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Book Presenter Rotation:

Rebecca  -  (book for Semptember 2016)
Lenore  -  (book for October, 2016)
John  -  (book for December, 2016)
Joann  -  (book for January, 2017)
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Mitchell  -  (book for February, 2017)
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Ann  -  (books for May, 2016)
Joey  -  (book for June, 2016)
Paula -  (book for July, 2016)
Pauline -  (book for August, 2016)
Richard -  (book for September, 2016)
Host Rotation:
Lenore  -   October 2016
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John and Joann  -  December 2016
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Joey and Paula  -   June, 2016
Richard and Pauline  -  July 2016
Ann  -  August, 2016
Rebecca and Mitchell  -  September 2016

Books read by the book club since 1995

2017

McKenzie , Elizabeth - The Portable Veblen: A Novel   (Joann), January

2016

Cao. Lan - Monkey Bridge   (Lenore), January

Mankell. Henning - One Step Behind   (John), January

Mantel. Hilary - The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories   (Mitchell), March

McCarthy, Cormac - Suttree   (Joann), April

Aboulela, Leila - The Kindness of Enemies   (Ann), May

Egan, Jennifer - A Visit from the Goon Squad   (Joey), June

Giltrow, Helen - The Distance   (Paula), July

Ulitskaya, Ludmila - Funeral Party: A Novel   (Pauline), August

Thorpe, Adam - Ulverton   (Richard), September

Walbert, Kate - A Short History of Women: A Novel   (Rebecca), September

Yanagihara, Hanya - The People In The Trees   (Lenore), October

Le Carre , John - Our Kind Of Traitor: A Novel   (John), December

2015

Smith, Zadie - NW   (John), January

Waugh, Evelyn - Men At Arms   (John), February

Eggers, Dave - The Circle   (Joann), March

Lish, Atticus - Preparation For The Next Life   (All), April

Lively. Penelope - Moon Tiger   (Ann), May

Carpenter. Don - Fridays At Enrico's: A Novel   (Joey), July

Adichie. Chimamanda Ngozi - Americanah   (Richard), August

Parmar. Priya - Vanessa and Her Sister: A Novel   (Paula), September

Oyeyemi. Helen - Boy, Snow, Bird   (Paula), November

Cao. Lan - Moneky Bridge   (Lenore), January

2014

Johnson, Adam - The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel   (John), January

Simms, Bennet - A Questionalble Shape   (Mitchell), March

Russell, Hellen - Swamplandia!   (Joann), April

Lin, Tao - TaiPei   (Joey), May

Skyhorse, Brando - The Madonnas of Echo Park: A Novel   (Paula), June

M‡rquez, Garc’a - The General in His Labyrinth   (Ann), July

Aitmatov, Chingiz - The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years   (Richard), August

