RJ Julia Book Club Soiree – May 2012


Roxanne’s Picks

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity – Katherine Boo
By Nightfall: A Novel – Michael Cunningham
Long Drive Home – Will Allison
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats – Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Dovekeepers: A Novel – Alice Hoffman
The Invisible Bridge – Julie Orringer
Turn of Mind – Alice LaPlante

Ann’s Picks

Defending Jacob – William Landay
History of a Pleasure Seeker – Richard Mason
Swamplandia – Karen Russell
The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka
The Illumination – Kevin Brockmeier
The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady – Elizabeth Stuckey-French
The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. – Nichole Bernie
Wild: From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed

Book Club Choices From Our Readers

A Long Long Way – Sebastian Barry
Astrid and Veronika – Linda Olssen
Catherine the Great – Robert Massie
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams – Lynne Withey
Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
The False Friend – Myla Goldberg
Great House: A Novel – Nicole Krauss
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet – Jamie Ford
How They See Us: Meditations on America – James Atlas, ed.
Invisible Bridge – Julie Orringer
The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War – Michael Shaara
My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel – Robin Oliveira
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd – Jim Fergus
Rules of Civility – Amor Towles
Sacred Hearts – Sarah Durant
Sunset Park: A Novel – Paul Auster
The Descendants – Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Glass Room – Simon Mawer
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank – Thad Carhart
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
The Story of Beautiful Girl – Rachel Simon
The Tortilla Curtain – T C Boyle
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring – Richard Preston
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet


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