Welcome, spring! And welcome to our next three months of book club reads and author sit-downs.
The Mother of All Book Clubs is the reading club for hip, smart mommas of all ages who are interested in reading fiction and non-fiction about women and families. Members read the books and then get a private audience with each author prior to a public reading.
JuiceBox editor Stephanie Wilbur Ash leads the club, which is a partnership between Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Barnes & Noble, Galleria. The book club discussion with the author takes place at the Starbucks in the lower level of the Barnes & Noble, Galleria at 5:30 p.m. The public reading happens at 7:00 p.m., also on the lower level.
Our next three picks are as follows:
April 8 Heather A. Slomski’s The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons (stories)
Heather will be coming from Concordia College, Moorhead, where she teaches, and on opening day of AWP, the national Associated Writer’s and Writing Programs conference which is in Minneapolis this year. This book won the Iowa Short Fiction Award and is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.
May 14 Thomas Maltman’s Little Wolves (novel)
Maltman lives in the Twin Cities and teaches at Normandale Community College. This book is also up for a Minnesota Book Award. His first novel is The Night Birds.
June 11 Charles Baxter’s There is Something I Want You to Do (stories)
Baxter lives in the Twin Cities and teaches writing at the University of Minnesota and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. His many works include the novel The Feast of Love, a finalist for the National Book Award.
See you there.