Title Suggestions: Fall/Winter 2012-13
Read something that really knocked your socks off? Have a great title under discussion in you own book club? Make a recommendation for a book by a living author that you would like to have included in this discussion series. Give chapter and verse in a comment below (and don’t forget to tell us what’s great/interesting/important about your selection.)
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
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- Creeping out young adults: Barbara Stewart, “The In-Between”
- A conversation with James McBride
- Doris Lessing and me
- Gish Jen: we vs. me
- On Richard Rodriguez
- Booking around Kingston, pt. 2
- Booking around Kingston, pt. 1
- Call-in Cancelled: Round up of range-riding writing
- Lightweight reading: part 3
- "The Sandcastle Girls" explores lives caught up in the Armenian gencocide(Jul 24, 2015) It has been one hundred years since the Armenian genocide, when one and a half million Armenians were murdered or starved to death in Turkey and Syria. Vermont writer Chris Bohjalian has Armenian roots and his novel, "The Sandcastle Girls," imagines the horror of that time and unravels a hidden family history […]
- "Farmer Boy" site near Malone earns Literary Landmark designation(Jul 15, 2015) The North Country's first Literary Landmark designation was announced last Saturday at the boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder, near Malone, N.Y. Almanzo's wife Laura Ingalls Wilder told the story of his childhood in northern New York in the children's book, "Farmer Boy," the second in her series of "Little House" books.Fans of […]
- Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in(Jul 9, 2015) Our summer reading call-in was Thursday, July 9, 10-noon. Programs hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson were joined in the studio reading list co-host John Ernst and by callers and correspondents to share their favorite warm weather reading.We count on you to add titles and recommendations, via the comment section here or […]
- 'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace July 31, 2015Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
- A Path From 'Blackout' Drunkenness To Sobriety And Self-Acceptance July 30, 2015Writer Sarah Hepola once got so drunk before giving a presentation to 300 people that she didn't remember it the next day. In Blackout, her memoir, Hepola wrestles with her reasons for drinking.
- 'Barbara' Is Imperfect, Defiant And Wonderfully Human July 30, 2015The characters in Lauren Holmes' debut story collection are more than words on a page, says reviewer Michael Schaub. They're fully, exasperatingly real, portrayed with charm but without pretension.
- 'Baby' Is A Pretty Feat Of Misdirection July 30, 2015Mary Kubica's new thriller follows a woman who takes in a runaway and her baby daughter. Reviewer Bethanne Patrick says it's a perfect setup — but the twists you expect aren't the ones that arrive.