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The Radio Bristol Book Club

January 28 – December 23, 2021
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The Birthplace of Country Music and the Bristol Public Library are coming together each month to celebrate and explore the wonderful world of literature. Join us for the Radio Bristol Book Club, a program airing the 4th Thursday of every month at 11am. Your hosts Rene Rodgers and Tonia Kestner, along with two volunteer readers, will dig deep into the feelings and questions raised by one selected book each month.

Each month after reading the book, tune in to the book club discussion via Radio Bristol 100.1 FM, Radio Bristol online, or the NEW Radio Bristol App. You can also send us any of your book questions viainfo@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.The discussions are always lively and interesting, and we sometimes even get the chance to chat to the author afterwards! More details available here.

Read along with us each month starting in January 2021! Here’s the list of upcoming books:

MARCH 25, 2021
Where the Dead Sit Talking
by Brandon Hobson


APRIL 22, 2021
Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition
by Lyn Ford

MAY 27, 2021
Trampoline
by Robert Gipe

JUNE 24, 2021
Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
by Charlie Louvin

JULY 22, 2021
Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachia
by Sharyn McCrumb

AUGUST 26, 2021
Weaver's Daughter
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
The Carter Family: Don't Forget this Song
by David Lasky and Frank M. Young

OCTOBER 28, 2021
The Moon-Eyed People: Folk Tales from Welsh America
by Peter Stevenson

NOVEMBER 18, 2021
Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired “Stagolee,” “John Henry,” and Other Traditional American Folk Songs
by Richard Polenberg

DECEMBER 23, 2021
Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann

ABOUT THE RADIO BRISTOL BOOK CLUB
Readers from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and the Bristol Public Library come together to explore books inspired by the music and cultural heritage of our region in this program that airs on WBCM Radio Bristol every fourth Thursday of the month. (Please note that the Radio Bristol Book Club dates in November and December might be earlier due to Thanksgiving and Christmas.)