Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Algonquin's New Book Club Series

Alqonquin Books is launching a new book club series beginning March 21.

We’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections a year for dynamic literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author will be interviewed by a notable writer.

I am mentioning the book club at Color Online because in this inaugural year two of four books are written by female authors of color. Its not often that women authors of color make up fifty percent.

March 21 Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies) interviewed by Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I’m Dying

April 26 Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants) interviewed by Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help
August 18 Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell from the Sky) interviewed by Terry McMillan, author of Getting to Happy

October 20 Robert Goolrick (A Reliable Wife) interviewed by Patricia Cornwell, author of Port Mortuary

Anyone who has read In the Time of Butterflies is encourged to Join the Conversation.

Want to chat with other readers about In the Time of the Butterflies? Each week, we’ll be giving away Algonquin Book Club tote bags, autographed Julia Alvarez books, Advance Review Copies, brand new titles hot off the press, and other swag to people who join in the conversation by:

Posting comments on the In the Time of the Butterflies discussion section on our Facebook page.
Sharing thoughts on Twitter using #AlgBookClub.

Contributing feedback to our In the Time of the Butterflies book club discussion blog posts leading up to the event.

Do you have a question for Julia Alvarez? Submit it to the discussion section on our Facebook page, or post about it on Twitter using #AlgBookClub, and yours may be asked during the March 21 live webcast, where you’ll be able to chat with other viewers from around the world.

Check out the user friendly Algonquin Book Blog to learn more about the book club series.

I've read Alvarez before but not In the Time of Butterflies. Now I am looking forward to reading it though Alvarez is going to have to get in line behind Tayari Jones. Tomorrow I will start Jones upcoming novel Silver Sparrow which is published by Algonquin books.


Anonymous said...

Indeed, this is lovely news.

Doret said...

It is and I just finished Silver Sparrow. Loved it, it was so good.