Jun 7, 2010
We recap our highlights of Book Expo America. Then we announce the winners of our Summer Reading voting and invite you to read along with us. And in “Two Books We Can’t Wait for You to Read,” Ann tells us about American Music by Jane Mendelsohn, and Michael discusses Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn.
Ann and I tell you all about our trip Book Expo America, where we saw lots of authors and new books coming out this fall. Check out our Flickr Photo Set from images of some of the things I saw. It was wonderful for to see all of the enthusiasm at the show for The Passage, a book we told you about several months ago. The title and release date were plastered on everything from badge holders to giant banners.
Thank you to everyone who voted for the books than Ann and I will read this summer. Here we tell you about the books that won - Middlesex for me and The Poisonwood Bible for Ann - in the hopes that you'll join us in reading one or both of these. We'll talk about the books in late August and hope to be able to have a live call-in book group of some kind (more to come on that).
My book for segment three is Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn, a collection of linked short stories which all take place in the mill town of Lowell, MA, and which span the last half of the 20th century. Ann tells us about American Music by Jane Mendelsohn, author of I Was Amelia Earhart. The new novel is about an Iraq War veteran and his masseuse, who can "feel" stories as she massages him.