June 29, 2010

An American Childhood, Annie Dillard: July 26

An American ChildhoodOur next book is An American Childhood by Annie Dillard.  We'll meet July 26 at TBD Gayle's.

Supplemental Materials

June 14, 2010

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski: June 28

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.)We'll meet at Julie's on June 28.

Supplemental Materials
Edgar Sawtelle: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Trudy Sawtelle: Gertrude, Queen of Denmark and Hamlet's mother
Claude Sawtelle: Claudius, King of Denmark and Hamlet's paternal uncle
Gar Sawtelle: the late King Hamlet of Denmark and Hamlet's father
Doc Papineau: Polonius, Lord Chamberlain
Glen Papineau: Laertes, son of Polonius
Almondine: Ophelia, daughter of Polonius
Tinder and Baboo: I think they're wrong about this parallel, but they list courtiers Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern (who were spies for Claudius)
Forte: Fortinbras
Essay: Horatio
Updated 6/22/10 to add Chicago Tribune review and Today Show interview.
Updated 6/23/10 to add Wikipedia links for Hamlet characters and forum discussion on Forte.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid

by Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist 1 edition

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Small Island, Andrea Levy

Small Island: A Novel

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter Miller

We'll meet at Julie's house to discuss A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller.

The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell

The SparrowSupplemental materials:

The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage)Info about The Audacity of Hope or Barack Obama:

Fidelity and Wendell Berry

Fidelity: Five StoriesInfo about Fidelity and/or Wendell Berry:

Wicked, Gregory Maguire

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the WestReading group guides for Wicked and other materials: