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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Meeting

We had a nice turnout for our guest speaker, Jim Hornfischer, author of Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, Ship of Ghosts, and Neptune's Inferno. Jim became interested in WWII in the Pacific at a young age, due to his model-building and playing war games (such as Midway and CA) Jim graduated from Colgate in 1987 and went right into the book publishing field, where he soon became the go-to guy for books on the Pacific War. He moved to Austin in 1993.

More interested in surface warfare than either carrier battles or submarines, he was encouraged to write an account of the Battle of Samar (part of the larger engagement of Leyte Gulf), during which the heroic crews of tiny destroyers confronted the huge battleships and cruisers of the main Japanese battle fleet. This was published in 2004 as the Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.

Jim now acts as an agent for other writers, including Fred Burton and George Friedman (of Stratfor), Rich Frank (working on a trilogy of the Pacific War), Ron Powers (Flags of Our Fathers), Annie Jacobson (Area 51), and others. He is also assisting Marcus Lutrelle (Lone Survivor) with his second book, Service.

We held out business meeting after Jim's presentation. Books nominated for March included One Thousand White Women (Fergus; it turns out we have already read this), Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay; previously nominated), and Molokai (Alan Brennert, about the leper colony in Hawaii). We voted decisively for Molokai. Our book for February is Into Thick Air. At that time, Patty will nominate for April.

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