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Random House Book Group Brochure, Volume 6

Random House Book Group Brochure, Volume 6

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What Will You Read Next? ... at your Book Club. We offer suggested titles and discussion questions for Book Clubs @ Your Library.
What Will You Read Next? ... at your Book Club. We offer suggested titles and discussion questions for Book Clubs @ Your Library.

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Published by: RHLibrary on Jun 13, 2013
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Volume 6
The Random house LibRaRy book CLub
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The Boleyn King:
 A Novel
978-0-345-53409-5 | $15.00/$17.00C | Ballantine Books | TR
ReadeRs’ advisoRy:
Prct r   Plpp Grgr  al Wr,  swt
The Tudors 
—t frt   trllg w trlg.
 abouT The book:
hat i Anne Boleyn had actually given Henry VIII a son who grew up to be king?Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraintso the regency yet anxious to prove himsel. With the French threatening battle and theCatholics sowing the seeds o rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his oldersister Elizabeth; his best riend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphanraised as a royal ward by William’s mother, Anne Boleyn. Against a tide o secrets, betrayal,and murder, William nds himsel ghting or the very soul o his kingdom, and a shockingtwist o ate changes England’s ortunes orever.
disCussion QuesTions:
I “History is written by the victors,” what do you think is the biggest impact ochanging a story?
William says, “I will be the best because I’ve earned it. I don’t need you to hand me myvictories.” Do you think this is true? Is William a sel-made man? Does your opinion ohim change by the end o the book?
Why do you think their reputation within the court is so important to people likeWilliam and Elizabeth? Why are even conjecture and rumor dangerous? Do you think Minuette and Dominic eel the same way?
William and Elizabeth are o royal parentage. Dominic is the son o a supposed traitor.Minuette is the daughter o a trusted servant and condante. How much do you think parentage matters to these characters? Where does it aect them most in lie? Howhave they each overcome the generation beore them?
For more discussion questions visit
mtt bll
In the House uponthe Dirt between theLake and the Woods
978-1-61695-253-2 l $25.00/$25.00C | Soho Press | HC
ReadeRs’ advisoRy:
“bll pt t l  l. . . . Tpr, vttg vl . . .   tl  t r. a trg  ttc prprt,t ’ cl, t crtc pr wll crr t rr t  lrt rgttl wrl.
Library Journal 
(trr rvw)
 abouT The book:
n this epic, mythical debut novel, a newlywed couple escapes the busy conusion o theirhomeland or a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply,to sh the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt where they canraise a amily. But as their every pregnancy ails, the child-obsessed husband begins to rageat this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wie’s beautiul singingvoice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts o the woods, the second moonweighing down the abric o their starless sky, and the labyrinth o memory dug into theearth beneath their house.This novel, rom an exciting young writer, is a powerul exploration o the limits oparenthood and marriage—and o what happens when a marriage’s success is measuredsolely by the children it produces, or else the sorrow that marks their absence.
disCussion QuesTions:
As the man and woman all urther into despair, the world around them refects theirstrie. Do you believe the changes to the world and creatures are literal or in the man’simagination? Why?
Rivalry or the woman’s attention estranges the oundling and the man until late in thebook, when the oundling does the man an invaluable service. Why do you believe thechild had this change o heart?
A pristine replica o the world above—with a ew terriying dierences—rests at thebottom o the labyrinth the woman creates. Why do you think the woman created thisrespite? What does it tell us about the world above?
Are the antastical elements o the book symbolic? Allegorical? Are they “real?”Does your response to these questions aect your reading o the book?
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