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abstract:What are the top picks for book groups? Independent booksellers have put together a list...


April 07, 2003
— Book Sense, a collaboration of independent booksellers across the country, has compiled a top ten list of reading group suggestions. Each book title will link you to the Book Sense home page where you can enter your zip code and order the book from your local independent book store.


  1. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
  3. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
  4. House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III
  5. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
  6. The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
  7. The Hours, by Michael Cunningham
  8. Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  10. Plainsong, by Kent Haruf

Your group may have already read some or all of these books, or your group may be looking for a more varied reading list. Check our recent features as well as our calendar for author birthdays. We guarantee you'll find intriguing possibilities for your next selection and discussion.


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