Get a second helping of Literary Tastes Breakfast

CHICAGO — Refresh your memories of jokes about Jewish mothers —or give yourself another chance to taste other choice morsels from the Literary Tastes Breakfast by viewing videos of the event  online at the RUSA website or downloading them for your iPod.

Sponsored by HarperCollins, Random House and Penguin Publishing, the Literary Tastes Breakfast brings together librarians and notable authors at ALA’s Annual Conference. Breakfast participants feed their brains and their minds while listening to readings and commentary from outstanding contemporary authors.

Authors invited to present at the breakfast are chosen from recently designated books on The Notable Books List and The Reading List, as well as the Sophie Brody Medal winner. This year’s speakers were Lisa Margonelli (“Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline”),  Jon Clinch (“Finn”), Joyce Antler (“You Never Call, You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother”), Ron Carlson (“Five Skies”), Patrick Rothfuss (“The Name of the Wind”), and Susan Elizabeth Phillips (“Natural Born Charmer”).


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