Past Larkspur Book Club Selections

September 2018 - May 2019

September 2017 - May 2018 

  • Wednesday, September 13, 7PM: American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Wednesday, October 11, 7PM: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Wednesday, November 8, 7PM: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • No December Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 10, 7PM: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Wednesday, February 7, 7PM: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • Wednesday, March 14, 7PM: Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild
  • Wednesday, April 11, 7PM: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • Wednesday, May 9, 7PM: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

September 2016 - May 2017

  • Wednesday, September 14, 7PM: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Wednesday, October 12, 7PM: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Wednesday, November 9, 7PM: Sisters in Law by Linda R Hirschman
  • No December Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 11, 7PM: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • Wednesday, February 8, 7PM: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Wednesday, March 8, 7PM: Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
  • Wednesday, April 12, 7PM: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Wednesday, May 10, 7PM: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

September 2015 - May 2016

  • Wednesday, September 9, 7PM: Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
  • Wednesday, October 14, 7PM: Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Wednesday, November 4, 7PM: The Orphan Train by Christina Kline
  • No December Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 13, 7PM: The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Wednesday, February 10, 7PM: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • Wednesday, March 9, 7PM: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
  • Wednesday, April 20, 7PM: The Constellation of Vital Phenomena
  • Wednesday, May 11, 7PM: Circling the Sun

September 2014 - May 2015

  • Wednesday, September 10: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Wednesday, October 8: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • Wednesday, November 12: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
  • No December Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 14: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Wednesday, February 11: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
  • Wednesday, March 11: Season of the Witch by David Talbot
  • Wednesday, April 8: At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
  • Wednesday, May 13: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fall 2014

  • Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Winter/Spring 2014

  • Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Hateship, Loveship, Friendship, Courtship, Marriage by Alice Munro
  • Transatlantic by Colum McCann
  • And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini

Fall 2013

  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuk
  • The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Winter/Spring 2013

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Fall 2012

  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal

Winter/Spring 2012

  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  • Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
  • Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  • Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Fall 2011

  • Farm City by Novella Carpenter
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Winter/Spring 2011 

  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding

Fall 2010 

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Help by Kathleen Stockett
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Winter/Spring 2010

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
  • Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Fall 2009 

  • The Lemon Tree: an Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Winter/Spring 2009 

  • Suite Francaise by Louise Nemirovsky
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers
  • Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

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