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Past Selections for 1st Thursday Book Club

2023 Selections

January: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
February: Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown
March: The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
April: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
May: Falling by T.J. Newman
June: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
July: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
August: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
September: The Family by Naomi Krupitsky
October: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
November: The Hate We Give by Angie Thomas

2022 Selections
February: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
March: The Perfect Dress by Carolyn Brown
July: The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
August: Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti
September: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi
October: Good Neighbors  by Sarah Langan
November: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
December: We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

2021 Selections
January: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
February: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
March: Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
April: Before & After by Lisa Wingate
May: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
June: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
July: Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz
August: Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
September: Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
October: Anxious People by Fredrick Backman

2020 Selections
February: The City of Falling Angels by John Berent
March: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
April: The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff
May: The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
June: Something Beautiful Happened by Yvette Corporon
July: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
August: Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski
September: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
October 2020: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
November 2020: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
December 2020: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

2019 Selections
August: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
June: One Summer, Americs 1926 by Bill Bryson
May: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
April: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
March: Beneath the Mountain by Luca D’Andrea

2018 Selections
December: The Space Barons by Christian Davenport
November: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
October: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
September: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
June: Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
May: Pale Rider by Laura Spinney
April: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

2017 Selections
November: The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
October: Blue Shoes & Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
September: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
August: Arthur & Sherlock by Michael Sims
June: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
May: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
April: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

2016 Selections
December: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
November: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
October: The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
September: Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
August: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
June: Their Life’s Work by Gary M. Pmerantz
May: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
April: The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
March: One of Us by Tawni O’Dell

2015 Selections
December: Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin
November: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
October: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
September: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
August: The Women of Troy Hill by Claire Ansberry
June: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
May: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
April: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
March: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
February: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
January: Homefront by Kristin Hannah

2014 Selections
December: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
November: Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
October: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
September: Beach Music by Pat Conroy
August: Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
March: Defending Jacob by William Landay
April: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
May: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
February: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
January: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

2013 SelectionsDecember: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
November: The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes
October: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
September: The Civil War in Pennsylvania: a Photographic History by Michael Kraus, David Nevill & Kenneth Turner
June: The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel
May: Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
April: The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
March: Gold by Chris Cleave
February: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

2012 Selections
November: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
October: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
June: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
May: South of Broad by Pat Conroy
April: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress Rhoda Janzen
March: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

2011 Selections
December : Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
November: The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
October: Day After Night by Anita Diamant
June: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
May: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
April: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
March: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
February: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2010 Selections
November: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
October: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
May: The Valley of Decision by Marsha Davenport
April: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
March: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
February: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

2009 Selections
December: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
November: Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
October: Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
June: The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
May: Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
April: Fall on Your Knees by Ann MacDonald
March: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
February: Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh