Our reading selections of the 21st Century
'91 - '99 Selections
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Author
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8/3/2017 WW II A Tomb Called Iwo Jima Dan King Linda Sylvia Learn More
6/22/2017 WW II Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean Barbara Linda  

5/4/2017

WW II Transit Anna Seghers Jessica Barbara Learn More
3/9/2017 WW II Dark Voyage Alan Furst John Jessica  
2/7/2017
WW II Black Cross Greg Iles Louis John First selection on the topic of WW II
1/12/2017 Fire Fires of Spring James Michener Drew Louis An orphan boy comes of age:auto biographical
12/1/2016 Fire Smokejumpers Jason A Ramos and Julian Smith Sylvia Drew a memoir by one of America's most select airborne firefighters
10/27/2016 Fire Last Days of St Pierre Ernest Zebrowski, Jr Linda Sylvia Learn More
9/15/2016 Fire Fire on the Hill Gretta Curran Browne Barbara Linda Learn More
8/2/2016 Fire the Book of Fires Paul Doherty Jessica Barbara Learn More
(Book 14 of 14 in ' Brother Athelstan Medieval' mysteries)
6/28/2016 Fire The Fire Next Time James Baldwin John Jessica Learn More
5/10/2016 Fire Fire in the Hole Elmore Leonard Louis John Learn More
2/23/2016 Authors of India the Case of the Missing Servant Tarquin Hall Drew Louis Learn More
From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (A Vish Puri Mystery)
1/5/2016 Authors of India Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai Sylvia Drew Learn More

11/17/2015

Authors of India the Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri Linda Sylvia Learn More
10/13/2015 Authors of India the Guide R. K. Narayan Barbara Linda  
9/1/2015 Authors of India the Gita (Hindu Scripture) Irina N Gajjar Jessica Barbara  
7/21/2015 Authors of India Cracking India Bapsi Sidhwa John Jessica  
6/23/2015 Authors of India The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie Louis John

Learn More (Rushdie speaks of The Moor's Last Sigh and takes questions.) on YouTube

4/28/2015 The Spy Novel Last Days of the Condor James Grady Drew Louis Learn More
3//24/2015 The Spy Novel Tears of Autumn Charles McCarry Sylvia Drew Learn More
A Paul Christopher Novel
2/17/2015 The Spy Novel A Spy Among Friends Ben Macintyre Linda Sylvia Learn More
1/20/2015 The Spy Novel A Coffin for Dimitrios Eric Ambler Barbara Linda Learn More-Amazon
A 1944 Movie Adaptation
12/16/2014 The Spy Novel

Stormbreaker
(Alex Rider Book 1)

Anthony Horowitz Jessica Barbara Learn More

11/25/2014

The Spy Novel November Man Bill Granger John Jessica Learn More
10/14/2014 The Spy Novel Cardinal of the Kremlin Tom Clancy Louis John Link to Movie Trailer (never released)
8/5/2014 the Sky Packing for Mars:The Curious Science of Life in the Void Mary Roach Drew Louis Learn More
7/15/2014 the Sky the Invention of Clouds Richard Hamblyn Sylvia Drew Learn More
5/27/2014 the Sky Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Ted W Lawson Linda Sylvia Learn More
4/22/2014 the Sky Flight to Arras Antoine Saint Exupery Barbara Linda Learn More
3/18/2014 the Sky Air:The Restless Shaper of the World William Bryant Logan Jessica Barbara Learn More
2/11/2014 the Sky Fate is the Hunter Ernest Gann John Jessica Learn More
12/17/2013 the Sky West with the Night Beryl Markham Louis John Learn More
11/19/2013 Texas Waterloo Karen Olsson Drew Louis Learn More
10/22/2013 Texas As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda Gail Collins Sylvia Drew Learn More
9/10/2013 Texas The Last Picture Show Larry McMurtry Linda Sylvia part of the Thalia Trilogy; gave rise to the movie directed by Chris Columbus
8/6/2013 Texas Isaac's Storm Erik Larson Barbara Linda Learn More
7/9/2013 Texas The Bottoms Joe R Lansdale Jessica Barbara Learn More
5/28/2013 Texas Goodbye to a River John Graves John Jessica Learn More
4/16/2013 Texas Money, Marbles, and Chalk Jimmy Banks Louis John Learn More
Big moments in Texas politics!
2/28/2013 Medicine The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks Drew Louis Learn More
1/24/2013 Medicine Every Patient Tells a Story:Medical Mysteries & the Art of Diagnosis Lisa Sanders, MD Sylvia Drew Learn More
12/20/12 Medicine Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect-Science Atul Gawande Linda Sylvia's Learn More
11/5/12 Medicine MASH:A Novel of Three Army Doctors Richard Hooker Barbara Linda The book that started a cinematic and TV tradition
10/11/12 Medicine Stiff:The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Mary Roach Jessica Barbara Learn More
9/6/12 Medicine The Dress Lodger Sheri Holman John Jessica Learn More
8/1/12 Medicine Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World Jon Queijo (pronounced kee zho) Louis John Longest title in our history
6/21/12 Russia The Dead Hand:The Untold Story of the End of the Cold War David E Hoffman Drew Louis
5/10/12 Russia The Possessed:Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them Elif Batuman Sylvia Drew Learn More
4/3/12 Russia 8 Pieces of Empire Lawrence Scott Sheets Linda Sylvia
2/23/12 Russia Spring Torrents Ivan Turgenev Barbara Linda Learn More
1/26/12 Russia Tent Life in Siberia George Kennan Jessica Barbara Learn More
12/21/11 Russia One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn John Jessica
11/30/11 Russia Snowdrops AD Miller Louis John Modern day Russia
10/27/11 Historical Fiction Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett Linda Louis Also a Starz mini series
9/15/11 Historical Fiction Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner Barbara Linda
8/25/11 Historical Fiction The Giant, O'Brien Hilary Mantel John Barbara Learn More
7/14/2011 Historical Fiction Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Seth Grahame-Smith Jessica John Fan Fiction
5/19/11 Historical Fiction the Egyptian Mika Waltari Louis Jessica The author is Finnish, so could have been previous topic as well
4/7/11 Scand. Writers Italian Shoes Henning Mankell Barbara Louis  
2/24/11 Scand. Writers The Long Ships Frans Bengtsson John John Intro by Michael Chabon
12/7/10 Scand. Writers Woman With Birthmark Hakan Nesser Jessica Barbara for John A Tuesday!
11/4/10 Scand. Writers Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson Drew Jessica Translated by Anne Born
10/7/10 Scand. Writers The Last Fix KO Dahl Louis Drew
9/9/10 Scand. Writers Hunger Knut Hamsun Linda Louis  
7/22/10 Southern Writers Clock Without Hands Carson McCullers Barbara Linda
5/20/10 Southern Writers Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole Louis Barbara  
4/8/10 Southern Writers North Toward Home Willie Morris John Louis  
2/25/10 Southern Writers Dead Over Heels Charlaine Harris Jessica John  
1/14/09 Southern Writers Rain Gods James Lee Burke Drew Jessica
12/3/09 Southern Writers The Moviegoer Walker Percy Linda Drew
10/15/09 The Sea Endurance:Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Alfred Lansing Barbara Linda  

