Tarvin Community Centre

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Tarvin WI


Inspiring the Women in our Community




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March           ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’ by Amy Tan.

April              ‘The Short Day Dying’ by Peter Hobbs.

May               ‘Miss Garnett’s Angel’ by Salley Vickes

June                none

July                ‘The Bookseller of Kabul’ by Asne Seierstad.

August           ‘Bad Blood’ by Lorna Sage

September     ‘Our Spoons Came From Woolworths’ by Barbara Comyns.

October         ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant.

November      ‘Miss Webster and Cherif’ by Patricia Duncker.

December      ‘Wild Mary: Mary Wesley’ by Patrick Marnham

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January         ‘Dissolution’ by C J Sansom.

February       ‘Sea Glass’ by Anita Shreev.

March            ‘Pompeii’ by Robert Harris.

April               ‘Secret and Lives’ by Mary Loudon (short stories).

May               ‘Fup’ by Jim Dodge.

June              ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Tracy Chevallier.

July               ‘What was lost’ by Catherine O’Flynn.

August          ‘Two in a Boat’ by Gwyneth Lewis.

September    ‘The Sex Life of My Aunt’ by Mavis Cheek.

October         ‘The Flight of the Maidens’ by Jane Gardam.

November     ‘Out Stealing Horses’ by Per Petterson.

December     ‘Julius Winsome’ by Gerard Donovan



January        ‘England’s Mistress’ by Kate Williams.

February       ‘Burmese Days’ by George Orwell.

March            ‘I Capture the Castle’ by Dodie Smith.

April              ‘The Glassblower of Murano’ by Marina Fiorato.

May               ‘Dog Days and Glenn Miller Nights’ by Laurie Graham.

June             ‘The Girl in the Blue Dress’ by Gaynor Arnold.

July               ‘Reader, I Married Him’ by Michelle Roberts.

August          ‘On the Black Hill’ by Bruce Chatwin.

September    ‘A Distant Shore’ by Caryl Phillips.

October         ‘Gold’ by Dan Rhodes.

November     ‘Love’ by Toni Morrison.

December     ‘Small Island’ by Andrea  Levy.



January       ‘Zoology´ by Ben Dolnick.

February     ‘Summer in Baden Baden’ by Leonid Tsypkin.

March          ‘Island Madness’ by Tim Binding.

April             ‘Revolutionary Road’ by Richard Yates.

May             ’‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee.

June             ‘Poison Study’ by Maria V Snyder.

July              ‘Wait till I Tell You’ by Candia McWilliam (short stories).

August         ‘One Hundred Shades of White’ by Preethi Nair.

September   ‘Man and Boy’ by Tony Parsons.

October       ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne.

November    ‘In Siberia’ by Colin Thubron.

December    ‘Call the Midwife’ by JenniferWorth.



January       ‘Mantrapped’  by Fay Weldon.

February     ‘The Lambs of London’ by Peter Ackroyd.

March          ‘The Eyre Affair’ by Jasper Fforde.

April             ‘The Burning’ by Jane Casey.

May              ‘The Alchemist’ by Paul Coelho.

June             ‘The Speckled People’ by Hugo Hamilton.

July              ‘Unless’ by Carol Shields.

August         ‘The Truth’ by Terry Pratchett

September   ‘A Sweet Obsession’ by Patrick Gale.

October       ‘The One I Love’ by Anna McPartin.

November   ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak.

December   ‘The Holy Woman’ by Qaisra Shahraz.



January       ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink.

February     ‘The Good Plain Cook’ by Betha Roberts.

March          ‘Year of Wonders’ by Geraldine Brooks

April             ‘Burnt Shadows’ by Kamila Shamsie.

May             ‘Death and the Penguin’ by Andrey Kurkor.

June             'Lucky Break' by Esther Freud.

July              'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' by Mohsin Hamid.

August         'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett.

September   'Loving Frank' by Nancy Horan.

October        'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini.

November    ‘Disgrace' by J M Coetzee.

December    'The Bottle Factory Outing' by Beryl Bainbridge.



January       'After You'd Gone' by Maggie O'Farrell.

February     'The Mango Orchard' by Robin Bayley.

March          'Everything You Need' by A L Kennedy.

April            'The Story of Beautiful Girl' by Rachel Simon.

May             'Bel Canto' by Ann Patchett.

June            'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker.

July              'Black Swan Green' by David Mitchell.

August         'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' by Marina Lewycka.

September   'Wild Swans' by Jung Chang.

October        'The White Queen' by Philippa Gregory.

November    'The World's Wife' by Carol Ann Duffy (Poet Laureate since    

                     May, 2009

December    'The Girl on the Landing' by Paul Torday



January       'Why be happy when you could be normal?' by J. Winterson.

February      'Imagine This' by Sade Adeniran.

March          'The Known World' by Edward P Jones.

April             '31 Bond Street' by Ellen Horan.

May             'The Invisible Bridge' by Julie Orringer (first novel).

June            'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel an Booker Prize 2009).

July              'Tell The Wolves I'm Home' by Carol Rifka Brunt (first novel).

August         'The Winter Ghosts' by Kate Mosse.

September  'These Is My Words' by Nancy E Turner

October       'The Light Between Oceans' by M L Stedman

November   'The House of the Spirits' by Isabel Allende

December   'Burning Bright' by Tracy Chevalier



January       'Jambusters' by Julie Summers

February     'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern

March          'The Clan of the Cave Bear' by Jean M Auel

April             'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson

May             'Bestseller' by Alessandro Gallenzi

June            'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy

July              'Notes From a Small Island' by Bill Bryson

August         'Jasper Jones' by Craig Silvey

September   'Red Joan' by Jennie Rooney

Octpber        'Calling Me Home' by Julie Kibler

November    'After Rain by William Trevor

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      List compiled by Alison Holden