Posted by: whimsicallibrarians | January 24, 2008

Our First Book Club visit

Karen (Assistant Deputy Director) and I had a wonderful experience last night.  We got to visit our first “One Book One Town” book club meeting.  We put the word out that we would love to come and visit book clubs in Fairfield to join in their conversations about “Three Cups of Tea”.   The Hadassah Club of Fairfield invited us to meet with them last night (our first one) and we had a wonderful time.  What a smart, thoughtful, compassionate group of women!! 

 Karen and I are using the theme of failure, fate and the impact one person can make in the world.  We had a great discussion about being passionate (am I as passionate as Greg?), about failure (do Americans like to recognize failure?) and about fate (Greg’s incredible turn of events that led him and his family to Pakistan and it’s people).  Thank you Lila for opening your home to us, and thank you Hadassah women for allowing us to participate in such a stimulating conversation.

Karen and I will be visiting about 11 more book clubs throughout the next two months so stay tuned for more great thoughts and conversations.  Oh, and check out our Flickr account to see our “first” book club snapshot – we hope to get one from each group we visit.




  1. Greetings,

    I assist a couple of best selling authors who would love to do some book club appearances in person or via telephone or the net. Do you have any advice on where I may find a good list of book clubs or book club facilitators that are happy to hear from authors? The authors are M.J. Rose (THE REINCARNATIONIST) and Joshua Henkin (MATRIMONY).

    Thanks for any information you may like to share!

    Warm regards,
    Emily Kischell

  2. Hi Emily,
    I don’t have a list to share with you but I can certainly send out an email to the book clubs we have been working with and let them know of your service. I can give them your email address so that they can contact you if they wish.

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