What a blur the year has been. Just like that, the calendar turned and we're just over halfway through 2020. The new releases have, as always, surprised us, shocked us, delighted us, and everything in between. Upstart writers and literary luminaries have shown out, but there's still plenty more to come and this week is … Continue reading The Summer of New Books!
Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On April 29 at 5 p.m. the group will begin a three month exploration of the literature of Los Angeles, starting with Helena Maria Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came With Them. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison
Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On March 25 at 5 p.m. the group will discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide to another Morrison novel, Jazz, which Voyage Out discussed last month. Voyage Out reads books in three-month, … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison
Voyage Out is one of the store's most established book clubs. It's been around for almost ten years! We asked Brian to share a bit about the group's history and habits. Check out what he had to say below and don't miss the next meeting on February 25 at 5 p.m. on the third floor of … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: Voyage Out
New in Hardcover The Blue Line by Ingrid Betancourt From the extraordinary Colombian-French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle. Buenos Aires, the 1970s. Julia inherits from her grandmother a gift, precious and burdensome. Sometimes visions appear before her eyes, … Continue reading New Books! 1/26/16
In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. In March's meeting we discussed Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. In April we followed up with Toni Morrison's Sula, a … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – April Recap and May Update!
Hello Friends and Fellow Readers who dwell in and ramble happily through the seemingly eternal fathoms of the grand and wondrous book multiverse! As ever, we here at the BookPeople blog strive to bring you the latest in newsworthy items from the ever expanding reaches of the literary cosmos: Pulitzer Prize Winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita … Continue reading News from the Book Multiverse
NoViolet Bulawayo's debut, We Need New Names, is a book that has been on my list awhile. While I was aware of its critical acclaim (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), it was only last summer at a capacity crowd reading for the VONA program faculty that I received the ever important endorsement from a … Continue reading WE NEED NEW NAMES: Overflowing With Truth
Excited about the new President-Elect and wish you knew him better? What better way to begin than by picking up a book from his list of favorites? Here are just a few you can find at BookPeople: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Moby Dick by Herman Melville The Tragedies of William Shakespeare Parting the … Continue reading Favorites From The President-Elect