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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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Seriesevents will be listed here.
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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets monthly at 7:00-8:30 PM. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Author Visit: Fred Burton, Author of Chasing Shadows

Note: This was not our regular meeting, but it was a special event related to us.

On May 11th, 2011, Fred Burton (who visited our group to talk about his book Ghost last spring) spoke at the Round Rock New Neighbors luncheon. Frank introduced Fred and sold books while Fred signed them. Our book club was well-represented by members of RRNN and book club members not affiliated with RRNN.

Burton has published a new book in April, called Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. Fred told us about the murder of the Israeli father of one of his classmates when he was in high school and how that political murder went unsolved until Fred reopened the file on it and worked on solving it. The book recounts the story of the murder, how it affected Fred, and how Fred worked to bring justice for the family involved.

Fred answered questions from the audience, covering such topics as the Mexican cartels, Al Kaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Chinese viewpoint, Iran, and the media.

1 comment:

Dee said...

So glad Fred had what sounds like a good visit to RRNN. He is a very entertaining speaker & seems to hold nothing back when asked his opinion. It was an honor to have my photo used on his last book, sorry I missed visiting to hear him speak.