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
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- Story Traveler: "What Makes a Child Lucky?"(Jan 17, 2017) Storyteller Gioia Timpanelli shares a tale from rural Sicily in the 1890s. A thirteen-year-old boy writes a memoir of surviving life in a small rural inn frequented only, his aunt says, by the lost. This story is an excerpt from Gioia's 2008 novel of the same title.Story Traveler is unscripted storytelling from […]
- Potsdam author charts Native American sacred practices in "The Buffalo Spirit"(Dec 15, 2016) Dale Healey grew up on a horse farm near Potsdam and has loved nature and animals since he was a teen. But during his college years he admits to being a "drinker and a rowdy". During a trip out west, Healey discovered a bond with Native American cultures.In his new book, The […]
- 'Why Time Flies' Investigates How Humans Experience Time January 23, 2017NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Alan Burdick about his book, Why Time Flies. It's an investigation of the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time.
- John Lewis' Graphic Memoir Wins 4 American Library Association Awards January 23, 2017March: Book Three, the third installment in the civil rights leader's memoir, won the Coretta Scott King Award for best African-American author. The Caldecott and Newbery medals also were announced.
- 'America In Laos' Traces The Militarization Of The CIA January 23, 2017In the '60s, the CIA began a secret program that aimed to curb Communism by arming and training local fighters in Laos. Author Joshua Kurlantzick calls it "the largest covert operation in US history."
- 2017 Newbery And Caldecott Medal Winners To Be Announced January 23, 2017Awards for the best children's books of the year will be announced on Monday morning by the American Library Association. We examine the significance of the Caldecott and Newbery medals