Historical Book List 1961 – 2019

 Banff Book Discussion Weekend’s Historical Book List 1961 – 2019

NB!  The Authors in bold and with an asterisk beside their name indicates that they were the guest author for that year.  Prior to 1985 the Banff  Book Discussion Weekend was under the umbrella of the University of Calgary and they provided professors from the U. of Calgary to make presentations on one book being discussed that weekend.

Author Year Book Title
Achebe, Chimea 1977 Things Fall Apart
Adamson, Gil * 2012 The Outlander
Adiga, Aravind 2011 White Tiger
Albee, Edward 1972 The American Dream
Ali, Monica 2007 Brick Lane
Anderson – Dargatz, G 1998 The Cure for Death by Lightning
Ardrey, R. 1968 African Genesis
Atwood, Margaret 1999 Alias Grace
??? Survival
1981 The Edible Woman
1988 The Handmaid’s Tale
Austen, Jane 1994 Mansfield Park
Badami, Anita Rau 2009 Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?
Baldwin,J. 1965 The Fire Next Time
Beauchemin,Y. 1990 Alleycat
Benioff, David 2017 City of Thieves
Beresford-Howe 1989 The Book of Eve
Birdsell, Sandra * Guest Author 2003 The Russlander
Bergson Henri 1964 The Creative Mind
Bissoondath, Neil 1992 A Casual Brutality
Booth, Martin 2013 A Very Private Gentleman
Boyden, Joseph 2009 Three Day Road
Brink, Andre 1989 A Dry White Season
Bronte,Emily 1997 Wuthering Heights
Butala, Sharon * 2008 The Girl in Saskatoon
Burnham, J. 1971 The Machiavellians
Camus,A. 1964 The Fall
1966 Exile and the Kingdom
1980 The Outsider
Cary, J. 1966 The Horse’s Mouth
Cathers, Willa 2014 My Antonia
Chekhov, A. 1984 Ward 6
Chevalier, Tracy 2003 The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Choy, Wayson 2004 The Jade Peony
Clarke, A. 1971 The City and the Stars
Clark, Joan * 2016 The Birthday Lunch
Collins, Wilkie 2012 The Moonstone
Conrad,J. 1966 Heart of Darkness
Courtney, Bryce 2004 The Power of One
Cowan, Shannon 2002 Leaving Winter
Crane, S. 1969 The Red Badge of Courage
Crummey, Michael 2016 Sweetland
Davidson, Andrew * 2014 The Gargoyle
Davies,R. 1982 What’s Bred in the Bone
1979 Fifth Business
deBeauvoir, S. ?? The Second Sex
1979 Les Belles Images
De Rosnay, Tatiana 2012 Sarah’s Key
Diamant, Anita 2003 The Red Tent
Dickens,C. 1990? Hard Times
Dickens, Charles 2008 A Tale of Two Cities
Doerr, Anthony 2016 All the Light We Cannot See
Doerr, Harriot 1992 Stones of Ibarra
Drabble, Margaret 1988 The Realms of Gold
Doige, Norman 2019 The Brains way of Healing
Eliot, G. 1985 Mill on the Floss
Eliot, T.S. ?? The Hollow Men
??? Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Endicott, Marina * 2009 Good to A Fault
Esquivel, Laura 1995 Like Water for Chocolate
Fairbairn, Ann 2013 Five Smooth Stones
Findley, Timothy 1982 The Wars
1994 Not Wanted on the Voyage
1997 The Piano Man’s Daughter
Flanery, Patrick 2015 Absolution
Forster, E.M. 1965 Passage to India
Fowler, J. 1985? The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Frankel, Victor 1972 Man’s Search for Meaning
Fromm, Erich 1965 The Art of Loving
?? May Man Prevail
Fry, Alan ?? The Revenge of Annie Charlie
