Peace Dale Library Afternoon Book Group

Meetings are held the second Friday of every month at 2 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library.

Book List



  • Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
  • D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers
  • Anthem by Noah Hawley
  • The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocomb
  • The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
  • A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
  • Northern Spy by Flynn Berry


  • Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston
  • Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Inheritance: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro
  • How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • Little Gods by Meng Jin
  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • As Good As Gone by Larry Watson
  • White Ivy by Susie Yang
  • Amnesty: a novel by Aravind Adiga


  • Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
  • Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl


  • Varina by Charles Frazier
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  • A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
  • A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


  • The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • Before the Fall by  Noah Hawley
  • Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Browning
  • The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • The Nest by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz


  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • Skylight by Jose Saramago
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Outermost House by Henry Beston
  • Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler


  • The English Major by Jim Harrison
  • A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin
  • One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  • The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  • Work Song by Ivan Doig
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple


  • The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Marukami
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
  • Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland
  • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
  • Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin


  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
  • A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
  • The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  • The Piano Tuner by Daniel Philippe Mason
  • Transatlantic by Colum McCann
  • Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd


  • City of Women by David R. Gillham
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell
  • The German Bride by Joanna Hershon
  • The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  • The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
  • Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
  • A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks


  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
  • Townie by Andre Dubus III
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand