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
- Book review: "His Whole Life," Elizabeth Hay(Jan 27, 2016) The long drive across New York State is a yearly ritual for ten-year-old Jim, one of the main characters in Elizabeth Hay’s new novel.Jim and his family live in Brooklyn and travel each summer to a lake near Kingston, Ontario where their Canadian family has a camp. From the backseat of the […]
- Book review: "The Ghost of Billy Masterson and Other Thousand Islands Tales"(Jan 13, 2016) The beautiful Thousand Islands often seem like a magical place and in Thomas Pullyblank’s new book of short stories they actually are magic—a place of underwater spirits and time travelers. [full story]
- Story Traveler: "What Makes a Child Lucky?"(Jan 12, 2016) Storyteller Gioia Timpanelli shares a tale from rural Sicily in the 1890s. A thirteen-year-old boy writes a memoir of surviving life in a small rural inn frequented only, his aunt says, by the lost.This story is an excerpt from Gioia's 2008 novel of the same title. [full story]
- Harry Potter Fans Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer February 10, 2016The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II picks up the story of Harry and co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.
- Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation February 10, 2016Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
- Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend February 10, 2016To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.
- 'Every Anxious Wave' Is A Wise, Witty Romp Through Time — And Indie Rock February 10, 2016Packed with music references and enough science to keep its time travel premise plausible, Every Anxious Wave "rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance."