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Page 2: Books discussed, by year



2017

 DALVA by Jim Harrison (USA)

 THE NOISE OF TIME by Julian Barnes (UK)

CENSORING AN IRANIAN LOVE STORY by Shahriar Mandanipour (Iran)

WAR AND TURPENTINE by Stefan Hertmans (Belgium)

THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION by  Kamel Daoud (Algeria)

THE HISTORY OF RAIN by Niall Williams (Ireland)

THE HOUSE OF WITTGENSTEIN by Alexander Waugh (UK)

 THE CORRECTIONS by Jonathan Franzen (USA)

 THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich (USA)


2016

MOON TIGER by Penelope Lively (UK)

RED LOVE by Maxime Leo (East Germany)

AFRICA HOUSE by Christina Lamb (UK)

THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY by Stefan Zweig (Austria)

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (USA)

AN EQUAL MUSIC by Vikram Seth

AMERICANAH by Shimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)

WEST WITH THE NIGHT by Beryl Markham (UK-Kenya)
                                           
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain (USA)
                                                     
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING by Mary S. Lovell (UK)

THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS by Chris Bohjalian (USA)


2015

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante (Italy)

ALI AND NINO by Kurban Said (Azerbaidjan)

WHAT IS THE WHAT by Dave Eggers (USA)

ON CANAAN'S SIDE by Sebastian Barry (Ireland)

THE INITIALS OF THE EARTH by Jesus Diaz (Cuba)

THE ORIENTALIST by Tom Reiss (U.S.A.)

PILGRIM AMONGST THE SHADOWS by Boris Pahor (Slovenia)

THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar (India)

LIGHT YEARS by James Salters (USA)

SAVUSHUN by Simin Daneshvar (Iran)
                                                    
2014

THE GARDEN OF EVENING MISTS by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)

THE TIGER'S WIFE by Tea Obreht (American of Bosniak/Slovene origin)

WISH YOU WERE HERE by Graham Swift (U.K.)

THE DARLING by Russel Banks (U.S.A.)

MY CENTURY by Gunter Grass (Germany)

THE CSAR'S MADMAN by Jaan Kross (Estonia)

THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton (N.Z.)

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE or THE DAYLIGHT AND  THE DUST by Janet Frame (N.Z.)


THE SPINOZA PROBLEM by Irvin D. Yalom (U.S.A.)



2013

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (British)
To the End of the Land by David Grossman (Israeli)
Red Sorghum by Mo Yan (Chinese)
Love and Summer by William Trevor (Irish)
Please Look After Mum by Kyung Sook Shin (Korean)
Purge by Sofi Oksanen (Finnish/Estonian)
The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch)
Everyone Dies Alone by Hans Fallada (German)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigerian)

2011

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell





List of all books read and discussed by the group (alphabetical, author surname, author first name, book title):





