Housed in a building that dates back to 1884, the Garden District Book Shop offers a wide selection of new and used books. They also feature local and regional literature, including signed copies and first editions. What better place to discuss books with other readers?
The store has hosted a book group since 2001, and Reading Group Choices caught up with its current leader, Rayna Nielsen, who works as a bookseller and Social Media Coordinator as well. We asked Rayna how the group decides what to read,
Author Kim Michele Richardson talks about her novel The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, inspired by the true story of the Pack Horse Librarians in Kentucky.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Kim Michele Richardson talks about the power of literacy and librarians, surviving prejudices and abuse, and how history and her homeland inspired her latest novel…
Reading Group Choices: The local Pack Horse supervisors, Harriett and Eula, ceaselessly taunt and belittle Cussy Mary. Yet when she gives Harriett a book that will please her, the torments are momentarily forgotten.
New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves talks about her latest novel, The Girl He Used to Know.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Tracey Garvis Graves discusses her path as a writer, exploring a character with autism, and what makes romance and relationships work…
Reading Group Choices: The story shifts back and forth in time from 1991 to 2001. Annika and Jonathan both reflect on how they are not the people they used to be, something readers can all relate to on some level. What sort of person were you ten years ago versus now,
Author Sujata Massey takes us behind the scenes of The Widows of Malabar Hill and her new historical mystery series set in India.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Sujata Massey speaks about the political and cultural climate of 1920s India, the issues confronting women then and now, and how she constructs a mystery…
Reading Group Choices: Perveen originally wishes to study literature, but her father wants her to study law — which later she embraces and realizes how valuable her contributions can be. Can you talk about that decision to originate the desire for law outside of Perveen herself?
The historical novel The Huntress by Kate Quinn tracks the intersecting lives of an English journalist, a Russian bomber pilot, and a Nazi war criminal living a secret life in Boston.
For her interview with Reading Group Choices, Kate Quinn spoke about her research process, women in the military, creating vivid landscapes, and the fascinating true stories that she just had to include in the book.
Reading Group Choices: Which voice was the first to appear?
Kate Quinn: Technically, Jordan’s—my youngest heroine, the teenaged photographer in Boston.
Madhuri Vijay discusses her debut novel The Far Field, the intersection of character and world events, living in Kashmir, and more.
Even before The New York Times Book Review, New Yorker, and Washington Post gave it glowing reviews. Or before it became an Indies Introduce pick, an IndieNext selection, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, an Amazon Best Book of the Month… Even before the accolades, Reading Group Choices was ready to read this debut novel. And we were lucky enough to have Madhuri Vijay answer a few questions for us!