Kehlmann , Daniel - Measuring the World: A Novel   (Pauline), September

Aitmatov, Chingiz - Dreams of the Golden Age   (Rebecca), October

Faber, Michel - Under The Skin   (Lenore), November

2013

Dexter, Pete - Deadwood   (Lenore), January

Johnson, Mat - Pym: A Novel   (John), February

Saunders, George - Tenth of December: Stories   (Mitchell), March

Ford, Richard - Canada   (Joann), April

Lehane, Dennis - Shutter Island   (Joey), May

Junot Diaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao   (Paula), June

Everett, Percival - Erasure: A Novel   (Richard), July

Robertson, Marilynne - Gileaad   (Pauline), August

McEwan, Ian - Saturday   (Ann), September

de Robertis, Caroline - Perla   (Rebecca), October

Eggers, Dave- A Hologram for the King: A Novel   (Lenore), November

2012

Bronsky, Alina - The Hottest Dishes Of The Tartar Cuisine   (Ann), January

Mitchell, David - The Thousand Autums of jabob de Zoet   (Lenore), February

Evison, Jonathan - West of Here   (John), March

Kingsolver, Barbara - The Lacuna   (Mitchell), April

Wolitzer, Meg - The Uncoupling   (Joann), May

Kunzru , Hari - Gods Without Men   (Joey), June

Eskridge, Kelley - Solitaire: a novel   (Richard), July

Szabo, Magda - The Door   (Pauline), August

Martin, Eugene - Fireworks   (Paula), September

Ballard, J. G. - Millennium People   (Rebecca), October

Miller, Madeleine - The Song of Achilles: A Novel   (Ann), October

2011

Gibson, William - Spook Country   (Paula), January

Gaiman, Neil - American Gods   (John), February

Dyer, Geoff - Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi: A Novel   (Mitchell), March

McCann, Colm - Let the Great World Spin   (Lenore), May

Jacobson, Haward - The Finlker Question   (Joann), June

Benioff, David - City of Thieves   (Joey), August

Fallada, Hans - Alone in Berlin   (Pauline), September

Perez-Reverte , Arturo - Queen of the South   (Paula), October

Walter, Jess - The Financial Lives of the Poets   (Rebecca), November

2010

Lewycka, Marina - A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian: A Novel   (Ann), January

Gibbons, Kaye - Ellen Foster   (Ann), January

Strout, Elizabeth - Olive Kitteridge   (Diane), February

Larsson, Stieg - The Girl with the Tattoo   (John), March

Cleave, Chris - Little Bee   (Lenore), April

Mantel, Hilary - Beyond Black   (Joann), May

Heese, Herman - Steppenwolf   (Joey), June

Berlinski, Mischa - Fieldwork   (Pauline), July

Roy, Arundhati - The God of Small Things   (Richard), August

Gloss, Molly - Jump off Creek   (Rebecca), October

Berger, Thomas - Little Big Man   (Ann), November

2009

Carey, Peter - True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel   (Diane), January

Hemon, Aleksandar - The Lazarus Project  (John), February

Mitchell, David - Black Green Swan  (Joann), March

Lethem, Jonathan - Fortress of Solitude  (Joey), April

Fuentes, Carlos - The Death of Artemio Cruz  (Pauline), May

Lippman, Laura - What the Dead Know  (Mitchell), June

Bolano, Roberto - The Savage Detectives  (Richard), August

Octavia E., Butler - The Fledgling  (Paula), September

Kunstler,James Howard - A World Made by Hand  (Rebecca), November

2008

Harrison, Jim - True North   (Ann), January

Enright, Anne - The Gathering   (Diane), February

Lethem, Johnathan - Motherless Brooklyn   (John), March

Berendt, John - City of Angels   (Joann), April

French, Tana - Into The Woods   (Joey), May

Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants   (Paula), June

Levin, Janna - A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines   (Mitchell), July

Min, Anchee - Becoming Madame Mao   (Rebecca), September

Peterson, Per - In The Wake   (Lenore), October

Larnado, Lucete - The Man In The Shark Skin Suit   (Ann), September


2007

de Botton, Alain - The Architecture of Happiness   (Diane), January

Burdett, John - Bangkok 8   (Pauline), February

Flanagan, Richard - Gould's Book of Fish   (John), March

Smith, Zadie - On Beauty   (Richard), April

Goodman, Allegra - Intuition   (Joann), May

Lahiri, Jhumpa - Namesake   (Joey), June

Saramago, Jose - Seeing   (Mitchell), July

Joseph, Kanon - The Good German   (Paula), August

Bolano, Roberto - By Night in Chile   (Rebecca), September

Homes, A.M. - This Book Will Save Your Life   (Lenore), October

2006

Mitchell, David - Cloud Atlas   (John), February

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz - The Shadow of the Wind   (Joann), March

Didion, Joan - The Year of Magical Thinking   (Joey), April

Chidgey, Catherines - The Strength of the Sun   (Mitchell), June

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Benjamin Moser - The Silence of the Rain   (Paula), July

Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis 1 & 2   (Rebecca), August

