What version of Frankenstein should I read?
What version of Frankenstein should I read?

Director of Programs Leah Nahmias comments on the versions of the novel we'll be using for One State / One Story: Frankenstein.

September 26, 2017
Five Books: Rule Britannia!

This month, let’s take a look at some Novel Conversations selections set “across the pond,” in Britain. JANE EYRE – Charlotte Bronte’s novel opens with Jane’s childhood, spent in the home of a coldhearted relative, followed by a Spartan orphanage. Her life changes when she comes of age and takes …

September 30, 2014
Five Books: Minority Views

Hispanic Heritage Month is coming up soon (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), and Novel Conversations is pleased to offer books related to this cultural strand, along with others in the American tapestry. For example: THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET – In this series of vignettes, Sandra Cisneros presents Esperanza Cordero, …

August 28, 2014
Five Books: Enduring Classics

The Novel Conversations collection includes a number of books that have earned the title of “classics” and yet are still being read and discussed decades after they were written. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – Jane Austen’s most famous novel revolves around money, class, romance and the battle of the sexes. With …

July 24, 2014
Five Books: Lives of the Famous and Notorious

Continuing our series on books from the Novel Conversations collection, this month we have Five Books about famous people. Our readers enjoy biographies and memoirs, as well as fiction, and all of these legendary figures have intriguing life stories. CLEOPATRA: A LIFE – This Queen of Egypt is surely one …

June 25, 2014
Five Books: Light Reading

The Five Books for this month are all light reading, but only in actual weight. Put together, as in this photo, they barely equal the size of a larger book in the Novel Conversations collection. Yet they offer substantial, if short, reading experiences. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – The …

May 27, 2014
Five Books: A Girl Grows Up

Many of the books in the Novel Conversations collection share a common theme – the experience of growing up. This month, we look at coming of age for girls, whether near or far in time and place. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter – Published in 1909 and …

April 21, 2014
Five Books: An Indiana Odyssey

This month, we continue our series of selections from the Novel Conversations collection with a look at some books about Hoosiers and the Hoosier State. Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana, edited by Tom Watson & Jim McGarrah – This anthology of short pieces is a 185-page search for …

March 3, 2014