Critic’s Choice-Elaine Newton 2017-18 Lecture Series Announced

Here it is! This is what you’ve been waiting for! Elaine’s chosen the six books for the lectures for the upcoming season. Enjoy!

Great American Novel

The Nix

Author

Nathan Hill ( Michael Lionstar)

“The Nix” by Nathan Hill will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10 am. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 am. Published by Knopf.

Author Nathan Hill will join Elaine on-stage both mornings.

Jessica Shattuck

The Women In The Castle

“The Women In The Castle” by Jessica Shattuck , will be on Thursday,  January 4, 2018, 10 am.  Also Saturday, January 6, 10 am. Published by William Morrow.

Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad

 

” The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead, will be on Thursday, January 25, 10 am. Also Saturday, January 27, 10 am. Published by Doubleday.

Amor Towles

A Gentleman In Moscow

 

 

Author

Amor Towles

” A Gentleman In Moscow” by Amor Towles,  will be on Thursday, February 15, 10 am. Also on Saturday, February 17, 10am. Published by Viking.

Author Amor Towles will be on-stage with Elaine both mornings. What a treat we are in for. I’m so excited about this one. I have been a huge advocate for this title, as many of you already know,  for a year now!

Ann Patchett

Commonwealth

“Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett, will be on Thursday, March 8, 10 am. Also Saturday, March 10, 10 am. Published by Harper Collins.

Elizabeth Strout

Anything Is Possible

Last but certainly not least is “Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout. Thursday, April 12, 10 am. And Saturday, April 14, 10 am. Published by Random House.

Even though the single tickets for the lectures will not go on sale until July, you can pour over this list right now.

Elaine had a hard time narrowing down the list to only six titles this year. She hated passing up ” The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See,  “An American War” by Omar El Akkad, and “News of The World” by Paulette Jiles.

So mark your calendars, get set, and begin reading if you haven’t already!

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6 thoughts on “Critic’s Choice-Elaine Newton 2017-18 Lecture Series Announced

  1. Good line-up! Amor Towles was at one of the Book Expo sessions and shared something funny. His family was talking about new year’s resolutions and his daughter (not sure how old) said to him, “At your age, Dad, shouldn’t you be more focused on your bucket list?” He seemed to take it in stride.

    Glad you liked Nancy Stetson’s article, which I haven’t seen yet. She does one every year. I hope she didn’t talk to Elaine — that would stink if she didn’t give credit to her committee.

    Have a good week-end. See you soon!

    On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Maurice on Books wrote:

    > lomaurice posted: “Here it is! This is what you’ve been waiting for! > Elaine’s chosen the six books for the lectures for the upcoming season. > Enjoy! “The Nix” by Nathan Hill will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10 > am. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 am. Autho” >

  2. I’m so glad you got to meet Amor. I can’t wait to meet him. Nancy did email with Elaine. See you next week.

  3. What is the venue? How does one subscribe?

    On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Maurice on Books wrote:

    > lomaurice posted: “Here it is! This is what you’ve been waiting for! > Elaine’s chosen the six books for the lectures for the upcoming season. > Enjoy! “The Nix” by Nathan Hill will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10 > am. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 am. Autho” >

    • This the seasonal lecture series at Artis-Naples. You can go to the website using Critic’s Choice and Elaine Newton. Takes you to the site.

  4. Very excited she’s starting to line up more than one author per season. Also, I’ve already read each and every one of these books and with one exception they’re fabulous. I’d have to place Women in the Castle in last place, Gentleman in Moscow in first. I really wanted Lincoln in the Bardo, Homegoing, or News of the World! So many books, so little time!

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