9/17/09

The Sea 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne Louis Barbara Classic!
8/13/09 The Sea Passage to Juneau Jonathan Raban John Louis  
7/9/2009 The Sea In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick Jessica John The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
5/28/09 The Sea Stories of Ships & The Sea Jack London Drew Jessica A short book
5/7/09 The Sea Bacalao JT McDaniel Linda Drew Self Published
4/2/09 Music Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux Barbara Linda Classic
2/26/09 Music Sounds like Teen Spirit Tony English Louis Barbara Music has been a tough topic!
1/29/09 Music the Violin Maker John Marchese John R Louis  
12/18/08
Music
What to Listen for in Music
Aaron Copland
Jessica
John
Guide to musical enjoyment
10/16/08
Music
Mingus
Brian Priestley
Drew
Jessica
8/21/08
Music
Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy
Robert Jourdain
Linda
Drew
6/26/08
WWI
Johnny Got His Gun
Dalton Trumbo
Suzanne
Barbara for Linda
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5/8/08
WWI
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
Barbara
Suzanne
Riva's!
4/4/08
WWI
Pride of America
Shari Lynn Wigle
Louis
Linda for Barbara
Letters of Grace Anderson,
US Army Nurse Corps. This is a special Friday Meeting, featuring co-founder Rita K. who's flying in for the meet!
1/16/08
WWI
Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
John
Louis
Moved up from 1/17/2008, so now it's a Wednesday meeting
12/6/2007
WWI
Between the Sword & the Wall
Thomas De Angelo
Jessica
Linda for John
Postponed from 11/29
10/24/07
WWI
Good-Bye to all That
Robert Graves
Drew
Jessica
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9/6/07
WWI
Storm of Steel
Ernst Jünger
Linda
Drew
 
7/18/07
Newbery Medal Winners
Dragon's Gate
Laurence Yep
Louis
Linda
 
6/28/07 Newbery Medal Winners
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell
Barbara
Louis
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5/24/07 Newbery Medal Winners
Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
John
Barbara
 
4/26/07 Newbery Medal Winners
Number the Stars
Lois Lowry
Jessica
John
3/21/07 Newbery Medal Winners
The View From Saturday
EL Konigsburg
Drew
Jessica
 
2/21/07
Newbery Medal Winners
Holes
Louis Sachar
Linda
Drew
Welcome back, Barbara B.!
1/18/07
Our Favorite Books
Look Homeward, Angel
Thomas Wolfe
Louis
Linda
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11/16/06
Our Favorite Books
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
Jessica
Louis
 
10/8/06
Our Favorite Books
Consider This, Señora
Harriet Doerr
John
Jessica
 
9/7/06
Our Favorite Books
Pattern Recognition
William Gibson
Drew
John
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8/3/06
Our Favorite Books
Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Linda
Drew
 
6/29/06
Our Favorite Books
The Lover
Marguerite Duras
Sylvia
Sylvia
 
5/31/06
Native Amerian Authors
The Sacred Hoop
Paula Gunn Allen
Louis
Linda for Andy
 
