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The Columbian Book Club is a group of members who are passionate about reading and enjoying the company of fellow Columbians.  The group meets monthly in the Crystal Terrace to discuss selected literature.

The club began with four people and by the third year they were averaging anywhere between six and fourteen.  It’s a come-when-you-can club so no one is pressured about showing up.  The list of total members is up to about 20.

The Columbian Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month, except December, June and July in the Crystal Terrace from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Lunch follows every meeting in case you would like to stay.

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2014-2015
Margaret Thatcher, From Grantham to the Falklands, by Charles Moore
Lookaway, Lookaway, by Wilton Barnhardt
The Womens Upstairs, by Claire Messud
Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, by Glen Weldon
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
The Dinner, by Herman Koch
How It All Began, by Penelope Lively
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., by Adelle Waldman
Three Junes, by Julia Glass

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2013-2014

Caravaggio; A Life Sacred and Profane, by Andrew Graham-Dixon
The Lock Artist, by Steve Hamilton
The Round House, by Louise Erdrich National Book Award Winner
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
Canada, by Richard Ford
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan
Then End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe
Strong Poison, by Dorothy Sayers

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2012-2013

Justine and Balthazar, by Lawrence Durrell
Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny
The Hemlock Cup, by Bettany Hughes
American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
Running the Rift, by Naomi Benaron
Marmee & Louisa; The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Mother, by Eve LaPlante
Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky
Bitter Lemons, by Lawrence Durrell

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2011-2012

The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton
Private Life by Jane Smiley
Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner
The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal
Room, by Emma Donoghue
The Tiger, by John Vaillant
In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2010-2011

Ayn Rand and the World She Made, by Anne C. Heller
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange, by Amanda Smyth
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, by Kiran Desai
Home Safe, by Elizabeth Berg

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2009-2010

A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
Flower Children, by Maxine Swann
Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2008-2009

Middlemarch, by Gearge Eliot
Day, by A. L. Kennedy
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
Home, by Marilynne Robinson
The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan
The Vision of Emma Blau, by Ursula Hegi
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
Crow Lake, by Mary Lawson

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2007-2008

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khalid Hosseini
Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels
Last Night at the Lobster, by Steward O’Nan
The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai
His Illegal Self, by Peter Carey

COLUMBIAN BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEDULE 2006-2007

The Kite Runner, by Kahled Hosseini
March, by Geraldine Brooks
Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger
The Known World, by Edward P. Jones
Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
My Antonia, by Willa Cather
Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns
Charming Billy, by Alice McDermott
The Atonement, by Ian MEwan

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