NAME
FIRST NAME
TITLE



Abdolah
Kader
My Father's Notebook
Amado
Jorge
Dona Flor and her Two Husbands
Andric
Ivo
The Bridge over the Drina
Antunes
Antonio
Didn't See You in Babylon Yesterday
Antunes
Antonio
Knowledge of Hell
Antunes
Antonio
The Splendor of Portugal
Atwood
Margaret
The Blind Assassin
Auster
Paul
Moon Palace
Auster
Paul
New York Trilogy
Axionov
Vassili
A la Voltaire
Banville
John
The Sea
Barnes
Julian
Flaubert's Parrot
Barnes
Julian
The Sense of an Ending
Bauchau
Henry
Antigone
Bauchau
Henry
Le boulevard périphérique
Bellow
Saul
Something to Remember Me by
Berberova
Nina
The Accompanist
Bjørnstad
Ketil
The River
Bjørnstad
Ketil
To Music
Blixen
Karen
Winter's Tales
Bloom
Amy
Away
Bloom
Amy
Come To Me
Borges
Jorge Luis
The Aleph
Boyd
William
Brazzaville
Boyd
William
Brazzaville Beach
Brady
Joan
Theory of War
Brink
André
A Dry White Season
Brink
André
Other Lives
Brookner
Anita
Hotel du Lac
Byatt
Antonia
Possession
Calvino
Italo
Under the Jaguar Sun
Carter
Angela
The Magic Toyshop
Cather
Willa
My Antonia
Chamoiseau
Patrick
Texaco
Chang
Yung
Wild Swans
Chatwin
Bruce
The Black Hill
Claus
Hugo
The Sorrow of Belgium
Cleave
Chris
Little Bee
Coelho
Pedro
The Alchimist
Connel
Evan S.
Mrs. Bridge
Conrad
Joseph
Nostromo
Crowley
John
Beasts
Curvers
Alexis
Tempo di Roma
d'Ormesson
Jean
Mon dernier rêve sera pour vous
Davies
Robertson
The Cunning Man
de Waal
Edmund
The Hare with Amber Eyes
Dean
Debra
The Madonnas of Leningrad
DeLillo
Don
The Body Artist
DeLillo
Don
White Noise
Déon
Michel
Un taxi mauve
Desai
Anita
Fasting, Feasting
Diderot
Denis
Le neveu de Rameau
Dostoievsky
Fyodor
The Idiot
Duong
Thu Huong
No Man's Land
Eco
Umberto
Foucault's Pendulum
Eco
Umberto
The Name of the Rose
Enright
Anne
The Forgotten Waltz
Enzensberger
Hans Magnus
The Silences of Hammerstein
Gaines
Ernest
A Lesson Before Dying
Galloway
Steven
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Garcia Marquez
Manuel
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gary
Romain
Your Ticket is no longer Valid
Gaudé
Laurent
Le soleil des Scorta
Gibbons
Kay
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
Giroud
Françoise
Jenny Marx
Glendinning
Victoria
Vita Sackeville-West
Goethe
J. W.
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Golding
William
Lord of the Flies
Goldoni
Carlo
Arlequin serviteur de deux maîtres
Gordimer
Nadine
My Son's Story
Gosh
Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Gosh
Amitav
The Glass Palace
Gosh
Amitav
The Hungry Tide
Grøndahl
Jens Christian
Silence in October
Haag
Peter
Miss Smilla's Feelings for Snow
Haasse
Hella
In a Dark Wood Wandering
Haasse
Hella
The Lords of Tea
Hamsun
Knut
Victoria
Hanff
Helene
84 Charing Cross Road
Harpman
Jacqueline
La plage d'Ostende
Harris
Joanne
Chocolat
Harrison
Jim
The Road Home
Hochschild
Adam
King Leopold's Ghost
Horan
Nancy
Loving Frank
Hosseini
Khaled
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Hosseini
Khaled
The Kite Runner
Hulme
Keri
The Bone People
Huston
Nancy
Fault Lines
Hustvedt
Siri
What I Loved
Irving
John
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Ishiguro
Kazuo
Never Let Me Go
Ishiguro
Kazuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro
Kazuo
The Remains of the Day
Jacobson
Howard
The Finkler Question
Kawabata
Yasunari
The Dancing Girl of Izu
Kawabata
Yasunari
The Lake
Kenzaburo
Oe
Teach Us to Outgrow our Madness
Kincaid
Jamaica
My Brother
Kundera
Milan
Immortality
Kundera
Milan
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Lacouture
Jean
Montaigne à cheval
Lambron
Marc
L'Oeil du Silence
Lessing
Doris
The Golden Notebook
Levi
Primo
If This is a Man
Lively
Penelope
City of Mind
Livingstone
Angela
Lou Andreas-Salomé
Lodge
David
Deaf Sentence
Lodge
David
Therapy
London
Jack
White Fang
Lurie
Alison
The Truth about Lorin Jones
Maalouf
Amin
In the Name of Identity
Maalouf
Amin
Samarkand
Maalouf
Amin
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Maalouf
Amin
The Gardens of Light
Maalouf
Amin
The Rock of Tanios
Maddox
Brenda
Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom
Magris
Claudio
Danube
Mahfouz
Naguib
Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth
Mahfouz
Naguib
Palace of Desire
Mahfouz
Naguib
Palace Walk
Mahfouz
Naguib
Respected Sir
Mahfouz
Naguib
Sugar Street
Mahjoub
Jamal
In the Hour of Signs
Marai
Sandor
Divorce à Buda
Marias
Javier
A Heart So White
Martel
Yann
The Life of Pi
McCarthy
Cormac
All the Pretty Horses
McCourt
Frank
Angela's Ashes
McCullers
Carson
The Ballad of the Sad Café
McEwan
Ian
Solar
Mendoza
Ed
The City of Marvels
Meyer
Doris
Victoria Ocampo
Michaels
Anne
Fugitive Pieces
Miller
Henry
Maloussi's Colossus
Miller
Henry
The Colossus of Maroussi
Mishima
Yukio
Confessions of a Mask
Mistry
Rohinton
A Fine Balance
David
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Momaday
N. Scott
House Made of Dawn
Morrison
Toni
Beloved
Mulisch
Harry
Siegfried
Müller
Herta
The Appointment
Müller
Herta
The Passport, Serpent's Tail
Munro
Alice
Runaway
   Murakami               Haruki               Wind Up Bird Chronicles
Murakami               Haruki              A Wild sheep Chase                                                   

