Previous Books Discussed – 1990s

1999
Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
Paradise by Toni Morrison
Out of America by Keith B. Richburg
Paradise of the Blind by Thu Huong Duong
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton
Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman

1998
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Errands by Judith Guest
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Ruined by Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
White Rabbit by Kate Phillips

1997
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
The Eight by Katherine Neville
St. Burl’s Obituary by Daniel Akst
Last Orders by Graham Swift
The Color of Water by James McBride
The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken

1996
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals by Michael Kernan
The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
Open Secrets by Alice Munro
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
White Jazz by James Ellroy
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Consider This, Senora by Harriet Doerr

1995
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The Children of Men by P.D. James
THE LAST PANDA by George B. Schaller
Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
The Giver by Lois Lowry

1994
A Season in Purgatory by Dominick Dunne
Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
Two Lives, One Russia by Nicholas Daniloff
At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott
A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner
Balkan Ghosts by Robert D. Kaplan
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

1993
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The Man in the Window by Jon Cohen
The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss
Before and After by Rosellen Brown
Mrs. Bridge, Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
Fatherland by Robert Harris
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Howards End by E.M. Forster
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
First Light by Charles Baxter
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

1992
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Two Girls, Fat and Thin by Mary Gaitskill
Whiskey River by Loren Estleman
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Passing On by Penelope Lively
The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Celia, a Slave by Melton A. McLaurin
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
Wise Children by Angela Carter
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

1991
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Bad Desire by Gary Devon
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Angle of Repose by Wallace Earle Stegner
Possession by A.S. Byatt
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maugham

1990
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving