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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The TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL will be held in and around the Capitol Building November 4-6 2016

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Hill Country Authors Series—November 2

Austin author Karan Mahajan will speak at the next Hill Country Authors Series on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 2 pm at the Library on his latest novel The Association of Small Bombs.

In this novel Mahajan writes about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation. His book is about the effects of one small bombing on all the people who were there, or associated with the people who were there. It tells how this bombing affects people for the rest of their lives. It also covers the terrorists: how they set up the bombing, and what happens to them during the blast. And afterwards: are they caught, do they have a trial?

The Austin-American Statesman said “A tour de force of psychological probing and empathy.” And the New York Times Book Review noted that the book is “Wonderful …smart, devastating, unpredictable and enviably adept in its handling of tragedy and its fallout.”

The Huffington Post said “In a post-9/11 world, this novel should be considered a must-read.”

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, at the WOW!mobile, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A delicious dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served with the presentation.

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Round Rock Public Library Events: Book Buzz Thursday, November 10th

6:00 PM - Introduction to the Round Rock Friends of the Library. Learn about this volunteer group and grab seats for Book Buzz.

7:00 PM - Book Buzz: A publisher will summarize books that will be published during the next year. There will be prizes and refreshments and a free book for everyone!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Recommend One Second After as a complement to World Made by Hand



Hello book friends,
I have just finished our January selection World Made by Hand which I very much look forward to discussing in January.  After you’ve finished it, if you’re looking for more, I recommend One Second After* by William R. Forstchen as a good complement. One Second After addresses life in the IMMEDIATE aftermath (in this case of an electromagnetic pulse), while World Made by Hand represents life 10+ years later. Each book triggered lots of pondering - but about somewhat different things.
*Billie Perkins nominated this book for our club a few years ago but it was not selected.
Pam

3 comments:

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Thanks, Pam. Blog comments are not as easy to do as "like" on Facebook!

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Anonymous said...

Read it previously and this book reminded me of it. Thanks for posting.