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Books Read Since 1995

Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Rich in Love by Josephine Humphreys
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
Salvation on Sand Mountain by Dennis Covington 
Sights Unseen by Kaye Gibbons 
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Mating by Norman Rush
Emma by Jane Austen
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
City of Light by Lauren Belfer
So Long a Letter by Miriama Bâ
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells 
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder 
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernières
The Hamlet by William Faulkner
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
A Widow for One Year by John Irving
Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
Deep South by Nevada Barr
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz
Grass Dancer by Susan Power
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
Local People by John Dittmer
None to Accompany Me by Nadine Gordimer
Run with the Horseman by Ferrol Sams
The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga
The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
Meridian by Alice Walker
Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
The Color of Water by James McBride
Joe by Larry Brown
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Salt Dancers by Ursula Hegi
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
The Liar's Club by Mary Karr
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean
"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
"Big Fine Woman from Ruleville" by Jayne Cortez
"Zeroing In" by Jayne Cortez
"My Mother's Body" by Marge Piercy
"Poems for My Son" by Minnie Bruce Pratt
“Staring into the Heart of the Heart of Darkness” 
by Ron Rosenbaum (New York Times Magazine article on Susan Smith)
Caravans by James Michener			February 2002
The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans		March 2002
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood		April 2002
Lady's Maid by Margaret Forster		May 2002
Empire Falls by Richard Russo			June 2002
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy	July 2002
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman			August 2002
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather			September 2002	
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich		October 2002
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf			November 2002
The Hours by Michael Cunningham		December 2002
Possession by A. S. Byatt			January 2003
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg			February 2003
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride		March 2003
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni	April 2003
A Lesson Before Dying by  Ernest J. Gaines	May 2003
Can't Quit You, Baby by Ellen Douglas		June 2003
The Jazz Bird by Craig Holden			July 2003
The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel	August 2003
Unless: A Novel by Carol Shields		September 2003
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland 	October 2003
Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier	November 2003
Excellent Women by  Barbara Pym		December 2003
Giants in the Earth by   O.  E.  Rölvaag 		January 2004
The Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland	February 2004
Three Junes by Julia Glass			March 2004
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam			April 2004
The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri Tepper	May 2004
The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison		June 2004
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel			July 2004
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri		August 2004
*The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison		September 2004
Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffery Eugenides		October 2004
Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett		November 2004
Atonement by Ian McEwan			December 2004
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros  	January 2005
Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland		February 2005
Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne  Seierstad  		March 2005
The Plot Against America by Philip  Roth  	April 2005
"The Light in the Piazza" and "A Southern 
Landscape" by Elizabeth  Spencer		May 2005
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander
McCall Smith	  			June 2005
Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri			August 2005
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson	September 2005
Blessings: A Novel by Anna Quindlen		October 2005
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman		November 2005
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson			December 2005
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris		January 2006
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: 
A Novel by Michael Chabon			February 2006
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg		March 2006
Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton		April 2006
Zorro by Isabel Allende			May 2006
Digging to America by Anne Tyler		June 2006
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro		June 2006
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan 		August 2006
The Known World by Edward P. Jones		September 2006
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton			October 2006
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby		November 2006
Dreamer by Charles Johnson			December 2006
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 
by Mark Haddon				January 2007
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont  by Elizabeth Taylor	February 2007
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett		March 2007
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy		April 2007
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole	May 2007
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield		June 2007
Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner		July 2007
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes		August 2007
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen		September 2007
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories 
by Flannery O'Connor				October 2007
Echo Maker by Richard Powers			November 2007
Blue Angel  by Francine Prose			December 2007
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert		January 2008
Magic Time by Doug Marlette			February 2008
Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie		March 2008
The Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa			April 2008
The Glass Castle: A Memoir: by Jeannette Walls	May 2008
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss		June 2008
Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam	July 2008
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo		August 2008
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs	September 2008
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett		October 2008
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd		November 2008
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver	December 2008
Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss			January 2009
Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter	February 2009
Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell		March 2009
The Commitments by Roddy Doyle		April 2009	
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky		May 2009
The Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel 
 	by Andrea Barrett			July 2009
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