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: "Us Conductors" by Sean Michaels(Aug 20, 2015) The 2014 Giller prize for best new Canadian novel went to a book that imagines the life of Lev Sergeyich Terman, the Russian inventor of the eerie-sounding instrument, the theremin. In the 1920s Termen toured the United States performing on the theremin and, perhaps, spying for the Soviet Union. Betsy Kepes reviews […]
- "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 […]
- Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into 'Girl Waits With Gun' August 31, 2015Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Stewart about her novel Girl Waits With Gun. It's based on the story of a woman who went on to become one of the first female deputy sheriffs in early 20th century America.
- The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble August 30, 2015The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
- Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82 August 30, 2015His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
- A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust August 30, 2015Hermann Simon's mother lived as a Jew in Berlin during World War II. Through cunning and disguise, Marie Jalowicz Simon managed to evade the Nazis right under their noses.