National Reading Group Month Rocks On!
National Reading Group Month Rocks On! Reading groups, libraries, and bookstores celebrate the joy of shared reading. I've wrote about the awesome event in Nashville. Let's go across the country reviewing all the great reading group authors who discussed their books at the WNBA's chapter events. Select a few of their books for your reading group list!
Charlotte -- month-long program co-sponsor Park Road Books WNBA-Charlotte Picks of the Lists
Dallas -- Dixie Cash aka Pam Cumbie and Jeffery McClanahan (Curing the Blues with a New Pair of Shoes)
Los Angeles -- Kelly Sullivan-Walden (I Had the Strangest Dream) and Paul Ryan (The Art of Comedy), with Diana Birchall (Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice); Dori Carter (We Are Rich) Syrie James (The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë); Estherleon Schwartz (Tears of Stone: And My Deal with God: My Life Story, Estherleon Schwartz).
Read how Syrie James' research and love of Charlotte brough her character, Charlotte, to life, compliments of bookclubgirl!
New York City -- Rosalind Reisner (Read On. . .Life Stories and Jewish American Literature, Libraries Unlimited) and Miriam Tuliao (NYPL Asst. Dir., Central Collection Dvt.), with Eva Hoffman (Appassionata); Christina Baker Kline (Bird in Hand; C.M. Mayo (The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire); Julie Metz (Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal; Roxana Robinson (Cost). bookclubgirl has a great post about the NY event written by Stephanie Selah.
San Francisco celebrated twice -- yay!
1. Tanya Egan Gibson (How to Buy a Love of Reading; 2008 WNBA Award recipient Kathi Kamen Goldmark (And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You); Christopher Gortner (The Last Queen).
2. Joan Gelfand (A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams), with Allison Hoover Bartlett (The Man Who Loved Books Too Much); Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters, ) Charlie Haas (The Enthusiast); Mary Mackey (The Widow's War).
Seattle -- Nancy Pearl (Book Lust, More Book Lust and Book Crush), with Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; Diane Hammond (Hannah's Dream); Stephanie Kallos (Sing Them Home; Jim Lynch (Border Songs); Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain).
Washington, D.C. -- "Washington Reads, P&P Reads," Edward P. Jones (The Known World)