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
- North Country authors celebrate food, yoga, and the Thousand Islands in new book(Oct 2, 2015) A new book by Clayton authors Liz Price-Kellogg and Kristen Taylor shares more than 100 vegetarian and vegan recipes inspired by their love of yoga, along with stunning photos of the Thousand Islands. They recently stopped by our studios to chat with Betsy Kepes. [full story]
- Book review: "Carthage" by Joyce Carol Oates(Sep 22, 2015) The prolific Joyce Carol Oates usually publishes a couple of books a yearâ€”novels, poetry, non-fiction, short storiesâ€”and she’s been doing so since the 1960s. Her new novel, "Carthage," begins in the northern Adirondacks with a search for a missing girl. [full story]
- Book review: "A Permanent Member of the Family" by Russell Banks(Sep 8, 2015) Award-winning writer Russell Banks lives in the Adirondacks for part of the year and often uses the mountain landscape as the setting for his novels. And, it turns out, his short stories. [full story]
- Sandra Cisneros Crosses Borders And Boundaries In 'A House Of My Own' October 6, 2015The author's new memoir collects three decades worth of her journeys in search of a sense of home. "I guess I didn't realize I was gonna be crossing borders my whole life," she says.
- Fan Fiction Comes To Life In 'Carry On' October 6, 2015"Meta" isn't quite sufficient to describe Rainbow Rowell's latest, which brings a fictional Harry Potteresque series described in her previous novel Fangirl to warm, messy, beautiful life.
- For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home October 6, 2015Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.
- In 'Love And Techno,' The World Is Cruel — But The People Aren't (Mostly) October 6, 2015Anthony Marra's new short story collection is a hundred-year relay of Russian history, full of black, bone-dry humor and characters who are often (but not always) as awful as the worlds they live in.