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: "Imaginary Brightness: A Durant Family Saga" by Sheila Myers(Jun 30, 2015) It's summer in the Adirondacks and motorboats race across the lakes while visitors fill the cabins along their shores. A new novel imagines the nineteenth-century life of the wealthy Durant family as they establish their great camp, Pine Knot, on Raquette Lake. [full story]
- Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials(Jun 24, 2015) UNDATED (AP) It's been five years since the Common Core learning standards began to take hold, but many teachers say they still lack the resources they need to teach them. [full story]
- Canton Central School students discuss novel set in World War II Europe(Jun 16, 2015) Betsy Kepes and Ellen Rocco lead a discussion with several Canton high school students about "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Towards the end of the discussion the students share what other books they've been reading lately. [full story]
- Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase July 5, 2015Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of "It's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
- From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious July 5, 2015It's an understatement to call the man busy. With a new book out, a movie due soon and another wrapping up on set, Apatow caught a breath and reflected on stumbling blocks, Freaks and Amy Schumer.
- From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy July 5, 2015Initially, the CIA was suspicious of Soviet aviation expert Adolf Tolkachev. But he earned their trust — and provided blueprints, documents and plans that were crucial to the U.S.
- Baldwin And Bridges: Two Artists, Two Debuts, One Fire July 5, 2015Reviewer Juan Vidal has had the debut album by Texas soul crooner Leon Bridges on heavy rotation, and it's making him think of parallels with James Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell it On The Mountain.