authors en 2013 Rensselaerville Festival of Writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="">Rensselaerville Festival of Writers</a> gets underway on Thursday, August 15 and runs through the 18th in several venues throughout the idyllic Helderberg hamlet of Rensselaerville, NY. Readings, workshops, and receptions feature local and regional writers as well as nationally known professionals including: Joan Walsh, Lizz Winstead, Peter Trachtenberg, Paul La Farge, David Rees, John Bowe, Sara J. Henry and Sarah Van Arsdale.</p><p>This summer marks the fourth Rensselaerville Festival of Writers. Festival proceeds benefit the historic Rensselaerville Library. Joining us are festival organizers: Marilyn Olivia and Janet Botaish.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71340 at 2013 Rensselaerville Festival of Writers Jill Lepore - "The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death" <p>We speak with renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, about her book, <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307592995">The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death</a></em><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307592995" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" />.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:36:08 +0000 Joe Donahue 41377 at Jill Lepore - "The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death" The Book Show #1247 - Paul Theroux <p>Paul Theroux&#39;s <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0547746504">The Lower River</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0547746504" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>, is the story of Ellis Hock, also a former Peace Corps volunteer. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:30:22 +0000 Joe Donahue 40797 at The Book Show #1247 - Paul Theroux The Book Show #1246 - Anthony Swofford <p>The 2005 publication of <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0743287215">Jarhead: A Marine&#39;s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0743287215" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em> changed author and former sniper Anthony Swofford&rsquo;s life. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:40:55 +0000 Joe Donahue 40796 at The Book Show #1246 - Anthony Swofford The Book Show #1245 - Richard Ford <p>Richard Ford is one of America&rsquo;s most highly revered writers. His book, <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0679735186">Independence Day</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0679735186" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>, was the first to receive both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:46:26 +0000 Joe Donahue 39789 at The Book Show #1245 - Richard Ford The Book Show #1244 - Lauren Groff <p>In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Tue, 22 May 2012 20:04:57 +0000 Joe Donahue 39535 at The Book Show #1244 - Lauren Groff Lizz Free Or Die: Essays <p>We welcome <a href="">Lizz Winstead</a> and speak with her about her book, <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594487022">Lizz Free or Die: Essays</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594487022" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:49:29 +0000 Joe Donahue 39016 at Lizz Free Or Die: Essays The Book Show #1242 - Jamie M. Saul <p>Jamie Saul has written for various magazines including <em>People</em> and <em>Playboy</em>. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. Following his debut novel, <em>Light of Day</em>, author Jamie Saul now explores the intricate relationships between friends and siblings, husbands and wives. Tue, 08 May 2012 19:03:28 +0000 Joe Donahue 38542 at The Book Show #1242 - Jamie M. Saul No Harm and Other Stories <p>We welcome Gary McLouth and speak with him about his book, <a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1614680469">Do No Harm and Other Stories</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1614680469" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" />.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 13:54:37 +0000 Joe Donahue 38416 at