08-05-2008 04:18 PM
The September 2008 Book Clubs Schedule
September 2 to October 3
Talk about Books & Authors
Alafair Burke & James Lee Burke -- September 1 to 5
Don't miss this unique opportunity to talk to the talented Alafair Burke about her latest novel, Angel's Tip and ask her father, the legendary James Lee Burke, about his latest Dave Robicheaux, Swan Peak. See all Alafair Burke and James Lee Burke titles.
B&N Recommends: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with the author, Annie Barrows.
Drawn together by their love of books and affection for each other, the unforgettable characters of this B&N Recommends collectively tell a moving tale of endurance and friendship. Annie Barrows joins the conversation on September 2. Learn more about B&N Recommends.
New Reads with Rachel Kubie: The Seamstress with the author, Frances De Pontes Peebles.
As seamstresses, the young sisters Emília and Luzia dos Santos know how to cut, how to mend, and how to conceal. These are useful skills in the lawless backcountry of Brazil, where ruthless land barons called "colonels" feud with bands of outlaw cangaceiros, trapping innocent residents in the cross fire. An enthralling novel of love and courage, loyalty and adventure, that brings to life a faraway time and place, The Seamstress is impeccably drawn, rich in depth and vision, and heralds the arrival of a supremely talented new writer. Frances De Pontes Peebles joins the conversation on September 2.
Talk about Genres & Ideas
The Book Explorers book club reads Feather Man by Rhyll McMaster
Set in Brisbane during the stultifying 1950s and moving to grubby London in the 1970s, Feather Man is about Sooky who, ignored and misunderstood by her parents, is encouraged to make herself scarce and visit Lionel, their elderly next door neighbor. Rhyll McMaster joins the conversation.
The Classics book club reads
Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Walden is Thoreau's autobiograophical account of his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience is the classic protest against government's interference with individual liberty, and is considered one of the most famous essays ever written.
The Epics book club continues their 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
The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch
Rich, enthralling, full of humor and suspense, Iris Murdoch's magnificent novel illuminates the complexities of guilt and innocence, malice and compassion.
The Mystery book club continues their discussion of Elizabeth George's Inspector Thomas Lynley series.
PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! airs the final installment of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Elizabeth George joins us each Monday, to talk about the episode that aired the night before.
The Romantic Reads book club reads
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
In this classic, an unforgettable novel of time travel, Diana Gabaldon fuses wry, modern sensibility with the drama, passion, and violence of eighteenth century as she tells the story of one daring woman and the man who loves her.
And be sure to visit Ilana's Literature and Life board for regular posts about the reading life.
09-02-2008 10:32 AM - edited 09-02-2008 01:21 PM
We're very excited to tell you that Christopher Paolini, the author of the highly anticipated Brisingr, will be our author guest in Fantasy & Science Fiction for three days -- from September 17 to 19!
Please be sure to stop by!
Edited to correct date.