Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

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

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). Advertisements

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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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Yoko Tawada’s The Emissary

At our March meeting we will discuss a book selected by David Gilmour: Yoko Tawada, The Emissary, Translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani 138 pages. New Directions, Winner of 2018 National Book Award in Translated Literature.

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February Selection: The Perfect Nanny

At our February meeting we will discuss a selection by Peter Farnum: Leila Slimani, The Perfect Nanny: A Novel, original French title Chanson douce published in 2016, English translation by Sam Taylor published by Penguin Books, 2018.

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Funny Things Happen when a Modern Utopia meets Human Nature

H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, originally published in 1905, page numbers and quotes in this commentary are from Penguin Classics Edition, 2005. This book uses somewhat complex points of view and plot structures such that it could probably be aptly … Continue reading

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H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia

We are going to start off the new year with a book suggested by Mark Jensen:   H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, originally published in 1905, widely available in a number of formats.

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The Beak of the Finch

At our December meeting we will discuss the following selection suggested by Richard Smaby: Jonathan Weiner, The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in our Time, first hardback edition published by Knopf in 1994.  

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The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

At out November meeting we will discuss a book selected by Burk, Tom Rachman, The Italian Teacher, Viking, 2018 Burk provides the following pre-discussion information about his selection: —————————————————- Since we have a lot of non-fiction selections I think a … Continue reading

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Oslo by J.T. Rogers

At our October 2018 discussion meeting we will discuss a selection suggested by Neil Bergeson, Oslo by J.T. Rogers, Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, script published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Neil offers the following pre-discussion … Continue reading

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