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Recommendations for Book Clubs

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TitleAuthor
The Art Forger Barbara A. Shapiro
The Lost Films of 20th Century Spatchcock Derek J Ripley
Shrader Marks: Keelhouse Rob Smith
A Pigeon and A Boy Meir Shalev
McGowan's Call Rob Smith
On Beauty Zadie Smith
These Granite Islands Sarah Stonich
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving
The World according to Garp John Irving
To The End of The Land David Grossman
The Little Country Charles De Lint
The Visitor Sheri S. Tepper
The Fresco Sheri S. Tepper
Illegal Alien Robert J. Sawyer
Flashforward Robert J. Sawyer
Calculating God Robert J. Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Motherless Brooklyn Jonathan Lethem
The Emigrants W. G. Sebald
Austerlitz W. G. Sebald
The Rings of Saturn W. G. Sebald
Vertigo W. G. Sebald
After Nature W. G. Sebald
Emma Tupper's Diary Peter Dickinson
The Dancing Bear Peter Dickinson
The Iron Lion Peter Dickinson
Independence Day Richard Ford
The Truth (with jokes) Al Franken
American Pastoral Philip Roth
I Married a Communist Philip Roth
The Plot Against America Philip Roth
Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth
When She Was Good Philip Roth
Our Gang (Starring Tricky and His Friends) Philip Roth
The Breast Philip Roth
The Great American Novel Philip Roth
My Life As A Man Philip Roth
The Professor of Desire Philip Roth
The Ghost Writer Philip Roth
A Philip Roth Reader Philip Roth
Zuckerman Unbound Philip Roth
The Anatomy Lesson Philip Roth
Zuckerman Bound Philip Roth
The Counterlife Philip Roth
The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography Philip Roth
Deception Philip Roth
Patrimony; A True Story Philip Roth
Operation Shylock: A Confession Philip Roth
Sabbath's Theater Philip Roth
The Prague Orgy Philip Roth
The Dying Animal Philip Roth
The Human Stain Philip Roth
La Bête Humaine Emile Zola
Yonder Stands Your Orphan Barry Hannah
Ray Barry Hannah
Airships Barry Hannah
The General's Daughter Nelson Demille
Word of Honor Nelson Demille
The Trip to Bountiful Horton Foote
Headlong Michael Frayn
The Tin Men Michael Frayn
Spies Michael Frayn
Copenhagen Michael Frayn
Noises Off Michael Frayn
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Letters from the Earth Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
White Palace Glenn Savan
Independent People Halldor Laxness
Iceland's Bell Halldor Laxness
Under the Glacier Halldor Laxness
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot Al Franken
The Book of Disquiet Fernando Pessoa
Demian Hermann Hesse
Journey to the East Hermann Hesse
The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs
The Economy of Cities Jane Jacobs
Cities and the Wealth of Nations Jane Jacobs
A Question of Separatism Jane Jacobs
Systems of Survival Jane Jacobs
The Nature of Economies Jane Jacobs
Dark Age Ahead Jane Jacobs
A Landing on the Sun Michael Frayn
Disturbance of the Inner Ear Joyce Hackett
Flights of Love: Stories Bernhard Schlink
Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology Elisabeth Le Guin
The Guide R. K. Narayan
The Vendor of Sweets R. K. Narayan
Dillinger in Hollywood: New and Selected Stories John Sayles
Union Dues John Sayles
Los Gusanos John Sayles
Silver City and Other Screenplays John Sayles
An Unkindness of Ravens Ruth Rendell
Neck Deep Ken Barnett
Everyman Philip Roth
Field of Darkness Cornelia Read
The Young Man from Atlanta Horton Foote
The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler
The High Window Raymond Chandler
The Lady in the Lake Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler

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