Our new pick is Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke.
Next bookclub is Friday April 26th at Andre’s house in Louisville. Andre is bringing the picks.
Bookclub was great on Friday. Thanks for hosting Tim. Thanks for bringing great picks Austin.
Tim’s house is at 245 32nd Street, Boulder.
See you around 6:30.
Check previous post for picks for voting.
Bookclub is next Friday, March 15th @ 630 PM in Boulder at Tim’s again (thanks Tim!). RSVP . Tim loves bourbon. I love bourbon.
We’ll be discussing the Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. Austin is bringing the books for voting on. Here they are for you to inspect in advance.
- The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster – 320 pages
- Childhoods End by Arthur C. Clarke – 218 pages
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – 228 pages:
- Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger – 192 pages:
We selected Born A Crime by Trevor Noah for our reading this month. Tim brought the picks, and I hear the audio and the print book are both really good. It was a great bookclub at Austin’s house in Denver. We had something like 13 show up!
Bookclub is March 15th at Tim’s (thanks again) in Boulder. Austin is the picker.
Bookclub is 6:30 PM Friday, February 8th @ new guy Austin’s house: 221 S. Garfield St. #206, Denver, CO 80209.
Here are the picks that Tim is bringing for us to vote on. Carpool. See you there!
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
I Never Had It Made: Autobiography of Jackie Robinson by Alfred Duckett
Holes by Louis Sachar
Fuckin Love this book by the way.
The book The Line Becomes a River is going to be great for conversation. Good book.
Picks for voting will be posted on Wednesday.
We had a great bookclub at Tim’s house Friday. 11 guys came. 4 newbies.
We chose The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú (buy local, digital, or library!). This book is a non-fiction account the years Cantú spent working as an agent for the US Border Patrol, and his interior journey toward coming to terms with the violent nature of that work. He became obsessed with the border in college, and had become filled with all of these questions about it…
For Francisco Cantu, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantu joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Cantu tries not to think where the stories go from there.
Plagued by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantu discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story. Searing and unforgettable, The Line Becomes a River makes urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line.
About the Author:
Francisco Cantú served as an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a 2017 Whiting Award. His writing and translations have been featured in Best American Essays, Harper’s, n+1, Orion, and Guernica, as well as on This American Life. He lives in Tucson.
Next book club is in DENVER at new guy Austin’s house on February 8th. 221 S. Garfield St. #206, Denver, CO 80209.