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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- 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
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- Book review: "Mr. Splitfoot" by Samantha Hunt(Jul 25, 2016) New York State is the setting for Samantha Hunt’s new novel, Mr. Splitfoot. Two women, one of them pregnant, and the other one mute, walk from Lackawanna to Tahawus, fleeing a mysterious man. [full story]
- In Memory of Bread: A bread and beer lover has to go gluten-free(Jul 13, 2016) When he was 36, Paul Graham went to the hospital with a series of symptoms that eventually added up to celiac disease, an event that forever changed his life and the way he sees the world's relationship to ever-present gluten. Graham is an English professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton. His […]
- A Beautiful Edition Of The Abridged 'Erudition' August 29, 2016A new translation of the 14th century Egyptian scholar Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri's magnum opus, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, is a priceless glimpse at the medieval Muslim world.
- Herman Koch Gets Meta In 'Dear Mr. M' August 28, 2016Linda Wertheimer talks to the Dutch writer about his novel: A teacher has an affair with his student. She breaks it off. He disappears. And then a writer comes along, and turns the story into a novel.
- Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Jacqueline Woodson August 28, 2016For our series "Next Chapter," the author of the award-winning YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming" talks about how going to a largely white college made her aware of her blackness in a new way.
- Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive August 28, 2016Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family ("The Family.") He's currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He's decided to sell the assembled work on which he's based his research.