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January Radio Book Club: Western Lonesome Society by Robert McBrearty

Posted: January 7, 2016 at 11:26 am by , in A Public Affair, Featured, Radio Book Club

McBrearty joined us live on Thursday January 7th to talk about his debut novel Western Lonesome Society. He has written three previous collections of stories.

 

In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, readers are introduced to Jim O Brien who is writing a quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanche. As his grip on reality loosens, O Brien weaves into his tale an RV trip through the soul of the west and includes a whole host of characters such as modern day stalkers, drug dealers, secret agents, strippers, a mad linguist, an imaginary therapist, and Ernest Hemingway. Having been displaced, each of the characters must embark on the great American quest for a place to truly call home.

 

KGNU is partnering with the Boulder Bookstore for our radio book club. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, will select a book to inspire the KGNU listening audience to read along together. We will then be joined live in studio by the author for a call in show and book discussion. Arsen Kashkashian says participating in a bookclub is a great dynamic way for readers to enjoy a book.

“I think you read a book and it’s kind of a solitary experience and once you’ve read it and immersed yourself in this world, it’s great to have somebody to bounce ideas off of.”

Read about our bookclub in the Boulder Weekly:

“The real effectiveness of the program stems from the community aspect that links people together with a common goal. Like any book club, people from various backgrounds get together to dissect their interpretations of the work.”