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Oscar, a literate canine.


The naked truth about the books we read!

"Never apologize for your reading taste."
(Betty Rosenberg's First Law of Reading)

stack of books with tea things BookBuggs is a monthly drop-in discussion group for book lovers who wish to share their thoughts and opinions with fellow readers. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM.

Each attendee is given the opportunity to spend 5-10 minutes talking about books that they love or hate, sharing information and impressions about their favorite fiction and nonfiction works and their authors.

A worksheet for making notes prior to our meetings is available on our web site for those who like to prepare ahead! No one is required to speak, though; listening is just fine, too. Questions, comments, and additional information from other group members will be welcomed at the discretion of each speaker. Please be sure to have the correct title and author of each book that you "talk". Everyone is invited to bring along a notebook to record future "reads" that interest them.

2014 Selected Recommended Titles
2013 Selected Recommended Titles
2012 Selected Recommended Titles
2011 Selected Recommended Titles
2010 Selected Recommended Titles
2009 Selected Recommended Titles

July 2014:
The Dressmaker (Kate Alcott)
Solitude of Prime Numbers (Paol Giordano)
Defending Jacob (William Landay)
Best to Laugh (ARC)(Lorna Landvik)
River of Doubt (Candace Miller)
The Fate of Mercy Alban (Wendy Webb)
Bittersweet (Miranda Beverly Whitmore)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey (Gabrielle Zevon)

June 2014:
The Cartographer of No Man's Land (P.F. Duffy)
The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
Sentinals of Andersonville (Tracy Groot)
Orphan Train (Chistina Baker Kline)
Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (Alexander McCall Smith)
Dive From Clausen's Pier (Ann Packer)
Poisoned Ground & Bleeding Through (Sandra Parshall)
Murder at Midnight (Elliot Roosevelt)
A Star for Mrs. Blake (April Smith)

May 2014:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt)
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
Brain on Fire (Susannah Cahalan)
Missing You (harlan Coben)
Murder in the Cathedral (T.S. Eliot)
The Butler: A Witness to History (Wil Haygood)
The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa)
The Nazi Doctors (Robert K. Lifton)
Let the Great World Spin (Colm McCann)
Red Hook Road (Ayelet Walden)
The Vanishing (Wendy Webb)
The Wedding (Dorothy West)

April 2014:
No meeting

March 2014:
City of Light (Lauren Belfer)
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches (Alan Bradley)
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
Broken Harbor (Tana French)
The Ninth Daughter (Barabara Hamilton)
The Son (Philip Meyer)
The Cruelest Month (Louise Perry)
The Rosie Project (Graeme Simison)
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)

February 2014:
Tapestry of Fortunes (Elizabeth Berg)
Beyond the Beautiful Forevers (Katherine Boo)
Six Years (Harlan Coben)
Sweet Tooth (Ian McEwan)
Jasmine (Bharati Mukheree)
Run with the Horsemen (Ferrol Sams)
A Star for Mrs. Blake (April Smith)
Death of Ivan Illych (Leo Tolstoy)

January 2014:
The Innocent (David Baldacci)
Night of the Comet (George Bishop)
Morning Glory (Sarah Jio)
Broken for You (Stephanie Kallos)
Daughters of Mars (Thomas Keneally)
Pagan Spring (G.M. Malliet)
Holy Cow (Sarah MacDonald)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Dog Songs (Mary Oliver - poetry)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Helen Simonson)

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December 2013:
The Love Artist (Jane Alison)
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
Ghost Bride (Yangsze Choo)
The Year of Living Dangerously (Quinn Cummings)
Vintage Teacup Club (Vanessa Greene)
The Bat (Jo Nesbo)
Absent Friends (S.J. Rozan)
Fermin the Vermin (Tom Savage)
Love Water Memory (Jennie Shortridge)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Heken Simonson)

November 2013:
Rescue in Denmark (Harold Flender)
Cuckoo's Calling (Robert Galbraith)
Where We Belong (Emily Giffin)
1/22/63 (Stephen King)
The Lacuna (Barbara Kingsolver)
We Are Water (Wally Lamb)
Art of Deception (Ridley Pearson)
Quiet Dell (Jayne Ann Phillips)
Where'd You Go Bernadette (Maria Semple)
Heartbreak Cafe (Penelope Stokes)

