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Spring sale: 25% off our newest discussion guides

April 15–21 only

Click on the title below to save 25% off that Bookclub-in-a-Box guide:

· A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
· The Cat’s Table, by Michael Ondaatje
· The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
· Nicole Krauss 2-in-1 guide
(Great House & The History of Love)

· State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
· The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

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WARNING! Do not read The Finkler Question unless…

The Finkler Question is a provocative novel that asks a lot of difficult questions about Jewish identity, but Howard Jacobson balances this out with plenty of biting humour and satire. Is this book for you? Check out our brand-new YouTube video above to find out! (To view it full size, click here.)

Today only, we’re also offering 25% off this Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide! This pop-up sale ends at midnight ET, so act now!

Paperback guide: Now $11.23 ($14.98)
PDF guide: Now $5.23 ($6.98)

What it means to be Jewish, seen through both an insider's and outsider's eyes. Start your discussion with our new guide to The Finkler Question

We’re excited to announce that as of today, the discussion guide for Howard Jacobson’s provocative yet humorous Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Finkler Question is available to buy in print and PDF. Every guide includes:

· Novel Synopsis
· Author Information
· Character Analysis
· Themes, Writing Style & Structure, and Symbols
· Discussion Questions
· Important Quotes from the Novel

With every print version, you will also receive a Bookclub-in-a-Box bookmark and a complementary RAG (Read-Alongside Guide) to aid your discussion.

Click here to buy the guide now! »


Bookclub-in-a-Box's 2011 summer reading selections

Every year, Marilyn Herbert puts together a reading list of the books she’s either already read or is most excited about reading right now, some of which will turn into full Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guides later in the year. (We’ve already started working on Room, which will feature a full-length interview with Emma Donoghue, including material that didn’t make it into our blog post earlier this month!)

So have a look, and please share your thoughts in the comments below. Which of these books would you most like to read with your book club? What other books are you reading right now?

Room (Emma Donoghue)

Emma Donoghue’s latest novel, loosely based on an actual abduction case, tells the story of resilient young Jack and his devoted Ma, who have been held captive in an 11’x11’ room since before Jack was born — he has never seen a real tree, or met another person other than Ma and “Old Nick,” their captor. Room is written from Jack’s point of view, using his own language, letting the reader see the world from his innocent, sheltered, uniquely fresh perspective.

One day, Jack and Ma devise a plan to escape to “Outside” where Ma tells him there are actual people and places like the ones he sees on TV. How and when they escape is a tense piece of storytelling, leading into the equally difficult issue of Ma and Jack’s integration back into the outside world.