Monthly Archives: November 2009

See it here! Bill Strickland, author of Make the Impossible Possible, speaks.

Check out these videos featuring Bill Strickland; CEO, MacArthur “genius” grant winner, and author of Make the Impossible Possible.

Mr. Strickland is a dynamic speaker and gives talks around the nation. To learn more about him and inquire about arranging a visit to your school or university e-mail rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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Saratoga to join The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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In Saratoga Springs, NY the votes are in! They have selected The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for their 2009-2010 community-wide read!

January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

The Saratoga Reads website offers this glimpse into their recent selection process as they narrowed down the nominated books, one by one.

How does your program select books? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Guernsey.

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