International publishing questions; World Book Night 2014 titles announced; recommendations for new books by Rob Delaney and Pat Conroy.
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World Book Night 2014 (15:15)
April 23, 2014 is World Book Night and the organizers just announced the list of titles available for giveaway. (You can find the UK site here) It’s a wonderful list of books to choose from, including books by three Booktopia Petoskey authors: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Lighthouse Road, and The Dog Stars. Other titles we mention include Same Difference, Hoot, Bridge to Terabithia, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Code Name Verity, Kitchen Confidential, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Wait Till Next Year, Where’d You Go Bernadette?, 100 Best Loved Poems, Bobcat, When I Was Puerto Rican, Catch-22, and Wild. You have until January 5, 2014, to apply to be a World Book Night Giver, but don’t wait!
Two books we can’t wait for you to read (27:03)
I refer to Rob Delaney’s book – full title: Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. – as 80% frat humor and 20% thoughtful recollections of the important events in his life. It is hilarious, it is heartbreaking, it is raunchy, and it is real.
Pat Conroy famously said that he would never write about his father – the inspiration for The Great Santini – until he had passed away. Now, we get The Death of Santini, the memoir of his relationship with his volatile father, and how that man affected Pat and his siblings.