October 2013:
House Girl (Tara Conklin)
The Silent Wife (A.S.A. Harrison
The Hour I First Believed (Wally Lamb)
1491 (Charles C. Mann)
Last Anniversary (Liane Moriarty)
The Redeemer (Jo Nesbo)
Forever, Interrupted (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)

September 2013:
Ladies' Night (Mary Kay Andrews)
City of Light (Lauren Belfer)
Agony of the Leaves (Laura Child)
Fall of Giants (Ken Follett)
Dancing with Rose (Lauren Kessler)
Pilgrim's Wilderness (Tom Kizzia)
Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling)

August 2013:
South of Broad (Pat Conroy)
More Twisted Jeffrey Deaver)
Yonahlossee Riding School for Girls (Anton DiSclafani)
Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman)
Summer in the South (Cathy Holden)
Midnight Rising (Tony Horowitz)
Penetcost Alley (Anne Perry)
Heartbreak Cafe (Penelope Stokes
Nothing Daunted (Dorothy Wickenden)

July 2013:
Schroeder (Amity Gaige)
The Cellist of Sarajevo (Steven Galloway)
Still Alice (Lisa Genova)
The Obituary Writer (Ann Hood) Fever (Mary Beth Keane)
Firebird (Susanna Kearsley)
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ((Ransom Riggs)
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Jeanette Winterson)

June 2013:
The Zookeeper's Wife (Diane Ackerman)
Birds of a Lesser Paradise - short stories (Meghan Mayhew Bergman)
Hit Me Lawrence Block)
Oscar WIlde and the Murders at Reading Gaol (Giyles Brandreth)
Obsessed (Mika Brzezsinski)
Six Years (Harlan Coben)
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls (Anton DiSclafani)
The Midwife of Hope River (Patricia Harmon)
Catherine the Great (Robert K. Massie)
The Lost Wife (Alyson Richman)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
A Promise Kept (Joyce Wagner)

May 2013:
Falling Angels (Tracy Chevalier)
Little Bee (Chris Cleave)
Catch Me (Lisa Gardner)
The Obituary Writer (Ann Hood)
Help Thanks Wow (Anne LaMott)
The Truth About Style (Stacy London)
Death of a Schoolgirl (Joanna Campbell Slan)

April 2013:
The Middlesteins (Jamie Attenberg)
Little Bee (Chris Cleave)
The Round House (Louise Erdrich)
Empire of the Summer Moon (S.G. Gwynne)
Flight Behavior (Barbara Kingsolver)
Defending Jacob (William Landay)
When We Were the Kennedys (Monica Wood)

March 2013:
The Ventian Betrayal (Steve Berry)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
Intervention (Robin Cook)
Every Secret Thing (Susannah Kearsley)
The Lincoln Letter (William Martin)
The Dog Who Came In from the Cold (Alexander McCall Smith)
Sweet Tooth (Ian McEwan)
Merry Christmas Alex Cross (James Patterson)
Calling Invisible Women (Jeanne Ray)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)

February 2013:
Books to Die For (John Connolly)
The Introvert's Way (Sophia Dembling)
Bringing Up Bébé (Paula Druckerman)
The Round House (Louise Erdrich)
Winter of the World (Ken Follett)
Benediction (Kent Haruf)
Darkest Corner (Elizabeth Haynes)
Parchment of Leaves (Silas House)
Hidden America (Jean Marie Laskas)
Sisters (Patricia MacDonald)
The Hypnotist's Love Story (Liane Moriarty)
Why I Wake Early (Mary Oliver)
Elsewhere (Richard Russo)
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (Jan-Phillip Sendker)
The Burgess Boys (Elizabeth Strout)
Bloody Crimes (James Swanson)
Blackwater Lightship (Colm Tóibín)

January 2013
The Roundhouse (Louise Erdrich)
Dancing on Broken Glass (Ka Hancock)
Destiny of the Republic (Candice Millard)
Code Talker (Chester Nez)
Be Different (John Elder Robison)
Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman)
Legacy of Love (Joanna Trollope

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December 2012
The Yard (Alex Grecian)
Wife 22 (Melanie Gideon)
The Dead (James Joyce)
The Winter Sea (Susannah Kearsley)
Sisters (Rosamund Lupton)
The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)
Maus (Art Spiegelman)
Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)
A Dangerous Inheritance (Alison Weir)

November 2012
Home Is a Roof Over a Pig (Aminta Arrington)
Mariana (Monica Dickens)
Don't Ever Get Old (Daniel Friedman)
Splendour Falls (Susanna Kearsley)
Trick of the Light (Louise Penny)
Shanghai Moon (S.J. Rozan)
The Midwife (Jennifer Worth)

October 2012
Minding Frankie (Maeve Binchy)
The Good Soldier (Ford Maddox Ford)
The Virgin Cure (Ami McKay)
Keeper of Lost Causes (Jussi Adler Olsen)
No Easy Day (Mark Owen)
Under the Dog Star (Sandra Parshall)
Rule Against Murder (Louise Penny)
Still Life (Louise Penny)
A Trick of Light (Louise Penny)
Fever Dream (Douglas Preston & Lee Child)
Light Between the Oceans (M.L. Stedman)
An Expert in Murder: A Josephine Tey Mystery (Nicole Upson)
Montana 1948 (Larry Watson)

September 2012
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (Rhoda Janzen)
The Winter Sea (Susanna Kearsley)
Alys, Always (Harriet Lane)
By a Spider's Thread (Laura Lippman)
Odes to Common Things (Pablo Neruda) -poetry
Blessed Are the Dead (Mala Nunn)
Swamplandia (Karen Russell)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
Luncheon at the Boating Party (Susan Vreeland)
In the Shadow of the Banyan (Vaddey Ratner)
Swamplandia (Karen Russell)

August 2012
Albert of Adelaide (Howard Anderson)
Minding Frankie (Maeve Binchy)
Creole Belle (James Lee Burke)
Parrot and Olivier in America (Peter Carey)
Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
The Memory of Blood (Christpher Fowler)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Katherine Howe)
Innocent Blood (P.D. James)
How It All Began (Penelope Lively
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
Yes, Chef: A Memoir (Marcus Samuelsson)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
Summer Breeze (Nancy Thayer)

July 2012
A Walk Across the Sun (Corbin Addison)
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Stephanie Barron)
Island Practice (Pam Belluck)
Till Death Do Us Purl (Anne Canadeo
The Little Bee (Chris Cleave)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
The Litigators (John Grisham)
Mariana (Susanna Kearsley)
American Sniper (Chris Kyle)
Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
Blessed are the Dead (Mala Nunn)
The Book of Madness and Cures (Regina O'Melveny)
How Reading Changed My Life (Anna Quindlen)
The Secret Life of Objects (Dawn Raffel)

June 2012
A Walk Across the Sun (Corbin Addison)
Oolong Dead (Laura Childs)
Books of the South (Glen Cook)
She (Henry Rider Haggard)
Winter Garden (Kristin Hannah)
Broken: A Love Story (Lisa Jones)
The Rose Garden (Susannah Kearsley)
La's Orchestra Saves the World (Alexander McCall Smith)
State of Wonder (Ann Patchett)
The Lifeboat (Charlotte Rogan)
The Shoemaker's Wife (Adriana Trigiani
The Beginner's Goodbye (Anne Tyler)

May 2012
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt)
The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell)
Remarkable Creatures (Tracy Chevalier)
The Reversal (Michael Connelly)
The Book of Jonas (Stephen Dau)
By Hook or by Crook (Betty Hechtman)
Furious Love (Sam Kasher)
The Flight of Gemma Hardy (Margot Livesy)
The Great Journey (David McCullough)
Sloop (Daniel Robb)
Remember Us (Martin Small)
The Best of Times (Penny Vincenzi)
The Blessing Stone (Barbara Wood)

April 2012
Death by Darjeeling (Laura Childs)
Chronicles of the Black Company (Glen Cook)
The Perfect Nazi (Martin Davidson)
What Happened Before He Shot Her (Elizabeth George)
Gossip (Beth Gutcheon)
Dancing on Broken Glass (Ka Hancock)
Sweet Poison (Ellen Hart)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
A Very Long Engagement (Sebastian Japrisot)
Dedfending Jacob (William Landay)
In the Garden of Beasts (Eric Larson)
Catherine the Great (Robert Massie)
Monument to Murder (Margaret Truman)

