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next: The Bestseller, Olivia Goldsmith 

The Girl with the Louding Voice, Abi Dare
Leonard and Hungry Paul, Ronan Heshan
American Princess (Alice Roosevelt) by S. M. Thornton
When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson
Simon the Fiddler, Paulette Jiles
The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor, Sally Armstrong
The Power Of One by Bryce Courtenay
Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght 
2021: The Exiles by Christina Kline

Anxious People by Backman
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
The Broken Circle by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
2020: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Red Daughter by John Burnham Schwartz
Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
Case Histories: a Novel by Kate Atkinson
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement
2019: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Beartown by Fredrik Backman
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Oh Florida by Craig Pittman
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defrede
A photographers Life of Love and War by Lyndsey Addario
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Trajectory by Richard Russo
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
The Dark Lady's Mask by Mary Sharratt
Jan, 2018: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamamnda Ngozi Adichie

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Make Your Bed by Admiral William McRaven
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
Jan, 2017: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Family Furnishings by Alice Munro
My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
A God in Ruins, Leon Uris
A Man Called Ove, Frederik Backman
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Gods of Tango, Carolina De Robertis
Sofrito by Phillippe Diederich
Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress by Amy Hill Hearth
Your Face in Mine by Jess Row
Jan 2016: Orfeo by Richard Powers

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bridge of Spies by Alex Kershaw
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
The Birds of Pandemonium by Michele Raffin
Euphoria by Lily King
The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Radical (My Journey out of Islamist Extremism) by Maajid Nawaz
Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Jan 2015: In a Rocket Made of Ice by Gail Gutradt

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Together We Jump by Ken McAlpine
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott
Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline
George Washington's Secret Six by Kilmeade and Yaeger
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society, Amy Hill Hearth
(Jan 2014) The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

When She Woke by Hilary Jordan
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Home at the End of the World, Michael Cunningham
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
(Jan 2013) The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Life, Love and Elephants by Dame Daphne Sheldrick
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez
Day after Night, Anita Diamant
Guernica by Dave Boling
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
Room, Emma Donoghue
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
 by Barbara Demick
Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner
(Jan 2012) Adventures in Nowhere by John Ames

The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Big Trouble by Dave Barry 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
The Bird House by Kelly Simmons
The Wild Irish by Robin Maxwell
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
(Jan 2011) City of Thieves by David Benioff

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Fragile by Lisa Unger
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
Pope Joan by Donna Cross
Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
The Infiltrator by Robert Mazur
(Jan 2009) That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Die for You by Lisa Unger 
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
When Madeline Was Young by Jane Hamilton
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski 
(Jan 2008) The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
Black Out by Lisa Unger
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows
Show & Tell -- sharing favorites
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Proof by David Auburn 
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See 
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 
(Jan 2007) Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman 

A Warrant for Mrs. Lincoln by Nancy Schleifer 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
Dangerous Waters by John S. Burnett 
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley 
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy by Barbara Vine 
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards 
Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg 
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 
Intuition by Allegra Goodman 
(Jan 2006) Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich 

Women of Valor by Ellen Hampton 
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss 
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi 
Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali 
Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett 
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard 
The Conjurer's Bird by Martin Davies 
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
Wicked by Gregory Maguire 
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith 
Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima 
(Jan 2005) Empire Falls by Russo 

1776 by David McCullough 
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner  
Saturday by Ian McEwan 
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides 
A Chance Meeting by Rachel Cohen 
The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan 
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 
Night Falls on the City by Sarah Gainham 
Colossus: The Price of America's Empire by Niall Ferguson 
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 
Music & Silence by Rose Tremain 
Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden 
Other Sorrows, Other Joys by Janet Warner 
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 
Man's Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl 
Paradise of the Blind, Thu Huong Duong 
American Pastoral, Philip Roth 
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi 
King Lear, Shakespeare 
Life of Pi, Yann Martel 
Soul Mountain, Gao Xingjian  
Country of the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller 
The Night Inspector, Frederick Busch 
Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand 
Stolen Lives, Malika Oufkir 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith 
The Tie That Binds, Kent Haruf 
Coastliners, Joanne Harris 
Looking for Lovedu, Ann Jones 
Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia 
Atonement, Ian McEwan 
Baltasar and Blimunda, Jose Saramago 
The Spirit Catches You, Anne Fadiman 
Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood 
The Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje 
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen 
A Land Remembered, Patrick Smith 
Healing Earthquakes, Jimmy Baca 
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier 
Caravans, James Michener 
Falling Leaves, Adeline Mah 
Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean  
Moby Dick, Herman Melville 
Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines 
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth (Group started 7-2001) 

Clearwater BUNWC List:

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak 
The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
Zabelle by Nancy Kricorian 
Heyday by Kurt Anderson 
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
March by Geraldine Brooks 
A year by the Sea by Joan Anderson; (optional) An Unfinished Marriage 
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant 
Digging to America by Anne Tyler 
Forever by Pete Hamill 
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson 
Snow Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See 
The Wife by Meg Wolitzer 
The March by E.L. Doctorow 
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd 
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith 
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason 
The Plot against America, Philip Roth 
Yellow by Dan Lee 
Herzog by Saul Bellow 
Alexander Hamilton by Willard Sterne Randall 
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 
A Fine Balance by Mistry 
The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut 
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini  
Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides 
Savage Beauty : Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford 
The Photograph by Penelope Lively 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers 
The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler 
Spies, Michael Frayn 
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang 
Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer 
Three Junes, Julia Glass Peony, Pearl Buck 
We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates 
One Thousand White Women, Jim Fergus 
Secret Life of Bees, Sue Kidd 
The Nazi Officer's Wife, Edith H. Beer 
Isabel's Bed, Elinor Lipman 
Unravelling, Elizabeth Graver 
Unless, Carol Shields 
The Mistress of Spices, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 
The Road from Coorain, Jill Conway 
Carry Me Across the Water, Ethan Canin 
Last Miracle at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich 
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck 
John Adams, David McCullough 
The River Midnight, Lilian Nattel 
Losing Battles, Eudora Welty 
Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler 
Peace Like a River, Leif Enger 
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett 
Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland 
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier 
Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat  
Davita's Harp, Chaim Potok 
Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Naslund  
The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman  
Part of the Furniture, Mary Wesley  
Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende 
City of God, E. L. Doctorow 
An Equal Music, Vikram Seth 
Dancing at the Rascal Fair, Ivan Doig 
Waiting, Ha Jin (Since 10-2000)