Banff Book Discussion Weekend 2025

Banff Book Discussion Weekend: Historical Book List 1961-2024 – updated May 30/2024

Achebe, ChinuaThings Fall Apart1977
Adamson, Gil* The Outlander 2012
Adiga, AravindWhite Tiger2011
Albee, EdwardThe American Dream1972
Ali, MonicaBrick Lane2007
Anderson-Dargatz, Gail The Cure For Death By Lightning1998
Ardrey, RobertAfrican Genesis1968
Atwood, MargaretAlias Grace1999
Atwood, MargaretSurvival????
Atwood, MargaretThe Edible Woman1981
Atwood, MargaretThe Handmaid’s Tale1988
Austen, JaneMansfield Park1994
Backman, FredrikBeartown2024
Badami, Anita RauCan You Hear the Nightbird Call?2009
Baldwin, James The Fire Next Time1965
Beaton, KateDuck, Two Years in the Oil Sands (Zoom)2024
Beauchemin, YvesThe Alleycat1990
Benioff, DavidCity of Thieves2017
Beresford-Howe, ConstanceThe Book of Eve1989
Bergson, HenriThe Creative Mind1964
Birdsell, Sandra*The Russlander2003
Bissoondath, NeilA Casual Brutality1992
Booth, MartinA Very Private Gentleman2013
Boyden, JosephThree Day Road2009
Brink, AndreA Dry White Season1989
Brooks, Geraldine (Zoom)Horse2023
Burnham, J. The Machiavellians1971
Butala, Sharon*The Girl in Saskatoon2008
C. Northcote ParkinsonParkinson’s Law1972
Camus, Albert Exile and the Kingdom1966
Camus, Albert The Fall1964
Camus, Albert The Outsider1980
Cary, Joyce The Horse’s Mouth1966
Cathers, WillaMy Antonia2014
Chang, JanieLibrary of Legends2022
Chariandy, David (Zoom)Brother2022
Chekhov, Anton  Ward 61984
Chevalier, TracyThe Girl with the Pearl Earring2003
Choy, WaysonThe Jade Peony2004
Clark, Joan*The Birthday Lunch2016
Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars1971
Cody, Lynn*  (Zoom)Watching You Without Me2021
Collins, WilkieThe Moonstone2012
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness1966
Courtney, BryceThe Power of One2004
Cowan, ShannonLeaving Winter2002
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage1969
Crummey, MichaelSweetland2016
Davidson, Andrew*The Gargoyle2014
Davies, Robertson What’s Bred in the Bone1982
Davies, Robertson (2020 Zoom)The Fifth Business1979 & 2020
de Beauvoir, Simone Les Belles Images1979
de Beauvoir, Simone The Second Sex????
De Rosnay, TatianaSarah’s Key2012
Diamant, AnitaThe Red Tent2003
Dickens, CharlesA Tale of Two Cities2008
Dickens, Charles Hard Times1990?
Doerr, AnthonyAll the Light We Cannot See2016
Doerr, HarriotStones of Ibarra1992
Doige, NormanThe Brain’s Way of Healing2019
Drabble, MargaretThe Realms of Gold1988
Du Maurier, DaphneRebecca2024
Ekwuayasi, Francesca *Butter Honey Pig Bread2023
Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans) Mill on the Floss1985
Eliot, T. S.Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock????
Eliot, T.S.The Hollow Men????
Emily BronteWuthering Heights1997
Endicott, Marina*Good to a Fault2009
Endicott, Marina*The Observer2024
Esquivel, LauraLike Water for Chocolate1995
Fairbairn, AnnFive Smooth Stones2013
Fallis, Terry* (Zoom)The Best Laid Plans2020
Findley, TimothyNot Wanted on the Voyage1994
Findley, TimothyThe Piano Man’s Daughter1997
Findley, TimothyThe Wars1982
Flanery, PatrickAbsolution2015
Forster, E. M.Passage to India1965
Fowles, JohnThe French Lieutenant’s Woman1985?
Frankel, VictorMan’s Search for Meaning1972
Fromm, ErichMay Man Prevail????
Fromm, ErichThe Art of Loving1965
Fry, AlanThe Revenge of Annie Charlie????
