Books @ Noon March 2021 Picks

Created on April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

Last Updated April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

On the first Tuesday of every month, an intrepid group of readers meets at noon to talk about the best books they've read during the month. These are their stories. [Cue CSI Theme Music]
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...and Bonnie mentioned being baffled by the short page count of Moonflower Murders given its thickness until she realized it was a twofer: a novel within a novel. This is a sequel to Magpie Murders, linked next.
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Carolyn enjoyed the new Ethan Hawke novel.
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Kristin shared that the bookishness of this newer novel would appeal to attendees. Featuring two timelines and a failed dictionary publisher, there is a lot of humor in this one. The world Kristin was searching for that refers to non-words planted in dictionaries (typically to protect copyright) was mountweazel!
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Bill mentioned (re?)reading Trout Fishing in America and enjoying the humor.
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As we moved into speed sharing, Wendy mentioned reading and enjoying this title and the author's other books were also mentioned and linked next.
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March volume 3
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March volume 2
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March volume 1
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Claudia also is very much enjoying approaching this graphic novel classic for the first time. If you are considering reserving, the volume linked here contains both Vols. 1 and 2. Kristin also mentioned that readers might enjoy another newer classic of this form: Peresepolis. Both parts are linked next. In addition there is a new 3 part graphic novel series written by Rep. John Lewis that is a memoir of the civil rights movement set against the backdrop of President Obama's inauguration, which is also linked below.
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Claudia shared that she had started reading this title as it was recommended by Jacqueline Woodson during her author talk.
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Kristin had just started reading this book about Russian short stories and said it was the kind of book that the people in attendance would enjoy. She has now finished reading and continues to think that this is one of those books that the Books@Noon regulars will very much enjoy. This is a book version of Mr. Saunder's seminar on the Russian short story at the Syracuse MFA program where he teaches.
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Carolyn loved this "Raiders of the Lost Arc"-like adventure featuring English gentleman and Amazonian exploration!
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Mike picked up this book at Bill's recommendation and enjoyed reading about the underpinnings of American thought. He remarked that John Adams was not seen in a very positive light by the author. Bill and Mike then discussed other possible biographies with less negative take on Adams, Mike mentioned the two books linked next.
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