Riverfront Book Club Past Selections

2019
Tony’s Wife: Adriana Trigiani
There, There by Tommy Orange
Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Beach House by James Patterson
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

2018
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: Lisa See
Kiss Carlo
: Adriana Trigiani
To Be Where You Are: Jane Karon
The Little French Bistro: Nina George

2017
The Girl on the Train: Paula Hawkins
The Summer Before the War
: Helen Simonson
The Little Paris Bookshop: Nina George
Paying Guests Sarah Waters
Stars are Fire
: Anita Shreve
All the Single Ladies: Dorothea Benton Frank
Charm Bracelet: Viola Shipman
Chilbury Ladies Choir
: Jennifer Ryan
I’ll See You in Paris: Michelle Gable
The Secret Keeper: Kate Morton
The Japanese Lover: Isabel Allende
Faithful: Alice Hoffman
Everything I Never Told You: Celeste Ng
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: Lisa See

2016
A Spool of Blue Thread: Anne Tyler
All the Light we Cannot See: Anthony Doerr
Go Set a Watchmen:
Harper Lee
Some Luck:
Jane Smiley
We Never Asked for Wings: Vanessa Diffenbach
The Silver Boat:
Luanne Rice
What We Keep:
Elizabeth Berg
All the Stars in the Heavens: Adriana Trigiani
The Kitchen House: Kathleen Grissom
The Girl on the Train: Paula Hawkins
Mom & Me & Mom: Maya Angelou
A Grown Up Kind of Pretty: Joshilyn Jackson

2015
The Lemon Orchard: Luanne Rice
The Husband’s Secret: 
Liane Moriarty
At the Water’s Edge: Sara Gruen
Cutting for Stone: Abraham Verghese
The Wonder of All Things: Jason Mott
The Hurricane Sisters: Dorothea Frank Benton
Orphan Train: Christina Baker Cline
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: Jan Karon
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: Jan-Philipp Sendker
And the Dark and Sacred Night: Julia Glass
A Well Tempered Heart: Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Arsonist:
Sue Miller

2014
A Hundred Flowers: Gail Tsukiyama                                                                               
And the Mountains Echoed: Khaled Hosseini
Stella Bain: Anita Shreve
The Light Between Oceans: M.L.Stedman
The Supreme Macaroni Company: Adriana Trigiani
Falling Together: Marisa de los Santos
The Apple Orchard: Susan Wiggs
The Valley of Amazement: Amy Tan
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: Darien Gee
The Beekeeper’s Ball: Susan Wiggs

2013
The Shoemaker’s Wife: Adriana Trigiani
Belong to Me: Marisa De Los Santos
The Chaperone: Laura Moriarty
State of Wonder: Ann Patchett
Friendship Bread: Darien Gee
Tapestry of Fortunes: Elizabeth Berg
Flight Behavior: Barbara Kingsolver
The Burgess Boys: Elizabeth Strout
A Week in Winter: Maeve Binchy        

2012
The Language of Flowers: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The American Heiress: Daisy Goodwin
Dreams of Joy: Lisa See
The Red Thread: Ann Hood
Prayers for Sale: Sandra Dallas
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: Jamie Ford
Maine: J. Courtney Sullivan
Silver Girl: Elin Hilderbrand
The House I Loved: Tatiana de Rosnay
The Flight of Gemma Hardy: Margot Livesey
North River: Pete Hamill
The Reindeer Keeper: Barbara Briggs Ward

2011
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Postmistress: Sarah Blake
Away: Amy Bloom
Ape House: Sara Gruen
The Scent of Rain and Lightning: Nancy Pickard
Rescue: Anita Shreve
Serendipity: Louise Shaffer
Lake of Dreams: Kim Edwards
Once Upon A Time There Was You: Elizabeth Berg
Minding Frankie: Maeve Binchy
Keeping Time: Stacey McGlynn
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: Helen Simonson

2010
Knit Two: Kate Jacobs
A Change in Altitude: Anita Shreve
Heart and Soul: Maeve Binchy
Very Valentine: Adriana Trigiani
Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox: Maggie O’Farrell
Shanghai Girls: Lisa See
The Piano Teacher: Janice Y.K. Lee
The Beach House: Jane Green
Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt: Beth Hoffman
Brava, Valentine: Adriana Trigiani
Home Safe: Elizabeth Berg
The Help: Katherine Stockett

2009
Home to Big Stone Gap: Adriana Trigiani
Girl With No Shadow: Joanne Harris
House on Fortune Street: Margot Livesy
Rosewater and Soda Bread: Marsha Mehran
Testimony: Anita Shreve
The Friday Night Knitting Club: Kate Jacobs
Off Season: Anne Rivers Siddons
Skeletons at the Feast: Christopher Bohjalian
Sugar Queen: Sarah Addison Allen
The Art of Mending: Elizabeth Berg
The Lace Reader: Brunonia Barry
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: Alexander McCall Smith

2008
The Rug Merchant: Meg Mullins
Queen of the Big Time: Adriana Trigiani
Dream When You’re Feeling Blue: Elizabeth Berg
One Thousand Splendid Suns: Khaled Hosseini
Peony in Love: Lisa See
Garden Spells: Sarah Addison Allen
Water For Elephants: Sara Gruen
Bridge of Sighs: Richard Russo
Love in the Time of Cholera: Gabriel García Márquez
The Wedding Officer: Anthony Capella
The Year of the Fog: Michelle Richmond
Pomegranate Soup: Marsha Mehran

2007
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: Mark Haddon
The Sea: John Banville
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: Lisa See
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: Kim Edwards
Never Let Me Go: Kazuo Ishiguro
Double Bind: Chris Bohjalian
Digging to America: Ann Tyler
A Wedding in December: Anita Shreve
Winter Solstice: Rosamunde Pilcher
Drowning Ruth: Christina Schwartz
The Breakdown Lane: Jacquelyn Mitchard
A Year in the World: Frances Mayes
 

2006
Leah’s Way: Richard Botelho
Christmas Box: Richard Paul Evans
The Year of Pleasures: Elizabeth Berg
The Mermaid’s Chair: Sue Monk Kidd
Peace Like A River: Leif Enger
Banishing Verona: Margot Livesey
Birth of Venus: Sarah Dunant
The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini
Atonement: Ian McEwan
Dive from Clausen’s Pier: Ann Packer
Thirteenth Tale: Diane Setterfield
Plum Wine: Angela Davis-Gardner                                                            


2005

The Quilter’s Apprentice: Jennnifer Chiaverini
In the Country of the Young: Lisa Carey
A Song I Knew By Heart: Bret Lott
The Photograph: Penelope Lively
The Things We Do For Love: Kristin Hannah
Hotel Du Lac: Anita Brookner
Sam’s Letters to Jennifer: James Patterson
Jane Austen Book Club: Karen Joy Fowler
Shem Creek: Dorothea Benton Frank
The House of Mirth: Edith Wharton
Samurai’s Garden: Gail Tsukiyama
Light on Snow: Anita Shreve

2004
The Lake of Dead Languages: Carol Goodman
Falling Angels: Tracy Chevalier
The Language of Threads: Gail Tsukiyama
The World Below: Sue Miller
Big Stone Gap: Adriana Trigiani