Book Club Kit: Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
First Published: 2005
5 Copies & Reading Guide

Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrumsof American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. She takes us on a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.

Reading Guide:
RA for All – Includes Discussion Questions

The New York Times – “Assassination Vacation: Dead Presidents” by Bruce Handy
The Washington Post – “Dead Presidents” by Catherine Tumber
The Seattle Times – “Assassination Vacation: Sarah Vowell’s Quirky Road Trip” by Adam Woog

On the Web:
NPR: Talk of the Nation – “Sarah Vowell: Death Takes a Holiday
Salon – Read Vowell’s columns.
The New York Times – Vowell also contributes to the NYT.
C-SPAN – Vowell discusses her book on BookTV.

Want to read more by Sarah Vowell? Try…
The Wordy Shipmates
Unfamiliar Fishes
The Partly Cloudy Patriot

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