel
Kogan, Shutter Babe
Diamant, The Red Tent
Shields, Unless
Stegner, Crossing to Safety
Gray, Mrs. King – The Life and Times of Isabel King
Lawson, Crow Lake
Trillin, Tepper Isn’t Going Out

2001 – 2002

Shreve, Fortune’s Rocks
Howatch, The Wonder Worker
Graham, Personal History
Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Klein, No Logo
Anderson, A Year by the Sea
Gordon, Spending
Conroy, Body and Soul
Coetzee, Disgrace

Recommended Reads

A. S. Byatt, Possession

Louisde Bernieres,Birds Without Wings

Elizabeth Berg, A Year of Pleasures

Dennis Bock, The Ash Garden

Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Joan Didion, A Year of Magical Thinking

Hugh Garner, Cabbagetown

Malcolm Gladwell, Blink

Laurie Graham, The Great Husband Hunt

Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Thompson Highway, Kiss of the Fur Queen

Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein

Donna Morrissey, Sylvanus Now

Starting out in the Evening, Brian Morton

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Mark Salzman, The Soloist

Ann Tyler, Saint Maybe

Jane Urquhart, The Stone Carvers

Lally Winston, Good Grief

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