Beaver Valley Probus Club

Book Club Chapter One - Reading List

2021
  • American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins
  • Nutshell (and Hamlet), by Ian McEwan (and Shakespeare)
  • Murder in Amsterdam, by AC Baantjer
  • Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - An appreciation of her life and work, Various Sources
2020
  • Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  • March - November: meetings cancelled due to the Pandemic. Email discussions and recommendation of books, documentaries and films
  • December: 1st Zoom Meeting, Discussion of recent reads
2019
  • Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Swamp Angel, by Ethel Wilson
  • Deep South, by Paul Theroux
  • Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
  • The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish
  • Telex from Cuba, by Rachel Kushner
  • Forgiveness, by Mark Sakamoto
  • First Snow, by Last Light Wayne Johnson
2018
  • The Nightingale, by Kristin Hanna
  • LaRose, by Louise Erdich
  • The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony
  • Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
  • The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray
  • The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
  • The New Farm, by Brent Preston
  • Great House, by Nicole Krauss
  • The Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 and ¼ years old, by Hendrik Groen
2017
  • The Invention Of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Breakfast at the Exit Café, by Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds
  • Black Berry Sweet Juice, by Lawrence Hill.
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain
  • Road Ends, by Mary Lawson
  • What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George
  • Fifteen Dogs, by Andre Alexis
2016
  • Us Conductors, by Sean Michaels
  • Desert Queen, by Janet Wallach
  • Orange Is The New Black, by Piper Kerman
  • All The Light I Cannot See, by Piper Kerman
  • On A Farther Shore: The Life of Rachel Carson, by Willian Souder
  • How It All Began, by Penelope Lively
  • Gods’ Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage, by Victoria Sweet
  • Agent Zigzag, by Ben MacIntyre
  • Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
2015
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
  • July’s People, by Nadine Gordimer
  • The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, by Kris Radish
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  • River Thieves, by Michael Crummey
  • February, by LisaMoore
  • Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
  • Lovely, Dark Deep, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
2014
  • Dear Life, by Alice Munro
  • Girl in a Blue Dress, by Gaynor Arnold
  • Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
  • Roughing It In the Bush, by Susanna Moodie
  • The Journals of Susanna Moodie, by Margaret Atwood
  • Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese
  • The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton
  • And The Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini.
  • Loss of Innocence, by Richard North Paterson
2013
  • The Man of Property (and Indian Summer of a Forsyte), by John Galsworthy
  • The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.
  • Everybody Was So Young, by Amanda Vaill
  • Annabelle, by Kathleen Winter
  • Hare With The Amber Eyes, by Edmund Dewaal.
  • The End of Growth, by Jeff Rubin
  • Must You Go, by Antonia Frazer
  • The Sense of Ending, by Julian Barnes
  • Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver
2012
  • Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  • Flint and Feather, by Charlotte Gray
  • The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje
  • In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson
  • Obasan, by Joyce Kawaga
  • Stones from the River, by Ursula Hegi
  • The Sea, by John Banville
  • To End all Wars, by Adam Hochschild
  • Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
2011
  • Mao’s Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin
  • Secret Daughter, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Baltimore’s Mansion, by Wayne Johnson
  • Barney’s Version, by  Mordecai Richler
  • Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi
  • The Help, by  Kathryn Stockett
  • Too Much Happiness, by Alice Munroe
  • Arthur and George, by Julian Barnes
  • Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay
  • Solar, b Ian McEwan
2010
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Nine Lives of Charlotte, by Taylor Sally Armstrong
  • The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
  • City Wolves, by Doris Heffron
  • People of The Book, by Geraldine Brooks
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson
  • Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
  • The Revenge of Gaia, by James Lovelock
  • Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden
  • My Life in France, by Julia Child



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