Book Club Title List and Literary History

Winter - Spring 2015 Book Titles and Descriptions

  • Wednesday, February 11th - Under a Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
  • Wednesday, January 14th - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Previous Titles

Fall 2014

  • Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Winter/Spring 2014

  • Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Hateship, Loveship, Friendship, Courtship, Marriage by Alice Munro
  • Transatlantic by Colum McCann
  • And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini
Fall 2013

  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuk
  • The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Winter/Spring 2013

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Fall 2012

  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
Winter/Spring 2012

  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  • Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
  • Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  • Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Fall 2011

  • Farm City by Novella Carpenter
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Winter/Spring 2011

  • Major Pettigrew Takes a Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Perfectionists by Tom Rachman
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding
Fall 2010

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Help by Kathleen Stockett
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Winter/Spring 2010

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
  • Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Fall 2009

  • The Lemon Tree: an Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Winter/Spring 2009

  • Suite Francaise by Louise Nemirovsky
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers
  • Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
For more information, contact Reference Librarian and Book Club Leader, Teresa Capasso at or by calling the Library at 415-927-5005.