AWG Lending Library - List of books available. 

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The following is a list of some of the books read and discussed by the AWG Book Group over the past several yearsCopies of these books are available in the AWG Lending Library and can be borrowed by any AWG members. This long list has been made by Maggie. Thank you, Maggie for your wonderful work. 

The lending Library will be open twice a month. If you want to borrow a book, contact Rosie or Mariannick.


 Aké: The Years of Childhood                                                Wolé Soyinka   

Americanah                                                                            Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichie

Atonement                                                                              Ian McEwan    

Bel Canto                                                                                Ann Patchett

The Book Thief                                                                      Markus Zusak    

Call the Swallow                                                                    Fergus O’Connell

Child of God                                                                           Cormac McCarthy

Cutting for Stone                                                                    Abraham Verghese

Death Comes for the Archbishop                                           Willa Cather

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight                                        Alexandra Fuller   

Dreams from My Father                                                         Barack Obama

The Elegance of the Hedgehog                                              Muriel Barbery  

The Emperor’s Children                                                         Claire Messud 

Gardens of Water                                                                   Alan Drew

The Glass Castle                                                                   Jeannette Walls

The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris                              David McCullough  

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society                    Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Have a Little Faith                                                                 Mitch Albom

The Help                                                                                 Kathryn Stockett

Holy Fools                                                                              Joanne Harris

Horse Heaven                                                                         Jane Smiley   

Imperium                                                                                Robert Harris  

The Island                                                                               Victoria Hislop

The Jane Austen Book Club                                                   Karen Joy Fowler

John Adams                                                                            David McCullough

The Kite Runner                                                                     Khalad Hosseini

Knowing Place                                                                           Martha Gale  

Life of Pi                                                                                Yann Martel

Long Walk to Freedom                                                          Nelson Mandela

The Lotus Eaters                                                                    Tatjana Soli

The Man Who Was Thursday-A Nightmare                          G. K. Chesterton

The Mermaid and the Drunks                                                 Ben Richards

Middlemarch                                                                          George Eliot  

Mother Tongues, Travels through Tribal Europe                  Helena Drysdale  

Naked in the Marketplace; the Lives of George Sand                 Benita Eisler

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea                   Barbara Demick

The Other Boleyn Girl                                                           Philippa Gregory

Outer Dark                                                                              Cormac McCarthy

Persuasion                                                                              Jane Austen

The Piano Tuner                                                                     Daniel Mason

The Pickup                                                                              Nadine Gordimer

Reading Lolita in Tehran                                                       Azar Nafisi     

The Red Tent                                                                          Anita Diamant

Sarah’s Key                                                                            Tatiana de Rosnay

Saturday                                                                                  Ian McEwan

The Secret Life of Bees                                                          Sue Monk Kidd

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian                              Marina Lewycka

Small Island                                                                            Andrea Levy

Stories                                                                                     Paul Bowles

The Story of a Marriage                                                         Andrew Sean Greer

Suite Française (English translation)                                        Irene Nemirovsky

The Tennis Partner                                                                 Abraham Verghese

Their Eyes Were Watching God                                            Zora Neale Hurston

A Thousand Splendid Suns                                                    Khalad Hosseini

Three Cups of Tea                                                                  Greg Mortenson

The Tiger’s Wife                                                                    Téa Obrecht    

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes                                Robert Louis Stevenson  

Unless                                                                                     Carol Shields

The Vagina Monologues                                                        Eve Ensler

The View from Castle Rock                                                   Alice Munro

Water for Elephants                                                               Sara Gruen

We Need to Talk About Kevin                                               Lionel Shriver

White Teeth                                                                            Zadie Smith    

The Year of Magical Thinking                                              Joan Didion

The Dultch House                                                               Anne Patchett, 

Wench                                                                                   Dolen Perkins-Valdez  (suggested but not discussed by the group)


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