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In March: Author John Shors on Beneath a Marble Sky

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John Shors joins us to talk about his tale of love in 17th-Century India.

In March, the Historical Fiction Book Club will be spending the month discussing Beneath a Marble Sky with author John Shors.

In Beneath a Marble Sky, readers enter a realm rife with contrasts; where love turns into betrayal; where war collides with beauty; and where the visions of a commoner inspire the dreams of a princess. Richly authentic, superbly written, this extraordinary work of historical fiction immerses one within ancient India's finest and darkest days.

Set at the height of the Mughal Empire, Beneath a Marble Sky recreates the remarkable lives of those responsible for the Taj Mahal's existence. From the famous lovers who inspired it to the architect who designed it to the man who sought to destroy it, John Shors brilliantly imagines the lives of those who oversaw the rise of the world's most famous building.

We'll begin our conversation about this unique historical novel -- and welcome the author to our Book Club -- beginning March 5th.

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Re: In March: Author John Shors on Beneath a Marble Sky

Is there some way all the postings not connected to Beneath a Marble Sky could be moved to another board?
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Re: In March: Author John Shors on Beneath a Marble Sky

Since this is an "ongoing conversation" the way we manage new-v.-old in this book club is to let the newer threads float to the top. You'll find that as time goes on and the discussion of Beneath a Marble Sky grows, the posts from the previous month's book are simply "pushed down." Unless you go looking for them, you shouldn't find them too much of a distraction.





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Is there some way all the postings not connected to Beneath a Marble Sky could be moved to another board?






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to lit editor concerning set up

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LitEditor wrote:
Since this is an "ongoing conversation" the way we manage new-v.-old in this book club is to let the newer threads float to the top. You'll find that as time goes on and the discussion of Beneath a Marble Sky grows, the posts from the previous month's book are simply "pushed down." Unless you go looking for them, you shouldn't find them too much of a distraction.






Your wish-thinking can't beat the reality for a user.

What you say doesn't quite work in practice. Not in threaded view,not in the linear mode and even the initial confusion which you try to diminish here keeps readers away. I definitely think you ought to rethink this set up....also it is by now obvious that separate book forums have a greater pull on readers. This is same in the cooking section, history, science etc., the odd mix keeps me from participating fully. Either you defend your standpoint or you listen to us who use the forum daily. The choice is yours, the responsibility, too.

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