Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

I am a Professor Emeritus at Emory University, currently living in Tacoma Washington USA.

December Pick: Lauren Groff’s Florida

At our December meeting we will discuss a book suggested by David Gilmour: Lauren Groff, Florida, Riverhead Books, 2018.

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The Knowledge Illusion

At our November meeting we will discuss a book selected by Richard Smaby: Steven Sloman and Philip Fernback, The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone. Riverhead Books, 2017.

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American Dialogue

At our October meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Jim Clifford: Joseph J. Ellis, American Dialogue: The Founders and Us, Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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All That Is

At our September meeting we will discuss a book selected by Ron Powers: James Salter, All That Is, 290 pp. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.   Ron provides the following pre-discussion information about his selection ————————————————— Gentlemen,   For our discussion … Continue reading

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King Hereafter: Dorothy Dunnett’s Writing Style

Dorothy Dunnett, King Hereafter, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. As a post discussion commentary about my 2019 Summer Read book selection, King Hereafter, I offer here a few of my impressions about the writing style of … Continue reading

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King Hereafter: Character Notes

Dorothy Dunnett, King Hereafter, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. One of the challenges faced by readers of King Hereafter is that there are more than 200 named characters. And Dunnett does not make it easy for … Continue reading

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Summer Read: Dorothy Dunnett’s King Hereafter

This summer our group is going to read a historical novel suggested by me: Dorothy Dunnett, King Hereafter, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. Currently available in both paperback and ebook editions. Here are a few comments … Continue reading

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The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius by Brent Willock

At our June meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Stirling Smith: Brent Willock, The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius:Science Transforms our Comprehension of Reeva Steenkamp’s Shocking Death, Torchflame Books (May 8, 2018).

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The Perfect Weapon

In May we will discuss a book selected by Sid Whaley: David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age,  Crown (June 19, 2018).

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Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”

At our April 2019 meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Van Perdue: Armor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, Viking; 1 edition (September 6, 2016).

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