Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: rrnewneighbors.org [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Literary Events

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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Thanks to Cindy V. for sending me listings of 2 TV series you might find interesting, and you might have access to:

The Son (book by Philipp Meyer), starring Pierce Brosnan. On AMC starting April 8.

American Gods (book by Neil Gaiman) on Starz, starting April 30.
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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature Texas author Paulette Jiles discussing her upcoming novel News of the World, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
WHERE: The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas.
WHY: All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting April 3, 2017, at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, online at folgeorgetown.org/calendar, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
THE BOOK: In 1870 a 10-year-old girls makes a journey back to her aunt and uncle’s home after living with Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four year earlier. Subsequently she is traded to Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a 70-year-old war veteran, who takes her 400 miles to her family near San Antonio.
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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday May 16th 7:00-8:30. They will discuss Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain. They will be voting on future book choices. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Book Buzz - June 6th, evening - Round Rock Public Library - Free, but seating is limited. Reservations are necessary and will open closer to the time of the event.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

We Read In the Fall as a Summer Read

I feel as though I have been living in Vermont for the last few months...maybe years! Yuht.

BEFORE THE MEETING:
So far, I am more impressed with In the Fall, by Jeffrey Lent, than I have been by a book in a long while...well, since I read the last Harry Potter book over my vacation... Not to say that this book is anything like a Harry Potter book, and not to have any of you who have no taste for Harry Potter to think that this book may not be good because someone who likes Harry Potter likes this book!

AFTER THE MEETING:
Most of those who joined us on Monday for our discussion had read In the Fall. I guess if you read my email messages, you know I was impressed with this book! Most everyone enjoyed the book. A few were as excited about it as I was. One or two had some negative comments. Everyone found it a challenging but worthwhile read. We had a long discussion, postulating about why there were large chunks of years left out of the narrative even when the events leading up to those lacunae were written in great detail. We didn't decide for sure whether the midwife was black. Color was an interesting theme in the book, including the author's treatment of individuals with minimal direct attention to each person's color but major effects on the people's lives of their shade of skin, discussion of the blacks in the South, and the prejudice among Northeners. Some liked the writing style and felt it matched the characters and added to the feeling of being there at that time among those people. Others found the style hard to read and uneven. A theme of the book someone noticed was a dichotomy between close relationships and isolation that seemed to be present in all of the main characters' lives. Is it that way in all our lives?

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