Book Club

Carole Perla

Carole Perla

This is a group of people interested in reading interesting books and discussing them with the group. One book is selected each month, and the group usually meets the last Wednesday of each month in the Community Center. All Quail Run residents are invited.

For Information Contact:
Carole Perla
cperla@me.com

2019
Jan: Meeting cancelled
Feb: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Mar: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
Apr: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson
May: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
June: A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towle
July: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
August: Educated : A Memoir by Tara Westover
September:Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
October: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
November: Killers of a Flowered Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

2018
Jan: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Feb: The Heirs by Susan Rieger
Mar: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Apr: Down River by John Hart
May: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Jun: The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
Jul: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Aug: End Game by David Baldacci
Sep: The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah
Oct: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Nov: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Dec: Meeting cancelled

2017
Jan: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Feb: Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen.
Mar: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Apr: Pegasus by Danielle Steel
May: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Jun: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
Jul: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Aug: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Sep: The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
Oct: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison.
Nov: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Dec: Meeting cancelled

2016
Jan: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Feb: A City of Women by David Gillham
Mar: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Anne Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
Apr: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
May: We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
Jun: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Jul: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Aug: A Touch of Starduct by Kate Alcott
Sep: Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Oct: One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Nov: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Dec: Meeting cancelled

2015
Jan: The Storyteller by Jodi Percoult
Feb: The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Mar: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Apr: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
May: Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Jun: Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Jul: Longbourn by Jo Baker
Aug: Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
Sep: The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
Oct: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Nov: The Boston Girl by Anita Diament
Dec: Meeting cancelled

2014
Jan: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Feb: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Mar: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingslover
Apr: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
May: The Orphan Train by Baker Kline
Jun: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Jul: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Aug: Maya’s Notebook by Isabelle Allende
Sep: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Oct: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Nov: The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
Dec: (no book due to the holidays)

2013
Jan: The Quotable Thoreau by Jeffrey S. Cramer
Feb: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
Mar: The Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
Apr: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
May: A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
Jun: Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy
Jul: Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep and Enough Wool to Save the Planet by Catherine Friend
Aug: The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Sep: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Oct: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Nov: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
Dec: n/a (no meeting, no book selected)

2012
Jan: Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
Feb: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Mar: 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
Apr: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
May: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Jun: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Jul: Defending Jacob by William Landay
Aug: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
Sep: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Oct: The Birdcage by Marcia Willette
Nov: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Dec: n/a (no meeting, no book selected)

2011
Jan: Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
Feb: The Immortal Life of Henrietta by Lacks Rebecca Sklott
Mar: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Apr: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
May: The Madonnas of Leningrad: a novel by Debra Dean
Jun: The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian
Jul: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Aug: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Sep: Pearl of China by Anchee Min
Oct: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Nov: Dreams of Joy: A Novel by Lisa See
Dec: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

2010
Jan: Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
Feb: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Mar: Lottery by Patricia Wood
Apr: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
May: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Jun: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
Jul: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Aug: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Sep: Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O’Brien
Oct: Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Nov: n/a (no meeting, no book selected)
Dec: The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy

2009
Jan: Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez
Feb: The Divide by Nicholas Evans
Mar: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Apr: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
May: Dewey:  The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
Jun: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Jul: When the Emperor was Devine by Julie Otswka
Aug: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Sep: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Oct: Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
Nov: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Dec: n/a (no meeting, no book selected)

2008
Jan: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Feb: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Mar: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Apr: Up From Orchard Street by Eleanor Widmer
May: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Jun: Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Jul: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Aug: In an instant : a family’s journey of love and healing by Lee and Bob Woodruff
Sep: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Oct: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Nov: Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Dec: n/a (no meeting, no book selected)

2007
Jan: Bel Canto by Barbara Patchett
Feb: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Mar: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Apr: Leaving Cold Sassy by Olive Ann Burns
May: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
Jun: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Jul: Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
Aug: Mr. Emerson’s Wife by Amy Belding Brown
Sep: Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Oct: Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
Nov: I to Myself – Journal of Henry Thoreau by Jeffrey Cramer
Dec: The Smoke Jumpers by Nicholas Evans

2006
Jan: n/a (no meeting, no book selected)
Feb: The Color of Water by James McBride
Mar: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Apr: Snow Flower and the Secret by Fan Lisa See
May: The Lost Daughters of China by Karen Evans
Jun: How I l Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Jul: Three Weeks with my Brother by Nicholas and Micah Sparks
Aug: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Sep: Everyman by Philip Roth
Oct: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
Nov: Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Dec: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards