The reading group book: the complete guide to starting and sustaining a reading group, with annotated lists of 250 titles for provocative discussion

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Plume,
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[1995]
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The complete guide to starting and sustaining a reading group, with annotated lists of 250 titles for provocative discussion. This lively, down-to-earth book, based on the experiences of groups across the country, is a complete guide to reading groups--from getting a new one going to sparking lively discussions to revitalizing a long-established group. This one-stop handbook covers the history of reading groups, how to attract people who love good books and good conversation, and even what food to serve. Authors David Laskin and Holly Hughes provide wise advice on choosing the right people for the group; where, when, and how often to meet; whether or not to select a leader; and--most important--finding the right books to read. What makes this book especially inviting are the annotated lists of more than 250 books by category--southern writers, all-time favorites, memoirs, biographies, travel books, Nobelists, and dozens more. Filled with funny and insightful stories from book group members, independent booksellers, and even a sociologist who has studied the phenomenon, this distinctive guide will inspire the start-up of new groups and provide existing groups with renewed inspiration and fresh ideas.
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