A Mississippi school district removed "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the 8th grade curriculum. The novel is included on the Library of Congress "Books that Shaped America" list along with other controversial titles. This is why so many of America's greatest novels have been banned.
Jamie Ford, the best-selling author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," shares the true tale behind his new novel, "Love and Other Consolation Prizes," a historical romance based on the story of an orphan who was "raffled" as a prize at 1909 Seattle world's fair. Ford appeared in Sacramento on Sept. 13, 2017, as the guest author at The Sacramento Bee Book Club.
Mystery author Sue Grafton spoke to the Sacramento Bee Book Club on March 17, 2016 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. She shared details about the two final installments of her popular “Alphabet Mysteries.” She started the series, starring P.I. Kinsey Millhone, in 1982 with “A Is For Alibi.”
The best-selling novelist discussed her new book, "Brush Back," at the Aug. 6 Bee Book Club at the Sacramento Public Library. Before addressing a large audience, she shared some insight about her next book. Video by Allen Pierleoni and Jeanne Kuang
New York Times best-selling author James Rollins appeared at Sacramento Bee Book Club on July 16. Among the topics he discussed was "Blood Infernal," the conclusion of his "Order of the Sanguines" trilogy (with Rebecca Cantrell). Video by Allen Pierleoni, The Sacramento Bee