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Thursday, April 13, 2017, Two If by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Thursday, March 9, 2017, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Thursday, January 12, 2017, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, November 17, 2016, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Thursday, October 13, 2016,The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower

Thursday, September 8, 2016, The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly

Thursday, August 11, 2016, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Thursday, July 21, 2016, A Gift of the Emperor by Therese S. Park

Thursday, June 9, 2016, At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen  (our 175th book!)

Thursday, May 12, 2016, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Thursday, March 10 and Thursday, April 14, 2016, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman,

Thursday, February 18, 2016, The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson

Thursday, October 8, 2015, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

Thursday, August 13, 2015, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Thursday, July 9, 2015, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Thursday, June 11, 2015, One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Thursday, May 14, 2015 The Pulse of Hope: A Surgeon’s Memoirs from Poverty to Prosperity by Dr. William Reed

Thursday, April 9, 2015,  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Thursday, March 12, 2015, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Thursday, February 12, 2015, One Good Dog by Susan Wilson.

Thursday, January 15, 2015,  The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin (our 160th book!).

Thursday, November 13, 2014, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2014, Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Thursday, August 14, 2014 Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

Thursday, June 12, 2014, Range Of Motion by Elizabeth Berg

Thursday, May 8, 2014, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, Rod Bradbury (translator).

Thursday, April 3, 2014, The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls.

Thursday, February 13, 2014, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Thursday, January 9, 2014, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Thursday, September 12, 2013,  Life in a Jar: The Irene Sendler Project by Jack Mayer

Thursday, August 8, 2013, This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes

Thursday, July 11, 2013, Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

Sunday, June 30, 2013, special movie showing for the book club of Cloud Atlas with discussion following.

Thursday, May 9, 2013,  Healing Waters by Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn (our 145th book!)

Thursday, April 11, 2013,  The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Thursday, March 14, 2013, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

Thursday, February 14, 2013,  I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

 Thursday, January 10, 2013, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and Murder of a President by Candice Millard.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Thursday, October 11, 2012, Heaven is For Real : A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Thursday, September 13, 2012, That Used To Be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

Thursday, August 9, 2012,  No Paved Road to Freedom by Sharon Rushton

Thursday, July 12, 2012,  The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

Thursday, June 14, 2012, Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watso

Thursday, May 10, 2012, American Savior by Roland Merullo

Thursday, April 12, 2012, River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

Thursday, March 8, 2012, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Thursday, February 9, 2012,  Sing You Home: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

Thursday, January 12, 2012,  Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Thursday, November 10, 2011, The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (our 130th book).

Thursday, October 13, 2011, Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel by Roland Merullo.

Thursday, September 8, 2011, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

Thursday, August 11, 2011, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Thursday, July 14, 2011, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, June 9, 2011, One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (our 125th book!).

Thursday, May 12, 2011, Tinkers  by Paul Harding.

Thursday, April 14, 2011, The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Thursday, March 10, 2011, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.

Thursday, October 14, 2010, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

Thursday, September 9, 2010, Drinking Arak Off An Ayatollah’s Beard by Nicholas Jubber.

Thursday, August 12, 2010, The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Thursday, July 8, 2010, My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares

Thursday, June 10, 2010, Have a Little Faith: a True Story by Mitch Albom

Thursday, May 13, 2010, Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls

Thursday, April 8, 2010, The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter

Thursday, March 11, 2010, March by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, February 18, 2010, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Thursday, January 14, 2010, Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Thursday, November 12, 2009, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Thursday, October 8, 2009, Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

Thursday, September 10, 2009, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, August 13, 2009. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Thursday, July 9, 2009, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Thursday, June 11, 2009, The Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal

Thursday, May 14, 2009, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Thursday, March 12, 2009, In Search of God at Harvard by Ari L. Goldman

Thursday, February 12, 2009, Boomsday by Christopher Buckley (author of Thank You for Smoking) 100th Book!

Thursday, January 8, 2009, My Indian in Me: Self Help Autobiography by Avis Garrett Baptist

Thursday, November 13, 2008, The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer

Thursday, October 9, 2008, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Thursday, September 11, 2008, The Lace Reader: a Novel by Brunonia Barry

Thursday, August 14, 2008, The Shack, by William P. Young

Thursday, July 10, 2008, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Thursday, June 12, 2008, Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon (our 93rd book!)