P. L. Gaus - Prayer for the Night: An Ohio Amish Mystery (Ohio Amish Mysteries)   (Lenore), September

Stephen T. Asma - The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha   (Ann), October

2005

Sacks, Oliver - The Island of the Color Blind   (John), January

Boyle, T. C, - Riven Rock   (Joann), February

Huxley, Elisabeth Red Strangers   (Mitchell), April

Bail, Murray Euchalyptus   (Rebecca), May

McKracken, Elizabeth The Giant's House; A Romance   (Lenore), June

Boll, Heinrich Group portrait with a Lady   (Pauline), July

Natsume, Soseki Kokoro   (Richard), August

Koestler, Arthur Age of Longing   (Ann), September

Foer, Safran Everything is Illuminated   (Diane), November

 

2004

Oz, Amos - The Same Sea   (Rebecca), January

Crace, Jim - Being Dead   (Micthell), February

Chevalier, Tracy - The Girl with the Pearl Earring   (Paula), March

Brown, Dan - The Da Vinci Code   (Joey), April

Fitzgerald, Penelope - Off Shore   (Lenore), June

Marias, Javier - A Heart So White   (Pauline), July

Pollan, Michael - Botany of Desire   (Arnie), August

Hustvedt, Siri - What I Loved; A Novel   (Richard), September

Calasso, Roberto; Parks, Tim - The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony   (Ann), October

Haddon, Mark - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time   (Diane), December

 

2003

Ducovny, Amram - Coney, A Novel   (Paula), January

Salinger, J. D. - Nine Stories   (Joey), Feb-Mar

Hrabal, Bohumil - I Serve the King of England   (Pauline), April

Patchett, Ann - Bel Canto   (Lenore), May

Allan, Furst - Dark Star   (Arnie), June

Goldstein, Rebecca - The Mind Body Problem   (Diane), July

Englander, Nathan - For the Relief of Unbearable Urges   (Richard), August

Murakami, Haruki - Sputnik Sweetheart   (John), September-October

Gordimer, Nadine - The Pickup   (Joann), November

 

2002

Chabon, Michael - The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay   (Paula), February

Atwood, Maragret - The Blind Assassin   (Lenore), March

Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn   (Diane), April

Saramago, Jose - Blindness   (Richard), May

Potter, Dennis - The Singing Detective   (Joey), June

Philip Roth - The Human Stain   (John), July

Margaret Drabble - The Peppered Moth   (Joann), September

Powers, Richard - Galatea 2.2   (Mitchell), October

Hamilton, Jane - Disobedience   (Rebecca), November

 

2001

Ishiguro, Kazuo - When We Were Orphans  (Lenore),   January

Cunningham, Michael - Home at the End of the World   (Diane), February

Butler, Octavia E. - The Parable of the Talents   (John), March

Updike, John - Gertrude and Claudius   (Joey), April

Prose, Francine - Blue Angel   (Richard), June

Sudham, Pira - Monsoon Country   (Pauline), July

Bellows, Saul- Ravelstein   (Joann), August

Jin, Ha - Waiting   (John), September

Murakami, Haruki - Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel   (Mitchell), November

Fischer, Tibor - The Collector Collector   (Rebecca), December

 

2000

Rushdi, Salman - Satanic Verses  (Terry), January

Doyle, Roddy - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha  (Joann), February

Coetzee, J. M. - Disgrace  (Diane), March

Schlink, Bernard - The Reader  (Pauline), April

Skibell, Joseph - Blessing on the Moon  (Richard), May

Le Carre John - Single & Single  (John), June

Butler, Octavia - Parable of the Sower  (Terry), July

Smith, Zadie - White Teeth   (Joann), August

Diamond, Jared - Guns, Germs and Steel (Diane), September

Dan Simmons - The Crook Factory (Paula), October

J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (Lenore), November

 

1999

Bellow, Saul - Henferson the Rain King (Pauline), January

Le Guin, Ursula - The Dispossesed: An ambiguous Utopia (John), Feb.

