She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb

Great discussion

The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans

2.5 

The movie was much better. The book's ending was out of character

To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

 

The only book Lee ever wrote and it is still a classic.

A Summons to Memphis Peter Taylor

2.5 

Pulitzer Prize winner but I question why

The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver 3
Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt

 

We really liked this book but we learned that it was not all true-highly exaggerated. The people of Limerick were not to pleased.

Black and Blue Anna Quinlan 3
The Giver Lois Lowry 3
Cold Mountain Charles Frasier

3 

Great discussion on the Civil War. A book that definitely needs to be discussed and not just read by yourself to appreciate

Joy School Elizabeth Berg

2 

This is actually a sequel and best read after the first. I can't remember the first name.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells

 

Great discussion. Read " Little Altars Everywhere ' first.

 
No Ordinary Time Doris Goodwin

4

Non-fiction Life of FDR and Eleanor WWII

Guest Speaker* Nancy Pickard

What a treat. Check her out. Read the Jenny Cain series in order.

Three Women at the Water’s Edge Nancy Thayer 2
Sing to Me of Dreams Katherine Davis 3
West With the Night Beryl Markham

 

This is her story. We found out there was another side of her life she omitted to tell us.

Yellow Raft on Blue Water Michael Dorris 3
The Shell Seekers Rosamund Pilcher 3
The Volcano Lover Susan Sontag 2
Ladder of Years Anne Tyler 3
The Education of Little Tree Forrest Carter

 

Wonderful story, yet again we found out it was not a true story

Stones from the River Ursula Hegi

 

Read "Floating in my Mother's Palm" after.  She actually wrote this story first but it is a sequel to Stones. Also WWII

The Secret History Donna Tartt

3 

Very Dark

Schindler’s List Thomas Keneally

4  

WWII Book

Robber Bride Margaret Atwood 3
My Antonia Willa Cather

2 

  Pulitzer Prize winner in the 1920's

Colony Anne Rivers Siddons

 

After about 4 books by this author, you realize the characters are all the same

Cider House Rules John Irving 3
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton 3
Postcards E. Annie Proulx 3
Family Pictures Sue Miller 3
Beloved Toni Morrison

3  

I was still confused on what was real in this book

The Firm John Grisham  2.5
Garden of Lies Eileen Goudge  3
 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte  4
Scarlett Alexandra Ripley  2
The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice  2
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns  3.5
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley  3
The Bridal Wreath Sigrid Undset

 2 

 Difficult but a challenging read.

 

Bridges of Madison County Robert Waller

 2

 Some of us thought it was a true story, we were mad we were tricked.

 

White Butterfly Walter Mosley  2  -mystery
All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy

 3

 Great and different style of writing.

 

 Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery  3
The Kitchen God’s Wife Amy Tan

 4

 Wonderful story in China.

Mall Rats Kevin Robinson

 2

His first and third books are much better.

 

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