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Constance Alexander: As social distancing drags on, book club thrives in the company of busy women

Sex, religion, race, money, men, marriage, kids, murder, politics, abuse, abandonment, addiction, romance, and real-life are just some of the topics my book group tackles each month. If the reading selection does not address those issues, no problem. Fueled by words, wine, an array of sweet snacks and some chocolate, we manage to discuss the book at hand, while also touching on current events at home,...

Fayette County’s Manny Caulk kicks off superintendent’s book club with ‘Smartest Kids’

Fayette County Public School Superintendent Manny Caulk has launched a book club to help make education the center of public discourse, engage the community in critical conversations, and support development of a community of readers. It starts with “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way” by Amanda Ripley, a former Time Magazine reporter who chronicled the experiences of three...

Azur Book Club is ‘not your grandmother’s book club,’ but it is Bernie Lovely’s – finally

  The Azur book club, for employees of Azur Food Group, meets once a month, after-hours. The club was the brainchild of Bernie Lovely (in purple hat), a former college professor and now attorney and part-owner of Azur Food Group. (Photos provided) By Judy Clabes and Jonathan Coffman Bernie Lovely has traveled a circuitous career path that took him from college literature major to university teaching,...