Book Selection Committe Assignments

I have created this beautiful, albeit somewhat hard to decipher, color-coded chart to help us track our book selection committee. Hopefully you will be able to follow the pattern using the guidelines posted earlier.

I will bring a copy of the chart in May to explain and since I am the very first “Proposer” I will also announce the July read at our May 13th meeting. If you have any questions or comments please click on “add a comment” below. If you have trouble reading the chart double-click on it to enlarge or email me for the original file.

Cutting for Stone -May 13

May’s selection takes us to Ethiopa and into the life of a renowned phsysician (something our group knows a little bit about…. ­čÖé

We will be meeting at Rachel’s house, at our usual meeting time of┬á6:30 pm the second Thursday of May.Directions will be posted soon.┬á Bonnnie will be leading the discussion and I will announce the July Read. Be sure to check back soon for updates on information relevant to our book and impending discussion.

“Let the Great World Spin” Interview w/ McCann

I just came across this fantastic interview with Colum McCann right after he was nominated for the National Book Award. I encourage you to read it:

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_f_mccann_interv.html

In this interview McCann mentions the title of his book came from this line in , Locksley Hall a Tennyson poem:

“Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range.”
Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change.

To read Locksley Hall in its entirety:

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/hh/locksley.htm