battenkill books http://wamc.org en Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/">Battenkill Books</a> in Cambridge, NY.</p><p>List:<br /><em>Frog Music</em> by Emma Donahue<br /><em>The Wives of Los Alamos</em> by Tarashea Nesbit<br /><em>The Guest Cat</em> by Takashi Hiraide, translated by Eric Selland<br /><em>Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art</em> by&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carl Hoffman<br /><em>Lily</em> by Marcia Reiss - <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/index.php/2014/01/curiosity-forumbook-talk-lily-with-author-marcia-reiss-41314/">Event </a>– 4/13/14, 4 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)<br /><em>The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City</em> by Bill Morgan - <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/index.php/2014/01/curiosity-forumbook-talk-civil-war-sites-in-nyc-with-author-bill-morgan-5114/">Event</a> – 5/1/14 – 7 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)<br /><em>Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems</em> by Paul Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87078 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Battenkill Books Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-19 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">Battenkill Books</a><span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">&nbsp;in Cambridge, NY.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81797 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Battenkill Books Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-18 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of </span><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Battenkill Books</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Cambridge, NY.</span></p><p>List:<br /><em>The Valley of Amazement </em>by Amy Tan<br /><em>Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting </em>edited by Ann Hood<br /><em>Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings</em> by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie<br /><em>A Simpler Way of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York &amp; New England </em>by William Morgan, photographs by Trevor Tondro<br /><em>The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook</em>&nbsp;from the editors at Good Housekeeping<br /><em>Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat</em> by Deborah Krasner<br /><em>Ghost Hawk</em> by Susan Cooper<br /><em>Please Bring Balloons </em>by Lindsay Ward</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80027 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Battenkill Books "Through the Evil Days" By Julia Spencer-Fleming http://wamc.org/post/through-evil-days-julia-spencer-fleming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.juliaspencerfleming.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Julia Spencer-Fleming</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;discusses her long-awaited next book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Through the Evil Days – a Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — the mystery series set in Washington County!</span></p><p>On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs. Currently he’s struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: a week in an ice-fishing cabin. The vestry of St. Alban’s Church has called for the bishop to investigate Clare’s “unpriestly” pregnancy. She has one week to find out if she will be scolded, censured, or suspended from her duties.</p><p>Officer Hadley Knox is having a miserable January as well. Her on-again-off-again lover, Kevin Flynn, has seven days to weigh an offer from the Syracuse Police Department that might take him half a state away. As the days and hours tick by, Russ and Clare fight personal and professional battles they’ve never encountered. In the course of this one tumultuous week the lives of the Millers-Kill residents readers have come to love and cherish change forever.</p><p><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/"><em>Julia Spencer-Fleming be at Battenkill Books tonight.</em></a></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78147 at http://wamc.org "Through the Evil Days" By Julia Spencer-Fleming "The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story" By Jon Katz http://wamc.org/post/second-chance-dog-love-story-jon-katz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs like </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bestselling author</span><a href="http://www.bedlamfarm.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jon Katz</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He has gained great readership with enchanting tales and keen observations of his animal menagerie—the dogs, sheep, chickens, and other residents of Bedlam Farm. Now, Katz is back with his new book: <em>The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story</em>.</p><p>With his signature insight and gift for storytelling, Katz explores the power of second chances for both people and dogs. Jon Katz joins us this morning to celebrate today’s release of the new book he&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">will be signing and reading from the new book tonight at </span>7PM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at </span><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/">Battenkill</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/"> Books</a> in Cambridge.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77581 at http://wamc.org "The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story" By Jon Katz Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-17 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week&#39;s Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/">Battenkill Books</a> in Cambridge, NY.</p><p><strong>List:</strong><br /><em>How the Light Gets</em> In by Louise Penny<br /><em>The Gamal</em> by Ciaran Collins<br /><em>Mr. Penumbra&rsquo;s 24-Hour Bookstore </em>by Robin Sloan<br /><em>Shakespeare Saved My Life: 10 Years in Solitary with the Bard Laura Bates</em><br /><em>The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace</em> by HW Brands<br /><em>Mud Season: How One Woman&rsquo;s Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, &amp; Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity after Another</em> by Ellen Stimson - EVENT 10/18/13, 7 PM<br /><em>Mr. Wuffles</em> by David Wiesner</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75580 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Battenkill Books "Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World" by Ben Hewitt http://wamc.org/post/saved-how-i-quit-worrying-about-money-and-became-richest-guy-world-ben-hewitt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author Ben Hewitt’s new book is: <em>Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World</em>. When Hewitt met Erik Gillard, he was amazed.</p><p>Here was a real-life rebel living happily in small-town Vermont on less than $10,000 per year. Gillard’s no bum. He has a job, a girlfriend, good friends, and strong ties to the community.</p><p>But how he lives his life–and why–launches Hewitt on a quest to understand the true role of money. Hewitt will be speaking at the Curiosity Forum tomorrow night at <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com">Battenkill Books</a> in Cambridge, New York.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67398 at http://wamc.org "Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World" by Ben Hewitt Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connie Brooks from </span><a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Battenkill Books</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Cambridge, NY is in Studio A this week with a list of great titles.</span></p><p><em>List after the break.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60702 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Battenkill Books Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-12 <p>Connie Brook from <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/">Battenkill Books</a> in Cambridge, NY joins us with this week's list.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47058 at http://wamc.org