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Book Discussion Group

 
               
 
                     Book Discussion Group  
 
Come join our group which usually meets on the last Friday of each month at Flat Creek Eatery at 11:15 a.m.  Come once or come every time - new, regular, or occasional participants are always welcome.  We order lunch individually, catch up on each other's news, and then discuss the book.  Books are chosen one or a few at a time, depending on the recommendations from the group.  Check the newsletter or calendar for changes in date or location.  The Hayward Library has 10-12 copies available each month.  Just ask for the Methodist Book Club book.
 
 
 
 
Books for 2014 
December 19, 2014 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
November 21,2014 - English Creek by Ivan Doig
October 31, 2014 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
September 26, 2014 - All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
August 29, 2014 - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger 
July 25, 2014 - Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
June 27, 2014 - Altar of Bones by Phillip Carter
May 30, 2014 - A Good Dream by Donna Vonliere
April 25, 2014 - The Roundhouse by Louise Erdich
March 28, 2014 - Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
February 28, 2014 - Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
January 31, 2014 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
 
Books for 2013
December 20, 2013 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
November 22, 2013 - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
October 25, 2013 - Growing Up Amish by Ira Wegler
September 27, 2013 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
August 30, 2013 - Mocking Bird by Charles Shields
July 26, 2013 - Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
June 28, 2013 - Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult
May 31, 2013 - A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
April 26, 2013 - The World We Found by Thrity Umrigan
March 22, 2013 - Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
February 22, 2013 - In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
January 25, 2013 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
Books for 2012
December 28, 2012 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
November 30, 2012 - A Good American by Alex George
October 26, 2012 - Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
September 28, 2012 - Population 485 by Michael Perry
August 31, 2012 - Last Night at the Lobster by Steward O'Nan
July 27, 2012 - Empire Falls by Richard Russo
June 29, 2012 - Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik
May 25, 2012 - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
April 27, 2012 - The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
March 30, 2012 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
February 24, 2012 - Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
January 27, 2012 - Pope Joan by Donna Woodfolk Cross
 
Books for 2011
December 16, 2011 - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Nov. 18, 2011 - Cutting for Stone by Verghese
Oct. 28, 2011 - A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse
Sept. 30, 2011 - Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas
August 26, 2011 - Woman in the Wilderness by Nancy L. Bunge
July 29, 2011 - Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West
June 24, 2011 - Honolulu by Alan Brennert
May 27, 2011 - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
April 29, 2011- World & Town by Gish Jen
March 25, 2011 - Fragile Beasts by Tawny O'Dell
February 25, 2011 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
January 28, 2011 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
 
Books for 2010
December 17, 2010 - God of the Animals by Arne Kyle
November 19, 2010 - City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
October 29, 2010 - Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
September 24, 2010 - Stern Men: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
August 27, 2010 - Secrets of Eden: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
July 30, 2010 - Cannery Row by John Steinbeck 
June 25, 2010 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
May 28, 2010 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
April 30, 2010 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
March 26, 2010 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
February 26, 2010 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova
January 29, 2010 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
 
Books for 2009     
December 18th, 2009 - Elegance of the HedgeHog by Muriel Barbery
November 20th, 2009 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Oct 30, 2009 - So Brave, Young & Handsome by Leif Enger
Sep 25, 2009  - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
August 28, 2009 - Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin
July 31, 2009 - Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
June 26, 2009 - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
May 29, 2009 - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaeffer & Annie Burrows
April 24, 2009 - The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
March 27, 2009 - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
February 27, 2009 - Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
January 30, 2009 - Madonnas of Lenningrad by Debra Dean
 
Books for 2008
December 19, 2008 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
November 21, 2008 - Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
October 31, 2008 - The Florist's Daughter by Patricia Hampl
September 26, 2008 - TheThird Angel by Alice Hoffman
August 29, 2008 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
July 25, 2008 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
June 2008 - Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
May 2008 - Escape by Carolyn Jessop 
April 2008 - Fall to Grace by Kerry Casey
March 2008 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
February 2008 - Three Cups of Tea by Mortenson & Relin
January 2008 - The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
 
Books for 2007
December 2007 - When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
November 2007 - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalel Hosseini
October 2007 - Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West
September 2007 - The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
August 2007 - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
July 2007 - The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King
June 2007 - Snow Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See
May 2007 - The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston
April 2007 - Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rolvaag
March 2007 - Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
February 2007 - Losing Moses on the Freeway by Chris Hedges
January 2007 - The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
 
Books for 2006
December 2006 - March by Geraldine Brooks
November 2006 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
October 2006 - The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer
September 2006 - A Firing Offense by David Ignatius
August 2006 - Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
July 2006 - Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
June 2006 - The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin
May 2006 - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
April 2006 - The Piano Tuner by Daniel mason
March 2006 - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
February 2006 - One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
January 2006 - Over the Edge of the World, Magellan's Circumnavigation by Laurence Bergreen
 
Books for 2005
December 2005 - First Mothers by Bonnie Angelo
November 2005 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
October 2005 - Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
September 2005 - In the Deep Midwinter by Robert Clark
August 2005 - Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
July 2005 - The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
June 2005 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
May 2005 - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
April 2005 - My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
March 2005 - Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
February 2005 - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
January 2005 - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
 
Books for 2004
December 2004 -
November 2004 - A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
October 2004 - Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
September 2004 - The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
August 2005 - Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
July 2004 - The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
June 2004 - Deception Point by Dan Brown
May 2004 - Staggerford by Jon Hassler
April 2004 - The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
March 2004 - All He Ever Wantedby Anita Shreve
February 2004 - Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
January 2004 - The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown