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A year of reading : a month-by-month guide to classics and crowd-pleasers for yo
Ellington, Elisabeth.
Adult Nonfiction Z1035.9 .E45 2002

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ContentsPage
Introduction
Chapter 1 - January
Winter's Tales
Crowd-Pleaser
Skating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World
Classic
My Antonia
Challenge
Winter Journey
Memoir
After and Before the Lightning
Potluck
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Chapter 2 - February
In Honor of Black History Month: Family Legacies
Crowd-Pleaser
Kindred
Classic
Passing
Challenge
Middle Passage
Memoir
Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family
Potluck
The Farming of Bones
Chapter 3 - March
In Honor of Women's History Month:
New Life in the New World
Crowd-Pleaser
Jasmine
Classic
Bread Givers
Challenge
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Memoir
To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America
Potluck
Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women edited
Chapter 4 - April
Spiritual Gardening
Crowd-Pleaser
Mean Spirit
Classic
The Good Earth
Challenge
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
by Terry Tempest Williams
Memoir
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
Potluck
My Garden (Book):
Chapter 5 - May
Women and Family
Crowd-Pleaser
Amy and Isabelle
Classic
Pride and Prejudice
Challenge
The Hours
Memoir
And I Don't Want to Live This Life
Potluck
The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Chapter 6 - June
Men and Family
Crowd-Pleaser
Before and After
Classic
The Rise of Silas Lapham
Challenge
Native Speaker
Memoir
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Potluck
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Chapter 7 - uly
Women's Journeys
Crowd-Pleaser
On Pilgrimage: A Time to Seek
Classic
Travels in West Africa
Challenge
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark
Memoir
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Potluck
Talking to High Monks in the Snow: An Asian
American Odyssey
Chapter 8 - August
Catastrophic Reading
Crowd-Pleaser
The Fireman's Fair
Classic
A Night to Remember
Challenge
Matigari
Memoir
The Last Voyage of the Karluk: A Survivor's Memoir of Disaster
Potluck
Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
Chapter 9 - September
Back to School
Crowd-Pleaser
Bee Season
Classic
Jane Eyre
Challenge
Moo
Memoir
Dangerous Minds (previously published as My Posse Don't Do Homework)
Potluck
The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
Chapter 10 - October
Scary Stories
Crowd-Pleaser
The Haunting of Hill House
Classic
Frankenstein
Challenge
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Memoir
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Potluck
Neverwhere
Chapter 11 - November
Comfort Food, Comfort Reading
Crowd-Pleaser
She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana
Classic
The Gastronomical Me
Challenge
The Passion
Memoir
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
Potluck
Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America 'The Joy of Cooking'
Chapter 12 - December
Heartwarming Classics
Crowd-Pleaser
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Classic
Little Women
Challenge
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
Memoir
The Story of My Life
Potluck
Watership Down
Appendix A - FAQs for Book Group Beginners
Appendix B - Twenty-Five Ways to Build a Better Book Group
Index of Authors
Index of Titles
About the Authors


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