The Prison Book Club

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Publisher : Penguin Canada
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ISBN 10 : 014319416X
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Prison Book Club written by Ann Walmsley and published by Penguin Canada. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen. An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to participate in a bold new venture in a men's medium security prison, Ann had to weigh her curiosity and desire to be of service against her anxiety and fear. But she signed on, and for eighteen months went to a remote building at Collins Bay, meeting a group of heavily tattooed book club members without the presence of guards or security cameras. There was no wine and cheese, no plush furnishings. But a book club on the inside proved to be a place to share ideas and regain a sense of humanity. From The Grapes of Wrath to The Cellist of Sarajevo, Outliers to Infidel, the book discussions became a springboard for frank conversations about loss, anger, redemption, and loneliness. The books changed the men and the men changed Walmsley. Written with compassion and humour, The Prison Book Club is an eye-opening look at inmates and the penal system, and the possibilities of redemption.

The Prison Book Club

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ISBN 10 : 9781780747842
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book The Prison Book Club written by Ann Walmsley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Ann Walmsley was asked to take part in a book club in a men’s prison, she was initially anxious: after a violent mugging a few years before, could she really cope being surrounded by violent criminals? Luckily, curiosity got the better of her, and she signed up for eighteen months of meetings with heavily tattooed inmates, talking about books ranging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. But this wasn’t your typical book club – there was no wine and cheese, plush furniture or superficial chat about recent holidays. Classic works of fiction and non-fiction became springboards for frank discussions about loss, anger, redemption and loneliness, and for the men a prized oasis in which to regain a sense of humanity. In this heart-warming example of the rehabilitative power of reading, follow Graham the biker, Frank the gunman, Ben and Dread the drug dealers, and the robber duo Gaston and Peter as they share ideas and reveal their life stories. The Prison Book Club is unlike anything you’ve read before.

The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader

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ISBN 10 : 9781409478904
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader written by Dr Helen Cousins and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In January 2004, daytime television presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan launched their book club and sparked debate about the way people in Britain, from the general reader to publishers to the literati, thought about books and reading. The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader brings together historians of the book, literature scholars, and specialists in media and cultural studies to examine the effect of the club on reading practices and the publishing and promotion of books. Beginning with an analysis of the book club's history and its ongoing development in relation to other reading groups worldwide including Oprah's, the editors consider issues of book marketing and genre. Further chapters explore the effects of the mass-broadcast celebrity book club on society, literature and its marketing, and popular culture. Contributors ask how readers discuss books, judge value and make choices. The collection addresses questions of authorship, authority and canon in texts connected by theme or genre including the postcolonial exotic, disability and representations of the body, food books, and domesticity. In addition, book club author Andrew Smith shares his experiences in a fascinating interview.

Telling Stories in Book Clubs

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ISBN 10 : 9780387339276
Pages : 244 pages
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Download or read book Telling Stories in Book Clubs written by Mary Kooy and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines questions in the intersections of narrative, teaching, communities of learning, knowledge, women teachers and teacher development. Stories constitute the heart of this book and the glue that holds the pieces together. This book explores the ways women educators understand and make sense of their lives and develop their personal practical knowledge of teaching through narrative texts and experiences in informal learning groups.

Service Learning and Literary Studies in English

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ISBN 10 : 9781603292030
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Download or read book Service Learning and Literary Studies in English written by Laurie Grobman and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2015-02-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Service learning can help students develop a sense of civic responsibility and commitment, often while addressing pressing community needs. One goal of literary studies is to understand the ethical dimensions of the world, and thus service learning, by broadening the environments students consider, is well suited to the literature classroom. Whether through a public literacy project that demonstrates the relevance of literary study or community-based research that brings literary theory to life, student collaboration with community partners brings social awareness to the study of literary texts and helps students and teachers engage literature in new ways. In their introduction, the volume editors trace the history of service learning in the United States, including the debate about literature's role, and outline the best practices of the pedagogy. The essays that follow cover American, English, and world literature; creative nonfiction and memoir; literature-based writing; and cross-disciplinary studies. Contributors describe a wide variety of service-learning projects, including a course on the Harlem Renaissance in which students lead a community writing workshop, an English capstone seminar in which seniors design programs for public libraries, and a creative nonfiction course in which first-year students work with elderly community members to craft life narratives. The volume closes with a list of resources for practitioners and researchers in the field.

