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July 2008 Book Clubs Schedule

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July 2008 Book Clubs Schedule
June 30 to August 1

Talk about Books & Authors

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Iris and Roy Johansen -- June 30-July 4
Don't miss this unique conversation with two of our favorite thriller writers, Iris Johansen and her son, Roy Johansen. They'll talk about their collaboration, your favorite characters, and much more...including their first novel together, Silent Thunder. See all Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen titles.

Dorothea Benton Frank -- July 7-11
A B&N Book Club favorite returns! Dorothea Benton Frank finely woven tales of South Carolina's Lowcountry keeps us coming back for more. Don't miss the conversation this week, when she joins us to talk about her latest, Bulls Island. See all Dorothea Benton Frank titles.

Ridley Pearson -- July 14-18
Best known for his gritty crime thrillers and adventure stories for young readers, Ridley Pearson is a master of the heart-thumping read. He joins us this week to talk about Killer View. See all Ridley Pearson titles.

Barbara Delinsky -- July 21-25
Barbara Delinsky's intense family dramas have earned her legions of fans. Join us this week as we talk to the author about Suddenly. See all Barbara Delinsky titles.

Daniel Silva -- July 28–August 1
Filled with suspense and intrigue, Daniel Silva's thrillers always keep us on the edge of our seat. This week, he joins us to talk about the return of Gabriel Allon in his latest, Moscow Rules. See all Daniel Silva 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. Visit The Family Room.

Laurie Halse Anderson -- June 30-July 4
National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson join us this week to talk about her latest book, Independent Dames. See all Laurie Halse Anderson titles.

Jordan Sonnenblick -- July 7-11
Jordan Sonnenblick, the acclaimed writer of teen novels, joins us this week as he turns his attention to the younger set with Dodger and Me. See all Jordan Sonnenblick titles.

Michael Buckley -- July 14-18
The bestselling author of The Sisters Grimm Series, visit with us this week to talk with us about the latest installment, Tales from the Hood. See all Michael Buckley titles.

D.J. MacHale -- July 21-25
D.J. MacHale, author of the beloved Pendragon Series, joins us to talk about Raven Rise. See all D. J. MacHale titles.

Jacqueline Wilson -- July 28-August 1
Britain's favorite children's author, Jacqueline Wilson, comes to the Family Room to talk about Candyfloss. See all Jacqueline Wilson titles.

New Reads with Rachel Kubie: The Art of Racing in the Rain with the author, Garth Stein.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. Garth Stein joins the monthlong conversation on June 30th.

A moderator-led discussion of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Though Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than forty books, none remains so popular as her miraculous and magical masterpiece, The Secret Garden. This summer we celebrate children's classics with a monthlong discussion of this beloved tale.

A moderator-led discussion of The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This month, the Tolkien book club begins 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.

A moderator-led discussion of The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman.
Brilliantly evoking London’s King’s Road, Knightsbridge, and Kensington while moving effortlessly back in time, The Third Angel is a work of startling beauty about the unique, alchemical nature of love.

Talk about Genres & Ideas

The Paranormal book club reads The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu.
By day, her tattoos are her armor. By night, they unwind from her body to take on forms of their own. Demons of the flesh, turned into flesh. This is the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has ever known. The only way to live-and the very way she'll die. For one day, her demons will abandon her for her daughter to assure their own survival-leaving Maxine helpless against her enemies.

The Crime book club takes a roadtrip this month with Patricia Highsmith's Talented Mr. Ripley and John Lange's Zero Cool.

The Mystery book club discusses Lisa Unger's Black Out.
On the surface, Annie Powers’s life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her.

The Romance book club reads Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson.
After a string of dating disasters, can Adele Harris find love with the one that got away?

The Literature by Women book club reads Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte.
Written when women—and workers generally—had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-nineteenth century Britain.

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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Re: July 2008 Book Clubs Schedule

A few updates to July's schedule!

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy plays host to Marjorie Liu, author of The Iron Hunt; Stacia Kane, author of Personal Demons; and Lilith Saintcrow, author of Night Shift.

In the Mystery Book Club, Lisa Unger will be with us all month to talk about her new book Black Out.

In Romantic Reads, you'll find a few special guests this month, be sure to post your questions and comments to them now!
Monday, July 7: Christina Dodd, author of Into the Shadow
Wednesday, July 9: Nalini Singh, author of Mine to Possess
Monday, July 14: Carly Phillips, author of Hot Property

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