March 2012
The Education of Henry Adams (Henry Adams)
The Dressmaker (Kate Alcott)
King Peggy (Peggielene Bartels)
Griffin and Sabine (Nick Bartock)
Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Katherine Boo)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Green Hills of Africa (Ernest Hemingway)
The Snow Child (Eowen Ivey)
Almost Home (Pam Jenoff)
False Memory (Dean Koontz)
Amsterdam (Ian McEwan)
Rascal (Sterling North)
Asperger's on the Job (Rudy Simone)

February 2012
I Am Half Sick of Shadows (Alan Bradley)
The Broken Irish (Patrick Delaney)
Emily, Alone (Stewart O'Nan)
The Odds (Stewart O'Nan)
The Cat's Table (Michael Ondaatje)
Broken Places (Sandra Parshall)
A Secret Kept Tatiana de Rosnay)
Bloody Crimes (James Swanson)
Birds of a Feather (Jacqueline Winspear)

January 2012
Once Upon a River (Bonnie Jo Campbell)
Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Homer & Langley (E. L. Doctorow)
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader (Anne Fadiman)
That Used to be Us (Thoman Friedman
Death Comes to Pemberley (P.D. James)
Wicked Autumn (G.M. Malliett)
Take This Bread (Sarah Miles)
The Severed Head (Iris Murdoch)
Moscow Rules (Daniel Silva)
The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)

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December 2011
The Mill River Recluse (Darcy Chan)
Lord of Misrule (Jamie Gordon)
Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
In the Garden of the Beast (Eric Larson)
Death at La Fenice (Donna Leon)
You Deserve Nothing (Alexander Makisk)
Code Talkers (Chester Nez)
Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
All Wound Up (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee)
House Rules (Jodi Picoult)
Doc (Mary Doria Russell)
Life Among the Lowly, or Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Olive Kittredge (Elizabeth Strout)

November 2011
Meeting cancelled due to power outage.

October 2011
Infedel (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
Shakespeare by Another Name (Mark Anderson)
Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan C. Bradley)
The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh)
Summer at Tiffany's (Marjorie Hart)
Stones from the River (Ursula Hegi)
The Widow of the South (Robert Hicks)
The Given Day (Dennis Lehane)
Paris Wife (Paula McLane)

September 2011
Infidel (Ayaan Hirsi ALi)
Final Solution (Michael Chabon)
Washington (Ron Chernow)
An Anatomy of Addiction (Howard Marquelle)
The Forgotten (kate Morton)
Flesh and Bones (Kathy Reichs)
After America (Howard Steyn)
Dancing with Rose (Lauren Vessler)
Shadows of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

August 2011
The Nineteenth Wife (David Aberchoff)
The final Solution (Michael Chabon)
The Blindness of the Heart (Julia Franck)
A Discovery of Witches (Deborah Harkness)
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
Willful Behavior (Donna Leon)
Red Breast (Jo Nesbo)
State of Wonder (Ann Patchett)
Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
The Master (Colm Toibin)
My Own Country (Abraham Verghese)

July 2011
The Weird Sisters (Eleanor Brown)
Elizabeth I (Margaret George)
Crabwalk (Gunter Grass)
Dry Grass of August (Anna Jean Mayhew)
Doc (Mary Doria Russell)
Wordy Shipmates (Sarah Vowell)
Lost in Shangri-La (Mitchell Zuckoff)

June 2011
Caleb's Crossing (Geraldine Brooks)
Knife Music (David Carnoy)
Ireland (Frank Delaney)
The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud (Julia Navarro)
In My Hands (Irene Opeck)
Dancing with Rose (Lauren Vessler)

May 2011
Minding Frankie (Maeve Binchy)
The China Study (T. Colin Campbell)
My Reading Life (Pat Conroy)
Learning to Die in Miame (Carlos Eire)
Man's Search for Meaning (Victor Frankl)
Saving CeeCee Honeycut (Beth Hoffman)
La's Orchestra Saves the World (Alexander McCall Smith)
Head Games (Craig McDonald)
Icebound (Dr. Jerri Nielson)
The Tiger's Wife (Teŕ Obreht)

