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 Bear" by Claire Cameron(Nov 18, 2015) Black bears are not usually aggressive to humans, but this summer in the Adirondacks, a bear attacked a man and his dog and, very rarely, black bears kill humans. A bear attack in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park was the inspiration behind Claire Cameron’s new novel, "The Bear." [full story]
- Norwood author seeks artists to help create novel's characters(Nov 12, 2015) Norwood author Tim (TR) Simcox says he wants his new horror-thriller novel to inspire young readers, creativity, and collaboration. [full story]
- Books: "The Woodland Homestead"(Oct 20, 2015) A Paul Smith's College forestry expert practices what he teaches at his own wooded homestead in the Adirondacks and shares that knowledge in a new book. Brett McLeod is founder of the Adirondack Woodmen's School, the Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival, and the Center for Working Landscapes. His new book is called […]
- A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was November 29, 2015For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.
- 'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story November 29, 2015"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."
- Barcelona's Women Make 'The Whispering City' Shine November 29, 2015Two academics from Germany, writing as Sara Moliner, have recreated a sepia-toned 1950s Barcelona in this new mystery novel. Critic Bethanne Patrick says City's strength is in its variety of women.
- How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'? November 28, 2015It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."