Congratulations on founding a nonfiction book club in Dover.
Several months ago, I tried to interest the Portsmouth Book Club in my
book, "Violence, Veils and Bloodlines - Reporting from War Zones." But I was
stymied by the Portsmouth club's primary interest in fiction.
In recent weeks, I've spoken to 18 members of a book club in Laconia, to
90 members of the Elder Education Enrichment organization in Burlington, Vt.,
and to 80 members of the Old Guard men's club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. I've also
been interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio, and on public radio stations
in Miami and San Francisco, in addition to speaking at numerous libraries,
bookstores and on other radio stations throughout New England. New Hampshire
Public Radio thought so highly of the program that it rebroadcast the full
hour, which it seldom does.
If your club decides to read my book, I would be available for a
discussion, to be praised, pilloried or merely questioned. This would be an
opportunity that members would enjoy but won't often have.
For almost ten years, I was the correspondent in Jerusalem (the Middle
East) and London (Europe) for the Atlanta-based Cox Newspapers group, which
had 18 newspapers, including "The Atlanta Journal and Constitution."
"Violence, Veils and Bloodlines..." concerns tribal behavior from
Northern Ireland across Europe, North and East Africa, the Middle East and
Central Asia to Afghanistan and Pakistan. My book reveals how and why
conflicts are rooted in ethnicity, religion, language, culture, land and
My book, which is almost entirely primary source material based on the
kind of reporting that has almost vanished, is especially timely given all
that is happening now in North Africa and the Middle East. The roots of those
upheavals are in my book.
If you wish to get a taste of my book, you may go to
www.louisjsalome,com. There, you will find reviews, excerpts, photos and maps
and places where I have spoken.
My book can be found on Kindle and on Amazon as well as at the
publisher's website, McFarlandpub.com. It is also available at RiverRun
Bookstore in downtown Portsmouth, and I can provide copies as well. If you
would like to preview a copy, please let me know.
I live at 142 Spinnaker Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801. My home phone is
[masked]-0218. My cell is[masked]-5358.
I'll be in town until Saturday and will return on Jan. 1.
Thanks for your time and attention, and enjoy the holidays, Lou
"Larry Pilla" <[address removed]>To:
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
[bookclub-1275] New Non-Fiction Book Group in
I've been an on-again,
off-again Portsmouth Book Club member for a couple of years now. Mostly
I read non-fiction, though so I decided to start another group devoted
solely to non-fiction reading.
Brave Boat Book
Club meets in Dover, NH every last Wednesday of the month (so
it won't interfere with the Portsmouth group's
Our first meeting is on
Wed, January 25th and I invite you all to join us.
We look forward
to seeing you!
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