book club corner

So happy you found your way here, where I hope to create a special place for book clubs and book club readers.

Over the last few years, I've spoken to more than 50 book clubs from all over the world. Some by phone, some by email. I've Skyped with book clubs and, if I've been close by, I've visited several as well. It's been gratifying for me, as a writer, to be able to connect so intimately with such invested readers. If you'd like to schedule a visit with me, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and tell me about your book club.

In this blog, we'll feature the book clubs I visit. If you send me a picture of your bookclub reading my books, I'll put that up here for the world to see! I'll post exclusive book-club content and hold occasional contests just for you. I'll answer your questions and maybe ask a few of my own.

Check back frequently and thanks for reading!

Suggested Topics: 

Into the Beautiful North

Immigration
Choices faced by young people in Mexico
Life-changing road trips
Friendships between young women
How movies inspire our actions
The power of a postcard
Small town Mexico as mirrored in small town America
Does midwestern America seem "magic realist" to small town Mexico?
The growing power of women in Mexico
The Seven Samurai/Magnificent Seven

The Hummingbird's Daughter

Father-daughter relationships
Native American/Mexican spirituality
Family and ethnic myths and legends
How our oral histories form us

The matrix of holiness, grace & sacredness in the everyday

Totem animals
The Mexican Joan of Arc
What is magic realism?
Cast the movie!

The Devil's Highway

What is illegal immigration?
U.S. Border Patrol
Current immigration issues
Surviving extreme heat
Understanding another viewpoint different from your own
Your immigrant story
Does manifest destiny run in all directions?
What has happened since?
 

 

Book club love

Is your book club reading one of my books? You can get signed and personalized copies if you order directly from my neighborhood independent bookstore, Anderson's.

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Meet Carol's Book Club!

Just had an awesome Skype session about Into the Beautiful North with the lovely ladies of Carol Moore's book club in San Juan Capistrano.

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Book Club Blog - Our First!

So happy you found your way here, where I hope to create a special place for book clubs and book club readers.

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Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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Union College
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2017
In conversation with Isabel Allende
In conversation with Isabel Allende Nov 2nd 7 p.m. Chicago, IL

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2017
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