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The June Spotlight Groups Are…

June Spotlights:
Fresh Fiction and Page Turners

Our June Spotlight Groups both meet at Hillside Library in New Hyde Park, New York!

Fresh Fiction Book GroupFresh Fiction readers discuss recently published novels every month.  The name of the group also refers to new perspectives of seasoned authors, such as Amanda Quick’s recent foray into historical fiction, as well as unique emerging voices, like Rhiannon Navin’s Only Child.  They discuss everything from twisty psychological thrillers to adventure stories, plus more mysterious mystical tales, mysteries, and historical fiction.  Readers ask and answer questions,

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Crimes of the “Art”

Lost manuscripts, stolen paintings, forged masterpieces. Crimes of the “art” are a perennial favorite, and we love to take part in them as readers.

Perhaps a love of books makes us fascinated by mysteries and crimes that involve books themselves. Perhaps we all dream of finding the never-before-seen novel, or discovering that our thrift-store canvas is actually worth millions…

Reading Group Choices has assembled a list of reads that focus on literary and artistic crimes. Stories of black markets and priceless treasures, great fakes and people who may not be who they seem. They raise good questions about what’s real and what isn’t,

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RGC Authors Featured on TTBOOK

Interviews With RGC-Recommended Authors on TTBOOK

TTBOOKTo The Best of Our Knowledge (TTBOOK), a Wisconsin Public Radio show, has featured a host of RGC Authors who’ve come to town to read at our home base, 702WI.

Go deeper in the world of each book and the creative process of each author by reading articles about the authors and listening as host Anne Strainchamps conducts insightful interviews.

Animals Strike Curious Poses

Animals Strike Curious Poses
by Elena Passarello

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Our 2017 Favorite Books Winners Are…

Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2017 survey!

The Winners of our survey drawing to win a gift certificate to a local bookstore and a package of RGC-recommended books for your entire group are. . .

The Secret Society of Rabid ReadersThe Secret Society of Rabid Readers
Decorah, Iowa

The Secret Society of Rabid Readers is a spin-off group of a larger public library book discussion group.  The public library group has everyone read the same title for book discussion once a month. When the larger group decided it didn’t want to meet in the summer,

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Devin Murphy

Devin Murphy’s debut novel The Boat Runner charts the coming-of-age story of a Dutch man during WWII

History comes to life in this stunning novel with a moral dilemma at its core

702WI: What book changed your life?​
Devin Murphy: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. When I first starting writing, Warren’s novel gave me a sense of how flawed, yet complex, a character could be and showed me that if such a character has a big story to tell, you have the makings of a great novel.

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with David McGlynn

Author David McGlynn explores the many surprises of fatherhood in his new memoir One Day You’ll Thank Me

Experience the small, often hilarious, moments common among parents of young children in this heartfelt book

David McGlynn recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss his work with an audience. David also kindly took the time to answer our Q&A after he shared part of his memoir.

702WI: What book changed your life?

David McGlynn: Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore.

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