Various Book Clubs

Carol’s Book Clubs

San Francisco, California   1986 
Northampton, Massachusetts   1996
New York, New York   2016


Manhattan Book Club
Est. by Eileen 2016 – 2020
With Betsy, Mary Ellen, Trish, Myra, Carol

Dear Edward, Ann Napolitano – postponed 3/20 due to Covid-19
Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Dutch House, Ann Patchett
Once Upon A River, Diane Setterfield
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguaro
Educated, Tara Westover
Autumn, Ali Smith
The Woman on the Stairs, Bernhard Schlink
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Memento Park, Mark Sarvas
The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware
Home Fire
, Kamila Shamsie
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Nutshell, Ian McEwan
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
News of the World, Paulette Jiles
Siracusa, Delia Ephron

For one meeting, we each chose books
and shared our thoughts with the group:

Save Me The Plums, Ruth Reichl   (Carol)
Fear, Bob Woodward   (Betsy)
Becoming, Michelle Obama   (Eileen)
An American Marriage, Tayari Jones   (Myra)
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan   (Trish)
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver   (Mary Ellen)
The Salt Path, Raynor Winn   (Mary Ellen)
Tribe, Sebastian Junger   (Mary Ellen)



Northampton Book Club
Est. by Carol 1996 – 2008
With Denise, Anne, Kim, Joan

Some of those we read-

The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
Weight of Water, Anita Shreve
The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, Elinor Lipman

Denise & Kim were friends with local authors Anita Shreve & Eli Lipman.


San Francisco Book Club
Est. by Lucy 1986 – 1994
With Eileen, Lydia, Ann, Carol, Joanne

Some of those we read-

Possession, A.S. Byatt
Paris Trout, Pete Dexter
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
The Good Mother, Sue Miller