Elaine Newton – Critic’s Choice: 2016/2017 Lecture Series

Kent Haruf

Our Souls At Nig

The Association of Small Bombs

The Association of Small Bomb

 Thursday, November 17 and Saturday, November19, 2016: OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf
 Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, December 10, 2016: THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS by Karan Mahajan
Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies

 Thursday, January 12 and Saturday, January 14, 2017: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff ( Lauren Groff will be on stage interacting with Elaine.)

A Little Life

A Little Life

 Thursday, February 16 and Saturday, February 18, 2017: A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

Thursday, March 9 and Saturday, March 11, 2017: THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin ( Melanie Benjamin will be on stage interacting with Elaine.)

Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Thursday, April 6 and Saturday, April 8, 2017: THE NOISE OF TIME by Julian Barnes ( This title was added after the summer list was posted.)

Julian Barnes

The Noise of Time

These are the six amazing books that have made the cut. Elaine asked me go ahead and post this list on my website so you readers can start reading….now.

How lucky are we this year to have two fabulous best-selling authors sharing the stage with Elaine Newton!!! Both Lauren Groff and Melanie Benjamin will be in attendance this year. Very exciting times!


Lauren Groff


Melanie Benjamin


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