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The Great American Read

Great American Read

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.  

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

The Bookman is sponsoring this fantastic program with WGVU. We are dedicated to providing access to great literature for people of all ages.

Find out more info here!

Bookman Book Club - Memoirs of a Mongol Without a Pony

Join us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 27th for The Bookman Bookclub! This month we are reading "Memoirs of a Mongol Without a Pony" by

R.G. Stern.

Books: 
Memoirs of a Mongol Without a Pony Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780692653227
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Robert Stern - May 6th, 2016

Bookman Book Clubs

Great American ReadJoin a NEW book club!

The Bookman is starting up 5 new book clubs in conjuction with PBS' The Great American Read program.

Make your 2018 a "Summer of Reading!"

  • Each book club will only exist for five months, ending around the same time The Great American Read broadcasts its final show announcing America's favorite book. 
  • Each book club will be designed for a specific age group.
  • Every month will focus on a different theme, but each group has the same theme.
  • Time of each club will be announced later this month.

We've got more detailed info about the groups listed below.  But if you have any questions, or would like to express your interest in joining one of the groups, call us at 616-846-3520 or e-mail at bookman@bookmangh.com.

Reeths-Puffer AP Summer Reading

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A note from Ms. McGuinness:

Pick one memoir to read in July, and everyone will read "Station Eleven" in August.

 

 

 

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143038252
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2007

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781400052189
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780743247542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 17th, 2006

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781594481925
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Cover Image
$11.05
ISBN: 9780374531263
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - August 5th, 2008

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780316322423
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
Call for price and availabiliy. (616) 846-3520.
ISBN: 9780812974492
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade - July 29th, 2014

A Long Way Home: A Memoir Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780425276198
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - June 2nd, 2015

Station Eleven Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Bookman Book Club - A Most Curious Murder

Most Curious Murder CoverJoin us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 30th for The Bookman Bookclub! This month we are reading "A Most Curious Murder: A Little Library Mystery" by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli.

The discussion will be led by Liz Lystra

Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's little library is destroyed. The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople and delving into old, hidden transgressions -- until another body turns up. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers new and old.

This event will take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 30th at The Bookman.

Books: 
A Most Curious Murder: A Little Library Mystery Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781683310174
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crooked Lane Books - December 13th, 2016

Poetry Lives!

Poetry Lives

Poetry Lives: Poetry Club. 

All are invited to meet with a group of gentle folks and enjoy both original and favorite poems. Bring a poem to share if you wish.

Join us at the Bookman!

 

This event takes places at the Bookman at 6:30pm