Maine Calling Book Club

Upcoming Maine Calling Book Club Selections:

July: "Ernie's Ark" by Monica Wood

Thursday, July 30

September: "Closer All the Time" by Jim Nichols

Thursday, September 24

Past Maine Calling Book Club Selections:

January: The Works of E.B. White

Thursday, Jan. 29

February: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry 

Thursday, Feb. 26

March: "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller

Thursday, March 26

April: "Euphoria" by Lily King

Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 30

May: “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 28

June: "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Noon - 1 p.m. Thursday June 25

We are excited to launch the Maine Calling Book Club and hope that you will take part in our discussions of books you know and love, and books you've always wanted to read. It should be fun! The Maine Calling Book Club takes place the last Thursday of every month. Our host and panelists will discuss the month's selection, and we really want to hear from you.

Our book selection criteria? Each title should be available in paperback and it should spark a good conversation. Some books will have a Maine connection and some won't (we are hoping to cover some classics!). We’d love your participation, your input, and your suggestions about how to make the Book Club a success. Feel free to suggest future books we should consider. Send your comments and suggestions to mainecallingbookclub@mpbn.net. Let’s get reading!

Take part in the Maine Calling Book Club and join the conversation!

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The Maine Calling Book Club reconvenes to discuss Harper Lee's classic 'To Kill A Mockingbird."

Guests: Ron Schneider: attorney with Bernstein Shur who specializes in employment and health care law but has practiced criminal defense as well.  He has a bachelor of arts degree from Bates College.

Sandra Thompson: English teacher at Sanford High School.  She has a BA in English and an MA in Education.  She's teachers 'To Kill A Mockingbird' every year.  

 

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The Maine Calling Book Club reconvenes to discuss Atul Gawande's best selling book 'Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End."

Guests:  Kandyce Powell, Executive Director, Maine Hospice Council and Center for End of Life Care
Frank Chessa, Ph.D, Director of Clinical Ethics, Maine Medical Center
Bill Lundgren, adjunct professor of English at Southern Maine Community College and bookseller at Longfellow Books. His book reviews can be found at billanddavescocktailhour.com

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The Maine Calling Book Club reconvenes to discuss a classic work of American literature - Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman.'

Guests:   Tom Mikotowicz, Ph.D., Professor of Theatre, School of Performing Arts, UMaine
John F. Mahon, Chair of International Business, Policy and Strategy and Professor of Management, UMaine

Christine Marshall, Artistic Director, Mad Horse Theatre Company.  This weekend is the final weekend of the world premier of ALLIGATOR ROAD, by Maine playwright Callie Kimball

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The Maine Calling book club reconvenes to discuss Lois Lowry's 'The Giver.'  It's the story of twelve year old Jonas who lives in a dystopian future where there is no war, pain, fear - and no color or emotion.  Jonas's rebels against his job as holder of memories of both the joy - and the pain - of life. 

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The Maine Calling Book Club reconvenes to discuss Cheryl Strayed's memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  "Wild" is now a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon.

Guests:  Mary Pols, Feature writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Today, not entirely reformed movie/book critic, author of Accidentally on Purpose

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