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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- 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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- Books and coffee: Library Week in Ogdensburg(Apr 12, 2016) You may have noticed some change at the Ogdensburg Public Library last week. The building was slowly transforming. Two large butterflies and a banner invited guests to the celebration of National Library Week. [full story]
- Long Laker wins screenwriting award(Apr 5, 2016) A Long Lake writer and artist recently won a screenwriting award, and his neighbors helped send him to Utah to accept the prize. Jamie Sutliff is a writer, musician, and woodworker. Last month, he won First Place for Best Feature Screenplay for "The Ghost and the Gold Louis" at the Utah Film […]
- Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World May 23, 2016In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are "two sides of the same coin."
- From Duke To The Dead, Ralph J. Gleason Loved It All May 23, 2016Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too.
- Sherman Alexie On His New Kids' Book And The Angst Of Being A 'Jr.' May 23, 2016Alexie says he always struggled with being named after his dad — so he decided to write a book about it. Thunder Boy Jr. is about a little boy who is eager to have his own name and be his own person.
- Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain 'Grit' In Students May 22, 2016Author Paul Tough's book, Helping Children Succeed, lays out what he calls the tools for helping children succeed, particularly through attributes like perseverance and grit.