April 2011
Murder Is Binding (Lorna Barrett)
Secrets to the Grave (Tami Hoag)
House Rules (Jodi Picoult)
Edith Wharton Murders: A Nick Hoffman Mystery (Lev Raphael)
The Island at the Center of the World (Russell Shorto)

March 2011
Signs and Seasons (John Burroughs)
My Reading Life (Pat Conroy)
The Fourth Man (K.O. Dahl)
The Outer Banks House (Diann Ducharme)
Emily's Ghost (Denise Giardino)
The Winter Garden (Kristen Hannah)
The Last Detective (Peter Lovesey)
The Paris Wife (Paula McLain)
The Imperfectionist (John Rachman)
Reading to Heal (Jacqueline D. Stanley)
The Envoy (Raul Wallenberg)
A Small Death in Lisbon(Robert Wilson)

February 2011
No meeting due to weather.

January 2011
We Are All Welcome Here (Elizabeth Berg)
Red Dog (Louis De Berničres)
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
Cast Into Doubt (Patricia MacDonald)
The Charming Quirks of Others (Alexander McCall Smith)
Mr. Peanut (Adam Ross)
An Obsession with Butterflies (Sherman Apt Russell)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stone)

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December 2010
Angel's Rest (Charles Davis)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Up FRom the Blue (Susan Henderson)
Extraordinary Ordinary People (Condoleeza Rice)
Manhunt: The Twelve Day Search for Lincoln's Killer (James Swanson)
The Broken Shore (Peter Temple)
The Tale of Halcyon Crane (Wendy Webb)

November 2010
The Invisible Wall (Harry Bernstein)
Flight (Jan Burke)
Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
Thirld World America (Arainna Huffington)
Last Night in Twisted River (John Irving)
The Kindness of Strangers (Katrina Kittle)
Mystuc River (Dennis Lehane)
My Name is Mary Sutter (Robin Oliveira)
The Squirrel and the Chipmunk (David Sedaris)

October 2010
Nashville Chrome (Rick Bass)
The Red Leaves (Thomas Cook)
Ape House (Sara Gruen)
Dead Weight (Batt Humphries)
The Mango Season (Amulya Malledi)
Pewrfect Reader (Maggie Pouncey)
The Rembrandt Affair (Daniel Silva)
Pearl Buck in China (Hilary Spurling)
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise (Julia Stuart)

September 2010
The Robe (LLoyd C. Douglas)
Juliet (Anne Fortier)
Sisters of Hardscrabble Bay (Beverly Jenson)
Dances with Luigi (Paul Paolicelli)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
The Lotus Eaters (Tatjana Soli)

The Leopard (Giuseppe di Tomasi Lampedusa)
Chalk Circle Man (Fred Vargas)
The Sonderberg Case (Elie Weisel)
The Mao Case (Qiu Xiaolong)

August 2010
Idyll Banters (Chris Bohjalian)
Remarkable Creatures (Tracy Chevalier)
The Yellow House (Patricia Falvey)
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
The False Inspector Dew (Peter Lovesey)
On Chessil Beach (Ian McEwan)
Bloody Jack (L.A. Meyer)
A Beautiful Place to Die (Mala Nana)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

July 2010
The Passage (Justin Cronin)
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (William Dalrymple)
Downtown: My Manhattan (Pete Hamill)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Steig Larsson)
Dearly Beloved (Anne Morrow Lindberg)
Roses (Leila Meacham)

June 2010
The Gathering (Anne Enright)
84 Charing Cross Road (Helen Hanff)
The Devil's Rooming House (M. William Phelps)
Three Weismanns of Westport (Catherine Schine)
Private Life (Jane Smiley)
Naked Economics (Charles Wheelan)

May 2010
U is for Undertow (Sue Grafton)
31 Bond Street (Ellen Horan)
Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortensen)
Heresy (S. J. Paris)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
Knitting Fiction (various authors)

April 2010
Girl in a Blue Dress (Gaynor Arnold)
Here if You Need Me: A True Story (Kate Baestrup - Memoir)
The Infinities (John Banville)
Born Under a Million Shadows (Andrea Busfield)
Little Bee (Chris Cleave)
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food (Judith Jones - Memoir)
I Sold Andy Warhol Too Soon (Richard Polski)

