Author Archives: Ron Boothe
At our May meeting we will discuss a book of Susan Sontag essays selected by Mark Jensen: Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation and Other Essays, originally published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1966.
Burk provides the following pre-discussion comments about his selection, Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, originally published by Random House in 2010. ———— WHY DID I SELECT “THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS?” … Continue reading
In April we will discuss a book selected by Burk, Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, originally published by Random House in 2010.
In March we will discuss a French gothic novel selected by Van Perdue, Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris, originally published in French in 1831. English translations often use the title, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Our East Coast Member, Burk Ketcham, sent his reactions to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn via email, and I attach his comments here: Just finished A Tree… and enjoyed the story. Both my parents and Helen’s parents grew up in … Continue reading
In February we will discuss a book selected by Bill Hagens. Bill provides the following information about his selection: TRMBC February Book 2021 Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett, Little, Brown 2016) “… quiet and compassionate saga of a … Continue reading
To start the new year we will be discussing a book selected by me, Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, originally published by Harper in 1943. So why did I choose this book? What follows are a few comments … Continue reading
Derek Bickerton, Adam’s Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans, 2009. All page numbers in this commentary come from the Kindle edition. Just-So Stories As he admits at several locations in the book, Bickerton’s theory of language origins … Continue reading
Our December book selection comes from member David Gilmour, Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Norton, 2019.
At our November meeting we will discuss a selection recommended by Jim Clifford, Derek Bickerton, Adam’s Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans, Hill and Wang; 1st Edition (March 17, 2009).