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
- Hudson Falls teacher's Holocaust train rescue project subject of book(Sep 22, 2016) HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York teacher's effort to reunite Jewish survivors of a Nazi concentration camp train with the U.S. soldiers who rescued them is told in a newly published book. [full story]
- Books: "The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Town of Chester"(Sep 21, 2016) In the mid and late 19th century, a small town in the southern Adirondacks was a secret haven for runaway slaves escaping to Canada along the Underground Railroad. The Town of Chester includes as many as nine confirmed or suspected sites where fugitives once found shelter. Stories of rural churches, artifacts and […]
- Books: "Flight Paths: A field journal of hope, heartbreak and miracles with New York's bird people"(Sep 16, 2016) Albany journalist Darryl McGrath spent three years following some of the state’s top bird experts into the fields, woods and on waterways to document their stories of rescue projects and conservation work. [full story]
- What The Real Witches Of America Eat October 26, 2016Nope. It's not eye of Newt and toe of frog. But food – and its connection to dead loved ones – does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.
- I Shall Faint: 'Unmentionable' Unpacks Victorian Womanhood October 26, 2016Therese Oneill's new Unmentionable is a snarkily informal history of the difficulty of being a woman in the Victorian Era, hemmed in from head to toe with countless rules about dress and manners.
- Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride October 26, 2016The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.
- Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize October 25, 2016Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire hailed as hilarious about the fraught subject of race in the U.S. The competition was opened recently to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.