The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Tuesday April 15, 2014 7:00 pm National Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale…

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Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Tuesday March18, 2014 7:00 pm “In this heart-wrenching historical fiction, prolific author Chamberlain focuses on a time in North Carolina’s history that most people would rather forget. It’s 1960, and Jane is a 21-year-old newlywed who’s just accepted a job as a social worker, though her husband, Robert, would rather…

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The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice

Tuesday January 21, 2014 7:00pm (No December Meeting) Christmas Party December 16 Call for Details Still devastated by grief five years after the death of her husband and teenage daughter in a car accident, Julia hopes to find solitude and solace while house-sitting at her aunt and uncle’s California estate.…

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CANADA by Richard Ford

Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:00 pm When fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons’ parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed. His parents’ arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening…

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The Sandcastle Girls By Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday July 16, 2013 7:00 pm In this sweeping historical love story the little known Armenian genocide of 1915-16 is the focus. Elizabeth Endicott, a recent Mount Holyoke graduate, accompanies her Bostonian banker father on his philanthropic mission to Aleppo, Syria, to aid Armenian refugees fleeing atrocities committed by the…

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Where’d You Go Bernadette By Maria Semple

Tuesday June 18, 2013 7:00 pm Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.…

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