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Chapters, a book discussion group for adults, is the perfect place to meet other members of your community, discuss interesting books and share ideas and opinions in a relaxed and informal setting. Join Chapters for a morning or an evening discussion in the downstairs Board Room. To register, email , call 973-728-2822 or visit the Adult/Teen Services desk.








  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  • The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  • The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • Mudbound, Hillary Jordan
  • The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
  • Pretty is What Changes, Jessica Queller
  • Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, C.J. Box


  • Cost, Roxana Robinson
  • The Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The House on Beartown Road, Elizabeth Cohen
  • Howards End, E.M. Forster
  • My Life in Fance, Julia Child
  • On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  • The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry
  • Teacher Man, Frank McCourt
  • Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum


  • A Free Life, Ha Jin
  • The Color of Water, James McBride
  • Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton
  • Digging to America, Anne Tyler
  • The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  • The Great Santini, Pat Conroy
  • Lost Men, Brian Leung
  • The Plot Against America, Philip Roth
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion


  • Angel’s Rest, Charles R. Davis
  • The Buffalo Soldier, Chris Bohjalian
  • Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Open Secrets, Alice Munro
  • Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende
  • Stones from the River, Ursula Hegi
  • Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichel
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith


  • Atonement, Ian McEwan
  • Deafening, Frances Itani
  • The Ditchdigger's Daughter, Yvonne S. Thornton
  • The Ha-Ha, Dave King
  • The Ice Queen, Alice Hoffman
  • The Lost Legends of New Jersey, Frederick Reiken
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
  • The Rule of Four, Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason
  • A Wedding in December, Anita Shreve
  • You Remind Me of Me, Dan Chaon


  • The Falls, Joyce Carol Oates
  • Gift from the Sea, Ann Morrow Lindbergh
  • Happiness, Will Ferguson
  • The Lake of Dead Languages, Carol Goodman
  • The Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Shortcut in Time, Charles Dickinson
  • The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
  • The Confessions of Max Tivoli, Sean Green
  • The Time Traveler's Wife , Audrey Niffennegger


  • All is Vanity, Christina Schwarz
  • Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  • Child of My Heart, Alice McDermott
  • Hidden Power, Kati Marton
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  • The Last Girls, Lee Smith
  • A Long Way from Home, Connie Briscoe
  • Lucy, Ellen Feldman
  • The Mammoth Cheese, Sheri Holman
  • The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
  • Sister of My Heart, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • The Song Reader, Lisa Tucker


  • The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler
  • The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Ann Packer
  • I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb
  • Martyr's Crossing, Amy Wilentz
  • The New Work of Dogs, Jon Katz
  • Old Dogs and Children, Robert Inman
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
  • Without Reservations , Alice Steinbach


  • The Cater Street Hangman, Anne Perry
  • City of Light, Lauren Belfer
  • Clover, Dori Sanders
  • Confederates in the Attic, Tony Horwitz
  • Disobedience, Jane Hamilton
  • Four Letters of Love, Niall Williams
  • Henry and Clara, Thomas Mallon
  • Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, Ann B. Ross
  • She Walks These Hills, Sharyn McCrumb
  • A Spanish Love, Joanna Trollope
  • The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
  • This One and Magic Life , Anne George


  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
  • The Kitchen God's Wife, Amy Tan
  • Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  • The Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy
  • Montana 1948, Larry Watson
  • Plainsong, Kent Haruf
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  • Reservation Road, John Burnham Schwartz
  • Saint Maybe, Anne Tyler
  • Talking God, Tony Hillerman
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee