Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Updates: King of the World, Silver Sparrow, The Warmth of Other Suns

Greetings, AAL fans! I look forward to seeing all of you next Tuesday night, November 8th for our discussion of King of the World. As usual we will be meeting in the Small Meeting room on the 1st floor, near the east door.
  If you’re not very familiar with boxing (I sure wasn’t!)   you might want to watch some of the videos of the Ali/Liston fight, available for free on YouTube. Here’s a good one, which also has interviews with Jimmy Cannon, Angelo Dundee, and others who appear in the book: 

 Last weekend I had the enormous pleasure of discussing our April book, Silver Sparrow, with the author, Tayari Jones on Blacklit chat. The discussion has been archived and is well worth reading.  Lots of great insights into the motivations of Jones’ well-drawn, complicated characters. Ms Jones has a discussion guide on her website as well.

Up next in December: Isabelle Wilkerson's award winning account of the Great Migration north, The Warmth of Other Suns. There's an online discussion guide , and Ms Wilkerson has a wonderful web site with reviews, more discussion questions, video clips, and historical details. 

Happy reading!

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