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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- 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 […]
- Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies' April 28, 2016Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book, which critic Maureen Corrigan calls a "smart and colorful memoir."
- 3 Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine' April 28, 2016Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.
- Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa' April 27, 2016In his new book, somethingtofoodabout, The Roots' drummer discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. "I'm more obsessed with the journey ... than the destination," Questlove says.
- 'Plain Houses' Is A Spellbinding Story Of Witchcraft And Disobedience April 27, 2016Julia Franks' debut novel is set in Depression-era North Carolina, where young farm wife Irenie is sneaking off to the woods for moments away from her husband — who's convinced his wife is a witch.