The Maximum Security Book Club

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ISBN 10 : 9780062384355
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The Maximum Security Book Club written by Mikita Brottman and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men’s prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them—Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran. On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland. She assigns them ten dark, challenging classics—including Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Poe’s story “The Black Cat,” and Nabokov’s Lolita—books that don’t flinch from evoking the isolation of the human struggle, the pain of conflict, and the cost of transgression. Although Brottman is already familiar with these works, the convicts open them up in completely new ways. Their discussions may “only” be about literature, but for the prisoners, everything is at stake. Gradually, the inmates open up about their lives and families, their disastrous choices, their guilt and loss. Brottman also discovers that life in prison, while monotonous, is never without incident. The book club members struggle with their assigned reading through solitary confinement; on lockdown; in between factory shifts; in the hospital; and in the middle of the chaos of blasting televisions, incessant chatter, and the constant banging of metal doors. Though The Maximum Security Book Club never loses sight of the moral issues raised in the selected reading, it refuses to back away from the unexpected insights offered by the company of these complex, difficult men. It is a compelling, thoughtful analysis of literature—and prison life—like nothing you’ve ever read before.

Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community

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ISBN 10 : 9781440855771
Pages : 258 pages
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Download or read book Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community written by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools. • Provides proof of the library's vital role in readers' lives, information that may be used to justify services and collections • Compiles current research on reading from diverse sources and presents it intuitively, saving librarians time and energy when searching for research findings • Offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in libraries and in schools

The Book Club Bible

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Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781843177616
Pages : 331 pages
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Download or read book The Book Club Bible written by Various Authors and published by Michael O'Mara Books. This book was released on 2011-07-31 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a foreword by Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Book Club Bible is the essential guide to the best book club reads. Every book-club member has felt the pressure to pick out a new title for the whole group to read and enjoy. Wouldn't it be great if there was a book that helped you to make that all-important decision and maintain your place of respect in the book club?Containing a diverse selection of books to choose from, the guide explains why titles are book-club worthy, and includes interesting discussion points and facts, and potential partner books. From chart-toppers to old favourites, every literary taste is catered for and you'll be sure to make an informed and popular choice. Above all, "The Book Club Bible" suggests some damn good reads.

Reading and Mental Health

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ISBN 10 : 9783030217624
Pages : 455 pages
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Download or read book Reading and Mental Health written by Josie Billington and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-09-04 with total page 455 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together into one edited volume the most compelling rationales for literary reading and health, the best current practices in this area and state of the art research methodologies. It consolidates the findings and insights of this burgeoning field of enquiry across diverse disciplines and groups: psychologists, neurologists, and social scientists; literary scholars, writers and philosophers; medical researchers and practitioners; reading charities and arts organisations. Following introductory chapters on the literary-historical background to reading and health, the book is divided into four key sections. The first part focuses on Practices, showcasing reading interventions and cultures in clinical and community mental health care and in secure settings. This is followed by Research Methodologies, featuring innovative qualitative and quantitative approaches, and by a section covering Theory, with chapters from eminent thinkers in psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis. The final part is concerned with Implementation, incorporating perspectives from health professionals, commissioners and reading practitioners. This innovate work explains why reading matters in health and wellbeing, and offers a foundational text to future scholars in the field and to health professionals and policy-makers in relation to the embedding of reading practices in professional health care.

The Kids' Book Club Book

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ISBN 10 : 9781440629204
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book The Kids' Book Club Book written by Judy Gelman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-05-10 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

Introduction to Contemporary Print Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781000178296
Pages : 246 pages
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Download or read book Introduction to Contemporary Print Culture written by Simone Murray and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction to Contemporary Print Culture examines the role of the book in the modern world. It considers the book’s deeply intertwined relationships with other media through ownership structures, copyright and adaptation, the constantly shifting roles of authors, publishers and readers in the digital ecosystem and the merging of print and digital technologies in contemporary understandings of the book object. Divided into three parts, the book first introduces students to various theories and methods for understanding print culture, demonstrating how the study of the book has grown out of longstanding academic disciplines. The second part surveys key sectors of the contemporary book world – from independent and alternative publishers to editors, booksellers, readers and libraries – focusing on topical debates. In the final part, digital technologies take centre stage as eBook regimes and mass-digitisation projects are examined for what they reveal about information power and access in the twenty-first century. This book provides a fascinating and informative introduction for students of all levels in publishing studies, book history, literature and English, media, communication and cultural studies, cultural sociology, librarianship and archival studies and digital humanities.

