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August 2008 Book Clubs Schedule

August 2008 Book Clubs Schedule
August 4 to 29

Talk about Books & Authors

Center Stage
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Barbara Taylor Bradford -- August 4 to 8
With her special brand of eloquence, Barbara Taylor Bradford has riveted us with her novels of romance and family intrigue. Join us this week to talk to Barbara about her latest, Being Elizabeth, the final chapter of her Ravenscar trilogy. See all Barbara Taylor Bradford titles.

James Grippando -- August 11 to 15
With each new book, James Grippando's deep knowledge of the law and talent for page-turning prose has kept us on the edge of our seats. He joins us this week to talk about Last Call, featuring the return of Jack Swyteck. See all James Grippando titles.

Faye Kellerman -- August 18 to 22
Don't miss this conversation one of our best contemporary mystery writers. Faye Kellerman wil be here this week to talk about her latest Decker and Lazarus mystery, The Mercedes Coffin. See all Faye Kellerman titles.

Laurell K. Hamilton -- August 25 to 29
Her sexy vampire Anita Blake has won her legions of fans who await eagerly for each new book. This week, we're thrilled that Laurell K. Hamilton will be here to talk about the latest Anita Blake, Blood Noir. See all Laurell K. Hamilton titles.



The Family Room
Join us each week this summer to talk with some of our favorite children's book authors about the significance of summer reading for kids fo all ages.
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Tomie dePaola -- August 4 to 8
A Caldecott and Newbery Honor Award winner, Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular and bestselling children's book illustrators of today. This week, we're thrilled to have him join us to talk about his forthcoming pop-up book, Brava Strega Nona!, a collaboration with Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. See all Tomie de Paola titles.

Sharon Creech -- August 11 to 15
Her novels captivates us with its rich blend of humor, warmth, and eye-opening revelations. The much-honored Sharon Creech joins us to talk about her forthcoming book, Hate That Cat. See all Sharon Creech titles.

Jeanne Duprau -- August 18 to 22
Jeanne Duprau, the bestselling author of The Books of Ember Series, visit this week to talk about the latest installment, The Diamond of Darkhold. See all Jeanne Duprau titles.

Andrew Clements -- August 25 to 29
We're thrilled to have Andrew Clements join us again in this final week of Summer Reading in the Family Room. He'll talk about his forthcoming book Things That Are and everyone's favorite, Frindle. See all Andrew Clements titles.



B&N Recommends: America America with the author, Ethan Canin.
The latest Barnes & Noble Recommends selection is a beautiful novel about America as it was and is, a remarkable exploration of how vanity, greatness, and tragedy combine to change history and fate. Ethan Canin joins the conversation on August 4.
Learn more about B&N Recommends.

New Reads with Rachel Kubie: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle with the author, David Wroblewski.
David Wroblewski extraordinary debut has set the literary world ablaze! This month we focus New Reads on a novel about which Stephen King declared "I flat-out loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." The author joins the month long conversation.

A moderator-led discussion of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. This summer we celebrate children's classics with a month long discussion of this beloved story.

A moderator-led discussion of The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien continues.
This month, the Tolkien book club completes The Return of the King, the conclusion of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Having vanquished Sauron's troops and killed the Lord of the Dark Riders, heroic hobbit Frodo Baggins and the fellowship must face another, bloodier battle outside Mordor's Black Gate.

Talk about Genres & Ideas

The Mystery book club discusses Elizabeth George's Inspector Thomas Lynley series.
This month and next, PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! will be airing the latest installment of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. We're very thrilled that Elizabeth and Rebeeca Eaton, the Executive Producer of Masterpiece Mystery!, will be joining us each Monday, to talk about the episode that aired the night before. So get ready to post your questions!

The Romance book club reads The Lords of the Underworld Series, with the author, Gena Showalter.
This month, we welcome Gena Showalter to the club to talk about the seductive new trilogy that is lighting up the bestseller list!

The Epics book club begins a four month discussion of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
The most famous—and perhaps greatest—novel of all time, Tolstoy’s War and Peace tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic history of Russia and its people, War and Peace is nothing less than a complete portrait of human existence.

The Literature by Women book club reads Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." So begins the classic Rebecca, the unsurpassed modern masterpiece of romantic suspense -- one of the bestselling novels of all time! And so begins the remembrances of the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter, as she recalls the events that led her to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast.

And be sure to visit Ande's Book Explorers board and Ilana's Literature and Life board for regular posts about the reading life.


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