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Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively; Excellent Book Group Pick

I always like Penelope Lively's work. The PhotographMaking It Up, Family Album, Consequences, and her over 20 other fiction and nonfiction titles. She is a great children's books writer, as well, -- over 25 titles. But my favorite is Moon Tiger, winner of the Booker Prize, first released in 1987. Great characters and many lively topics to discuss in a reading group.

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Around the Bend: Such A Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb

Around the Bend is an On the Bookcase Feature bringing attention to upcoming reading group-appropriate titles.

Such a Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb. (Kensington Books, August 2010)

Such a Pretty FaceIn this warm, funny, thoroughly candid novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb introduces an unforgettable heroine who’s half the woman she used to be, and about to find herself for the first time. 

Two years and 170 pounds ago, Stevie Barrett was wheeled into an operating room for surgery that most likely saved her life. Since that day, a new Stevie has emerged, one who walks without wheezing, plants a garden for self-therapy, and builds and paints fantastical wooden chairs. At thirty-five, Stevie is the one thing she never thought she’d be: thin.

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Julie Robinson and Literary Affairs

 

Meet my friend, Julie Robinson! She runs Literary Affairs, an awesome reading group resource. Literary Affairs offers meetings with authors, conversations with experts relating to books being discussed, and even nationwide and overseas tours!

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What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

Red DressToday ends National Poetry Month. So, I want to post a poem by Kim Addonizio. I met Kim at the Virginia Festival of the Book in March.

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Listen Up Reading Groups! Giveaway of Audiobooks for June Meeting

June is Audiobook Month! Last chance for your reading group to receive audiobooks for all your members for your June meeting. PLUS an author, narrator, or producer chat!

Audiobooks can enhance your discussion. How well does the narrator "fit" the characters' personas?

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Teaser Tuesday 4/6 The Nobodies Album by Carolyln Parkhurst

Teaser Tuesday hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

Teaser TuesdaysI just started reading The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst. Parkhurst wrote The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found, really great selections for reading groups.

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Mary Sharratt Talks Book Groups

I'm excited to welcome Mary Sharratt, author of Daughters of the Witching Hill, to On the Bookcase! In her fourth novel, Mary explores motherhood, history, woman’s place in society, class, poverty.

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Masha Hamilton Virginia Festival of the Book, March 19

Masha Hamilton will be chatting about her book, 31 Hours, on March 19 at the Virginia Festival of the Book. (Details below) 

31 HOURS31 Hours tells the story of a young man pondering his new faith and his special mission.

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