UAB BookTalk 2012-13 roster announced

Check out the feautued books and dates for the informal Department of English book club.

literacy_festival_sThe UAB Department of English will kick off its annual book discussion group on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, with the science-fiction thriller Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. BookTalk is a free, informal group that is open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the Mervyn Sterne Library Henley Room, 917 13th St. South.

Here are the featured books for fall 2012 and spring 2013:

Sept. 4 – Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Oct. 2 – The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Téa Obreht

Nov. 6 – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

Dec. 4 – State of Wonder: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Feb. 5 – Salvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward

Mar. 5 – The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Apr. 2 – Daughters of the Dust: A Novel by Julie Dash

May 7 – Old Filth by Jane Gardam

For more information, contact Jennifer Young at or 934-4250.