Bookmarks, posters, and reading journals are available. The Committee hopes you will take advantage of these items to promote the Maine Readers’ Choice Award. For those wishing to host book groups using these titles, we have linked to several resources for each title.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Discussion Questions
Guide 1: Lit Lovers

Podcast Interviews
The Free Library of Philadelphia Author Program
Waterstones Interview with Donna Tartt
CBS This Morning Interview
Stephen King’s New York Times Review (text only)

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Discussion Questions
Guide 1: The Man Booker Prize 2013 Reader’s Guide
Guide 2: Lit Lovers

Podcast Interviews
New Yorker Fiction Podcast
The Free Library of Philadelphia Author Program
NPR Interview

Benediction by Kent


Discussion Questions|
Guide 1: Lit Lovers

Podcast Interviews
Authors on Tour

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Discussion Questions
Guide 1: Lit Lovers
Guide 2: The Reading Guide

Q & A with Helene
Jewish Book Council

Book launch party in San Francisco on April 25, 2013
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  1. Kathleen Kramer

    Harrison Village Library is hosting a Summer Book Club for Adults to read and discuss the three finalists for the MRCA. The library is providing copies of the book for club members to borrow, and we’ll meet once a month in June, July, and August to discuss the books. The resources page has given us lots of support: we’ve provided a Book Journal for members to make notes in (and it can serve as their ballot as well), and all members get a copy of talking points gleaned from the author interviews listed on the resources page. I’ve personally found these links very helpful in creating discussion questions!

    We began last weekend with a discussion of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers; I think everyone involved agreed they probably wouldn’t have picked up this book to read for pleasure, but most were very glad to have read it. Next up: Gone Girl!

  2. Mamie Anthoine Ney

    The Auburn Public Library is getting ready to launch its MRCA program. We’ve been displaying the books for a few weeks on a special shelf and they are flying out of here.

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