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
- New Amish thriller "Among the Wicked" set in St. Lawrence County(Nov 30, 2016) Since 2000, the Amish population in Northern New York has grown from 5,000 to over 15,000 people. Author Linda Castillo writes thrillers that are usually set in Ohio’s Amish country, but, in her eighth book, she brings her fast-paced fiction to St. Lawrence County. [full story]
- Native author: Standing Rock protest is trickier than you think(Nov 29, 2016) The protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline on the Standing Rock reservation continues to grow and attract nationwide attention.On one side, the company Energy Transfer Partners has won federal permits for a pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. On the other, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and thousands of supporters are […]
- Book review: "Coyote America" by Dan Flores(Nov 15, 2016) Many of us have heard the yipping and howling of coyotes in our woods but coyotes have been in the North Country for fewer than one hundred years. Dan Flores writes of the animal early explorers called “the prairie wolf” in his new book Coyote America, A Natural and Supernatural History. [full […]
- On This 'Tree Of Treasures' There's No Such Thing As An Ordinary Ornament December 2, 2016Bonnie Mackay has written an unusual sort of memoir: Tree of Treasures is the story of her life, told through Christmas tree ornaments. She has nearly 3,000 of them, divided into 67 classifications.
- Hot-Dog Tiaras And Other '70s Dinner Party' Delicacies December 2, 2016A food blogger's fascination with retro entertaining pays off in a colorful volume of curious eats.
- Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists December 2, 2016The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.
- Ginger Rogers And The Case Of The Authorized Editions December 1, 2016Before modern fan fiction, there were the Whitman Authorized Editions — a series of mystery novels from the 1940s and 50s that "starred" real movie stars, like Ginger Rogers and Gene Tierney.