Book Group Expo 2006 presents Instant Book Group - Getting Along, Getting What You Need, And Trying It Out (Right Now!): Conflict Resolution, Choosing the List, and What About The Classics? moderated by Elaine Petrocelli with panelists Molly Giles and Lauren John.
Part salon, part marketplace, and part marvelous party, Book Group Expo brings together a wide variety of book lovers, and authors under one roof. The Expo is an opportunity for the thousands of serious readers and book group members from throughout the Bay Area to experience a unique interactive program built around reading and discussing literature.
Molly Giles is the author of Iron Shoes, Creek Walk and Other Stories, and Rough Translations, and teaches fiction writing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is presently completing a new collection of short stories and working on a truly terrible screenplay she is determined to finish.
Lauren Zina John
Lauren Zina John is a librarian at San Franciscoâ€™s Town and Country Club. She has led book discussion groups in public libraries, living rooms, and synagogues. She is the author of Running Book Discussions: A How to Do It Manual for Librarians.
Elaine Petrocelli is the owner of Book Passage in Corte Madera, an independent bookstore that is renowned for its event schedule of authors, reader events, conferences, and writing classes.
Elaine has been chosen "Bookseller of the Year" by Publishers Weekly magazine, and her constantly-updated list of book recommendations is followed by readers throughout the Bay Area and the nation.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m inclined to agree with the last interpretation of GilesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“The PoetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s HusbandÃ¢â‚¬Â: The poem is about a marriage, and while marriages are not perfect, they bring comfort. Of course, the husband has said some cruel things to his wife over the years. But at the same time he is quite tolerantÃ¢â‚¬â€he knows that she is seeing another man and he allows it. I think that is the point of his looking at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“spot on the glass that she missed.Ã¢â‚¬Â There are a few little spots in the marriage but overall it is translucent, like the window.