University Women Literature & Discussion List 2011-12

Date Title Author
October 20 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
November 17 Just Kids Patti Smith
December 15 The Puttermesser Papers Cynthia Ozick
January 19 Galore Michael Crummey
February 16 One Day David Nicholls
March 22 Tiger's Wife Tea Obreht
April 19 Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
May 17 The Post Mistress Sarah Blake

Others we discussed: 

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel by David Mitchell
The Free World (3 generations of Russian Jews) by David Bezmozgis
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill 
The Heartbreaking work of staggering genius - Dave Eggers
No I don't want to join a book club - Virginia Ironside
All the Living 
Pao: A Novel  - Kerry Young
The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls 
Sarah's Key - Tatiania de Rosenay

Long Books for Summer???

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Wolf Hall
State of Wonder  - Ann Patchett
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York - Deborah Blum 

The group meets at 7:30 p.m. at a group member's home. Please contact the chair, Martha Klems (MS-Klems@wiu.edu) for the location and directions to any of our meetings.

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