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  1. A Painted House by John Grisham
  2. The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley
  3. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  4. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  6. The Huntsman by Whitney Terrell
  7. The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
  8. One O'Clock Jump by Lise McClendon
  9. Plainsong by Kent Haruf
  10. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

Criteria Used
  • A major author with a recognized body of work
  • An author who is willing to engage in discussion with readers at several events
  • A good, discussible book (books that make successful subjets for discussion tend to have well-developed characters who are dealing with issues in their lives with which readers can identify

Sponsored by
The Kansas City Star

For further information contact:
Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network
15624 E. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 521-7257
Fax: (816) 461-0966
Email: sburton@kcmlin.org