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Owner David Hunt with local book group, Unabridged.

Town House Book Discussion Group For Adults
Our book group for 2013 meets the 2nd Sunday of every month at the bookstore (*unless otherwise noted) from 2 to 3:30. For more information call 630/584-8600.

2014 Book Group

  • January 12, The Trial – Franz Kafka
  • February 9, 12 Tribes of Hattie – Ayana Mathis
  • March 9, Billy Lynn’s Long ½ Time Walk – Ben Fountain
  • April 13, Unlikely Pilgrimage Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
  • *May 18, 10th of December – George Saunders
  • June 8, Sandcastle Girls – C. Bohjalian
  • July 13, Round House – Louise Erdrich
  • August 10, Inventor & the Tycoon – Edward Ball
  • September 14, Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson
  • *October 19, Flamethrowers – Rachel Kushner
  • November 9, Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder
  • December, Book club does not meet
  • January 11, 2015, Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

2013 Book Group

  • January 13, Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  • February 10, Story of a Marriage – Andrew Sean Greer
  • March 10, Boy Kings of Texas – Domingo Martinez
  • April 14, Good Earth – Pearl Buck
  • *May 19, Carry the One – Carol Anshaw
  • June 9, The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers
  • July 14, Redbreast – Jo Nesbo
  • August 18, Where’d You Go Bernadette? – Maria Semple
  • September 8, Leon and Louise – Alex Capus
  • *October 20, Brooklyn – Colm Toibin
  • November 10, Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo
  • December, Book group does not meet
  • January 12, 2014, The Trial – Franz Kafka

2012 Book Group

  • January 8, The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver
  • February 12, The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman
  • March 11, Annie Dunne – Sebastian Barry
  • April 15, The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  • *May 20, The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson
  • June 10, The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obreht
  • July 8, Look at Me – Jennifer Egan
  • August 12, The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach
  • September 9, The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka
  • October 14, Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
  • November 11, The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  • December, Book Group does not meet
  • * January 13, 2013, Moby Dick – Herman Melville

2011 Book Group

  • January 9, Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  • February 13, Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  • March 13, Flight – Sherman Alexie
  • April 10, A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True – Brigid Pasulka
  • *May 15, Case Histories – Kate Atkinson
  • *June, Book Group does not meet
  • July 10, A Prayer for Own Meany – John Irving
  • August 14, Gilead – Marilyn Robinson
  • September 11, Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
  • *October 16, The World Without Us – Alan Weisman
  • November 13, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • December, Book Group does not meet
  • January 8, 2012, The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

2010 Book Group

  • January 10, Forgetfullness - Ward Just
  • February 14, Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
  • March 14, Places in Between - Rory Stewart
  • April 11, Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson
  • *May 16, Rabbit Run - John Updike
  • June, Book Club does not meet
  • July 11, The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • August 8, Dear American Airlines - Jonathan Miles
  • *September 19, The Help -, Kathryn Stockett
  • *October 17, Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • November 14, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It - Maile Meloy
  • December, Book Club does not meet
  • January 9 (2011), The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

2009 Book Group

  • January 11, Mr. Pip - Lloyd Jones
  • February 8, Unless - Carol Shields
  • March 8, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
  • *April 19, Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
  • *May 18, Maytrees - Annie Dillard
  • June, Book Group does not meet
  • July 12, What is the What - Dave Eggers
  • August 9, Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
  • September 13, Reluctant Fundamentalist -Mohsin Hamid
  • *October 18, Netherland - Joseph O'Neill
  • November 8, Moon and Six Pence - JW. Somerset Maugham
  • December, Book Group does not meet
  • January 10, 2010, Forgetfulness - Ward Just

2008 Book Group

  • January 13, Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
  • February 10, Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
  • March 9, Straight Man - Richard Russo
  • April 13, Call Me By Your Name - Andre Aciman
  • *May 18, Dive From Clausen’s Pier - Ann Packer
  • June, Book Group does not meet
  • July 13, Golem - Gustav Meyrink
  • August 10, Heat - Bill Buford
  • September 14, Birds in Fall - Brad Kessler
  • *October 19, The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  • November 9, The Tender Bar - JR Moehringer
  • December, Book Group does not meet
  • January 11, 2009, Mr. Pip - Lloyd Jones (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens suggested as an optional companion read)

2007 Book Group

  • January 14, Confederacy of Dunces - John Toole
  • February 11, The Kitchen Boy - Robert Alexander
  • March 11, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Foer
  • April 15, History of Love - Nicole Krauss
  • May 20, Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
  • June, Club does not meet
  • July 8, Under the Net - Iris Murdoch
  • August 12, Isaac's Storm - Erik Larson
  • September 9, Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
  • October 21, Emperor's Children - Claire Messud
  • November 11, Everyman - Philip Roth
  • December, Club does not meet
  • January 13 (2008), Suite Francaise - I. Nemirovski


2006 Book Group

  • January 8th, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  • February 12, Ravelstein - Saul Bellow
  • March 12, True Notebooks - Mark Salzman
  • April 9, Bee Season - M. Goldberg
  • May 21, Shadow of the Wind - Z Ruiz
  • June, Club does not meet
  • July 9, Memoirs of Hadrian - M. Yourcenar
  • August 13, Rottweiler -Ruth Rendell
  • September 10, Saturday - Ian McEwan
  • October 8, Tipping Point - M. Gladwell
  • November 12, The Great Fire - Shirley Hazzard
  • December, Club does not meet
  • January 14 (2007), Confederacy of Dunces - John Toole

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