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Boston Alumnae Book Club reading list

The Boston Alumnae Book Club has discussed more than 60 titles since its founding in November 2000. Below are the titles from the last four years. Bolded author names are alumnae or honorary degree recipients.

Angle of Repose
, Wallace Stegner
Seed of Sarah, Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
Hannah’s Daughters, Betty Ross
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
The Outermost House, Henry Beston
John Adams, David McCulloch, L.H.D. ’06
Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks
Creatures of Habit, Jill McCorkle
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
The Three Junes, Julia Glass
Bel Canto, Ann Pachett
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl
Ship Fever, Andres Barrett
No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin, L.H.D. ’98
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
Walden, Henry David Thoreau
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azer Nafisi
Second Glance, Jodie Picoult
Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
A Year by the Sea, Joan Andersen
Mr. Emerson’s Wife, Amy Belding Brown ’69
The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
Star Thrower, Loren Eiseley
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder
Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
Steeplechase, Jane Langton
The Big House, George Howe Colt
Any Bitter Thing, Monica Wood
Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl
Runaway, Alice Munro
City of Light, Lauren Belfer
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum
Saturday, Ian McEwan
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
Christ Stopped at Eboli, Carlo Levi
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion


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