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Ex Libris book group selections

  • June 29, 2018

Ex Libris is the name of AWAR’s active book group which meets monthly to discuss a book chosen by its members and representing their diversity of interests. We would like to share with you the list of those read from last September through June. The group will resume activity in September.

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

A stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-world elegance.

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

A family and culture in crisis in the Rust Belt, in an Ohio steel town that has been hemorrhaging jobs and hope.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, an ambitious, exuberant novel moving from North West London to West Africa.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

which won the National Book Award and was a NYTimes best seller

The Hour I First Believed by Willy Lamb

which centers on the tragedy of the Columbine shooting

The Elephant's Journey by Portuguese Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago

The fascinating story of an elephant’s journey from India to Lisbon and then to Vienna on foot.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes, a biography

a compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich

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