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message 1: by Becky (new)

Becky Norman | 788 comments Mod
Hi everyone,

I am now taking nominations for the October Book of the Month. We had earlier agreed that the April and October books would be novels, so please keep your suggestions to the fiction category. You'll have until next Sunday (Sept. 13) to put in your nomination and then the poll will go up.

As a reminder, in order to avoid repeats, all of the previous Books of the Month can be found at this link: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...


message 2: by Becky (new)

Becky Norman | 788 comments Mod
Since it's been awhile since I've read it, and because I need some Willa in my life again, I'm going to nominate My Ántonia by Cather.


message 3: by Sam (new)

Sam | 49 comments Becky wrote: "Since it's been awhile since I've read it, and because I need some Willa in my life again, I'm going to nominate My Ántonia by Cather."

I second My Antonia!


message 4: by Ray (new)

Ray Zimmerman | 644 comments I nominate The Brave Cowboy, the novel that established Edward Abbey's writing career. The character Jack Burnes is an architype of Abbey's style. The book was made into the film Lonely are the Brave (1962). It stared Kirk Douglas as Burnes and Walter Matthew as the sheriff determined to capture him.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie M | 241 comments I'm nominating "Flight Behavior: A Novel" by Barbara Kingsolver. It looks like this group read a different Kingsolver in the past, but not this one. This novel is about climate change, about Monarch butterflies, and it is set with characters and places of Appalachia.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 6: by Pamk (new)

Pamk | 28 comments I'd like to nominate Platte River by Rick Bass. From the book description, it "is a collection of three novellas, each a singular exploration of the human heart set against the backdrop of God's creation". Some great books in the running for October!


message 7: by Neus (new)

Neus (neusfigueras) | 26 comments Is it possible to nominate my novel Lorac: An Adventure to Save the Ocean?

It's a story for teenagers and adults that begins with the traditional life of an indigenous community of sea nomads (the same tribe that survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami because they knew how to read nature), then follows to the underwater realm to show the secrets of the coral reefs, and finally, climate change and pollution come into play, sending the protagonist out into our world on a mission to restore the balance of nature.

I'm a marine scientist and I wrote it to connect people to the ocean and inspire them to protect it.


message 8: by Becky (new)

Becky Norman | 788 comments Mod
Thanks, everyone. This thread is now closed and I'll put up the poll.

~Becky


message 9: by Ray (new)

Ray Zimmerman | 644 comments Here is a link to a video discussion with Terry Tempest Williams and Rebecca Solnit,
https://orionmagazine.org/2020/11/wat...

contributors to the anthology The Most Radical thing you can do: The Best Political Essays from Orion Magazine.
https://orionmagazine.org/product/the...


message 10: by Julie (new)

Julie M | 241 comments Thanks for the links Ray. The Williams/Solnit discussion was good to hear this week.


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