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Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world. Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories." I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
Things to know about our book club The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
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Strange as it sounds, reading a book while sitting on public transportation may be what I like best about living in a big city. I would even go as far as to say reading on a train or bus is what urban dwelling is about, a near perfect illustration of...
Our Geneva book clubwas formed about seven years ago at a summer block party. We like books that lead to good discussion, have some depth to them, are honest and real. We meet once a month at someone's house, and the host gets to pick the next book. We...
The club was established over 40 years ago; several of the founding members are still active. The current group of 15 members meets monthly. We all enjoyed "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese. The author created memorable characters and provided a...
Jacket CopyIn 2012,the first World Book Night celebration in America will give away bestsellers by Stephen King, Patti Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Suzanne Collins and more, for free....
Jacket CopyIt's World Book Night, a massive international book giveaway that this year is making its U.S. debut....
Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college. Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
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