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Past Literary Salon Selections
Join the Reading Frenzy at the Library Literary Salon

January 2013
"The True Story of Hansel and Gretel" by Louise Murphy
February 2013
"Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson
March 2013
"Four Ibsen Plays" by H. Ibsen
April 2013
"Poetry"
May 2013
"Unseen" by A. Sokoloff
June 2013
No Selection

January 2012
"Firmin" by Sam Savage
February 2012
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
March 2012
"Farewell to Manzanar" by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
April 2012
Poetry
May 2012
"Gilgamesh" by Stephan Mitchell
June 2012
"Travels in Siberia" by Ian Frasier
July 2012
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
August 2012
"The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James
September 2012
"Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome
October 2012
"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
November 2012
"Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar" by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
December 2012
No Selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2011
"Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay
February 2011
"Stalin's Ghost" by Martin Cruz Smith
March 2011
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway
April 2011
Poetry
May 2011
"The Reader on Run 34" by W. K. Miley
June 2011
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Steig Larson
July 2011
"The Grass Harp" by Truman Capote
August 2011
"The Surrendered" by Chang-Rae Lee
September 2011
"Red Tent" by Anita Diamont
October 2011
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
November 2011
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
December 2011
No selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2010
"Disgrace" by J. M. Coetzee
February 2010
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
March 2010
"Audition" by Barbara Walters
April 2010
"The Advocate" by local author Teresa Burrell.
May 2010
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach
June 2010
"The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery
July 2010
"The Bible Salesman" by Clyde Edgerton
August 2010
"Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett
September 2010
"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski
October 2010
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote
November 2010
"Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand" by Gioconda Belli
December 2010
No selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2009
"O Pioneers!" By Willa Cather
February 2009
"Bonjour Tristesse" by Françoise Sagan
March 2009
"The Glass Castle: a Memoir"
April 2009
Poetry Month
May 2009
"A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving
June 2009
"Tesla: Man Out of Time" by Margaret Cheneysla
July 2009
"Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger
August 2009
"House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende
September 2009
"Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" by Barack Obama
October 2009
"The Darkest Evening of the Year" by Dean Koontz
November 2009
"Good Husband of Zebra Road" by Alexander McCall Smith
December
No selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2008
"The Golden Notebook" by Doris Lessing
February 2008
"The Exile" by Robert N. Patterson
March 2008
"Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami
April 2008
Poetry Month
May 2008
"Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
June 2008
"Thirteen Moons" by Robert Frazer
July 2008
"Death Comes as the End" by Agatha Christie
August 2008
"Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
September 2008
"The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
October 2008
"Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" by Jared Diamond
November 2009
"Demon-Haunted World" by Carl Sagan
December 2008
No Selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2007
"The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
February 2007
"The Garcia Girls" by Julia Alvarez
March 2007
"Self-Made Man" by Norah Vincent
April 2007
Poetry month and 4 year celebration
May 2007
"Birds in Fall" by Brad Kessler
June 2007
"Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion
July 2007
"Inlandia" by Gayle Wattawa
August 2007
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown
September 2007
"Corpus Christi" by Brett Johnston
October 2007
"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
November 2007
"Silk" by Alessandro Barrico
December 2007
No Selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2006
"The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova
February 2006
"The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare
March 2006
Video of "The Merchant of Venice
April 2006
Poetry month and 3 year salon celebration
May 2006
"The Treasure of Montsegur: A Novel" by Sophy Burnham
June 2006
"The Mermaid Chair" by Sue Monk Kidd
July 2006
"The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck
August 2006
"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
September 2006
"Plot Against America" by Philip Roth
October 2006
"Master Butcher's Singing Club" by Louise Ehrdrich
November 2006
"Wicked" by Stephen Schwartz
December 2006
No selection - Holiday Luncheon

January 2005
"Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
February 2005
"A Bad Beginning (from A Series of Unfortunate Events)" by Lemony Snicket
March 2005
"Tender is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
April 2005
Poetry Month celebrated by group as each read a poem they brought to the meeting
May 2005
"The Other Boelyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory
June 2005
"The Beekeepers Apprentice" by Laurie King
July 2005
"Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi
August 2005
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
September 2005
"L'Affaire" by Diane Johnson
October 2005
"The Fig Eater" by Jody Shields
November 2005
"The Ox-bow Incident" by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
December 2005
No selection, Holiday luncheon

January 2004
"The Piano Tuner" by Daniel Mason
February 2005
"Life of Pi" by Yann Martel
March 2004
"The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown
April 2004
"Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton
May 2004
"Holy Blood, Holy Grail" by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln
June 2004
"Under the Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakauer
July 2004
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Hadden
August 2004
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
September 2004
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers
October 2004
"Interpretor of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri
November 2004
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackery
December 2004
No Book, Holiday luncheon

April 2003
First meeting the group selected a book for the May discussion
May 2003
'The Man Who Ate the 747" by Ben Sherwood
June 2003
"Princess Sultana's Daughters" by Jean Sasson
July 2003
"Prague" by Arthur Phillips
August 2003
"Dreaming War" by Gore Vidal
"Why Are We at War" by Norman Mailer
September 2003
"Always Running (La Vida Loca)" by Luis J. Rodriguez
October 2003
"Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes
November 2003
"To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee
December 2003
No book, Holiday party