RozReads: Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Group

Reading together since 1987

All discussion groups meet at Roz's home (for information rozsandack@msn.com)


Next Read: 

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates
September 25, 26, 27, 2017

2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction
finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.
From Wikipedia:
Between the World and Me is a 2015 book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and published by Spiegel & Grau. It is written as a letter to the author's teenaged son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States. Coates recapitulates the American history and explains to his son the "racist violence that has been woven into American culture." Coates draws from an abridged, autobiographical account of his youth in Baltimore, detailing the ways in which institutions like the school, the police, and even "the streets" discipline, endanger, and threaten to disembody black men and women. The work takes inspiration from James Baldwin's 1963 The Fire Next Time. Unlike Baldwin, Coates sees white supremacy as an indestructible force, one that black Americans will never evade or erase, but will always struggle against.

2017 Reading List

Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1

Hold Still

Sally Mann

Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1

The Tsar of Love and Techno

Anthony Marra

Mar. 27, 28, 29

The Green Road

Anne Enright

Apr. 24, 25, 26

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay:  read to Part III, Chpt 9

Michael Chabon

May 30, 31, June 1

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay:   read to end

Michael Chabon

June 26, 27, 28

LaRose

Louise Erdrich

July 25, 26, 27

Case Histories


Kate Atkinson

August

Summer vacation

 

Sept. 25, 26, 27

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1

The Haunting at Hill House

Shirley Jackson

Nov. 28, 29, 30

Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson

December

Winter vacation

 




 



Cost: $10 per evening (paid to Roz)

King's English Bookshop offers 10% discount on all reading group selections