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Book Group

Meetings are once a month at 7:30 p.m. in the Crichlow-Ball home (3503 Laurel Ledge Lane). One person leads the discussion and one brings the refreshments. Books are chosen by consensus and cover a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, sometimes an old favorite and sometimes a book on the current bestseller list, but we try to choose one that is readily available at the library and the used bookstore. Everyone reads the book, so the discussions are usually lively. We always welcome new members and new voices.

CONTACT: Nancy Crichlow 512-450-1523 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

PREVIOUS BOOK SELECTIONS:
Mr. Ives’ Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos
Monday, Monday by Eliabeth Crook
Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos
Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Goldfinch by Donna Tarrt
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Rules of Civility by Amy Towles
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Word Exchange: A Novel by Alena Graedon
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local-and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy
The Paris Wife  by Paula McLain
Lady’s Maid  by Margaret Forster
Proof of Heaven  by Dr. Eben Alexander
Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn
The Greater Journey by David McCullough
Winesburg, Ohio  by Sherwood Anderson
Hummingbird’s Daughter  by Luis Alberto Urrea
Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck
A Tale for the Time Being  by Ruth Ozeki
The Lowland  by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Luminaries  by Eleanor Catton
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Love in the Time of Cholera  by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
11-22-63  by Stephen King
Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Reading Promise  by Alice Ozma
It’s Classified by Nicolle Wallace
The President’s Club  by Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy
State of Wonder  by Ann Patchett
Wolf Hall  by Hilary Mantel
Prague in Winter by Madeleine Albright
Caleb’s Crossing  by Geraldine Brooks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
In the Garden of Beasts  by Erik Larson
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President  by Candace Millard
Invisible Man  by Ralph Ellison
Cutting for Stone  by Abraham Verghese
American Jennie, Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill  by Anne Sebba
The Gay Place  by Billy Lee Brammer (1961)
Clara and Mr. Tiffany  by Susan Vreeland
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand  by Helen Simonson
Ladies of Liberty  by Cokie Roberts
The People of the Book  by Geraldine Brooks
The Other  by David Guterson
The Last Lecture  by Randy Pausch
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Elegance of the Hedgehog  by Muriel Barbery
Remarkable Creatures  by Tracy Chevalier
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine  by Michael Lewis
Shanghai Girls  by Lisa Lee
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  by Jonathan Safran Foer
THE LINCOLNS: PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE by Daniel Epstein
The Art of Racing in the Rain  by Garth Stein
My Stroke of Insight  by Jill Taylor
The Shack  by William P. Young
Brave Companions  by David McCullough
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jackie Kelly
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Help  by Kathryn Stockett
Daughter of Destiny  by Benazir Bhutto
Feast of Love  by Charles Baxter
Loving Frank  by Nancy Horan
On Agate Hill  by Lee Smith
The Nine, Inside the World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Team of Rivals  by Doris Kerns Goodwin
The Book Thief  by Markus Zusack
One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life  by Bliss Broyard
All the King’s Men  by Robert Penn Warren
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle  by David Wroblewski
Isaac’s Storm  by Erik Larson
Professor and the Madman  by Simon Winchester
Mayflower by Nataniel Philbrick
Snowflower and the Secret Fan  by Lisa See
Polio - An American Story  by David Oshinsky
“Reader’s Choice” by Madaleine L’Engle
A Thousand Splendid Suns  by Khaled Hosseini
The Madonnas of Leningrad  by Debra Dean
Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress  by Dai Siijie
The Bean Trees  by Barbara Kingsolver
Digging to America  by Anne Tyler
One True Thing  by Anna Quindlan
Red Sky at Morning  by Richard Bradford
The Stone Diaries  by Carol Shields
Ladder of Years  by Anne Tyler
Angela’s Ashes  by Frank McCourt
Cold Mountain  by Charles Frazier
The Color of Water  by James McBride
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
A Prayer for Owen Meany  by John Irving
The Giver  by Lois Lowry
Snow Falling on Cedars  by David Guterson
Death Comes for the Archbishop  by Willa Cather
Shiloh Autumn  by Bodie and Brock Thoene
A Day No Pigs Would Die  by Robert N. Peck
Evening by Susan Minot
Bridge of San Luis Rey  by Thornton Wilder
Crossing to Safety  by Wallace Stegner
Memoirs of a Geisha  by Arthur Golden
Hill Country  by Janice Woods Windle
Oral History  by Lee Smith
World of Pies  by Karen Stolz    
Poisonwood Bible  by Barbara Kingsolver
The All of It  by Jeanette Haien        
Girl With a Pearl Earring  by Tracy Chevalier
A Painted House  by John Grisham
Ahab’s Wife  by Sena Jeter Naslund
Evensong by Gail Godwin
The Book of Ruth  by Jane Hamilton
Bonesetter’s Daughter  by Amy Tan
The Red Tent  by Anita Diamant        
“John Brown’s Body”  by Stephen Vincent Benet
Open House  by Elizabeth Berg
Optimist’s Daughter  by Eudora Welty
The Innocents Abroad  by Mark Twain
The Yokota Officers Club  by Sarah Bird
A Celibate Season  by Carol Shields
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
The Hours  by Michael Cunningham
Boone’s Lick  by Larry McMurtry
Empire Falls  by Richard Russo
The Wedding by Dorothy West
Peace Like a River  by Leif Enger
Mansfield Park  by Jane Austen                
Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury
Chasing Grace  by Martha Manning
Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett
Breathing Lessons  by Anne Tyler
How to Make an American Quilt  by Whitney Otto
The Summons  by John Grisham
Things Fall Apart  by Chinhua Achebe
Traveling Mercies  by Anne Lamott
Spence and Lila  by Bobbie Ann Mason
Fanny and Sue  by Karen Stolz
Blessings  by Anna Quindlan
DaVinci Code  by Dan Brown
Back When We Were Grown-ups  by Anne Tyler
Road from Coorain  by Jill Ker Conway
Gifts From the Sea  by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Daniel Deronda  by George Eliot
The Lovely Bones  by Alice Sebold
Four Spirits  by Sena Jeter Naslund
To Say Nothing of the Dog  by Connie Willis
The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd
Middlesex  by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Tipping Point  by Malcolm Gladwell
Five Quarters of the Orange  by Joanne Harris
The Ornament of the World  by Maria Rosa Menocal
The Lipstick Jihad  by Azadeh Moaveni
The Bookseller of Kabul  by Asne Seierstal
Reading Lolita in Tehran  by Azar Nafisi
The Other Boleyn Girl  by Phillipa Gregory
Embers by Sandor Marai
Alamo House  by Sarah Bird
East of the Mountains  by David Guterson
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Founding Brothers  by Joseph P. Ellis
The Kite Runner  by Kaled Hossein
Life of Pi  by Yann Martel
The Hemmingway Book Club of Kosovo  by Paula Huntley
The Dive From Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
The Known World  by Edward Jones
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett      
On Beauty  by Zadie Smith
March  by Geraldine Brooks
Howard’s End  by E. M. Foster
Ines of My Soul  by Isabel Allende
Three Junes  by Julia Glass
Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Senter Naslund
The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Innocent Man  by John Grisham
The Devil in the White City  by Eric Larson
Burmese Days  by George Orwell

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