Literary Society

Another program designed to bring people together and support a local business is the Bixby Knolls Literary Society, our monthly community book club.  Meetings are held inside of a Bixby Knolls business. The discussions bring more people onto the corridor and can often spill over to an informal after-meeting session at a restaurant.

The Literary Society will focus on the 100 greatest American classics of the 20th century as well as current releases.  Special guest discussion leaders and authors will participate in the group discussions.

The Society meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm

Please check the calendar on the home page for the next Literary Society.  Monthly selections can be found at the Dana Branch Library.

Refreshments will be provided

Parking available along Atlantic Avenue


120 Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig
119 Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
118 The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bolgakov
117 Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
116 Martin Eden by Jack London
115 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
114 We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
113 The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
112 Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane
111 The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
110 Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
109 Go Down Moses by William Faulkner
108 Don Casmurro by Joaquin Maria Machado de Assis
107 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
106 The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
105 The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
104 Blindness by Jose Saramago
103 White Teeth by Zadie Smith
102 Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
101 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
100 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
99 Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
98 The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
97 Bartelby and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

96. Anybody’s Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young
95. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dosteovsky
94. Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
93. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
92. Dubliners by James Joyce
91. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Conner
90. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
89. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
88. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
87. Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen
86. Stoner by John Williams
85. Middlemarch by George Eliot
84. Between Heaven and Here by Susan Straight
83. The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
82. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
81. Animal Farm by George Orwell
80. The Stranger by Albert Camus, Translated by Matthew Ward
79. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
78. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
77. Libra by Don DeLillo
76. The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text Paperback by Franz Kafka, Breon Mitchell, Translator
75. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
74. Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
Translated by Henry Reed
73. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
72. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
71. Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
70. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
69. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
68. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
67. Light Years by James Salter
66. Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison
65. Atonement by Ian McEwan
64. Under the Net By Iris Murdoch
63. Play It As It Lays By Joan Didion
62. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
61. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

60. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin
59. Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara
58. The Garlic Ballads: A Novel by Mo Yan
57. After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie By Jean Rhys
56. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

55. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
54. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
53. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
52. Catch-22 By Joseph Heller
51. I, Claudius By Robert Graves
50. The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
49. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

48. Money by Martin Amis
47. Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II By Ivan J. Houston.
46. The Bridge by Evan S. Connell
45. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

44. My Antonia by Willa Cather
43. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
42. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
41. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
40. Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy.
39. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
38. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
37. Call it Sleep: A Novel by Henry Roth
36. Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle
35. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
34. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammet
33. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
32. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
31. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
30. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
29. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
28. L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
27. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
26. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
25. In the Guise of Mercy by Wendy Hornsby
24. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
23. Wonderland by Joyce Carol Oates
22. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
21. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
20. Light in August by William Faulkner
19. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
18. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
17. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
16. A Mass For the Dead by William Gibson
15. Beloved by Toni Morrison
14. Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor
13. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
12. Working by Studs Terkel
11. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
10. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. Native Son by Richard Wright
7. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
6. The Golden Spur by Dawn Powell
5. American Pastoral by Phillip Roth
4. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
3. Ask the Dust by John Fante
2. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
1. Holy Land by DJ Waldie.

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