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: [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

What's New?__________

July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.

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.
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, 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.

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.

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.

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.