Radio Bristol Book Club - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Radio Bristol Book Club

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.

Here’s the list of the remaining 2021 books:

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

And check out the Radio Bristol Book Club list for 2022 and read along with us each month!

January 27, 2022
Storming Heaven by Denise Giardina

February 24, 2022
Come Sing Jimmy Joe by Katherine Paterson

March 24, 2022
LGBTQ: Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia by Jeff Mann

April 28, 2022
What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte

May 26, 2022
My Old True Love by Sheila Kay Adams

June 23, 2022
Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford

July 28, 2022
The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian by Heather Ewing

August 25, 2022
The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart

September 22, 2022
The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash by John Alexander

October 27, 2022
Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow by Karl Hagstrom Miller

November 17, 2022
Voices Worth Listening: Three Women of Appalachia by Thomas Burton

December 22, 2022
The Star Fisher by Lawrence Yep


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