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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- Murder comes to Quebec's police academy in Louise Penny's "A Great Reckoning"(Jan 18, 2017) In author Louise Penny’s fictional Quebec village, Three Pines, mysteries and murders abound. In Penny’s twelfth novel a policeman is killed with a British revolver that was smuggled over the Vermont border. [full story]
- Story Traveler: "What Makes a Child Lucky?"(Jan 17, 2017) 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.Story Traveler is unscripted storytelling from […]
- 'Shining City' Is Packed With Timely Thrills February 18, 2017Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee.
- Letting Go Is The Hardest Thing For 'Lincoln In The Bardo' February 18, 2017George Saunders — master of the short story — debuts as a novelist with this strange, haunting (and haunted) tale of President Lincoln as he grieves the death of his young son Willie.
- Dick Bruna, Artist And Author Of The Intricately Simple Miffy, Dies At 89 February 17, 2017The Dutch illustrator and children's book author wrote over 120 books and sold some 85 million copies worldwide. But no character earned him greater acclaim than a simple white rabbit.
- How Hermann Rorschach's 'Inkblots' Took On A Life Of Their Own February 17, 2017These days, you're more likely to come across the concept of a Rorschach test in a cultural context than a clinical one. In a new book, author Damion Searls traces the history of the famous inkblots.