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November 17, 2008

Book Clubs in the News

Posted by carol
Occasionally we highlight news articles featuring book clubs across the country. This month's round-up spans two continents and offers a look at just how diverse --- and long lasting --- book clubs can be.

Daily Camera: Author to Visit Jail for Inmate Book Club
A book club at the Boulder County Jail in Boulder, Colorado, is inspired to discuss Plainsong with its author, Kent Haruf.

Express India: Culturally Charged
A poetry reading group and a ladies' book club meet at a cafe in India, where, says the proprietor, "there is no agenda...just a purely mutual sense of enriching our lives, widening our horizons and sharing some happy moments over high tea."

Minnesota Women's Press: Book Talk
Carol Caywood of Minneapolis talks about her reading group's selection of Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders, what other book by a female author they would recommend, and more.

The Mount Airy News: Picture Books Book Club Takes New Approach
A North Carolina library attracts teens and their parents with a reading group that pairs books and movies.

Nashoba Publishing: Groton Book Club Lives On
The sole original member of the Groton Book Club, founded in 1946, talks about how the club is still going strong.

The Villages Daily Sun: Avid readers get together to discuss 'whodunit'
For the Mystery Lovers Book Club in Florida, it's all about suspenseful reads, discovering new writers, and taking their love of mystery beyond the page.