I want to thank you both for opening me up to new books.
I really love the depth of discussion you bring and the types of books you choose.
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The first year of our literary subscription series, Talking Books with Alice & Ann, has been a success, with over 100 readers joining us for conversations about a wide range of books. We started in October 2021 with a modern classic, Crossing to Safety, moved on to The Mercies, historical fiction with a feminist twist, and then immersed ourselves in This Is All I Got, narrative nonfiction about a young homeless mother in New York City. Our next book, Leonard and Hungry Paul, which could be categorized as “uplit”, explored the deep friendship between two lonely men and how it helped them join the wider world. We jumped into magical realism in The Enchanted as we imagined the lives of condemned criminals in a stone prison, and next month we will discuss a book in translation, The Shadow of the Wind, a historical mystery that pays homage to the power of literature.
We hope you’ll subscribe for another year of exciting reading and stimulating conversations. Every other month, beginning in August 2022, subscription holders will receive a surprise title in the mail and a link to a 60-minute “live” edition of “Talking Books with Alice & Ann” – to be held the first Monday (at 7pm CST) the following month. During the virtual, Siskel & Ebert-style conversation, Alice and Ann will discuss, dissect, and debate the work. Participants can submit questions and make comments via chat. The dates of the conversations are October 3, 2022, December 5, 2022, February 6, 2023, April 3, 2023, June 5, 2023, and August 5, 2023. If you miss the live discussion, no worries — all discussions are recorded.
6-month subscription (3 books + 3 talks) – $150
12-month subscription (6 books + 6 talks) – $225
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We hope you’ll join us for more engaging, enriching literature as we embark on Year Two of what has been a labor of love.