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Previous Meeting Locations, Books, Food Themes


November 12: Mary ?
Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee and
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

October 1: Lyn
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

August 20: Helen
Razor’s Edge

July 9: Maggie & Nancy
The Lacuna & The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

May 28 cancelled

April 16:Kathy
Half Broke Horses

March 5: Lu
Let the Great World Spin

January 29: Julie
Cutting for Stone


December 18: Lonnie
The Art of Racing in the Rain
American Potluck

November 13:Lyn
Little Bee / Story of a Marriage

September 25: Kathy
The Help & The Woman Behind the New Deal

August 14: Helene
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (trilogy)
Swedish / Scandanavian

July 3 Cancelled

May 22: Hilarie
At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman and
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

April 10: Kathy
The Time of Our Singing

February 27: cancelled

January 16: Lu
I’m Down, A Memoir &
Unaccustomed Earth
Asian fusion


December 5: Lyn
America America, Ethan Canin

October 24: Maggie & Nancy
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
French bistro

September 12: Kathy
Elizabeth Costello and Boyhood, Scenes from a Provincial Life by J.M. Coetzee
South African

August 1: Mary
Olive Kittridge and City of Thieves, David Benioff

June 19: Lonnie
The Bishop’s Daughter, A Memoir by Honor Moore

May 9: Lyn
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
Carrington: A Life by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Run, by Ann Patchett

March 27:Maggie & Nancy
A Buffalo in the House by R. D. Rosen
Rabbit, Run by John Updike

February 21: Lu
Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

January 10: Hilarie
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, A Memoir by Bill Bryson
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
50’s American


December 6: Mary
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein

November 1: Lonnie
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

September 27: Maggie
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
A Venetian Affair by Andrea di Robliant

August 23 : Kathy
My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme and Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

June 28: Helene
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Afgan / Pakistani

May 17: Mary
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich

April 12: Lyn
What is the What by Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng

March 22: Cancelled???

February 9: Kathy
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

January 26 Cancelled???

November 17: Lonnie
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

October 13: Cancelled???
August 25: Lyn (was this 1st?)