Ridge Readers – Santoro’s in-store book discussion group met on the third Wednesday of the month, and that tradition continues at the new Phinney Books. The club is open to all and begins at 7:30 PM.  Wine and snack contributions are welcome. Our meeting dates and selections are listed below:


Mar. 18: Missing Person by Patrick Modiano (Gretchen)
April 15: Get Carter by Ted Lewis (Jeff)
May 20: House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid (Pam)
June 17: The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire by Joe Jackson (Julie)
July 15: Lapham’s Quarterly: the Future (Dave and Sonya)


Here is a list of works we’ve discussed in our club:

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo
Flight of the Goose by Leslie Thomas
Red Poppies by Alai
Fire on the Prairie by Gary Rivlin
Places in Between by Rory Stewart
Collapse by Jared Diamond
The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Forever by Pete Hamill
The Plague by Albert Camus
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano
Nada by Carmen LaForet
Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Castle by Franz Kafka
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck
The Ark Sakura by Kobo Abe
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic
Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Fordlandia by Greg Grandin
Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Napoleon of Crime by Ben Macintyre
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Memed, My Hawk by Yashar Kemal
The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis
Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
An African in Greenland  by Tete-Michael Kpomassie
Stoner by John Williams
The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
Chango’s Beads and Two-Toned Shoes by William Kennedy
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Intimate Journal of George Sand by George Sand
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
Moby-Dick by Hermann Melville
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paris at the End of the World by John Baxter
Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio
Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Get Carter by Ted Lewis