4/13/06
Native Amerian Authors
The Alabama Coushatta Indians
Jonathan B Hook
Jessica
Louis
 
3/9/06
Native Amerian Authors
Four Souls
Louise Erdrich
John
Jessica @ Brian O'Neill's Learn More
1/19/06
Native Amerian Authors
Reservation Blues
Sherman Alexie
Drew
John
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12/15/05
Native Amerian Authors
Lakota Woman
Mary Crow Dog w/ Richard Erdoes
Sylvia
Drew
 
11/7/05
Native American Authors
House Made of Dawn
N Scott Momaday
Linda
Sylvia
 
10/13/05
Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
A Death in the Family
James Agee
Louis
Linda
 
9/8/05
Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
A Bell For Adano
John Hersey
Jessica
Louis
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7/28/05
Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
The Sportswriter
Richard Ford
Drew
Jessica @ Brian O'Neill's
 
6/9/05
Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
American Pastoral
Phillip Roth
Sylvia
Drew
 
4/28/05
Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
Empire Falls
Richard Russo
John
Sylvia
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3/3/05

Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton
Andy
John
 
1/6/05
Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Michael Chabon
Linda
Louis for Andy
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11/18/04
History of Science The Demon Haunted World
Dr. Carl Sagan
Drew
Linda
Science as a Candle in the Dark
10/07/04
History of Science Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc
Arthur I Miller
Louis
Drew
Cool Review!
8/26/04
History of Science Prehistory of the Mind
Steve Mithen
Sylvia
Louis
 
7/22/04
History of Science Faster Than the Speed of Light
Joao Megueijo
Rashid
Sylvia
5/20/04
History of Science Zero
Charles Seife
Jessica
Rashid
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4/22/04
History of Science Longitude
Dava Sobel
John
Jessica @ Brian O'Neill's
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2/26/04
History of Science The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton
Jack Repcheck
Linda
John
 
1/15/04
Nobel Prize Winning Authors My Early Life Winston Churchill
Drew
Linda
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9/25/03
Nobel Prize Winning Authors The Sound & The Fury William Faulkner
Louis
Drew
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8/14/03
Nobel Prize Winning Authors Kim Rudyard Kipling Jessica
Louis
 
7/10/03
Nobel Prize Winning Authors Half a Life
VI Naipaul
John
Jessica
4/17/03
Nobel Prize Winning Authors Fateless
Imre Kertesz
Linda
John

Cool Review

2/27/03
Nobel Prize Winning Authors The Flounder
Günter Grass
Andy
Linda
Cool Review
1/16/03
Islam
Palace Walk Naguib Mahfouz
Drew
Drew
 
10/10/02
Islam
This Side of Peace Hanan Ashrawi
Louis
Andy@Linda's  
8/29/02
Islam
The New Life Orhan Pamuk
Jessica
Drew@Linda's
 
8/1/02
Islam
West of Kabul, East of New York Tamim Ansari
Jessica
Louis
 
6/13/02
Islam
What Went Wrong? Western Impact & Middle Eastern Response Bernard Lewis
John
Jessica
 
5/16/02
Islam
Islam Today Akbar S. Ahmed & I.BTaurus
Linda
John
3/28/02
Biography Will G. Gordon Liddy
Drew
Linda
 
2/14/02
Biography

Freedom in Exile

14th Dalai Lama
Louis
Drew
 
1/10/02
Biography
Lady Bird: a biography of Mrs. Johnson
Jan Jarboe Russell
Jessica
Louis
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11/15/01
Biography
With Chatwin
Susannah Clapp
John
Jessica
 
9/13/01
Biography
Founding Brothers

Link to Scandal
Joseph J Ellis
Linda
John
7/26/01
Biography
Vermeer: A View of Delft
Anthony Bailey
Michael
Linda
6/28/01
Biography
Girl, Interrupted
Susanna Kaysen
Barbara
Michael
5/29/01
Booker Award Winning Authors
When We Were Orphans
Kazuo Ishiguro
Louis
Barbara
 
3/22/01
Booker Award Winning Authors
At Freddie's
Penelope Fitzgerald
Alex
Louis
 
1/16/01
Booker Award Winning Authors
The God of Small Things
Arundhati Roy
John
Alex
 
11/28/00
Booker Award Winning Authors
Anthills of the Savannah
Chinua Achebe
Linda
John
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9/14/00
Booker Award Winning Authors
Breakfast on Pluto(1998 Booker award)
Patrick McCabe
Michael
Linda
8/10/00
Booker Award Winning Authors
Amsterdam (1998 Booker award)
Ian McEwan
Barbara
Michael
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6/22/00
Mystery
Serpent's Tooth
Faye Kellerman
Alex
Barbara
 
5/18/00
Mystery
Mary, Mary
Julie Parsons
Louis
Alex
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4/20/00
Mystery
The Daughters of Cain
Colin Dexter
John
Louis
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3/9/00
Mystery
One For the Money
Janet Evanovich
Linda
John
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1/13/00
Mystery
A Darker Place
Laurie R. King
Michael
Linda