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KGNU is partnering with the Boulder Bookstore for our radio bookclub. 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.”

 

The January 2018 selection for the radio book club is Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, a novel about a Denver bookstore clerk who, in the wake of the suicide of one of her regular patrons, must unravel the puzzle he left behind in the pages of books.

 


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  • Afterhours at the Bookclub: David Hicks and White Plains
    December 21, 2017 After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: Conundrum Press Caleb Seeling, publisher at Conundrum Press, joins Maeve Conran of KGNU, Arsen Kashkashian of the Boulder Bookstore, and David Hicks, author of White Plains, just published through Conundrum, to talk about publishing in the Rocky Mountain West. https://kgnu-news.objects-us-west-1.dream.io/2017/12/12-21-17%20After%20Hours%20Bookclub.mp3   The radio bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore and is co-hosted by ...
  • Radio Bookclub: David Hicks and “White Plains”
    December 21, 2017 hicks bookclub David Hicks joins us to talk about his first novel White Plains which tells the story of Flynn Hawkins, an English literature professor who leaves an unhappy marriage and beloved children and heads west to find himself in Colorado. https://kgnu-news.objects-us-west-1.dream.io/2017/12/12-21-17%20bookclub.mp3   KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore are partners for our radio bookclub. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder ...
  • After Hours at the Bookclub: Cathy Langer Reflects on a 4 Decade Spanning Career
    December 19, 2017 Cathy Langer is getting ready to retire after 4 decades as a buyer at the iconic Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver. She joins KGNU’s Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, co-hosts of the Radio Bookclub, to reflect on more than 40 years of book buying and book selling.     The radio bookclub is a ...
  • Best Books of 2017
    December 5, 2017 Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer of the Boulder Bookstore, Liesl Freudenstein – children’s buyer at the Boulder Bookstore and Cathy Langer, who is getting ready to retire after 4 decades as a book buyer and book seller at the Tattered Cover, join us to review the top sellers and their personal favorite books of 2017. Image: Left ...
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    November 23, 2017 never open desert diner - andersonOur conversation with James Anderson about his debut novel “Never Open Desert Diner” continues. With Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian.   KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore are partners for our radio bookclub. 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 ...
  • Radio Bookclub: James Anderson and “Never Open Desert Diner”
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  • Gabriel Tallent: Afterhours at the Book Club
    October 26, 2017 Author Gabriel Tallent joins us for After Hours at the Radio Bookclub to further discuss his new novel My Absolute Darling.   The radio bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore and is co-hosted by KGNU News Director Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore. Each month, Arsen selects a book to inspire listeners ...
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  • Afterhours at the Bookclub: Akhil Sharma
    September 28, 2017 Akhil Sharma Life of AdventureThe September selection for the Bookclub is A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma. Sharma is an important voice in American fiction and the author of “An Obedient Father” and “Family Life”, which movingly document both Indians in India and the Indian-American immigrant experience. His latest book, “A Life of Adventure and Delight”, plunges the reader into the unpredictable workings ...
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    September 17, 2017 Saikat Majumdar is the author, most recently, of “Play House”, a novel about a young boy’s destructive obsession with theater and his mother’s life as a stage actress. The novel, a finalist for the Bangalore Literature Festival Fiction Prize and the Mumbai Film Festival Word to Screen Market, is currently being developed into a screenplay. ...
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    September 17, 2017 David Baron, author of American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, writes about an eclipse that happened in 1878 across the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. In After Hours at the Bookclub from the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in ...

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