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Book Discussion Group Collections
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These books are available for borrowing for book discussion groups (e.g. book clubs) on a first come, first served basis. Everyone may request these books by clicking on the title of the book below. Librarians may request these books in advance by contacting Anne Pitlyk: anne.pitlyk@uhls.lib.ny.us

Author Title
Algeo, Matthew Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure
Anderson, Joan A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman
Aslan, Reza Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid's Tale
Austen, Jane Sense and Sensibility
Ayers, Edward L. America's War: Talking about the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries
Banks, Russell The Sweet Hereafter: a novel
Banville, John The Sea
Barbery, Muriel The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Beatty, Paul The Sellout
Beavan, Colin No Impact Man: the Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process
Benjamin, Melanie The Aviator's Wife
Bohjalian, Chris The Double Bind: a novel
Berg, Elizabeth The Last Time I Saw You
Brewer, Sonny The Poet of Tolstoy Park
Brockmeyer, Kevin The Brief History of the Dead
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Brooks, Geraldine March
Brooks, Michael Free Radicals
Brown, Stacia M. Accidents of Providence
Carr, Nicholas The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Cather, Willa My Antonia
Chaon, Dan Await Your Reply
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Demick, Barbara Nothing to Envy
DeWitt, Patrick The Sisters Brothers
Dunham, Lena Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
Egan, Timothy The Worst Hard Time : the Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Emling, Shelley Marie Curie and Her Daughters
Faulkner, William Absalom, Absalom!
Fitzgerald, Penelope The Blue Flower
Ford, Jamie Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Forster, E. M. A Passage to India
Fountain, Ben Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Franklin, Tom Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Freeload, Chrystia Plutocrats
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Love in the Time of Cholera
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Of Love and Other Demons
Gardam, Jane Old Filth
Gilbert, Elizabeth Eat, Pray, Love
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings
Grayzel, Susan R. The First World War: A Brief History with Documents
Greenblatt, Stephen The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Greene, Graham The Heart of the Matter
Groff, Lauren Arcadia
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants (hard cover)
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants (paperback)
Gup, Ted A Secret Gift
Gup, Ted A Secret Gift (large print)
Hall, Meredith Without a Map: A Memoir
Hallie, Philip Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed
Hardy, Thomas; edited, with an introduction by Patricia Ingham. Jude the Obscure
Harris, Dan 10% Happier : How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story
Harris, Dan 10% Happier : How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story (Large Print)
Harris, Mark Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Henry, O. Best Short Stories (Large Print)
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (large print)
Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles. The Iliad
Howey, Hugh Wool
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Ishiguro, Kazuo The Remains of the Day
Ivey, Eowyn The Snow Child
Jacoby, Susan The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
Jankowski, Paul Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War
Janzen, Rhoda Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Johnson, Denis Train Dreams
Jones, Tayari Silver Sparrow: a novel
Katz, Donald Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America
Kidd, Sue Monk and Taylor, Ann Kidd Travelling with Pomegranates: a Mother-Daughter Story
Kiernan, Denise The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Kline, Christina Baker Orphan Train (large print)
Kolbert, Elizabeth Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Korte, Barbara The Penguin Book of First World War Stories
Kuhns, Eleanor A Simple Murder
Kundera, Milan The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kunstler, James Howard The Witch of Hebron
Kurlansky, Mark Salt: A World History
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed earth
Larson, Erik In the Garden of Beasts
Leviten, Daniel J. This is Your Brain on Music
Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Gift from the Sea
Maguire, Gregory Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Mahoney, Dennis Fellow Mortals
Majmudar, Amit Partitions
Malcolm, Janet The Jounalist and the Murderer
Matar, Hisham Anatomy of a Disappearance
Maugham, W. Somerset The Painted Veil
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin: a novel
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
McCullough, David G. The Wright brothers
McEwan, Ian The Children Act
McGrath, M. J. White Heat
McLain, Paula The Paris Wife (large print)
McPherson, James M. Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance: A Novel
Morton, Kate The House at Riverton
Murphy, Yannick The Call
Ng, Celeste Everything I never told you
Nicholls, David One Day
Niffenegger, Audrey Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel
Norman, Elizabeth We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
Northup, Solomon Twelve Years a Slave
Oates, Joyce Carol Blonde: a Novel
Ogawa, Yoko The Housekeeper and the Professor
Olsson, Linda Astrid & Veronika
O'Nan, Stewart Emily, Alone
Otsuka, Julie When the Emperor Was Divine
Oz, Amos A Tale of Love and Darkness
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Patchett, Ann State of Wonder
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Poehler, Amy Yes Please
Rich, Katherine Russell Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
deRosnay, Tatiana Sarah's Key
deRosnay, Tatiana Sarah's Key (large print)
Rubin, Gretchen The Happiness Project
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos The Shadow of the Wind
Rushdie, Salman Midnight's Children
Salter, James The Hunters
Salzberg, Sharon Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Sandel, Michael J Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Saramago, Jose ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. The Elephant's Journey
Schiff, Stacy Cleopatra
Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (large print)
Simon, Rachel Riding the Bus with My Sister (large print)
Simon, Rachel Riding the Bus with My Sister
Simon, Rachel The Story of Beautiful Girl (large print)
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (large print)
Smith, Ali The Accidental
Stein, Garth The Art of Racing in the Rain
Strout, Elizabeth Olive Kitterage
Strout, Elizabeth Olive Kitteridge (Large Print)
Sullivan, J. Courtney Maine: A Novel
Sweet, Victoria God's Hotel
Tan, Twan Eng The Garden of Evening Mist
Thubron, Colin To a Mountain in Tibet
Towles, Amor Rules of Civility
Treuer, David Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
Trollope, Anthony Barchester Towers
Tyler, Anne Celestial Navigation (hard cover)
Tyler, Anne Celestial Navigation (paperback)
Tzemach Lemmon, Gale The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (large print)
Unsworth, Barry Morality Play
Urrea, Luis Alberto Into the Beautiful North
Verghese, Abraham Cutting for Stone (large print)
Waldman, Amy The Submission: a novel
Wall, Carol Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening : How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart
Wall, Carol Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening : How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart (Large Print)
Wallace, Scott The Unconquered
Walter, George The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
Walter, Jess Beautiful Ruins
Watson, Larry American Boy
Wharton, Edith Ethan Frome
Wideman, John Edgar Brothers and Keepers
Woo, Ilyon The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times (hard cover)
Woo, Ilyon The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times (paperback)
Woolf, Virginia To the Lighthouse
Wulf, Andrea Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Young, Wm. Paul The Shack
Young, Wm. Paul The Shack (large print)

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