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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sneak Preview



Hello Fellow Readers,
At our October 17th we will choose one of these best-selling books for discussion on January 16th.  Presented below in alphabetical order.  Must be present October 17th to vote.


CANE RIVER  by Lalita Tademy, 2005.  First book; bestselling novel.  Set in Louisiana between 1830 and 1930.  For 2 years Tademy researched her Mother’s family, then wrote this novel about 4 generations of her slave-born ancestors.  Fiction, but based on real family history.  Divided into 4 “books” (Elizabeth, Suzette, Philomena, Emily).  Subjects include “passing” as white. Includes genealogy charts, real photos, documents.  An Oprah’s Book Club Selection.

THE KITCHEN HOUSE  by Kathleen Grissom, 2010.  First book; bestselling novel. Historical fiction.  Tobacco plantation in Virginia in the late 1700s.  Narrated from 2 perspectives:  by Belle, the kitchen house cook (the master's illegitimate mulatto daughter); and Lavinia, a young, Irish orphan girl who becomes an indentured servant, first placed under the care and supervision of Belle, then later invited into the big house to care for the ailing mistress.

UNCLE TOM’s CABIN  by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852. Author’s 2nd book; best-selling novel of the 19th century.  Cotton plantations in Kentucky and Louisiana.  Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln credited Stowe for having started the Civil War with the publication of this book.  Characters include Uncle Tom, George and Eliza Harris, Eva St Clare, and Simon Legree.  Central themes include the evils and inhumanity of slavery and therefore its conflict with Christianity.

1 comment:

Atrox said...

Great choices, Pam! I know which one I'm voting for.