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May 08, 2008

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Julie P.

I love this post. My book club has an author chat every other month (if not more than that.) Next week, we are having our first live author visit (Joshua Henkin author of MATRIMONY.) This is very special to us because we live in Central PA -- not exactly a hot-spot for authors.

Julie E.

My book group had a chat via speakerphone with Chris Bohjalian when we read "The Double Bind." It was great! The author was a lot of fun to talk to. I would definitely take part in something like that again.
Congrats on your author visit, Julie P.--I used to live in northeast PA, and that wasn't exactly an author hotspot either. :)
Also, I just bought Rigler's book and can't wait to read it.

Laurie Viera Rigler

Very exciting to hear from two book clubbers who are already engaged in inviting authors. I'll bet your experiences will inspire others to try it.

Enjoy the book, Julie!

Stephanie

Thanks Laurie for this wonderful post. My book club was able to speak with Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club and Comfort Food. She was really gracious and not only answered our questions regarding her book, but also told us about her personal favorite authors and books!
Oh, and I just picked up your book in paperback and can't wait to jump in!

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