Thursday, May 8, 2008, Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Husseini,

Thursday, April 10, 2008, Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Thursday, March 13, 2008, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Thursday, February 21, 2008, Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray

Thursday, January 10, 2008, Snow by Orphan Pamuk

Thursday, November 8, 2007 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham

Thursday, October 11, 2007 Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus

Thursday, September 13, 2007 The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Thursday, August 9, 2007Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Thursday, July 12, 2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Thursday, June 14, 2007 The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Thursday, April 12, 2007 A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanuken (includes letters of C.S. Lewis)

Thursday, March 8, 2007(our 80th book!) The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Thursday, February 8, 2007 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Thursday, January 11, 2007 Citizen Vince by Jess Walter

Thursday, November 9, 2006 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Thursday, October 12, 2006 TheMemory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Thursday, September 14, 2006 The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman, Oliver Wyman (Our 75th book!)

Thursday, August 10, 2006 The King of Kings County : A Novel by Whitney Terrell

Thursday, July 13, 2006 Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

Thursday, June 8, 2006 Death of an Ordinary Man by Glen Duncan

Thursday, May 18, 2006 Shifting Sands: Life in Arabia with a Saudi Princessby T. L. McCown.

Thursday, April 20, 2006(our 70th book!) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares,

Thursday, March 9, 2006 The Rule of Four, by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

Thursday, February 9, 2006 The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride,

Thursday, January 12, 2006 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini,

Thursday, November 10, 2005 The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, October 13, 2005 The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl (continued from the September meeting)

Thursday, September 8, 2005 The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 Telling Tales edited by Nadine Gordimer

Thursday, July 14, 2005 Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Thursday, June 9, 2005 Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Thursday, May 12, 2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Thursday, April 14, 2005(our 60th book discussion) Song of the Lark by Willa Cather

Thursday, March, 17, 2005 State of Fear by Michael Crichton

Thursday, February, 10, 2005 What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank

Thursday, January 13, 2005 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, November 11, 2004 Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

Thursday, October 14, 2004 The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Thursday, September 9, 2004 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Thursday,August 12, 2004 Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh

Thursday, July 22, 2004 The Year the Colored Sisters Came to Town by Jacqueline Guidry, (4th Bi-annual meeting with the African-American Gabfest)

Thursday, June 10, 2004 Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

Thursday, May 13, 2004 (our 50th book discussion!) Bleachers by John Grisham

Thursday, April 8, 2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Thursday, March 11, 2004, God’s Debris by Scott Adams,

Thursday, February 12, 2004, The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, (Related source materials and commentary–Acrobat Reader required)

Thursday, January 29, 2003, Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes (3rd Annual Joint meeting with African-American Gabfest)

Thursday, November 13, 2003, Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand,

Thursday, October 9, 2003, Up Country by Nelson DeMille

Thursday, September 11, 2003 The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

Thursday, August 14, 2003, Crow Lake by Mary Lawson,

Thursday, July 10, 2003, Their Eyes Were Watching God (2nd Annual Joint meeting with African-American Gabfest)

Thursday, June 12, 2003, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger and Blessings by Anna Quinlen

Thursday, May 8, 2003, Cancelled due to Tornado Watch

Thursday, April 10, 2003, The Great Good Thing and Into the Labyrinth by Roderick Townley

Thursday, March 13, 2003, Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

Thursday, February 13, 2003, The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri

Thursday, January 9, 2003, A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Teacher, His Class, and Their Unforgettable Journey by Michael E. Kersjes

Thursday, November 14, 2002, Solomon Spring by Michelle Black

Thursday, October 10, 2002, The Atonement by Ian McEwan,

Thursday, September 19, 2002, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (continued)

Thursday, August 8, 2002, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Wednesday, July 17, 2002, The Wake of the Wind by J California Cooper (Special joint meeting with African-American Gabfest)

Thursday, May 9, 2002, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Thursday, April 11, 2002 Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Thursday, March 21, 2002 A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

Thursday, February 14, 2002 A Painted House by John Grisham

Thursday, January 10, 2002 The Huntsman by Whitney Terrell

Thursday, December 13, 2001 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein

Thursday, November 15, 2001 The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

Thursday, October 11, 2001 Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Thursday, September 13, 2001 Midwives by Chris A. Bohjalian

Thursday, August 9, 2001 The Secret Lives of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland

Thursday, July 12, 2001 Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

Thursday, June 14, 2001 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Thursday, May 10, 2001 At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

Thursday, April 12, 2001 Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, March 8, 2001 Open House by Elizabeth Berg

Thursday, February 8, 2001 The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Thursday, January 11, 2001 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Thursday, November 9, 2000 Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Thursday, October 12, 2000 Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin

Thursday, September 14, 2000 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Thursday, August 10, 2000 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, June 8, 2000 The Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card

Thursday, May 11, 2000 Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss

Thursday, April 13, 2000 The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Thursday, March 9, 2000 Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Thursday, February 2000 Running from Safety by Richard Bach

Thursday, January 13, 2000 Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Thursday, December 9, 1999 Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Thursday October 14, 1999 Open discussion