WordsWorth Book Club

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The WordsWorth Book Club of Steamboat Springs began meeting in late January 2001 at Christine McKelvie's house. Three charter members are still active in the club -- McKelvie, Carolyn Stamps and Linda Casner.
The WordsWorth Book Club has met almost every month since that first meeting, choosing a new book to read and discuss each month. Below is a list of books "selected, read and thoroughly dissected" by the group:

2001
"Welding With Children," by Tim Gautreaux
"One Thousand White Women," by Jim Fergus
"Deep End of the Ocean," by Jacquelyn Mitchard
"House of Sand and Fog," by Andre Dubus III
"Sherlock in Love," by Sena Jeter Naslund
"Mansfield Park," by Jane Austen
"Mutant Message Down Under," by Marlo Morgan
"A Confederacy of Dunces," by John Kennedy Toole
"The Poisonwood Bible," Barbara Kingsolver

2002
"Written by Herself: In Her Own Words" edited by Jill Ker Conway
"The Secret History" by Donna Tartt
"Cold Mountain," by Charles Fraser
"The Corrections," by Jonathan Franzen
"Peace Like a River," by Leif Enger
"An Instance of the Fingerpost" by Iain Pears
"The Persian Pickle Club," by Sandra Dallas
"A Virtuous Woman," by K Gibbons
"All Over But the Shoutin'," by Rick Bragg
"Orchid Blues," by Stuart Woods

2003
"Me Talk Pretty One Day," by David Sedaris
"Fortune's Rocks," by Anita Shreve
"The Pickup," by Nadine Gordimer
"John Adams," by David McCullough
"Breaking Clean," by Judy Blunt
"The Lovely Bones," by Alice Sebold
"Seabiscuit," by Laura Hillenbrand
"Girl With a Pearl Earring," by Tracy Chevalier
"Bel Canto," by Ann Patchett
"The Secret Life of Bees," by Sue Monk Kidd

2004
"Life of Pi," by Yann Martel
"Ahab's Wife, or The Stargazer," by Sena Jeter Naslund
"The DaVinci Code," by Dan Brown
"84, Charing Cross Road," by Helene Hanff
"Ben Franklin," by Walter Isaacson
"Virgin of the Rodeo," by Sarah Bird
"Lorna Doone," by R.D. Blackmore
"Song of the Seals," by ChristyYorke
"The Country Life," by Rachel Cusk
"Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar Nifisi
"The 5 People You Meet in Heaven," by Mitch Albom

2005
"Ishmael," by Daniel Quinn
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Mark Haddon
"The Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffenegger
"Pope Joan," by Donna Woolfolk Cross
"The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini
"Are You Somebody?" by Nuala O'Faolain
"A Girl Named Zippy ," by Haven Kimmel
"Asylum," by Patrick McGrath
"My Sister's Keeper," by Jodi Picoult

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