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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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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Kate Moore

New York Times bestselling author Kate Moore digs into a little-known history in her most recent book.

Kate Moore

Moore’s The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women is the incredible true story of the women who fought America’s undark danger.

Kate Moore recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss her work with an audience. Kate also kindly took the time to answer our Q&A after she shared part of her inspiring book.

702WI: What book changed your life?​
Kate Moore: What the **** is Normal? 

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Melanie McManus

Melanie McManus, an award-winning journalist, pens her first book.

McManus’s debut, Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail, highlights her passion for the outdoors.

Melanie McManus recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss her work with an audience. Melanie also kindly took the time to answer our Q&A after she shared part of her inspiring book.

702WI: What books are currently stacked next to your bed/on your desk/in your pile-to-read?
Melanie McManusHillbilly Elegy by J.D.

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt is the author of six novels.

Sharrat’s latest novel, Ecstasy, explores turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna.

Mary Sharratt recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss her work with an audience. Mary also took the time to answer our Q&A.

702WI: What book changed your life?​
Mary Sharratt: When I was a teenager I read Nor Hall’s book, The Moon and the Virgin, which I treasure to this day. It opened me up to the living reality of myth,

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson is the author of two novels.

Swanson’s latest book, The Glass Forest, is a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s.

Cynthia Swanson recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss her work with an audience. Lorna also took the time to answer our Q&A and she shared life-changing books, Norwegian curse words, her favorite bookstore, and what she finds most fascinating in the world of science. 

​702WI: What book changed your life?​
Cynthia Swanson: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen.

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Min Jin Lee

National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee is the author of two novels.

Lee’s latest book, Pachinko, charts the saga of four generations of a poor immigrant Korean family.

Min Jin Lee recently visited 702WI, the home of Reading Group Choices, to read and discuss her work with an audience. Min took the time to join us for a Q&A, sharing life-changing books, her favorite bookstore, and the best part of giving readings.

702WI: What book(s) changed your life?​
Min Jin Lee: Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

702WI: What book(s) are coming out this year that you’re looking forward to reading?

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