Galgut, Damon (Zoom)The Promise2022
Galloway, StevenThe Cellist of Sarajevo2015
Galsworthy, JohnA Man of Property2000
Genova, LisaRemember2023
Gide, Andre The Immortalist1984
Glover, DouglasElle2009
Goto, Hiromi*Chorus of Mushrooms1997
Govier, KatherineThree Views of Crystal Water2008
Grenville, KateThe Secret River2010
Grove, F. P. Fruits of the Earth1979
Gulland, Sandra* (2011)Mistress of the Sun2011
Gulland, Sandra* (2011)The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B2006
Guterson, DavidSnow Falling on Cedars1998
Haley, SusanGetting Married in Buffalo Jump1989
Halvorson, MarilynLet It Go1993
Hamid, Mohsin (Zoom)The Reluctant Fundamentalist2020
Hardy, ThomasUnder the Greenwood Tree1996
Hawthorne, NathanielThe Scarlet Letter2010
Hay, Elizabeth*His Whole Life2018
Herr, MichaelDispatches1985
Hertmans, StefanWar and Turpentine2019
Hess, HermannSiddhartha1972
Hess, Hermann Narcissus and Goldmund1983
Holt, Simma Terror In the Name of God1967
Hugo, Victor *Dr. James Black, UofCThe Hunchback of Notre Dame1986
Hulme, KeriThe Bone People1994
Irving, JohnA Home for Owen Meany1991
Irving, JohnA Prayer for Owen Meany1991
Ishiquro, KazuoThe Remains of the Day1992
Itani, Frances*The Company We Keep2022
Johnson, JaneThe Tenth Gift2013
Jolley, ElizabethThe Well1991
Jones, LloydMr. Pip2011
Joyce, RachelThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry2014
Jung, C. G. The Undiscovered Self1969
Kawabata, YasunariThe Sound of the Mountain1982
Kazantzakis, Nikos Zorba the Greek1969
Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest1984
Kidd, Sue MonkThe Invention of Wings2017
Kierkegaard, OwenFear and Trembling1964
Kimmel, FranNo Good Asking2022
King, ThomasMedicine River1992
King, ThomasSufferance2023
Kingsolver, BarbaraThe Poisonwood Bible2005
Kipling, RudyardKim2002
Kogawa, Joy Obasan1984
Kriesel, Henry The Rich Man1980
Krishnamurti, JidduThe First and Last Freedom1980
Kundera, MilanThe Farewell Party1986
Lam, VincentBlood Letting and Miraculous Cures2008
Lawrence, D.H.Sons and Lovers1980
Lawrence, MargaretStone Angel1978
Lawrence, MargaretThe Drummer of All The World1982
Lawrence, MargaretThe Tomorrow Tamer (short story from)1985
LeCarre, JeanAbsolute Friends2007
Lee, HarperTo Kill a Mocking Bird2006
Lee, Min Jin Pachinko2024
Leferti, Christy (Zoom)The Beekeeper of Aleppo2021
Lessing, DorisMemoirs of a Survivor1981
Letts, BillieThe Honk and Holler Opening Soon2002
Lively, Penelope Moon Tiger1990
MacIntyre, Linden*The Bishop’s Man2013
Maclean, NormanA River Runs Through It1993
MacLennan, Hugh Barometer Rising2001
MacLennan, Hugh The Watch That Ends the Night1967
MacLennan, Hugh Two Solitudes1978
MacLennan, Hugh Voices in Time1983
MacLeod, Alistair* (2006)No Great Mischief 2002 & 2006
Mahfouz, NaquisPalace Walk2018
Marquez, C.G. Chronicles of a Death Foretold1993
Martell, YannLife of Pi2005
Marty, Sid*Switchbacks2007
Maugham, W. S. The Painted Veil2003
McCourt, FrankAngela’s Ashes2000
McEwen, IanSaturday2007
McLuhan, MarshallUnderstanding Media1968
Menninger, Karl Man Against Himself1968
Michaels, Anne*Fugitive Pieces1999
Miller, MadelineCirce2023
Miller, Walter, Jr. Canticle for Liebowitz1985
Mistry, RohintonA Fine Balance1998
Mistry, RohintonSuch a Long Journey1993
Mitchell, W.O.Who Has Seen the Wind2022
Moore, BrianThe Magician’s Wife2001
Moriarty, LauraThe Chaperone2016
Morrison, ToniBeloved1999
