1997

Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson

 

WWII featuring the Japanese in the US .

In the Beauty of the Lilies John Updike

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No one really liked this book.

Goodwill, No Ordinary Time Jane Smiley

 

We had a book writer from the newspaper sit in on this discussion and wrote about our book club for the Sunday newspaper

Object Lessons Anna Quinlan 3
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Betty Smith

We had a great discussion on this.

For The Roses Julie Garwood   Typical romance.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berendt 3+  Fascinating story. After reading this, I went out on the Internet and read everything I could on the author and the story itself. I printed out all the maps, pages, and pictures of houses where people lived to get the real feel of the story.
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks 2
Women Who Run With the Wolves Clarissa Pinkola Estes   Psychological book on women. A good reference book but not one to sit down and read cover to cover in one sitting.
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 3+  Great insight of life in India and women
A Spanish Lover Joanna Trollope 3