Maine Calling Book Club

Current Maine Calling Book Club Selection:

January: The Works of E.B. White

Maine Calling show date: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29

Future Maine Calling Book Club Selections:

February: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

Show date: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26

March: "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller

Live broadcast from Verve in Orono: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

April: "Euphoria" by Lily King

Show date: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 30

May: “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

Show date: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 28

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 Let’s get reading!

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

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

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.

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

Join us for the next Maine Calling on Wednesday, November 26, when we discuss Roxana Robinson's novel "Sparta" about a veteran returning from the war in Iraq and the challenges he faces at home.

Guests:  Rich Brewer/Founder, OneWarriorWon

This month the Maine Calling book club discusses Stephen King's 'Carrie.'