Fiction Old and New

We are excited to announce the beginning of a new book group called Fiction, Old and New. The group will discuss works of contemporary fiction, historical fiction, classics and works by authors of other countries. This group will be moderated by Sherry Wells and Michelle Bernstein.

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Fiction, Old and New American Muslim author Ayad Akhtar's book, "American Dervish" Hosted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fiction, Old and New will discuss American Muslim author Ayad Akhtar's book, "American Dervish" in the Book Nook Room on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time, 6:00 p.m. pacific time. American Dervish" is an extraordinary novel by the 2013 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama which depicts the range of the American Muslim family experience through the lives of a midwestern father, mother, their 10 old son and their extended family and friends. If you would like to read an introduction to this novel written by the author, here is the
link:

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Fiction Old and New Joanna Trollope's book "Daughters in Law" DB 74293 Hosted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

discussing "Daughters in Law" by Joanna Trollope.

Download fiction-old-and-new-01-14-14.mp3 18.51 MB Hosted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fiction, Old and New Welcomes Author Dana Spiotta Hosted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

We will be discussing the novel, "Eat the Document", which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award with author
Dana Spiotta. This novel succeeds on many levels- as a social commentary on the ways society has changed
from the 1970's when the story begins to the late 1990's; as a story of how children are affected by a family's secrets; as an

Download fiction-old-and-new-12-10-13.mp3 21.4 MB Hosted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FICTION, OLD AND NEW PRESENTS A DISCUSSION OF JOHN STEINBECK'S THE MOON IS DOWN Hosted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

John Steinbeck's "The Moon is Down" is a testament to the enduring
spirit of the individual and the democratic ideal as well as a
evocative study of the effect of war upon a town. This book was
written when Steinbeck offered his writing services to the United
States Government during the Second World War. Please join us in
the Book Nook Room on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m. eastern
standard time, 6:00 p.m. pacific time to discuss the many compelling
issues in this very short
classic work. The BARD Annotation is below:

Download fiction-old-and-new-11-12-13-moon-down.mp3 24.09 MB Hosted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fiction, Old and New welcomes Jennie Fields, author of "The Age of Desire" DB 75581 Hosted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Jennie Fields, the author of 4 novels as well as a very successful advertising executive brings the reader into the world of Edith Wharton at a time in her life
when she was beginning to achieve international recognition after publishing her novel,
"The House of Mirth". We visit her Park Avenue residence, her country home in the Berkshires as well as the Paris salons of the early 20th century. Sounds like paradise, but Edith Wharton's life was

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FICTION, OLD AND NEW Hosted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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FICTION, OLD AND NEW, PRESENTS KATHLEEN GRISSOM TO DISCUSS HER BOOK: THE KITCHEN HOUSE Hosted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our first book selection will be "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom, DB 75509 (or it is available on Bookshare). The BARD annotation is below. For this first meeting, we will be privileged to have the author Kathleen Grissom join us for the book discussion.

Download fiction-old-and-new-08-13-2013-kitchen-house.mp3 27.66 MB Hosted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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