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
- The Book Club is moving
- 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
- Book review: "The Story of Vermont, A Natural and Cultural History"(Jun 17, 2016) A history book can cover a short slice of time or millions of years. Two Middlebury College professors tackle the big picture in their book, "The Story of Vermont, A Natural and Cultural History." [full story]
- What's it like to make a living as Spock?(Jun 15, 2016) Comiccon is a place where it’s okay to be a little nerdy. The convention is held all around the world, and last month, it came to Ottawa. Thousands of fans dressed up like their favorite characters from science fiction movies and TV shows. (That has a name; it’s called cosplay.) But it’s […]
- Book Review: "The Lost Landscape" by Joyce Carol Oates(Jun 10, 2016) Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates grew up on a small farm in rural western New York State. Her childhood home has inspired many of her novels and works of non-fiction. Betsy Kepes reviews a new memoir by Oates, "The Lost Landscape, A Writer’s Coming of Age." [full story]
- Beautifully Alien 'Ninefox Gambit' Mixes Math And Magic June 25, 2016Yoon Ha Lee's new novel is hard to sum up — in an alien world so dissimilar to ours its technology seems like magic, reality is a consensus that requires intense, rigid belief to function.
- Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76 June 24, 2016Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."
- 'Good As Gone' Doesn't Quite Get To Greatness June 23, 2016Larry Watson sticks to what he knows and loves in his latest novel: The cinematic badlands of Montana, and a tough, taciturn Western hero. But none of his characters truly rise above ciphers.
- The Case For 1971 As Rock's Greatest Year June 22, 2016That year, music journalist David Hepworth argues, offered an explosion of talent from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, John Lennon and more. He discusses his new book, Never a Dull Moment.