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Southern Festival of Books

Women's National Book Association to Launch Reading Group Month

Joan Gelfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joan Gelfand

About a year ago, I caught book group fever. An avid reader, I had never been part of a book group. I listened wistfully to friends' recounting of lively conversations, envying the breadth of titles discussed by readers.

Women Gather to Celebrate Reading in Nashville, Tennessee

Holly Goddard Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Goddard Jones

I'm a southern Kentucky native -- grew up just a few miles away from the Tennessee state line, turned to Nashville in my growing up as the nearest "real" city -- and yet this weekend's Southern Festival of Books was my very first.