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Programs and Events ~ Adult Book Discussion

The Springvale Library Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month.  Multiple copies of the current book are available at the desk or participants may purchase a copy through the Library.  The group meets from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and participants are invited to take part in a potluck lunch if they would like. 

2014

January
The Dog Who Danced
by Susan Wilson

February
Any title by Malcolm Gladwell

March
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

April
The Last Of The Doughboys by Richard Rubin
Followed by a visit from the author!

May
A Guide To The Birds Of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson

June
The Big-little World Of Doc Pritham by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

No July Book Group

August
The Ax by Donald Westlake

September
Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan

October
The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

November
Mysteries Of The Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill


Previously Discussed Books

2013


  • The Language Of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Trespasser by Paul Doiron
  • Old Maine Woman by Glenna Johnson Smith
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • When We Were The Kennedys by Monica Wood
  • The Housekeeper And The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  • Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Expats by Chris Pavone
  • Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
  • The Orphan Train by Christina Kline
  • An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

2012
  • Any title by Louise Penny
  • The Healing of America by T. R. Reid
  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
  • Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
  • State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • Piecing Scattered Souls by David Solmitz
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • The Greater Journey by David McCullough
2011
  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
  • A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
  • Wish Me Well by David Baldacci
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo by Steig Larsson
  • The Fiddler In the Subway by Gene Weingarten
  • Shoutin' into the Fog : Growing Up on Maine's Ragged Edge by Thomas Hanna
  • Wanting June by Cindy Simon
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2010
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
  • Simple Genius by David Baldacci
  • The Glass Castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jody Picoult
  • One More Time: a memoir by Carol Burnett
  • Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
  • The BeeKeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
  • The Walk West: a walk across America 2  by Peter and Barbara Jenkins
  • Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo

2009

  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Princess: A true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean P. Sasson
  • Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer
  • Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron
  • The Reader by Bernard Schlink
  • Three Junes by Julia Glass
  • The Soloist by Steve Lopez
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
  • Nonfiction set in an African country
  • Olive Kittredge by Elizabeth Strout

2008
  • In The Bleak Midwinter by Maine author Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Becoming Auma by Melinda Geaumont
  • The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  • The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy
  • Billy Boy, The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine by Jean Mary Flahive

2007
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Pomegranate Soup by Marcha Mehran
  • Seldom Disappointed by Tony Hillerman
  • We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickenson Rich
  • Assorted Mysteries
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • The Miracles of Santo Fico by D.L. Smith
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search Through Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

2006
  • Over the Moat: Love Among the Ruins of Imperial Vietnam by James Sullivan
  • Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • A Naturalist Buys A Farm by Edwin Way Teale
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine & Traditional Healing by Lori Alvord
  • The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
  • An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson

2005
  • Without Reservations: the travels of an independent woman by Alice Steinbach
  • Death of a Cad by M.C. Beaton
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
  • His Excellency George Washington by Joseph Ellis
  • Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Hornet's Nest: A Novel of the Revolutionary War by Jimmy Carter
  • Dispatches From Maine by John Gould

2004
  • Nevada Barr Mysteries
  • Life Is So Good by George Dawson
  • Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
  • Nickel and Dimed: On [Not] Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
  • Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Hills At Home by Nancy Clark
  • Secret Father by James Carrol
  • Papa Martel by Gerard Robichaud
  • At Seventy: A Journal by May Sarton

2003
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Spy Wore Red by Aline, Countess of Romanones
  • Sea Biscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel

2002
  • Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • The Color of Water by James McBride
  • Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  • Back When We Were Grown-Ups by Anne Tyler
  • Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  • Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution by Sattereh Farman Farmaian
  • Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Lighthouse Keeper by James Michael Pratt
  • Beyond the Sky & the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa
  • A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Arundel by Kenneth Roberts

2001
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickman Jr.
  • Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

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