Cunningham, Michael - The Hours: A Novel (Diane), March

Kundera, Milan - The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Terry), April

Puig, Manuel - Heartbreak Tango (Lenore), May

Reichl, Ruth -Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Diane), June

Arenas, Reinaldo - Farewell to the Sea (Joann), July

Oe, Kensaburuo - A Personal Matter (Pauline), August

Vargas Llosa, Mario - The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto (Rich), Sep.

Andric, Ivo - A Bridge on the River Drina (John), October

Briscoe, Connie - Big Girls Don't Cry (Ann), November

 

1998

DeLillo, Don - Running Dog (Richard), January

Berriauly, Gina - Women in Their Bed (Joann), February

Welty, Eudora - ?????? (Lenore), March

Saramago, Jose - The Life & Death of Ricardo Reis (Joann/Joann), April

Roth, Philip - American Pastoral (Joann), May

Updike, John - The Afterlife (Richard), July

Naipaul, V. S. - A Bend in the River (Richard), September

Millhauser, Steven - Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Joann), October

Undset, Sigrid - Kristin Lavransdatter (Joann), November

Oe, Kensaburuo - The Silent Cry (Elizabeth), December

 

1997

Tolstoy, Lev - Anna Kareninna (Lenore)

Ondaatje, Michael - The English Patient (Jean + Joann)

Coetzee, J. M. - Foe (Pauline)

Saramago, Jose - Jesus (Joann + Pauline)

Soyinka, Wole - The Interpreters (Joann + Mike)

White, Patrick - The Solid Mandala (Mike)

Durrell, Gerald - My Family and Other Animals (Pauline)

McBride, James - The Color of Water (Lenore)

Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Unconsoled (Lenore)

 

1996

Yalom, Irving - When Nitche Wept (Jean)

Flaubert, Gustav - Madam Bovary (Mike)

Ishiguro, Kazuo - A pale View of Hills (Joann)

Shields, Carol - Stone Diaries (Joann)

Durrel, Gerald - Justine (Mike)

Oe, Kensaburuo - The Silent Cry (Elizabeth)

Ford, Richard - Independence Day (Richard)

Coetzee, J. M. - Waiting for the Barbarians (Pauline)

de Bernieres, Louis - Corellis Mandolin (Mike)

Barker, Pat - Regeneration (Joann)

Agnon, Shmuel Y. - Simple Story (Pauline)

(This book replaced the Bowl of Cherries by Shena Mackay which was not that good)

 

1995

Murdoch, Iris - Fairly Honorable Defeat (Lenore)

Pym, Barbara - Glass of Blessings (Mike)

Tempest-Williams, Terry - Refuge (Jean)

Mahphuz, Nagib - ????? (Pauline)

Butler, Octavia - Kindred (Elizabeth).

Alvarez, Julia - The Time of Butterflies (Elizabeth)

Vietnamese stories - Of a Scented Mountain (Jean)

James, Henry - Portrait of a Lady (Mike)

Proulx, Annie - Shipping News (Richard)

Hoeg, Peter - Smillas Sense of Snow (Richard)

Mann, Thomas - Felix Krull (Mike)

Gusterson, David - Snow Falling on Cedars (Claire)



Suggested books for the future

Lightman, Alan P. - Einstein's Dreams (1994,174 p.)

Carey, Peter - True History of the Kelly Gang (2001, 352 p.)

LeGuin, Usula K. - The Telling (2000, 264 p.) Science fiction

Trevor, William - Felicia's Journey. (1994, 213 p.) Short stories/Psycho fiction

Coetzee, J. M. -

Dusklands (1985, 144 p.)

Age of Iron (1990, 198 p.)

The Master of Petersburg (1995, 256 p.)

Life and Times of Michael K (1984, 175 p.)

In the Heart of the Country (1982, 144 p.)

Baker, Nicholson The Fermata

Saramago, Jose - Belimunda,Blindness

Rushdie, Salman -

East, West: Stories (1996, 224 p.) $11.00

Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1991, 224 p.).