We were more than pleased to recommend Belle Boggs’ nonfiction book, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, in Reading Group Choices 2017 so we were excited to find out that Belle would be speaking at the Decatur Book Festival where RGC had a booth. And it was even more special because it was Belle’s first event for the book!
The Art of Waiting includes Belle’s personal experience struggling with infertility, but it also explores the cultural, psychological, and political views on fertility. Belle uses other people’s varied experiences (IVF,
RGC Group’s Book 1 is: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
Our first book was Allison Amend’s, Enchanted Islands. We enjoyed following Frances to Chicago, Nebraska, San Francisco, and of course the Galapagos Islands, and we found it especially fitting for the end of the summer. We had a very interesting discussion about chance and circumstance, and Allison kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us!
RGC Group: Once you decided you were going to write about Frances Conway, and you knew her story on the islands, how did you choose where to start?