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
- Book review: "Mr. Splitfoot" by Samantha Hunt(Jul 25, 2016) New York State is the setting for Samantha Hunt’s new novel, Mr. Splitfoot. Two women, one of them pregnant, and the other one mute, walk from Lackawanna to Tahawus, fleeing a mysterious man. [full story]
- In Memory of Bread: A bread and beer lover has to go gluten-free(Jul 13, 2016) When he was 36, Paul Graham went to the hospital with a series of symptoms that eventually added up to celiac disease, an event that forever changed his life and the way he sees the world's relationship to ever-present gluten. Graham is an English professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton. His […]
- Summer Reading Call-in(Jul 12, 2016) [full story]
- What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life July 24, 2016Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
- Gay Talese Stays Too Long At 'The Voyeur's Motel' July 24, 2016Gay Talese conflates the journalist and the voyeur in his new book about a motel owner who spied on his guests. And he makes the readers voyeurs as well: We watch him watching the unwary motel guests.
- Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction July 23, 2016Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
- In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier' July 23, 2016Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.