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The R&W Book Club is a place for us to talk about books—with each other and, from time to time, with the authors of featured titles. We’ll read fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We encourage your suggestions for authors and books to include. There are a few limitations on what we’ll consider: books must be by living authors, have broad audience appeal, and be readily available at libraries, bookstores or via download. If you’d like to suggest authors or titles, go here. If you’d like your local book club or library included in our email early-notification group, go here.
recent book club posts
- What will teens in your family be reading this summer?
- What should I read after Game of Thrones?–a conversation on fantasy
- Far Alaska, a new novel by Mason Smith
- Why do so many Great Books have lousy leading ladies?
- Terry Tempest Williams interview audio
- Poet George Bilgere, author of “The White Museum”
- Siobhan Fallon: When the title tells the story
- Remembering — and hopefully reading — Iain Banks
- What happened when I ran into Anna Karenina on vacation
- Moist? Ugh. Mucus? Yuck. Words we hate.
- Books: "Hands on Health"(May 21, 2013) Todd Moe talks with the local author of a new book about healthier eating and taking care of our bodies. Paula Youmell is a nurse and certified holistic health counselor. Her new book is titled, Hands on Health. It's the first in a series of books she calls "The Whole Food Kitchen." [full story] […]
- Book review: "Peak Experiences"(May 14, 2013) The mountains of the northeast attract hikers to their rocky summits. What happens, though, when something goes wrong? Carol Stone White collected over 50 essays in her new book, Peak Experiences - Danger, Death, and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast. Betsy Kepes as this review. [full story] […]
- Books: "Friends in a Storm"(May 9, 2013) A new children's book by Canton writer Mary Sue Seymour includes illustrations by a young artist from Ogdensburg. Friends in a Storm tells the story of Squirrel, who gets locked out of his house during a rainstorm, and is befriended by Owl. Todd Moe spoke with author Mary Sue Seymour and 12-year-old artist Samantha Flynn, who created the i […]
- Book News: Stephen King's New Bogeyman? Digital Publishing May 21, 2013Also: the legacy of Kierkegaard; the creator of Lyle Crocodile has died; Aussie airliner Qantas commissions flight-length books. […]
- American Voices On 'The Unwinding' Of America's Values May 21, 2013George Packer's The Unwinding explores the social and economic upheavals that have transformed the U.S. over the past 30 years. In a nuanced work of literary journalism, colorful characters from across the class divide tell their own stories of a social contract in tatters. […]
- Exclusive First Read: 'Big Brother' By Lionel Shriver May 21, 2013Read an exclusive excerpt of Lionel Shriver's latest, Big Brother. Shriver is no stranger to controversial topics, from school massacres to the American health care system. Big Brother is a comedic take on obesity and its effect on an Iowa family. […]
- After Crashing In Canadian 'Abyss,' Four Men Fight To Survive May 21, 2013On an icy night in 1984, a commuter plane crashed in the wilderness. Six passengers died, but four survived: the pilot, a politician, a policeman and a prisoner. Carol Shaben's Into the Abyss describes their fight to make it through that frigid night alive. […]