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Calhoun Writers Conference with Billy Collins

Book Chats

Gathering informally at members' homes, book-loving HLA members casually discuss titles and authors they are reading. Recommended books are then listed in the HLA newsletter. Meetings are held monthly March - October.


August Book Chatters at Kate and Joseph's new home

October Books -- Debbie & Larry
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Barbara T. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu Joshua Hammer Non-Fiction 5
Anna L. Espresso Tales Alexander McCall Smith Fiction 4
Margie P. Great Expectations Charles Dickens Fiction 5
Dinah G. Glass Houses Louise Penny Mystery 5
Kate L. The Tiger in the House Jacqueline Sheehan Fiction 4
Abby D. Lincoln in the Bardo George Sanders Fiction 5
Monita S. Never Let me Go Kazao Ishiguro Fiction 5
Joseph M. China Lake Anthony Hyde Historical Fiction 4
Debbie W. The Judgement of Paris Ross King Historical Fiction 5
Mona P. The North Water Ian McGuire Fiction 5
Larry W. Fantasyland - How America Went Haywire in a 500 year History Kurt Andersen Revisionist History 4


September Books -- Evie
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Barbara T. The Widow Fiona Barton Fiction 3
Abby D. Dark Sparkler Amder Tamblyn Poetry 4
Kate L. Seventh Plaque James Rollins Fiction 3
Evie S. The Christ-Haunted Landscape Susan Ketchin Anthology 5
Joseph M. A World Lit by Fire Willian Manchester Non-Fiction 4
Anna L. The Hour of the Star Clarice Lispector Fiction 1


August Books -- Kate & Joseph
MemberTitleAuthorGenreQuills
Elaine Gut Bucket Blues Anita August Fiction 5
Bonnie The Rules of Civility Amor Towles Fiction 3.5
Barb The Girls Emma Cline Fiction 5
Bob Thank You for Being Late Thomas Friedman Non-Fiction 3
Linda I Will Always Write Back Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda Non-Fiction 5
Essie Find Her Lisa Gardner Fiction 3
Joseph The Defense D. W. Buffa Fiction 3.5
Monita The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Fiction 4
Kate The Rent Collector Cameron Wright Fiction 5
Dottie The Genius of Birds Jennifer Ackerman Nature 5
Kay Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein Philosophy 3
Abby Priestdaddy Patricia Lockwood Memoir 5

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