Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire the KGNU listening audience to read along together. Arsen and Maeve Conran, KGNU News Director, are then joined in studio by the author for a book discussion which airs on the 4th Thursday of the month at 9am.
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.”
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“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 Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.
The February selection for the Radio Bookclub is Perestroika in Paris by best-selling author Jane Smiley.
The novel’s protagonist is a runaway racehorse who befriends a German shorthaired pointer. Together they live on the streets of Paris until they befriend a human boy, Etienne, and discover a new, otherworldly part of the city.
Hear Jane Smiley on the Radio Bookclub on Thursday, February 25 at 9am