Listen to the Texas Talking Book Program’s first podcast here! It’s an audio recording of our September 2012 Book Club meeting, where author Joshua Foer joined us to talk about his book, Moonwalking with Einstein.
Host: Reader’s Advisory Librarian, Shannon
The transcript for the audio file can be found here:
Reader Consultant, Penny, recommends State of Wonder by Anne Patchett:
I recommend STATE OF WONDER because the story moves along at a perfect pace with characters that are so well defined that I cared about what happened to them. My attention never wavered, and the visual image of the Amazon painted by Patchett is vivid to the point that I felt I could see, smell, and hear it. It is topical as well as it deals with the pharmaceutical industry, anthropology, medicine and fertility. I enjoy a good mystery, but this book could be filed under literature, medical thriller, suspense, mystery, bestseller … it wears many hats.
Title: STATE OF WONDER
Author: PATCHETT, ANN Date: 2011
Vogel Pharmaceutical sends pharmacologist Marina Singh to Amazonian Brazil to locate elusive employee Dr. Annick Swenson, who was once Singh’s professor. While investigating the status of Swenson’s fertility-drug research, Singh also hopes to uncover the fate of colleague Anders Eckman, whom Swenson reported dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011
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The Talking Book Program will host a phone in book club on Thursday July 26th at 7 pm to discuss The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack. Please contact Shannon at 1 800 252 9605 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the discussion.