Book Section appeals to members who enjoy reading a variety of books.  Members vote on the book selection for the coming year and volunteers lead the discussion.

Meetings are on

the First Thursday at 9.30 am,  or the

Second Tuesday at 1:00 pm at the Clubhouse.


August 28, 2018
Fine Arts Membership Gala, 1 p.m. El Zagal Shrine, 1429 3rd St N, Fargo

House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne Discussion Leader: Delaine Bjerke
9/6 Host: Arne Gudmestad 9/11 Host: Gwen Pitsenbarger

October 9
Nut Order Deadline

October 13
Bling Bling, Fine Arts Clubhouse

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Discussion Leader: Rita Greff
10/4 Host: Wini Christensen 10/9 Host: Addie Kolars

Endurance: A Year in Space by Scott Kelly Discussion Leader: Gloria Holloway
11/1 Host: Sandie Berreth 11/13 Host: Liz Slen

November 2
Clubhouse Decorating
Board, Book and Creative Living

December 5
Fine Arts Holiday Tea, 1 to 3 p.m. Fine Arts Clubhouse

The Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland Discussion Leader: Jan Kloster
12/6 Host: Shirley Solberg 12/11 Host: Shirley Solberg

January 2019
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance Discussion Leader: Mary Moberg
1/3 Host: Jenice Boulger 1/8 Host: Barb Johnson

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Discussion Leader: Marcia McMullen
2/7 Marcia McMullen 2/12 Host: Phyllis Boatman

The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund Discussion Leader: LaVonne Rustad
3/7 Host: Gloria Holloway 3/12 Host: Delaine Bjerke

April 3
Fine Arts Annual Meeting, 1 p.m. Fine Arts Clubhouse

Mystery Spring Fund-raiser, Fine Arts Clubhouse

We Two: Victoria and Albert by Gillian Gill Discussion Leader: Clare Degerness
4/4 Host: Jean Berg 4/9 Host: Sheryl McIntyre

The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Discussion Leader: Sheryl McIntyre
5/2 Host: Jan Ulferts Stewart 5/14 Host: Luanna Kennelly

July 10
Summer Open House, 10 a.m. Fine Arts Clubhouse

Previous Years Books Read

The Girls of Atomic City
Before the Fall
So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village
When Breath Becomes Air
Giants in the Earth
Orchestras of Exiles
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Mrs. Winston Churchill
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk


As I Lay Dying; William Faulkner
A Man Called Ove; Fedrick Backman
The Nightingale; Kristen Hannah
Behind the Beautiful Forever; Katherine Boo
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger
Norwegian by Night; Derek B Miller
41 Portrait of My Father ; George W Bush
Fargo Moorhead Lost and Found; Troy Laron
Marie Antoinette: The Journey ; Antonia Frasier

Go Set a Watchman; Harper Lee

All The Light You Cannot See; Anthony Doerr
One Step Behind; Henning Mankell
100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared; Jonaas Jonasson
The Girl on the Train; Paula Hawkins
The Quaker Café; Brenda Bevan Remmes
Windigo Island;William Kent Krueger
The Boys in the Boat; Daniel James Brown
The Bully Pulpit; Doris Kearns Goodwin
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand
Sycamore Row John Grisham
I am Malala: Malala Yousafzai
Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline
Prague Winter; A Personal Story of Remembrances
and War 1937-1948 Madeline Albright
American Pastoral Philip Roth
Winter Garden Kristin Hannah
The Roundhouse Louise Erdrich
Racketeer John Grisham
Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
Checkered Years Mary Dodge Woodward
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berendt
Speaking the Truth to Power Anita Hill
The Draining Lake Arnaldur Indridson
Andersonville Mackinley Kantor
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Mrs Dewinter Susan Hill
The Snowman Jo Nesbo
The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton
Persuasion Jane Austen
The Four Bradwells Meg Waite Clayton
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
Steve Jobs Walter Isaascson
Franklin & Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage Hazel Rowley
The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom2011-2012
Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey
Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie
Goodbye Mr. Chips James Hilton
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
The Children’s Blizzard David Laskin
Marjorie Morningstar Herman Wouk
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
Sophie’s Choice William Styron
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez2010-2011
Rebecca Daphne DuMaurier
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
The Murder of King Tut James Patterson
My Life in France Julia Child
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Harriet Reisen
Between Two Worlds, My Life and Captivity in Iran Roxanna Saberi
The Horizontal World Debra Marquart
The Help Kathryn Stockett
The Birth House Ami Mckay2009 – 2010
Main Street Sinclair Lewis
The Plague of Doves Louise Erdich
Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of
Alaska and the Real People William Hensley
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemmingway
Nemesis Jo Nesbo
Night, Dawn, Day Elie Wiesel
Mistress of the Art of Death Ariana Franklin
Thunder Bay William Krueger
Loving Frank Nancy Horan2008 – 2009
The Redbreast Jo Nesbo
Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather
Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson
The Senator’s Wife Sue Miller
The Good Earth Pearl Buck
Cane River Lalita Tademy
The Tortilla Curtain T. C. Boyle
Dakota Martha Grimes2007 – 2008
The Castle in the Forest Norman Mailer
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson
Someone Not Really Her Mother Harriet Scott Chessman
The Painted Veil W. Somerset Maugham
Triangle Katharine Weber
The Worst Hard Time: Untold Story of
Those Who Survived Candice Millard
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky B. Deng, A. Deng, & B. Ajak2006 – 2007
The Grass Dancer Susan Power
Peyton Place Grace Metalious
An Unpardonable Crime Andrew Taylor
Barefoot Heart Elva Trevino Hart
Of Mice & Men John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Marley & Me John Grogan
Snowflower & Secret Fan Lisa See
Red Earth White Earth Will Weaver2005 – 2006
Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Quiet American Graham Greene
The Curious Incident of the Dog …Night Mark Haddon
Amos Stanley Gordon West
The Other Boleyn Girl Philippa Gregory
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Gertrude Stein
Black Boy Richard Wright
On The Occasion of My Last Afternoon Kay Gibbons2004 – 2005
The DaVinci Code Dan Brown
Cry The Beloved Country Alan Paton
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
The Kite Runner Khaled Houseini
Peace Like a River Leif Enger
Plainsong Kent Haruf
The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee2003 – 2004
Price of Honor Jan Goodwin
Molly Nancy Jones
Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks
Crow Lake Mary Lawson
Silent Night Stanley Weintraub
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
The Ash Garden Dennis Block
The #1 Ladies Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
White Crosses Larry Watson2002 – 2003
An Hour Before Daylight Jimmy Carter
The Haj Leon Uris
The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood
My Antonia Willa Cather
Alice’s Tulips Sandra Dallas
Katherine Graham Katherine Graham
Prodigal Summer Barbara Kingsolver
Founding Brothers Joseph Ellis
Yellow Raft on Blue Water Michael Dorris

2001 – 2002
The Fig Eater Jodi Shields
What A Woman Must Do Faith Sullivan
The Red Tent Anita Diamant
Jim, The Boy Tony Earley
Girl with the Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier
Galileo’s Daughter Dava Sobel
Pope Joan Donna Cross
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver


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