books http://wamc.org en Area Bookstores Awarded In First Round Of James Patterson's Giveaway http://wamc.org/post/area-bookstores-awarded-first-round-james-pattersons-giveaway <p>Author James Patterson has announced the first round of grants in <a href="http://www.jamespatterson.com/booksellers/#.Uwtnac7eWuJ" target="_blank">his goal of donating $1 million to independent bookstores</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:24:48 +0000 Jim Levulis 84504 at http://wamc.org Area Bookstores Awarded In First Round Of James Patterson's Giveaway Carey Institute To Explore "What If" Of Palin Presidency http://wamc.org/post/carey-institute-explore-what-if-palin-presidency <p>President Obama’s election in 2008 marked a landmark shift in American politics. But what if he had lost? What would life in America be like today, had John McCain and Sarah Palin headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?&nbsp;</p><p>Imagine a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin" target="_blank">Sarah Palin</a> presidency — what kind of a difference —if any — would it have made if the course of history had flowed in a different direction?</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:39:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 83001 at http://wamc.org Carey Institute To Explore "What If" Of Palin Presidency Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and Summer Reading http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-new-york-council-humanities-and-summer-reading <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>.</p><p>It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</p><p>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.summerreadingnys.org/">New York State’s Summer Reading kick-off</a>. Erika Halstead is program officer for the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">NY Council for the Humanities</a>&nbsp;and she joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67013 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and Summer Reading The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family http://wamc.org/post/richer-sex-how-new-majority-female-breadwinners-transforming-sex-love-and-family <p>Liza Mundy joins us to talk about her book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439197717/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1439197717"><em>The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family</em></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1439197717" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1">.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 36305 at http://wamc.org Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith http://wamc.org/post/sword-spirit-shield-faith <p>We welcome Andrew Preston and speak about his book, <em>Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith</em>.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 35796 at http://wamc.org The Roundtable's 2012 Best Of Lists http://wamc.org/post/roundtables-2012-best-lists <p><strong>BOOKS (selected by Joe Donahue)</strong></p><p><strong>FICTION</strong></p><p>1. Gone Girl by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1248-gillian-flynn">Gillian Flynn</a><br>2. This is How You Lose Her by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1266-junot-diaz">Junot Diaz</a><br>3. The Round House by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1272-louise-erdrich">Louise Erdrich</a><br>4. Telegraph Avenue by <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1265-michael-chabon">Michael Chabon</a><br>5. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers</p><p><strong>NON-FICTION</strong></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 54268 at http://wamc.org Timothy Gay - "Assignment to Hell" http://wamc.org/post/timothy-gay-assignment-hell <p>We speak with Timothy Gay about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451236882/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0451236882&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0451236882" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"><em>. </em></em></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 41954 at http://wamc.org Timothy Gay - "Assignment to Hell" Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash http://wamc.org/post/garbology-our-dirty-love-affair-trash <p>We welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Edward Humes and talk about his latest book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583334343/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;link_code=as3&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1583334343">Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash</a></em>.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 37702 at http://wamc.org Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash The Book Show #1251 - Deborah Harkness http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1251-deborah-harkness <p>Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DI7HZ6/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004DI7HZ6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">A Discovery of Witches: A Novel</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B004DI7HZ6" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 42769 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1251 - Deborah Harkness Some of My Best Friends Are Black http://wamc.org/post/some-my-best-friends-are-black <p>We speak with Tanner Colby about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067002371X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=067002371X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=067002371X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:35:27 +0000 Joe Donahue 42856 at http://wamc.org Some of My Best Friends Are Black