Exciting news for 88.9 and 89.1 listeners, the first Morning Edition book club launched with host David Greene interviewing bestselling author and honorary "curator" Ann Patchett about her first selection for the club. Join the show and millions of readers around the country in reading the book pick, which the selected author, Patchett and Greene will discuss on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015. Listeners are invited to engage with each other and the author on social media, particularly on Twitter via @morningedition and on the show's Facebook page.
The first pick: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, a book by Hector Tobar that Ann Patchett says is "a riveting story" that tackles "all of the big issues of life." Tune in for the book discussion with Patchett and Tobar on Jan. 20 and share thoughts via @morningedition and #morningreads on Twitter. There will also be discussion on the show's Facebook page.
Over the next few weeks, you can send us your questions for Tobar. Submit your questions on the Morning Edition Facebook page or tweet them using the hashtag #MorningReads. When our club meets next month, your question might be read on air!