Galloway, Steven 2105 The Cellist of Sarajevo
Galsworthy, John 2000 A Man of Property
Gide, A. 1984 The Immoralist
Glover, Douglas 2009 Elle
Goto, Hiromi * Guest Author 1997 Chorus of Mushrooms
Govier, Katherine 2008 Three Views of Crystal Water
Grenville, Kate 2010 The Secret River
Grove, F.P. 1979 Fruits of the Earth
Gulland, Sandra* (2011) 2006 The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B
2011 Mistress of the Sun
Guterson, David 1998 Snow Falling on Cedars
Haley, Susan 1989 Getting Married in Buffalo Jump
Halvorson,Marilyn 1993 Let It Go
Hardy, Thomas 1996 Under the Greenwood Tree
Hay, Elizabeth  *  2018 His Whole Life
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 2010 The Scarlet Letter
Herr, Michael 1985 Dispatches
Hess, H. 1972 Siddhartha
1983 Narcissus and Goldmund
Holt, S. 1967 Terror in the Name of God
Hugo, Victor * Dr. James Black U. of C. 1986 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hulme, Keri 1994 The Bone People
Hertmans, Stefan 2019 War and Turpentine
Irving, John 1991 A Prayer for Owen Meany
Ishiquro, Kazuo 1992 The Remains of the Day
Johnson, Jane 2013 The Tenth Gift
Jolley, Elizabeth 1991 The Well
Jones, Lloyd 2011 Mr. Pip
Joyce, Rachel 2014 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Jung, C.G. 1969 The Undiscovered Self
Kawabata, Yasunari 1982 The Sound of the Mountain
Kazantzakis, N. 1969 Zorba the Greek
Kesey, K. 1984 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Kidd, Sue Monk 2017 The Invention of Wings
Kierkegaard 1964 Fear and Trembling
King, Thomas 1992 Medicine River
Kingsolver, Barbara 2005 Poisonwood Bible
Kipling, Rudyard 2002 Kim
Kogawa, J. 1984 Obasan
Kriesel, H. 1980 The Rich Man
Krishnamurti 1980 The First and Last Freedom
Kundera, Milan 1986 The Farewell Party
Lam, Vincent 2008 Blood Letting and Miraculous Cures
Lawrence, D.H. 1980 Sons and Lovers
Mahfouz, Naquis 2018 Palace Walk
Lawrence, Margaret 1982 The Drummer of All The World
1985 (short story) from The Tomorrow Tamer
1978 Stone Angel
LeCarre, Jean 2007 Absolute Friends
Lee, Harper 2006 To Kill a Mocking Bird
Lessing, D. 1981 Memoirs of a Survivor
Letts, Billie 2002 The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Lively, P. 1990 Moon Tiger
MacIntyre, Linden * 2013 The Bishop’s Man
Maclean , Norman 1993 A River Runs Through It
MacLennan, H. 1983 Voices in Time
1967 The Watch That Ends the Night
1978 Two Solitudes.
2001 Barometer Rising
MacLeod, Alistair*(2006) 2002 & 2006 No Great Mischief
Martell, Yann 2005 Life of Pi
Marty, Sid * 2007 Switchbacks
Maugham, W. S 2003 The Painted Veil
McCourt, Frank 2000 Angela’s Ashes
McEwen, Ian 2007 Saturday
McLuhan, Marshall 1968 Understanding Media
Marquez, C.G. 1993 Chronicles of a Death Foretold
Meninger, K. 1968 Man Against Himself
Michaels, Anne * 1999 Fugitive Pieces
Miller, Walter, Jr. 1985 Canticle for Liebowitz
Mistry, Rohinton 1993 Such a Long Journey
1998 A Fine Balance
Moore,Brian 2001 The Magician’s Wife
Moriarty, Laura 2016 The Chaperone
Morrison, Toni 1999 Beloved
Munro, Alice 1988 The Progress of Love
Naipaul, V.S. 1983 Bend in the River