                                               
Murakami
Haruki
Kafka on the Shore
Murakami
Haruki
Norwegian Wood
Murakami
Haruki
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Nabokov
Vladimir
Lolita
Nafisi
Azar
Reading Lolita in Teheran
Nafizi
Azar
Things I've been Silent About
Nahai
Gina B.
Cry of the Peacock
Naipaul
V.S.
Half A Life
Nakhjavani
Bahiyyih
The Saddlebag
Narayan
R.K.
The Painter of Signs
Noteboom
Cees
Rituals
O'Brien
Edna
House of Splendid Isolation
O'Riodan
Kate
Involved
Oates
Joyce Carol
The Falls
Obama
Barack
Dreams from My Father
Okri
Ben
The Famished Road
Orieux
Jean
Voltaire
Osborne
John
Look Back in Anger
Oz
Amos
To Know a Woman
Paasilinna
Arto
The Year of the Hare
Pamuk
Orhan
My Name is Red
Pamuk
Orhan
Snow
Pamuk
Orhan
The Museum of Innocence
Pears
Iain
The Dream of Scipio
Pessoa
Fernando
The Book of Disquiet
Pomerantz
Sharon
Rich Boy
Proulx
Annie
Heart Songs
Proulx
Annie
The Shipping News
Roth
Philip
American Pastoral
Roth
Philip
The Human Stain
Rushdie
Salman
East,West
Rushdie
Salman
Fury
Rushdie
Salman
Midnight's Children
Saramago
José
All the Names
Saramago
José
Baltasar and Blimunda
Saramago
José
Blindness
Saramago
José
The Elephant's Journey
Saramago
José
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
Saviano
Roberto
Gomorrah
Schlinke
Bernard
The Reader
Sebald
W. G.
Austerlitz
Sebald
W. G.
The Emigrants
Seymour
Miranda
Ottoline Morrell
Shafak
Elif
The Forty Rules of Love
Shalev
Meir
A Pigeon and a Boy
Shields
Carol
The Stone Diaries
Sijie
Dai
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Singer
Isaac Bashevis
The Certificate
Skarmeta
Antonio
The Poet's Wedding
Smiley
Jane
A Thousand Acres
Smith
Zadie
On Beauty
Sollers
Philippe
Dictionnaire amoureux de Venise
Sollers
Philippe
Le cavalier du Louvre
Solzhenitsyn
Alexander
Matryona's Place
Sontag
Susan
The Volcano Lover
Spark
Muriel
The Ballad of Peckham Rye
Spark
Muriel
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Styron
William
A Tidewater Morning
Styron
William
Sophie's Choice
Styron
William
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Sutherland
Christine
Enchantress
Tabucchi
Antonio
Indian Nocturne
Tabucchi
Antonio
Pereira Maintains
Tamaro
Susanna
Follow Your Heart
Tanizaki
Jun'ichiro
In Praise of Shadows
Tillyard
Stella
Aristocrats
Tomalin
Claire
Samuel Pepys
Tomasi di Lampedusa
Giuseppe
The Leopard
Trevor
William
The Silence in the Garden
Turner Hospital
Janette
Charades
Unsworth
Barry
Stone Virgin
Van der Cruysse
Dirk
Jean Chardin
Vargas Llosa
Mario
The Feast of the Goat
Vargas Llosa
Mario
The Storyteller
Voltaire

Candide
Walcott
Derek
The Bounty
Welty
Endora
The Ponder Heart
Wesley
Mary
The Camomile Lawn
West
Dorothy
The Wedding
Wiesel
Elie
A Beggar in Jerusalem
Wiesel
Elie
All Rivers Run to the Sea
Yashimoto
Banana
Kitchen
Yasushi
Inoue
Confucius
Yasushi
Inoue
The Hunting Gun
Yourcenar
Marguerite
Alexis
Yourcenar
Marguerite
Archives du nord
Yourcenar
Marguerite
L'Oeuvre au noir
Yourcenar
Marguerite
Mémoires d'Hadrien
Yourcenar
Marguerite
Souvenirs pieux
Zafon
Carlos Ruiz
The Shadow of the Wind
Zweig
Stefan
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman
Zweig
Stefan
Confusion of Feelings



Updated
06-Jan-16