March 2010
School of Essential Ingredients (Erica Bauermeister)
Book of Fires (Jane Borodale)
Four Freedoms (John Crowley)
The Antelope Wife (Louise Erdrich)
Secret River (Kate Grenville)
More Than You Know (Beth Gutcheon)
Story Sisters (Alice Hoffman)
The Hound (Vincent McCaffrey)
Robert B. Parker - author recommendation
Mrs. Somebody Somebody (Tracy Winn)
Dirt Music (Tim Winton)

February 2010
First Family (David Baldacci)
All Things at Once (Mika Brzezinski) Memoir
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs (Askhari Johnson Hodari) NF
Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (Steig Larssen)
Ideas of Heaven (Joan Silber)
The Doctor's Daughter (Hilma Wolitzer)
The Ten Year Nap (Meg Wolitzer)
A Brave Vessel (Hobson Woodward) NF

January 2010
The case for God (Karen Armstrong)
Carry Me Across the Water (Ethan Canin)
Killing Floor (Lee Child)
Alice I Have Been (Alice Lidell)
Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)

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December 2009
A Separate Country (Robert Hicks)
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
In My Hands (Irene Gut Opdyke)
Commencement (J. Courtney Sullivam)
Toss of a Lemon (Padma Viswanathan)

November 2009
Sarah's Key (Tatiana DeRosnay)
Sacred Hearts (Sarah Dunant)
Zeitoun (David Eggers)
Pearl (Mary Gordon)
Stormy Weather (Paulette Jiles)
Devil in the White City (Eric Larson)
From Cradle to Grave (Patricia MacDonald)
The Elephant Keeper (Christopher Nicholson)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

October 2009
Utz (Bruce Chatwin)
Intervention (Robin Cook)
Homer and Langley (E.L. Doctorow)
The Color of Lightening (Paulette Jiles)
Ladies of the Lake (Haywood Smith)
Morgan's Passing (Anne Tyler)

September 2009
Fractal Time (Gregg Braden)
Howard Dean's Prescription for Healthcare Reform (Howard Dean, MD)
The Worst Hard Times (Timothy Egan)
The Good Rain (Timothy Egan)
Mistress of the Art of Death (Ariana Franklin)
The Tie That Binds (Kent Haruf)
Execution Dock (Anne Perry)
That Old Cape Magic (Richard Russo)
Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer (James L. Swanson)
Very Valentine (Adriana Trigiani)
Innocent Traitor (Alison Weir)

August 2009
Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Icarus at the Edge of Time (child) (Brian Greene)
View from Mount Joy (Lorna Landvik)
Perfection (memoir) (Julie Metz)
Under the Southern Sun (travel / historical) (Paul Paolicelli)
The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)
Nineteen Minutes (Jodi Picoult)
A River of Doubt (Bio T. Roosevelt)
Men in the Queue (Josephine Tey)
We Two (Bio Victoria and Albert)
Now the Drum of War (Bio Walt Whitman)

July 2009
Death Comes to the Archbishop (Willa Cather)
The Hour I First Believed (Wally Lamb)
Suttree (Cormac McCarthy)
Patriotic Grace (Peggy Noonan)
Accordian Crimes (E. Annie Proulx)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Robert Van Gulick)

June 2009
The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)
Spiritual Literacy (Frederic Brussat)
A Course Called Ireland (Tom Coyne)
Still Life (Joy Fielding)
Sookie Stackhouse vampire series (Charlaine Harris)
Einstein: His Life and Universe (Walter Isaacson)
In My Hands (Irene Gut Opyke) Young Adult
The Second Opinion (Michael Palmer)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)

May 2009
Wintergirls (Laurie Halse Anderson) Young Adult
Keeping the House (Ellen Baker)
Little Pink House (Jeff Benedict)
Skeletons at the Feast (Chris Bohjalian)
In Triumph's Wake (Julia Gelardi)
The Grift (Deborah Ginsberg)
Amelia Peabody mysteries (Elizabeth Peters)
Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)

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BookBuggs is modeled on a long running book group based at the Springfield (MA) City Library. Our thanks to Springfield Librarian Ann Keefe for her help and advice!