Munro, AliceThe Progress of Love1988
Naipaul, V.S.Bend in the River1983
Nietzsche, FriedrichBeyond Good and Evil1973
Niven, Catherine Simmons*A Fine Daughter2005
Nixon, Rosemary*The Cock’s Egg1995
Noah, Trevor (Zoom)Born a Crime2021
Oliva, Peter*Drowning in Darkness1996
Ondaatje, Michael (Zoom)Warlight2021
Ondaatje, Michael *Dr. Susan Dorscht UofCIn the Skin of the Lion1989
O’Neill, George & NenaOpen Marriage1973
Orwell, GeorgeKeep the Aspidstra Flying1972
Ostenso, MarthaWild Geese1995
Owens, Delia (Zoom)Where the Crawdads Sing2021
Patchett, AnneBel Canto2005
Paton, AlanCry the Beloved Country1981
Pearl, MatthewThe Last Dickens2018
Peter, Dr. Lawrence J. & Hull, RaymondThe Peter Principle1971
Pieper, JosefLeisure, the Basics of Culture1975
Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance1983
Proulx, E. AnnieThe Shipping News1996
Rees, Roberta*Beneath the Faceless Mountain2004
Ricci, NinoLives of the Saints1995
Richardson, Bill*Bachelor Brother’s Bed and Breakfast2000
Richler, Mordecai The Incomparable Atuk1976
Robinson, John A.T.Honest to God1965
Rolland, Solange C. & Graham, Gwethalyn Dear Enemies1967
Ross, SinclairAs For Me and My House1999
Rushdie, SalmonThe Moor’s Last Sigh2001
Russell, Bertrand Has Man a Future1971
Russell, Bertrand In Praise of Idleness1967
Russell, Bertrand Marriage and Morals1966
Ryga, GeorgeThe Ectasy of Rita Joe1981
Sapergia, BarbaraDirt Hills Mirage1986
Sawyer, Robert*Wake2010
Schumacher, E. F. Small is Beautiful1978
Segal, Erich Love Story1982
Selvadurai, ShyamThe Hungry Ghosts2015
Shattuck, JessicaThe Women in the Castle2020
Shattuck, Jessica (Zoom)Women in the Castle2020
Shaw, G. B.Man and Superman1969
Shaw, G. B.St. Joan1964
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein1983
Sinclair, ListerSocrates: A Drama in Three Acts1969
Smith, LillianKillers of the Dream1972
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Warning to the West1979
Stegner, WallaceAngle of Repose1989
Stegner, WallaceCrossing to Safety2000
Steinbeck, JohnThe Grapes of Wrath2004
Steiner, George Nostalgia for the Absolute1979
Stenson, Fred* The Trade2001
Stone, Irving Clarence Darrow For The Defence1974
Swift, GrahamLast Orders2011
Swift, JonathanGulliver’s Travels1978
Tan, AmyThe Joy Luck Club1992
Taylor, G. R. The Biological Time Bomb1971
Tey, JosephineDaughter of Time1990
Thomas, DylanUnder Milkwood1983
Thomas, LewisLives of a Cell1987
Tillich, Paul The Courage To Be1990
Toews, Miriam (Zoom)Women Talking2021
Trafford, Tyler*Almost A Great Escape2015
Trollope, AnthonyThe Warden2018
Van Herk, Aritha*Tent Peg1985
Vanderhaeghe, GuyThe Last Crossing2006
Verghese, AbrahamCutting For Stone2012
Vermette, Katherena*The Break2019
Vine, BarbaraAsta’s Book1996
Wagamese, Richard *(Sandi Boucher in his place) Medicine Walk2017
Walker, AliceThe Temple of My Familiar1991
Weiner, EricThe Geography of Bliss2017
Wharton, Thomas*Icefields1997
White, PatrickFringe of Leaves1988
Wilde, OscarThe Picture of Dorian Gray1979
Wilder, ThorntonThe Bridge of San Luis Rey1993
Wilson, ColinThe Outsiders1978
Wilson, EthelSwamp Angel1994
Winters, Ben H.Underground Airlines2019
Winton, TimCloudstreet2014
Wolfe, Tom *Dr. Adriena KertzerBonfire of the Vanities1990
Wright, Lauralie*The Suspect1987
Wyndham, JohnThe Crysalids1982
XinranSky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet2010
Banff Book Discussion Weekend 2025