Come to the next WNBA Charlotte “Great Group Reads” Book Club meeting — Tuesday, December 2, 7 PM

We have a terrific book club in our chapter! 

As our reading guide, we’re taking the list of 2014 Great Group Reads titles recommended for book clubs during WNBA’s National Reading Group Month.

Our book for our December 2 meeting is….

 

THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT 
by Patry Francis 
(Harper Perennial)9780062281302

Our December selection is a suspenseful page-turning saga of love, murder, and the true meaning of faith from the author of the acclaimed The Liar’s Diary.

Set in the close-knit Portuguese community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Orphans of Race Point traces the relationship between Hallie Costa and Gus Silva, who meet as children in the wake of a terrible crime that leaves Gus parentless. Their friendship evolves into an enduring and passionate love that will ask more of them than they ever imagined.

On the night of their high school prom, a terrible tragedy devastates their relationship and profoundly alters the course of their lives. And when, a decade later, Gus—now a priest—becomes entangled with a distraught woman named Ava and her daughter Mila, troubled souls who bring back vivid memories of his own damaged past, the unthinkable happens: he is charged with murder. Can Hallie save the man she’s never stopped lovin

Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point illuminates the transformative power of love and the myriad ways we find meaning in our lives.g, by not only freeing him from prison but also—finally—the curse of his past?

Patry Francis is the author of The Liar’s Diary and the blog 100 Days of Discipline for Writers. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in the Tampa Review,Antioch ReviewColorado ReviewOntario Review, and American Poetry Review, among other publications. She is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Our meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Panera on Fairview near SouthPark — see dates below. We have chosen books to take us through to next October when there will be a new Great Group Reads list released. If you have questions about our Book Club, please contact Kristen Knox at whitreidsmama@yahoo.com .

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These are the books we’re reading in 2014-2015:
 
November 4 — THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster, 978-1476729091) 
 
December 2 — THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT by Patry Francis (Harper Perennial, 978-0062281302)
 
January 6 — AN UNTAMED STATE by Roxane Gay (Black Cat, 978-0802122513) 
 
February 3 — THE WORLD OF RAE ENGLISH by Lucy Rosenthal (Black Lawrence Press, 978-1937854393)
 
March 3 — MARCHING TO ZION by Mary Glickman (Open Road Media, 978-1480435629) 
 
April 7 — CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE by Sahar Delijani (Atria Books, 978-1476709109) 
 
May 5 — THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books, 978-1616203214) 
 
June 2 — THE PROMISE by Ann Weisgarber (Skyhorse Publishing, 978-1629142364) 
 
July 7 — ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, 978-1476746586) 
 
August 4 — EUPHORIA by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press, 978-0802122551) 
 
September 1 — EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press, 978-1594205712) 
 
October 6 — WHAT IS VISIBLE by Kimberly Elkins (Twelve, 978-1455528967) 
 
For more information, please go to our Book Club page

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Come to our next WNBA meeting and learn more about book reviews and book blogs! Monday, November 10, 7 PM

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The Best in Book Reviews and Book Blogs
 
Date:  Monday, November 10, 7 pm
 
Location: 1927 S. Tryon, Suite 310, Charlotte, NC 28203
 
 

Located in Southend off S. Tryon, near Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop, a couple blocks southwest of South Blvd and East/West intersection.

 
IMPORTANT! Parking & Building Access: Park in the upper deck parking lot via Doggett St. To enter building, go to glass doors off of upper deck parking lot. WNBA representative will greet you and direct to Suite 310 (“Technekes”) beginning at 6:40 PM. Call 704-350-5282 with questions.
 
Our presenters include authors Marybeth Whalen (a WNBA Charlotte member) and Ariel Lawhon, founders of SHE READS; and author Christy Allen, editor and author Carin Siegfried, and blogger and Great Group Reads selection committee member Kristen Knox, all WNBA Charlotte members.
 
Importance of writing a review
 
· Why authors need reviews, and advice for authors on getting them: Marybeth Whalen, Ariel Lawhon
 
· Tips for writing a good one to boost your own writing career: Christy Allen
 
Finding reputable reviews 
 
· Goodreads: Carin Siegfried
 
· Library Thing: Kristen Knox
 
· Other sites: Book Browse, Shelf Awareness, and more
 
Finding bloggers and how to approach them 

 

The schedule for this meeting: 

 

· 7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet
 
· 7:15-7:20 Introduce Program and Presenters
 
· 7:20-7:40 Comparison of Library Thing and Goodreads 
 
· 7:40-7:55 How to Write Reviews and Why You Should 
 
· 7:55-8:35 Advice for Writers Looking to Obtain Reviews; She Reads
 
· 8:35-8:45 Q & A
 
Questions?  Please contact Christy Allen at christy@samanthagreenmysteries.com . We hope to see you there!

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Come to the next WNBA Charlotte “Great Group Reads” Book Club meeting — Tuesday, November 4, 7 PM

We have a terrific book club in our chapter! 

As our reading guide, we’re taking the list of 2014 Great Group Reads titles
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nded for book clubs during WNBA’s National Reading Group Month.

Our book for our November 4 meeting is….

THE ROSIE PROJECT
By Graeme Simsion 
Simon & Schuster 

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An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.
 
smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a 
 
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
 
The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

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Our meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Panera on Fairview near SouthPark – see dates below. We have chosen books to take us through to next October when there will be a new Great Group Reads list released. If you have questions about our Book Club, please contact Kristen Knox at whitreidsmama@yahoo.com .

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These are the books we’re reading in 2014-2015:
 
November 4 — THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster, 978-1476729091) 
 
December 2 — THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT by Patry Francis (Harper Perennial, 978-0062281302)
 
January 6 — AN UNTAMED STATE by Roxane Gay (Black Cat, 978-0802122513) 
 
February 3 — THE WORLD OF RAE ENGLISH by Lucy Rosenthal (Black Lawrence Press, 978-1937854393)
 
March 3 — MARCHING TO ZION by Mary Glickman (Open Road Media, 978-1480435629) 
 
April 7 — CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE by Sahar Delijani (Atria Books, 978-1476709109) 
 
May 5 — THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books, 978-1616203214) 
 
June 2 — THE PROMISE by Ann Weisgarber (Skyhorse Publishing, 978-1629142364) 
 
July 7 — ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, 978-1476746586) 
 
August 4 — EUPHORIA by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press, 978-0802122551) 
 
September 1 — EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press, 978-1594205712) 
 
October 6 — WHAT IS VISIBLE by Kimberly Elkins (Twelve, 978-1455528967) 
 
For more information, please go to our Book Club page

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