From The Booking Desk:

The ladies of Jungle Red Writers have invited me to stop by the blog again today. More specifically, Roberta Isleib (Lucy Burdette) approached me about leading an online book club discussion online for them.

And since I can never turn down the Reds, I said yes!

And so, today she has shared the Introductory post about the book we are going to read and discuss online in January.


Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett


Stop over at the Jungle Red Writers blog today for some topics to think about while reading, some musical accompaniment, and other useful information. I hope that all of you will join us for this new project. It’s sure to be tons of fun. And the book is a classic – part thriller, part social commentary, and part character study – all of it excellently executed by one of America’s greatest writers.

And if you didn’t see the NYT piece by Ann Patchett about the best Independent Bookstores in the country, be sure to check that out as well. You can find that here.