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Previous Library Book Discussion Seasons!



* Indicates the Reading Across Rhode Island book for the year.

2002

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney

Princess: The True Story of the Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean P. Sasson

Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2003

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Wish You Well by David Baldacci*

A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

All the Way Home by Wendy Corsi Staub

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman

Welcome to the World Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

 

2004

On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Properties of Water by Ann Hood

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd *

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Northern Borders by Howard Mosher

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

Having Our Say: The Delany Sister's First Hundred Years by Sarah and Jessie Delany

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

 

2005

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

West With the Night by Beryl Markham

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini *

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by M.C. McDonald

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of anne Hutchinson by Eve LaPlante

Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

2006

My Antonia by Willa Cather

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Deadly Vineyard Holiday by Philip R. Craig

Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R.A. Scotti

March by Geraldine Brooks

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens

Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

 

2007

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty *

Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

Family Linen by Lee Smith

Distinguished Guest by Sue Miller

Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber

Persuasion by Jane Austen

At Weddings and Funerals by Alice McDermott

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal

 

2008

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielson

North River by Pete Hamill

Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen *

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Arthur & Geroge by Julian Barnes

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Good, Good Pig by Sy Montgomery

2009

The Covenant by Beverly Lewis

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Five Skies by Ron Carlson*

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

That Camden Summer by LaVyrle Spencer

Mad Dash by Patricia Gaffney

Beach Music by Pat Conroy

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

2010

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

Patchwork Planet by Ann Tyler

Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer*

Flowers for Algeron by Daniel Keyes

Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer

Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Dress Your Family in Corduroy.. by David Sedaris

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

 

2011

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Moonstone by Wilkie Colllins

Spartina by John Casey

Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney*

Red Thread by Ann Hood

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Night Sins by Tami Hoag

Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

Dewey the Library Cat by Vicki Myron

Alone by Lisa Gardner

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

 

 

 

Updated 1-31-2012