Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Eden Prairie Book Club is no longer -- this website merely retains its historical relic

Please join us Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 PM for the next meeting of the Eden Prairie Book Club, where we'll discuss Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. The March meeting will take place at the Rustica Bakery at 8107 Eden Prairie Road. Look for the table with the Iraqi flag on it, inspired by the club's first selection.  We have the smaller upstairs room reserved.

Our meetings last one hour.  You're welcome to join us, whether or not you've read the selection--though you're encouraged to do so.

Attending once in no way requires you to attend again; feel free to give the group a try as often as you like.


Future selections:

April 26, 2017 - Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi


Club Lore:


January - Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
February - The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes 
March - Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson


January - Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier

February - Never Mind, by Edward St Aubyn
March -  The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
April -  A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James
May - H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald
June - Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, by Salman Rushdie
July - Black Boy, by Richard Wright 
August - Père Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac
September - Custer’s Trials, by T. J. Stiles
October - Patience, by Daniel Clowes 
November - Days of God, by James Buchan
December - The Sellout, by Paul Beatty 
January - Wilson, by A. Scott Berg
February - Redeployment, by Phil Klay

March - A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, by Eric Newby
April - Persuasion, by Jane Austen
May - Fordlandia, by Greg Grandin
June - Burr, by Gore Vidal
July - Jane Austen: A Life, by Claire Tomalin
August - And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
September - Ghettocide, by Jill Leovy
October - The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
November - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, by Jon Meacham
December - My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

January - How Much Is Enough? by Skidelsky & Skidelsky
February - The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
March - David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
April - The Circle, by Dave Eggers
May - The New Digital Age, by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
June - The Savage Detectives, by Roberto Bolaño
July - Chronicles Volume One, by Bob Dylan
August - The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope
September - Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson
October - What Maisie Knew, by Henry James
November - Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
December - The Confidence-Man, by Herman Melville

January - Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
February - Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
March - The Guns of August, by Barbara Tuchman
April - The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
May - The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
June - Tenth of December: Stories, by George Saunders
July - Following the Equator, by Mark Twain
August - Middlemarch, by George Eliot
September - In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson
October - The Age of Grief, by Jane Smiley
November - Speak, Memory:  An Autobiography Revisited, by Vladimir Nabokov
December - You Are One of Them, by Elliott Holt

January - The Fiery Trial, by Eric Foner
February - The Map and the Territory, by Michel Houellebecq
March - Catherine The Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie
April - Candide, ou l'Optimisme, by Voltaire
May - Charles Dickens: A Life, by Claire Tomalin
June - Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
July - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable
August - Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
September - The Passage of Power, by Robert Caro
October - A House for Mr. Biswas, by V.S. Naipaul
November - Notes of a Native Son, by James Baldwin
December - Beloved, by Toni Morrison

January - Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, by Daniel Everett
February - Women In Love, by D. H. Lawrence
March - Race, Wrongs, and Remedies, by Amy Wax
April - The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
May - Just Kids, by Patti Smith
June - A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
July - Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, by Graham Robb
August - In Search of Walid Masoud, by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
September - Mightier than the Sword, by David S. Reynolds
October - American Pastoral, by Philip Roth
November - A New History of Early Christianity, by Charles Freeman
December - The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford

January - When Brute Force Fails, by Mark Kleiman
February - A Man of the People, by Chinua Achebe
March - The Emotional Construction of Morals, by Jesse Prinz
April - Too Much Happiness: Stories, by Alice Munro
May - The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams
June - Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
July - Understanding Somalia and Somaliland, by Ioan Lewis
August - Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
September - Identity Economics, by Kranton and Akerlof
October - Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann
November - How Pleasure Works, by Paul Bloom
December - In A Strange Room, by Damon Galgot

January - Political Hypocrisy, by David Runciman
February - The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
March - Race, Incarceration, and American Values, by Glenn Loury
April - To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
May - Our Lincoln, by Eric Foner
June - The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
July - The First Tycoon, by T.J. Stiles
August - Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
September - Cosmos and Hearth, by Yi-Fu Tuan
October - Minima Moralia, by Theodor Adorno
November - Out of Sheer Rage, by Geoff Dyer
December - Chronic City, by Jonathan Lethem

January - The First American: Benjamin Franklin, by H.W. Brands
February - Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March - Legacy of Ashes, by Tim Weiner
April - Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson
May - Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin
June - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
July - The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
August - Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson
September - Little Heathens, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
October - Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh
November - Nixonland, by Rick Perlstein
December - I, The Supreme, by Augusto Roa Bastos

January - At Canaan's Edge, by Taylor Branch
February - The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai
March - Imperial Reckoning, by Caroline Elkins
April - Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
May - A New Deal for the World, by Elizabeth Borgwardt
June - Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings, by Jorge Luis Borges
July - Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood, by Steven Mintz
August - Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D. H. Lawrence
September - Mediated, by Thomas de Zengotita
October - Myra Breckinridge, by Gore Vidal
November - Bounding Power, by Daniel H. Deudney
December - On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan

January - Ulysses, by James Joyce
February - Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times, by H W Brands
March - Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
April - The Rise of American Democracy, by Sean Wilentz
May - Friendly Fire, by Julia Sweig
June - The Five, by Vladimir Jabotinsky
July - The Missionary Position, by Christopher Hitchens
August - The Unfinished Nation, by Alan Brinkley
September - The Cold War: A New History, by John Lewis Gaddis
October - Honor: A History, by James Bowman
November - On The Road, by Jack Kerouac
December - The Secret River, by Kate Grenville

October - Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace, by Michael Goldfarb
November - Shroud, by John Banville
December - War Trash, by Ha Jin