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In this episode, Part 1 of Penny’s conversation with John Irving.
This conversation was recorded as part of the 2017 Book Love Foundation Summer Book Club. The 2018 Summer Book Club is coming up soon. Visit the Book Love Foundation web site to learn more.
Season 2 Ep 11 Show notes
This episode is Part 1 of a three-part conversation Penny had recently with John Irving.
From Irving’s web site:
John Irving, the modern American novelist, has written thirteen novels over the course of his prolific career, nine of which have been international bestsellers. The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving’s fourth novel and his first international bestseller.
Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called “an American classic” is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989)—the portrayal of an enduring friendship at the time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the United States.
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What Penny is Reading
If your students like high action fantasy books that connect strongly to character, like the Hunger Games and the Maze Runner, check out The Arc of Scythe series, by Neil Shusterman. Thunderhead, Volume 2, is now available.
Also, The Dorothy Must Die series, by Danielle Paige lets students revisit Oz in a whole new way.
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