Contemplative Pedagogies for Transformative Teaching, Learning, and Being

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ISBN 10 : 9781641137829
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Download or read book Contemplative Pedagogies for Transformative Teaching, Learning, and Being written by Jing Lin and published by IAP. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In our current systems of education, there is a trend toward compartmentalizing knowledge, standardizing assessments of learning, and focusing primarily on quantifiable and positivist forms of inquiry. Contemplative inquiry, on the other hand, takes us on a transformative pathway toward wisdom, morality, integrity, equanimity, and joy (Zajonc, 2009). These holistic learning practices are needed as a counterbalance to the over-emphasis on positivism that we see today. In addition to learning quantifiable information, we also need to learn to be calmer, wiser, kinder, and happier. This book aims to find and share various pathways leading to these ends. This book will describe educational endeavors in various settings that use contemplative pedagogies to enable students to achieve deep learning, peace, tranquility, equanimity, and wisdom to gain new understanding about self and life, and to grow holistically. Embodiment is a central concept in this book. We hope to highlight strategies for exploring internal wisdoms through engaging ourselves beyond simply the rational mind. Contemplative pedagogies such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, dance, arts, poetry, reflective writing and movements, can help students embody what they learn by integrating their body, heart, mind, and spirit.

Detective Book Club Selections

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Download or read book Detective Book Club Selections written by Detective Book Club, New York and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Stolen Lives

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ISBN 10 : 0786868619
Pages : 293 pages
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Download or read book Stolen Lives written by Malika Oufkir and published by Miramax Books. This book was released on 2001-06-01 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The daughter of a former aide to the king of Morocco, who was executed after a failed assassination attempt on the ruler, describes how she, her five siblings, and her mother were imprisoned in a desert penal colony for twenty years.

The Passage of Love

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ISBN 10 : 9781760639839
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Download or read book The Passage of Love written by Alex Miller and published by Allen & Unwin. This book was released on 2017-10-25 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thoughtful autobiographical work by an award-winning Australian novelist...traces themes of art and commitment through Crofts' relationships with three women. Miller pulls back from the narrative several times in interludes that return to the first person of the much older man and highlight how memory has many layers. A rich addition to the growing shelf of autofiction from a seasoned storyteller.' Kirkus, starred review Sitting in a New York park, an old man holds a book and tries to accept that his contribution to the future is over. Instead, he remembers a youthful yearning for open horizons, for Australia, a yearning he now knows inspired his life as a writer. Instinctively he picks up his pen and starts at the beginning... At twenty-one years, Robert Crofts leaves his broken dreams in Far North Queensland, finally stopping in Melbourne almost destitute. It's there he begins to understand how books and writing might be the saving of him. They will be how he leaves his mark on the world. He also begins to understand how many obstacles there will be to thwart his ambition. When Robert is introduced to Lena Soren, beautiful, rich and educated, his life takes a very different path. But in the intimacy of their connection lies an unknowability that both torments and tantalises as Robert and Lena long for something that neither can provide for the other. In a rich blend of thoughtful and beautifully observed writing, the lives of a husband and wife are laid bare in their passionate struggle to engage with their individual creativity. Alex Miller is magnificent in this most personal of all novels filled with rare wisdom and incisive observation. Praise for Coal Creek: 'a fine achievement' - Sydney Morning Herald 'a story that will linger in your mind' - Good Reading magazine 'The intelligence of the author haunts the novel, like an atmosphere.' - Australian Book Review

Time

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Download or read book Time written by Briton Hadden and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Prison Libraries

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010538190
Pages : 45 pages
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Download or read book Prison Libraries written by Richard F. Watson and published by . This book was released on 1951 with total page 45 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: