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March 2002
For Rouenna

by Sigrid Nunez

February 2002

 

Red Tent
by Anita Diamant

January 2002
East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

December 2001
The Bonesetters Daughter
by Amy Tan

November 2001
A Painted House
by John Grisham
(August 2001)

october 2001
Never Change
by Elizabeth Berg

September 2001
Snow Falling on Cedars
by David Guterson

For May
Disobedience
by Jane Hamilton

For April
Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver

For March
Plainsong
by Kent Haruf
This was on the recommended list for me through Amazon.com.  And the impersonal computer profiler was right: I love this book! Set in the very small town of Holt, on the plains of eastern Colorado, several characters interact in their individual struggles.  This is solid, moving fiction, written crisply and directly, capturing the feeling of the small town and its wind and brown prairie-ness, and revealing the complexities of characters.  New families are formed from the ruins of old ones.   A favorite. (spring 2000)

For February
Waiting
by Ha Jin

For January
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
by J. K. Rowling 
(1/01)
And you thought that this was just a little kids' book! Our book club discussion uncovered Foucault,  Marx,
Postmodernism, mythology.....fascinating critique. (12/00)

For December
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
by Billie Letts
(11/00)

For November
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
by Tom Robbins

For October
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen 

For September
Interpreter of Maladies : Stories

by Jhumpa Lahiri

For August
Rapture of Canaan

For July
A Thousand Acres
by Jane Smiley

for June, 2000
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

for May, 2000
Ladder of Years
by Anne Tyler

for April, 2000
Memoirs of A Geisha
by Arthur Golden

for March, 2000:
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
by Florence King

for February, 2000:
The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver

for January, 2000:
Charms for the Easy Life
by Kaye Gibbons

for December, 1999:
Postcards
by Annie Proulx

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