Welcome to the 2023 edition of our All Books Considered Book Club!
Our host for 2023 is Bill Nemitz, who just stepped away from a 45-year career in Maine journalism, including the last 27 years as a columnist for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. Welcome, Bill!
New this year: We will randomly select five book club members to receive a signed copy of that month’s featured title at each book club event.
If you aren’t a book club member, you can still sign up! It’s a free and great way to satisfy one’s love of books and to connect with the authors of the books you’ve enjoyed.
Want to watch previous book club meetings? Take a look at our archive below. Chances are there is an author or book that we've featured over the past two years that you've read.
Upcoming Book Club Events:
May Selection: Mad Honey coauthored by Jennifer FInney Boylan
The Mad Honey Book Club Event will take place on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 pm. We will post a direct link here prior to the event and also send Book Club Members the link directly.
“Alternatingly heart-pounding and heartbreaking. This collaboration between two best-selling authors seamlessly weaves together Olivia and Lily’s journeys, creating a provocative exploration of the strength that love and acceptance require.”
—The Washington Post
“Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.” —PopSugar
June selection: The Midcoast by Adam White
The Midcoast Book Club Event will take place on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm. We will post a direct link here prior to the event and also send Book Club Members the link directly.
"Brimming with keen observation, not just of the landscape but of dialect and class distinctions and all the tiny, vital particularities that make a place real in fiction, The Midcoast is an absorbing look at small-town Maine and the thwarted dreams of a family trying to transcend it." —Lee Cole, The New York Times
"Reminiscent of Netflix’s “Ozark” but with more lobsters, White’s intriguing debut novel considers how far parents will go to protect their families."
—Becky Meloan, The Washington Post
July selection: Lucky Turtle by Bill Roorbach
"Fans of Roorbach’s prolific work will appreciate his signature lyricism and sense of place, his sweeping narrative, humor and romance. New readers are walking into the hands of a skilled storyteller who’s not afraid to take on a big, messy tale of love, privilege and abuse." —Gregory Brown, The New York Times
"An epic love story and love letter to the West. No greater reading pleasure to be had anywhere." —Kirkus Reviews
October selection: It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs, by Mary Louise Kelly
Maine Public's All Books Considered Book Club is made possible through the generous support of Bull Moose and Coffee By Design.
All Books Considered Partner Bookstores
These wonderful bookstores are providing a purchase discount to anyone purchasing an All Books Considered book club title while Maine Public is featuring each specific title: