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The Rumpus Book Club Discussion with Poe Ballantine

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Poe Ballantine about Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, his nonfiction book about the unsolved murder of his neighbor that is as much a memoir about his family and their small town as it is a true-crime story. ...more

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White Girls

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This month, in The Rumpus Book Club, we’re reading White Girls, by Hilton Als, his first book in fourteen years.

The book is being released November 12 by McSweeney’s but we’re sending the book out a month early, as we always do.

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“The Sickest, Most Controversial Book of Summer 2013…”

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according to Cosmopolitan won’t officially be out until July 2, but as it’s our pick for The Rumpus Book Club this month, members are already reading it. The book is Alissa Nutting’s Tampa, and Cosmo editor Jessica Knoll interviewed the author about, among other things, what pushed her to write a book about “beautiful, married, 26-year-old middle school teacher Celeste Price [who] unapologetically chronicles her seduction of one of her 14-year-old students.”

Sound like a book you’d like to read?

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The Rumpus Book Clubs Present: Summer Reading!

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Looking for some awesome new books to read this summer? The Rumpus Book Clubs have some great new fiction, non-fiction and poetry selections lined up for members over the next three months. No matter the weather, beachy warmth to, well, whatever you call the middle of the year in San Francisco, and everything in between, here’s what you’ll have a chance to read if you’re a member of the Rumpus Book Club or the Rumpus Poetry Book Club.

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What Others Are Saying About What We’re Reading: A Book Clubs Update

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Rumpus Book Club and Poetry Book Club members have one great advantage over readers everywhere else: you get to read new work before anyone else (except some reviewers) gets to. (You can join at any time.) You get to talk about those books with a host of online members all during the month (around 350 between the two clubs) and best of all, chat with the authors online at the end of the month.

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