Oct 5, 2011
Ann recommends The Affair by Lee Child and Michael raves about When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. Then, a look at all three of our Booktopia 2012 retreat events: Manchester, VT; Oxford, MS; and Santa Cruz, CA.
Ann's love for Lee Child shines through again as she tells us about The Affair, the most recent book in his Jack Reacher series. This one goes back to earlier in Reacher's life to tell us why he is no longer an Army MP. Ann absolutely loved the book but is devastated that she's all caught up on Lee Child's books.
It's true that When She Woke by Hillary Jordan starts out as a retelling of The Scarlet Letter set in a near future, but in my opinion, the writing and world that author has created make it so much more than that. It's so very different from the author's first book, Mudbound, but no less powerful.
April 20-22, 2012:
June 15-17, 2012: Oxford, Mississippi
October 19-21, 2012: Santa Cruz, California
The official announcement of the three Booktopia 2012 retreats went out to the mailing list last week, but in case you weren't on that list we wanted everyone who listens to the podcast to hear about them. All three events are still very much works in progress. No authors have been finalized, but in this episode we give you a brief rundown of the cities, the bookstores we'll be working with (Northshire, Square Books and Bookshop Santa Cruz) and a some special things we're thinking about for each location.
Much more information to come, and you'll always be able to find the most complete and up-to-date details at the Booktopia website. At the top of the page, there's a tab for each location, plus a tab for FAQs. Check it all out and register soon, spaces are filling fast!
We can't wait to meet many of you, or see you again!