Book clubs are everywhere these days. And women talk about the clubs they belong to with surprising emotion. But why are the clubs so important to them? And what do the women discuss when they meet? To answer questions like these, Elizabeth Long spent years observing and participating in women's book clubs and interviewing members from different discussion groups. Far from being an isolated activity, she finds reading for club members to be an active and social pursuit, a crucial way for women to reflect creatively on the meaning of their lives and their place in the social order.(E-mail message, 8 June 2000) There is no doubt that Barnes and Noble benefits commercially from the program, nor that there are national policies (as communicated in the Community Relations Encyclopedia, that is, the job manual) specifying how to implement the program. ... Given the Houston market, the rodeo down there, which may not be considered a literary event in itself, certainly is a large part ofanbsp;...
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