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
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- Book review: "Getting Schooled, the Reeducation of an American Teacher" by Garret Keizer(May 7, 2015) What's it like teaching English in a rural high school in the poorest part of Vermont? And what would change if you left teaching for 14 years and then came back to the same school? Garret Keizer details this experience in his memoir Getting Schooled, the Reeducation of an American Teacher. [full […]
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- Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died May 26, 2015Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.