Hot Off the Press: Fall/Winter 2015-2016
A new session of Hot Off the Press will begin in April 2016. Save the dates: Tuesday evening, April 5th, May 3rd, May 31st, and June 28th. Book selections to be announced soon!
In this lively monthly book discussion class led by Lynn Rosen, participants read and discuss new literary fiction. Class conversations include analysis of the book as well as background information provided by Lynn about the author and the book’s path to publication. We talk serious book talk, but have a lot of laughs too!
Class will take place monthly on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm
Dates: October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9
Location: The Open Book Bookstore at 7900 High School Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
To sign up click HERE.
Class members also receive discounts if they purchase their class books from the Open Book Bookstore.
Here are the book selections:
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
The author of Serena (one of my favorite novels published in the last few years) is back with another book set in Appalachia, a country the author knows well and in which he explores, in poetic language, characters’ strong connection to the land.
Books are available now! Call 267-627-4888 to reserve your copy!
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
This new novel by Clegg, a former literary agent and author of the acclaimed memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, has been nominated for a Man Booker Award. This fiction debut explores the after-effects of tragedy.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Another favorite author returns with a new novel that explores marital dynamics in her trademark insightful (and mythological) way. A look behind closed doors that is both comic and tragic.
Note: Join me to hear Lauren Groff speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 14th.
The Mare by Mary Gaitskill
Eleven year-old Velvet, living in tough conditions with her mother and brother in Brooklyn, is sent, via the Fresh Air Fund, for two weeks in upstate New York to live with Ginger and Paul, starting a relationship that continues for several years and affects both families.
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
Life in Seattle during the 1999 WTO riots as seen from the point of view of six different characters. Called a “raw and breathtaking” novel and published by the editor who also published The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
To sign up click HERE.