English faculty-led book discussion group returns for 2014-15

This year’s Booktalk will include bestsellers and critically acclaimed first-time novelists.

booktalkEach month, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of English hosts BookTalk. The informal discussions, led by department faculty, are open to the public and will meet from 6-7 p.m. in the Director’s Conference Room 182 in Mervyn Sterne Library, 917 13th Street South.

Discounted copies of all titles will be available at Little Professor Books in Homewood – mention UAB BookTalk when purchasing.

  • Sept. 9 – Vic Camp; “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
  • Oct. 14 – Jennifer Young; “We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • Nov. 11 – Ana Maria Santiago; “Stories of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang 
  • Dec. 9 – Randa Graves; “The Color of Water” by James McBride 
  • Jan. 13 – Cassandra Ellis; “Swim Back to Me” by Ann Packer
  • Feb. 10 – Jay Jessee; “Long Man” by Amy Greene
  • March 10 – Gale Temple; “A Box of Matches” by Nicholson Baker 
  • April 14 – Melissa Daniels; “Brain on Fire” by Susannah Cahalan 
  • May 12 – Bill Hutchings; “The Beggar Maid” by Alice Munro

For more information, contact Miriam Bellis at mbellis@uab.edu or Cassandra Ellis at cellis@uab.edu.

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