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Suggested Titles for Discussion

2nd Tuesday Book Discussion

“Greatest Hits” from the past 10 years

Americanah
byChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Art of Fielding
by Chad Harbach

Behold the Dreamers
by Imbolo Mbue

Benediction
by Kent Haruf

Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid

Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson

Heat & Light
by Jennifer Haigh

Homegoing
by Yaa Gyasi

Someone
by Alice McDermott

A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki

Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman

The Space between Us
by Thrity Umrigar

Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

 

Historical Fiction

Burial Rites
by Hannah Kent

City of Thieves
by David Benioff

Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese

A Gentleman in Moscow 
by Amor Towles

The Light between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman

Mudbound
by Hillary Jordan

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks

Nonfiction

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
by Katharine Boo 305.569 BOO

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End
by Atul Gawande 362.175 GAW

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
by Georgina Howell  B BELL

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot 616.0277 SKL

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain 155.232 CAI

Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck 917.3 STE

 

Classics
Light in August
by William Faulkner

So Big
by Edna Ferber

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith

 

Authors Always Worth a Look:

Louise Erdrich

Malcolm Gladwell

Laura Hillenbrand

Barbara Kingsolver

Candice Millard

Mary Roach

George Saunders

Elizabeth Strout

Paul Theroux

 

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