Great Books Group

The “Great Books” Book Group focuses our reading efforts on modern classics. In the past we have read from lists such as Entertainment Weekly’s 100 best books of the past 25 years, Time’s 100 best books of all time and the Modern Library Association 100 best novels. The group has been active since October, 2007. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Kezar Library. For more info contact

Past Selections
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
Wrinkle in Time – Madeline l’Engle
The Dubliners – James Joyce
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Wolfe
Look Homeward Angel – Thomas Wolf
Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
Elmer Gantry – Sinclair Lewis
Go tell it on the Mountain – James Baldwin
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
The Journalist and the Murderer -Janet Malcolm
Kaaterskill Falls – Allegra Goodman
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
Maus I and II – Art Spiegleman
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Holes – Louis Sacher
The Ruins – Scott Smith
Praying for Sheetrock – Melissa Jay Greene
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon
The Birds of America – Lorrie Moore
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Pearl – John Steinbeck
My Antonia – Willa Cather
Angle of Repose – Wallace Stegner
Battlefield Earth – L. Ron Hubbard
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Moviegoer – Walter Perry
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
The Bridge of San Luis Ray – Thornton Wilder
All the Kings Men – Robert Penn Warren
Howard’s End – E. M. Foster
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carre
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Thurston
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Rabbit Run – John Updike