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February 2009 Book Clubs Schedule

The February 2009 Book Clubs Schedule
February 2 to 27

 

Talk about Books & Authors

 

Center Stage

Suzanne Brockmann -- February 2 to 6
Suzanne Brockmann joins us this week to talk about Dark of Night, the fourteenth installment of her gripping Troubleshooter Series. See all Suzanne Brockmann titles.

 

Adriana Trigiani -- February 9 to 13
Very Valentine introduces us to Valentine Roncalli and the first book of a new trilogy from Adriana Trigiani. Join us this week as Adriana takes your questions. See all Adriana Trigiani titles.

 

E. Lynn Harris -- February 16 to 20
Defying categorization, E. Lynn Harris has been thrilling readers with his seductive blend of humor and passion, join us this week to talk to him about Basketball Jones. See all E. Lynn Harris titles.

 

Christopher Moore -- February 23 to 27
King Lear is cleverly reimagined in Christopher Moore latest, Fool. See all Christopher Moore titles.

 


 

New Reads with Rachel Kubie: Book of Unholy Mischief with the author, Elle Newmark.
It is 1498, the dawn of the Renaissance, and Venice teems with rumors of an ancient book that holds the secret to unimaginable power. It is an alchemist's dream, with recipes for gold, immortality, and undying love. Everyone, rich and poor alike, speculates about the long-buried secrets scrawled in its pages and where it could possibly be hidden within the labyrinthine city. But while those who seek the book will stop at nothing to get it, those who know will die to protect it.

 


 

First Look
Stay tuned for news about the next selection!

 


 

Talk about Genres & Ideas

 

The Classics book club partners with Masterpiece Classic on PBS to read Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Dr. Joan Klingel Ray, a Professor of English and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a former President of the Jane Austen Society of North America, will join the discussion for Sense & Sensibility from February 2 to 13. And John O. Jordan, the Director of The Dickens Project and Professor of Literature at University of CA, Santa Cruz, will take questions about Oliver Twist from February 16 to 27.

 

The Crime book club reads Dead Man’s Brother by Roger Zelazny and L. A. Outlaw by T. Jefferson Parker.

 

The Current Events book club reads The Breakthrough by Gwen Ifill and Sellout by Randall Kennedy.

 

The Epics book club continues reading The Aeneid by Vergil.

 

The Fiction book club reads The Given Day by Dennis Lehane.

 

The Fantasy & Science Fiction reads The Last Theorem by Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl; The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard; and Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory.

 

The Gardening book club looks at The Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc and Gnomeland by Margaret Egleton.

 

The Literature by Women book club reads Silas Marner by George Eliot.

 

The Mystery book club reads Killer Year edited by Lee Child and I Am Not a Cop! by Richard Belzer.

 

The Paranormal book club welcomes Rachel Caine, the author of Undone; and reads Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs; and Evil Ways by Justin Gustainis.

 

The Romantic Reads book club welcomes Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich the authors of Dogs and Goddesses.

 

The Shakespeare book club reads Othello by William Shakespeare.

 

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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