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Book 16: Alejandro Zambra’s ‘The Private Lives of Trees’

This week, Football Book Club is reading The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra. And we’re posting about The Dirty Dust by Máirtín Ó Cadhain — and  How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis and River House by Sally Keith and who knows what else because it’s the playoffs, most of our teams are done for the […]

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Book 15: Mairtin O Cadhain’s ‘The Dirty Dust’

This week, Football Book Club is reading The Dirty Dust by Máirtín Ó Cadhain — and getting caught up after the holidays with posts about everything from How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis to River House by Sally Keith. The Dirty Dust — all the characters of which are dead in their graves — has finally been translated into […]

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Book 12: Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’

This week, Football Book Club is reading Richard McGuire’s Here and posting about Ray Russell’s The Case Against Satan — and Carmen Giménez Smith’s Milk and Filth, and maybe even Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. We are all somewhat behind schedule, it would seem. Here — a graphic novel about time, place, and events that occur over […]

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Coming Home Again: On Books, Travel, Life, More Books, and the Green Bay Packers

By Rob Casper I feel like I need to write my fellow FBC folk an apology note. I did not mean to be absent; in fact, over the course of the first few weeks I realized how invaluable reading you and writing to you could be. But then my life overwhelmed me: five trips in […]

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Book 7: Louisa Hall’s ‘Speak’

This week, Football Book Club is excited to be reading Louisa Hall’s novel Speak — and even more excited to be weighing in on Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. For those of you keeping score at home: Will we be watching the NFL? No. Are we happy about this state of affairs? No. Would it be nice if […]

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Funny as Hell: On Hyperbole and a Half

By Ryan Joe I was thrilled to read Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half because finally, finally, I found out where all those memes are coming from. Though I go through a lot of comics, I rarely do so online. It’s hard for me to read for pleasure through a screen. Of course, I use […]

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Book 6: Maggie Nelson’s ‘The Argonauts’

This week, Football Book Club will be reading Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, discussing Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half, still not watching the NFL, and certainly not talking — or even thinking — about the Bears’ two-game win streak. The Argonauts — which has been dubbed a genre-bending memoir, a work of authotheory, and autobiographical criticism  […]

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