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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 July 2017 selection is Quiet Until the Thaw, the latest novel by Alexandra Fuller. The best-selling memoirist will join us at the bookclub on Thursday July 27th at 9am. Alexandra Fuller will speak about and sign her new book, on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00pm at Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater.

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    June 22, 2017 Gary FergusonGary Ferguson’s new book is Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West. The award-winning nature writer brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Ferguson joined us for a live edition of the radio bookclub on Thursday ...
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  • Radio Bookclub: Peter Heller and “Celine”
    May 25, 2017 Peter HellerPeter Heller joined radio bookclub co-hosts Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian for a live taping of the radio bookclub at the Boulder Bookstore in April for Independent Bookstore day. He discussed his new book Celine.
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    April 29, 2017 Laird Hunt and Arsen KashkashianWe continue our conversation with Colorado author Laird Hunt about his latest book “The Evening Road“.   KGNU is partners 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 ...
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    April 29, 2017 Laird Hunt and Arsen KashkashianLaird Hunt returned to the Radio Bookclub on April 27th to talk about his latest book The Evening Road which offers two perspectives of a lynching.   Afterhours at the Bookclub: Extended off-air discussion with Laird Hunt.   KGNU is partners with the Boulder Bookstore for our radio book club. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder ...
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    March 30, 2017 pritchett-afterhoursWe extend the conversation with Laura Pritchett on Afterhours at the Bookclub. She speaks with The Boulder Bookstore’s Arsen Kashkashian and KGNU’s Maeve Conran to talk about her latest book The Blue Hour.
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    February 23, 2017 What Doesn't Kill UsThis month on the Radio Bookclub, we welcome investigative journalist Scott Carney and author of “What Doesn’t Kill Us“. In the book Carney talks about the limits of human endurance in harsh environments. After Hours at the Bookclub offers extends our conversation with the author. Click here for the interview that aired on Feb 23, 2017. The Radio Bookclub is ...
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  • Afterhours at the Bookclub: Kevin Wolf and “The Homeplace”
    January 27, 2017 Kevin Wolf ArsenMore conversation  with Colorado author Kevin Wolf about his book “The Homeplace”on Afterhours at the Bookclub   Listen to the on-air interview here. KGNU is partners 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 ...
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    January 26, 2017 Kevin Wolf The HomeplaceThe January 2017 selection is The Homeplace by Littleton, CO based author Kevin Wolf. He joined KGNU’s Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer from The Boulder Bookstore, on January 26, 2017. “Kevin Wolf’s debut novel, The Homeplace, succeeds in every way. He has crafted a gripping, fast-paced narrative with beautifully-drawn characters in an authentic and interesting ...

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