Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Book Club Meeting is Changed to April 8

Due to the Easter holiday and other conflicts, we are changing the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club meeting. We will not meet this Thursday, April 1. It just so happens that the author of The Known World, Edward P. Jones, will be appearing at Grinnell College the following Thursday, April 8.

What we plan to do is meet at 7pm on Thursday, April 8 at the Pioneer Bookshop. After a short discussion we can move to the Joe Rosenfield Center, Room 101, to hear the author himself read and discuss the book.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book Club Book for March 2010

The Known World by Edward P. Jones is the book club book for March. This book is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. It is the first novel for Edward P. Jones. He previously won the PEN\Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award for his debut collection of short stores, Lost in the City.

Edward P. Jones will be at Grinnell College on Thursday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.. Sponsored by the Writers in Grinnell series, Jones will be reading from his works in room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield 25' Center located on Eighth Avenue on the Grinnell College campus. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The author will be signing copies after the reading.

The next book club meeting is Thursday, April 1 at 7pm at the Pioneer Bookshop. Everyone is welcome to join us.