Wonderland Book Club, facilitated by Alice Osborn, NC Writers Network Co-SponsoElaine Orr Book Club 2014 007r

Join us the last Friday of every month to discuss literary fiction and selected nonfiction. I read like a writer, so this group is especially attuned to aspiring writers. I believe you need to read a lot of good books before you can write them!

Where: We meet at Center for Excellence 3803-B Computer Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609

Here’s the MeetUp Link

When: 10 am – 11:45am  It’s FREE! Please e-mail Alice if you’re interested in joining us.


Our 2015 schedule:

Friday, January 30th, Kim Church, Byrd

Friday, February 27th, Padgett Gerler, Lessons I Learned from Nick Nack

Friday, March 27th, Belea T. Keeney, The Tiger Whisperer

Friday, April 24th, Edith Edwards, Spy of Brunswick Town (http://edithedwards.net/)

Friday, May 29th, Harry James Krebs, Vengeance is Mine

Friday, June 26th, Bruce Hillman, The Man Who Stalked Einstein (creative nonfiction)

Friday, July 31st, Joan Leotta Simply a Smile, a short story collection

Friday, August 28th, Danny Krawiec, seminar on book cover design (no scheduled book)

Friday, September 25th, Brenda Bartella Peterson, No Rehearsal: A Memoir

Friday, October 30th, Jason Mott, The Wonder of All Things

Friday, November 20th, Angela Belcher-Epps, Salt in the Sugar Bowl

Friday, December 18th, Holiday Party (no scheduled book)

Previous Books We’ve Read Together:

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker

Persuasion by Jane Austin

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Finny by Justin Kramon

The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer

In Cold Blood By Truman Capote

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

The Law of Forgiveness by Connie Domino

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Serena by Ron Rash

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides



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