Did you know? November is National Reading Group Month. We can't think of a better time to treat your book club to some exciting new stories. Whether you get together with good friends or pair up with other parents and children to read a novel each month, we have a suggestion for you.
Closer All the Time
The paperback version of this award-winning book by Jim Nichols releases this month. The novel in stories introduces the reader to a cast of characters from a fictional small town, showcasing each person's flawed history. You'll meet an alcoholic father who is trying to redeem himself; a young boy who makes a tragic decision; and a pilot who reconnects with a lost love, among others. For book groups, these fascinating stories offer so much to discuss, but in case you need a prompt for conversation, we've included an interview with the author, where he shares his thoughts on topics ranging from relationships and the role of family to American culture and rural living.
The third installment of The Five Stones Trilogy by G.A. Morgan is
getting great buzz from bloggers and young readers alike. In fact, the book recently received a starred review from Kirkus, who said the novel is "teeming with adventure and philosophical richness..." The triology is an ideal choice for adults and young readers who love classic stories like C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. For parent-child book groups, we've also included a helpful guide to the trilogy that details its colorful characters and worlds.
Pink Chimneys: 30th Anniversary Edition
Ardeana Hamlin's beloved novel about three fascinating women in 19th century Bangor, Maine is ideal for book groups. There is so much to talk about in this story — women's rights, reproductive health, motherhood and relationships within families. Readers will also find additional questions for discussion in the book.
To learn more about the books we offer, visit our online bookshop. And if your book group is interested in a special group discount, feel free to contact our office at (207) 846-3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.