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ONBC's Next Read -- Patti Smith's Devotion

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:49 pm
by fireflydances
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Our read for early Fall will be Patti Smith's Devotion. A small book that can be read over a day or savored over several weeks, Devotion explores why the writer is driven to write, and how inspiration grows out of life experience. We will accompany Patti on a trip to Paris, a day trip to Sète, a French city on the Mediterranean, and Albert Camus' home in Lourmarin, Provence.

And something new. This time a good portion of the book is dedicated to a short story about obsession, begun by Patti on her trip to Sète and richly illuminated by those fleeting sparks of inspiration that come at writers unexpectedly. A great opportunity to sit with a writer as she creates.

Tidbits will begin on Monday, September 24th.

Please note: the paperback version of Devotion, which will be released September 4th, is 120 pages, approximately twenty pages longer than the hard cover. The ever-committed Fireflydances has ordered this new edition and will provide updates on any differences she finds between the two. The paperback also costs less.

ONBC's Next Read -- Patti Smith's Devotion

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 pm
by SnoopyDances
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Always excited for a new book discussion! :giddy:

I doubt the paperback version is any different from the hardback. Probably just a different page size and typeset. :bigwink:

ONBC's Next Read -- Patti Smith's Devotion

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:27 pm
by SnoopyDances
:loveshower: Tidbits begin tomorrow!

Has everyone had a chance to find a copy of the book? I found a copy at my library. :noodlemantra: It's a quick read and interesting read.

Fireflydances and I are planning 10 tidbits about Patti's thought process, the places she travels, the story she writes, and more! Tidbits will begin Sept. 24 and run every other day. :ONBC:

Then it's on to the questions. :reader:

We'll wrap up by the end of October before everyone gets buried with the holidays. :santajump:

You don't need to read the book to enjoy the tidbits and join the discussion. :zoner:

ONBC's Next Read -- Patti Smith's Devotion

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:51 pm
by Theresa
I got my copy from Amazon...it arrived today. Time to get reading!

ONBC's Next Read -- Patti Smith's Devotion

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:57 am
by SnoopyDances
Theresa wrote:I got my copy from Amazon...it arrived today. Time to get reading!

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