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September 2002—Plainsong by Kent Haruf

October 2002—Seabiscuit: an American legend (798.4) by Laura Hillenbrand

November 2002—The Captain’s Wife by Douglas Kelley

December 2002—Into Thin Air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (796.522) by Jon Krakauer

January 2003—A Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher

February 2003—Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

March 2003—Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

April 2003—In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien

May 2003—The Plague Tales by Ann Benson

June 2003—Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

July 2003—The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle

August 2003—Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

October 2003—In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and it’s consequences (364.1523) by Truman Capote

November 2003—A Separate Peace by John Knowles

December 2003—To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

February 2004—The Circus Fire: a true story (974.63) by Stewart O’Nan

March 2004—Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert

April 2004—Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

June 2004—Wish You Were Here by Stewart O’Nan

July 2004—What the Deaf-Mute Heard by G.D. Gearino

August 2004—Blue Hole by G.D. Gearino

September 2004—Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

October 2004—Limbo (B) by A. Manette Ansay

November 2004—Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay

January 2005—Through a Glass Darkly by Kathleen Koen

February 2005—Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

March 2005—The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett

April 2005—Nine Parts of Desire: the hidden lives of Muslim women (305.4869) by Geraldine Brooks

May 2005—Wicked: the life and times of the WickedWitch of the West by Gregory Maguire

June 2005—All is Vanity by Christina Schwarz

July 2005—Expecting Adam (B) by Martha Beck

August 2005—The Mirror by Lynn Freed

September 2005—So Many Books, So Little Time (028.9) by Sara Nelson

October 2005—Life of Pi by Yann Martel

November 2005—Facing the Wind: a true story of tragedy and reconciliation (364.1523) by Julie Salamon

January 2006—Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

February 2006—Whitegirl by Kate Manning

March 2006—Bird by Bird: some instructions on writing and life (808.02) by Anne Lamont

April 2006—Kitchen Confidential: adventures in the culinary underbelly (B) by Anthony Bourdain

May 2006—Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

June 2006—The Promise: how one woman kept her extraordinary pact to send a classroom of 1st graders to college (370.92) by Oral Lee Brown

July 2006—Drinking: a love story (362.29) by Caroline Knapp

August 2006—One Thousand White Women: the journal of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

September 2006—Madras on Rainy Days by Ali Samina

October 2006—A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons

November 2006—The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham

January 2007—Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

February 2007—Love in a Dry Season by Shelby Foote

March 2007—Girls of Tender Age (B) by Mary Ann Tirone Smith

April 2007—The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini

May 2007—Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman

June 2007—Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut

July 2007—The Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton

August 2007—The Book That Changed My Life: 71remarkable writers celebrate the books that matter most to them (028.8 Book) by Roxanne Coady

September 2007—A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

October 2007—The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

November 2007—Mr. Emerson’s Wife by Amy Belding Brown

January 2008—Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

February 2008—Someone Not Really Her Mother by Harriet Chessman

March 2008—About a Boy by Nick Hornby

April 2008—The Circus Fire: a true story (974.63) by Stewart O’Nan

May 2008—A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

June 2008—So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell

July 2008—The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (B) by Jean-Dominque Baudy

August 2008—Billy Boyle by James Benn

September 2008—Brick Lane by Monica Ali

October 2008—Truth and Beauty: a friendship (B Grealy) by Ann Patchett

November 2008—Teacher Man: a memoir (B) by Frank McCourt

January 2009—Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

February 2009—Pearl’s Secret by Neil Henry

March 2009—Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal

April 2009—Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

May 2009—The Middle Place (B) by Kelly Corrigan

June 2009—Family: the ties that bind—and gag! (306.85) by Erma Bombeck

July 2009—The Gift of Fear: survival signs that protect us from violence (362.88) by Gavin DeBecker

August 2009—We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

September 2009—China Road: a journey into the future of a rising power (951.06) by Rob Gifford

October 2009—Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe by Edgar Allen Poe

November 2009—Bound by Sally Gunning

January 2010—The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

February 2010—World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

March 2010—The Glass Castle (B) by Jeannette Walls

April 2010—Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a year of food life (641.0973) by Barbara Kingsolver

May 2010—Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

June 2010—Irreplaceable by Stephen Lovely

July 2010—Under the Tuscan Sun: at home in Italy (945.5) by Frances Mayes

August 2010—City of Refuge by Tom Piazza

September 2010—The Bookseller of Kabul (B Khan Family) by Asne Seierstad

October 2010—Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Khan Shelton

November 2010--The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

December 2010 - Wishin and Hopin by Wally Lamb

January 2011 - The Condition by Jennifer Haigh

February 2011 - She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

March 2011 - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

April 2011 - The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian

May 2011 - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

June 2011 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

July 2011 - Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

August 2011 - So Big by Edna Ferber

September 2011 - Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Buchanan

October 2011 - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonigh t(B) by Alexanadra Fuller

November 2011 -

January 2012 - Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

February 2012 - Mornings Like This by Annie Dillard

March 2012 - My Father's Footprints (B) by Colin McEnroe

April 2012 - All of It by Jeanette Haien

May 2012 - In Sunlight in a Beautiful Garden by Kathleen Cambor

June 2012 - Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

July 2012- Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

August 2012- Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

September 2012 - Lifeboat by Charlote Rogan