Nietzsche 1973 Beyond Good and Evil
Niven, Catherine Simmons * 2005 A Fine Daughter
Nixon, Rosemary * 1995 The Cock’s Egg
Oliva, Peter * Guest Author 1996 Drowning in Darkness
O’Neill, G & N 1973 Open Marriage
Ondaatje, Michael * Dr. Susan Dorscht U. of C. 1989 In the Skin of the Lion
Ostenso, Martha 1995 Wild Geese
Orwell, G. 1972 Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Parkinson 1972 Parkinson’s Law
Patchett, Anne 2005 Bel Canto
Paton, A. 1981 Cry the Beloved Country
Pearl, Matthew 2018 The Last Dickens
Peter, L.J. & Hull,R. 1971 The Peter Principle
Pieper, J. 1975 Leisure, the Basics of Culture
Pirsig, R. 1983 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Proulx, E. Annie 1996 The Shipping News
Rees, Roberta * 2004 Beneath the Faceless Mountain
Ricci,Nino 1995 Lives of the Saints
Richardson, Bill * 2000 Bachelor Brother’s Bed and Breakfast
Richler, M. 1976 The Incomparable Atuk
Robinson, J. 1965 Honest to God
Roland, S.& Graham, G. 1967 Dear Enemies
Ross, Sinclair 1999 As For Me and My House
Rushdie, Salmon 2001 The Moor’s Last Sigh
Russel, B. 1971 Has Man a Future
1966 Marriage and Morals
1967 In Praise of Idleness
Ryga, George 1981 The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
Sapergia, Barbara 1986 Dirt Hills Mirage
Sawyer, Robert * 2010 Wake
Schumacher, E.F. 1978 Small is Beautiful
Segal, E. 1982 Love Story
Selvadurai, Shyam 2015 The Hungry Ghosts
Shaw, G.B. 1969 Man and Superman
1964 St. Joan
Shelley, M. 1983 Frankenstein
Sinclair, L. 1969 Socrates
Smith, L. 1972 Killers of the Dream
Solzhenitsyn, A. 1979 Warning to the West
Steinbeck, John 2004 The Grapes of Wrath
Steiner, G. 1979 Nostalgia for the Absolute
Stegner, Wallace 1989 Angle of Repose
2000 Crossing To Safety
Stenson, Fred* 2001 The Trade
Stone, I. 1974 Clarence Darrow For The Defence
Swift, Graham 2011 Last Orders
Swift, J. 1978 Gulliver’s Travels
Tan, Amy 1992 The Joy Luck Club
Taylor, G.R. 1971 The Biological Time Bomb
Tey, Josephine 1990 Daughter of Time
Thomas, Dylan 1983 Under Milkwood
Thomas, Lewis 1987 Lives of a Cell
Tillich, P. 1990 The Courage To Be
Trafford, Tyler* 2015 Almost A Great Escape
Trollope, Anthony 2018 The Warden
Vanderhaeghe, Guy 2006 The Last Crossing
Van Herk, Aritha * 1985 Tent Peg
Vermette, Katherina * 2019 The Break
Verghese, Abraham 2012 Cutting For Stone
Vine, Barbara 1996 Asta’s Book
Wagamese, Richard (Sandi Boucher in his place)* 2017 Medicine Walk
Walker, Alice 1991 The Temple of My Familiar
Weiner, Eric 2017 The Geography of Bliss
Wharton, Thomas* 1997 Icefields
White, Patrick 1988 Fringe of Leaves
Wilde, O. 1979 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilder, Thornton 1993 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Wilson, Colin 1978 The Outsiders
Wilson, Ethel 1994 Swamp Angel
Winters, Ben H. 2019 Underground Airlines
Winton, Tim 2014 Cloudstreet
Wolfe, Tom *Dr. Adriena Kertzer 1990 Bonfire of the Vanities
Wright, Lauralie* 1987 The Suspect
Wyndham, John 1982 The Chrysalids
Xianran 2010 Sky Buriel

* Denotes Guest Speaker

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