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Book Group City Tour: San Francisco

First came Nashville, and now Reading Group Choices travels to San Francisco for our next Book Group City Tour!

san francisco

Fog, steep hills, the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco is an iconic city. And the same is true when it comes to book culture. The city’s long literary history and diverse mix of cultures means there’s no shortage of places for readers to find a group or club that fits their interests, or to try something new.

We’ve rounded up some options for SF readers to discuss their next great book in good company.

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Megan Stielstra

Powerful new essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, and justice in Megan Stielstra’s latest collection.

megan stielstra (photograph by Joe Mazza)Megan Stielstra stopped by 702WI recently to read from and discuss her new collection of essays The Wrong Way to Save Your Life. She also spoke to us about everything from Inspector Gadget to Zoe Keating, and the book that made her cry in the back of a cab.

702WI: What book changed your life?
Megan Stielstra: There are many, but I’m going to say Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch.

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Reading Group Choices Tour Dates & Upcoming Events

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’re always adding more tour dates and new locations so be sure to check back in.

Twin Cities Book Festival
Minnesota State Fairgrounds | Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, October 13th

Megan Stielstra, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life
702WI |Madison,

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Book Group Store Tour: Women and Children First

Women & Children First | Chicago, IL

Women and Children First

To say that Women & Children First is just an independent bookstore is only the beginning of the story. Opened in Chicago in 1979, the store will celebrate 40 years next year and has maintained its place as one of the largest and well-known feminist bookstores in the country.

More than its wide selection of children’s books, literary journals and zines, and LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction, it serves as an inclusive space and haven for the community.

(And they were awarded an honorary street name!)

In 2014,

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson writes a real-life thriller in his newest work of nonfiction, Rocket Men

Robert KursonRobert Kurson recently gave a reading at our homebase in Madison, 702WI, and kindly took the time to answer a few questions. His newest book, Rocket Men, tells the riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon.

702WI: What book changed your life?
Robert Kurson: The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker

702WI: What book did you most recently recommend to someone else?

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Reading Group Choices Q&A with Anne Nesbet

Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open in her latest novel set behind The Iron Curtain

Anne Nesbet

Anne Nesbet recently took the time to answer some questions from Reading Group Choices. Her book Cloud and Wallfish is featured in our 2019 Guide.

RGC: Noah and Claudia’s nicknames, Cloud and Wallfish, are unique and feature creative word-play. Did you consider any other nicknames for Noah and Claudia when writing the book? What made you decide on “Cloud” and “Wallfish”?

Anne Nesbet: I just looked back at my first file names for what eventually became Cloud and Wallfish,

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