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RGC’s Interview with Megan Stielstra

Megan Stielstra makes us want to hang out with her even more by answering our questions about fear, parenting, and her current projects

RGC Group: We absolutely loved reading and discussing The Wrong Way to Save Your Life. Thank you for writing it!

RGC Group: We noticed there were more essays that involved information about your dad, and about your relationship with your dad. Is that because you connect fear to him more to you than to your mom (due to his health and his experience with the school shooting)? 

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(Non-Book) Gifts for Book Lovers

Fill Your Gift List With Book-Loving Cheer

Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift for readers. They can be particular. They can be finicky about the books they read, the authors they avoid, the editions they like best, whether they prefer hardcovers or paperbacks. And then there’s the most high-risk gamble of all: who knows what they already own or have read?

But not to worry. Reading Group Choices has made it easier to shop for the book lovers in your life this holiday season. We’ve compiled the

suggestions below, from the edible to the wearable,

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The December Spotlight Group Is…

December Spotlight:
Rio Grande and Cassino Book Clubs

The December Spotlight Groups are located in Brazil!

This month we’re featuring two book clubs, both in Brazil: the first group is in Rio Grande and meets every other Tuesday. The second is in Cassino (a beach 20 kilometers from the city) and meets every other Saturday.

These groups discuss the book they are reading, read a short story, and socialize a bit with tea, coffee and some snacks. They get together from March (end of their summer) to November (end of their spring) and the books are either chosen by the host or recommended by a member.

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A Quiet Moment: Books That Inspire Introspection

Titles To Provoke Your Mind and Heart

While some books deliver us to worlds far from our own and delight us by completely removing us from our own lives, there are still others that invite readers to turn inward and become more present to the current moment. How can we be more observant of improbable moments of grace? What does it mean to believe in something so much you would die for it? How can we be more empathetic? These questions and more are examined by this following list of books with subjects that span aging,

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An American (Book Group) In Paris

Paris, 2017: Two blocks from the Eiffel Tower you’ll find the rue du Général Camou, and there, at number 10, the American Library in Paris. The library has existed for nearly 100 years. It was established in the days of the First World War, when it served as a resource for Americans stationed abroad.

Today it opens its doors to anyone who wishes to join, and features the largest English-language circulating collection on the European continent.

Among the benefits of membership to the library is its book clubs. New groups run for four months at a time and tackle a variety of topics,

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Reading Group Choices Tour Dates

Reading Group Choices participates in book festivals, partners with bookstores, and hosts events all over the country!

We hope to see you at an event this year! And please share these events with your book-loving friends around the country. We are always adding more tour dates and new locations so be sure to check back in!

 

Winter Institute
American Booksellers Association Convention
January 22-25 | Memphis, TN

Tucson Festival of Books
Reading Group Choices Booth
March 10 & 11 | Tucson,

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