AAUW Medina Co. Book List


Cold Sassy Tree, Olive-Ann Burns

Saint Maybe, Ann Tyler

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

My Son’s Story, Nadine Gordimer

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner

The Road from Coorain, Jill Ker Conway


Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Susan Faludi

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Spartina, John Casey

O Pioneers!, Willa Cather

Up Island, Ann Rivers Siddons

Hunger of Memory, Richard Rodriguez

Father Melancholy’s Daughter, Gail Godwin

A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley

Eighth Moon, Betty Bao Lord


Eleanor Roosevelt, Blanche Weisen Cook

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Bodhran Makers, John Keane

The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende

A Tidewater Morning, William Styron


The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

The Shipping News, Annie Proulx

Fifty Russian Winters, Margaret Wettlin

Emma, Jane Austen

Saint Joan(Play), G.B. Shaw

The Lark(Play), Jean Anouilh

Foreign Affairs, Allison Lurie

Winesburg Ohio, Sherwood Anderson

The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood


May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons, Elizabeth Bumiller

Woman Hollering Creek, Sandra Cisneros

Red Azalea, Anchee Minn

An American Childhood, Annie Dillard

As You Like It(Play), William Shakespeare

One True Thing, Anna Quindlen

The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, Doris Kerns Goodwin

Mutant Message Down Under, Marlo Morgan


Frank Lloyd Wright, Meryl Secrest

To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson

Hard Times, Charles Dickens

The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje

Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages, Phyllis Rose

Poems, Naomi Shihab Nye

A Few Green Leaves, Barbara Pym


Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi

An Unquiet Mind: A Memory of Moods and Madness, Kate Redfield Jamison

Reflected Glory: The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman, Sally Bedell Smith

The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald

Washington Square, Henry James

Country Girls Trilogy, Edna O’Brien

Pleasant Valley(Visit Malabar Farm), Louis Bromfield


Personal History, Katherine Graham

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neal Hurston

Larry’s Party, Carol Shields

A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers

Ohio Town, Helen Hooven Santemayer

A House for Mr. Biswas, V.S.Naipal

An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde


Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey

Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Gary Kinder

Beaming Sonny Home, Cathy Pelletier

The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

Two Trains Running (play), August Wilson

In Her Own Words: Women’s Memoris from Australia, New Zealsnd, and the United States, Jill Ker Conway

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Wayne Johnston

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

Of Wakes and Weddings, Alice McDermott

Love Again, Doris Lessing

The Seagull (play), Anton Chekhov

Nine Parts of Desire, Geraldine Brooks

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Sula, Toni Morrison

2001-2002 – Theme for year: CHINA

China: Its History and Culture, W.Scott Morton

A Single Pebble, John Hersey

Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah

Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, Robert VanGulik, ed.

Waiting, Ha Jin

Women of the Silk, Gail Tsukiyama

River Town, Peter Hessler


An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sacks

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, Brady Udall

The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mornings on Horseback, David McCullough

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand

What Lips My Lips have Kissed, David A. Epstein


Moon Tiger, Penelope Lively

Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev

The Whore’s Child, Richard Russo

Kaaterskill Falls, Allegra Goodman

Mrs. Warren’s Profession, George Bernard Shaw

House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubos

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club, Louise Erdrich


Can You Forgive Her?, Anthony Trollope

We Band of Angels, Elizabeth Norman

The Wapshot Chronicles, John Cheeveer

Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks

Thunder at Twilight, Frederick Morton

The Middle of Everywhere, Mary Pipher

She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith

The Beggar Maid, Alice Munro


The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family, Mary S. Lovell

Reason for Hope, Jane Goodall

Cane River, Lalita Tademy

Short Stories: Death by Landscape, Margaret Atwood; The Things they Carried, Tim O’Brien; Nineteen Fifty-five, Alice Walker

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

All My Sons, Arthur Miller

The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini


1776, David McCullough

Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw

Short Stories: Customs of the Country, Madison Smartt Bell; Rock Springs, Richard Ford; Girl, Jamaica Kincaid

Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin

Cairo Trilogy: Third Novel, Naguib Mahfouz

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards

Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter

The Plot Against America, Philip Roth


Suite Francaise, Irene Nimerovsky