Radio Bristol Book Club - The Birthplace of Country Music
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The Birthplace of Country Music and the Bristol Public Library are coming together each month to celebrate and explore the wonderful world of literature. Join us for the Radio Bristol Book Club, a program airing the 4th Thursday of every month at 11am. Your hosts Rene Rodgers and Tonia Kestner, along with two volunteer readers, will dig deep into the feelings and questions raised by one selected book each month.


Read along with us each month starting in January 2021! Here’s the list of upcoming books:


January 28, 2021
I Saw the Light: The Story of Hank Williams by Colin Escott


February 25, 2021
The Devil’s Dream by Lee Smith


March 25, 2021
Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson


April 22, 2021
Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition by Lyn Ford


May 27, 2021
Trampoline by Robert Gipe


June 24, 2021
Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers by Charlie Louvin


July 22, 2021
Sharyn McCrumb’s Appalachia by Sharyn McCrumb


August 26, 2021
Weaver’s Daughter by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


September 23, 2021
The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song by David Lasky and Frank M. Young


October 28, 2021
The Moon-Eyed People: Folk Tales from Welsh America by Peter Stevenson


November 18, 2021
Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired “Stagolee,” “John Henry,” and Other Traditional American Folk Songs by Richard Polenberg


December 23, 2021
Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton w/Robert K. Oermann