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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 wmtl@wmtl.org , call 973-728-2822 or visit the Adult/Teen Services desk.

2014

 
The Interestings Meg Wolitzer
Juliette Gordon Low: the Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts Stacy A. Cordery
Killing the Poormaster: a Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression Holly Metz

2013

 
The Barbarian Nurseries Hector Tobar
The Brave Nicholas Evans
Nemesis Philip Roth
My Abandonment Peter Rock
One Thousand White Women Jim Fergus
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline
The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo
Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad Bebe Moore Campbell
A Sudden Country Karen Fisher
The Underside of Joy Sere Prince Halverson
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed

2012

 
Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter
The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien
My Year with Eleanor Noelle Hancock
Nightwoods Charles Frazier
Peace Like a River Leif Enger
Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen
The Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner
Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand
The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson
Watermark Vanitha Sankaran
   

2011

 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua
Blame Michelle Huneven
Every Last One Anna Quindlen
My Name is Mary Sutter  Robin Oliveira
The Other Wes Moore Wes Moore
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell
Oxygen Carol Cassella
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
The Wives of Henry Oades Johanna Moran
Zoo Story Thomas French
   

2010

 
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
   

2009

 
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
   

2008

 
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
   

2007

 
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
   

2006

 
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
   

2005

 
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
   

2004

 
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
   

2003

 
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
   

2002

 
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
   

2001

 
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