author en "Anna and Solomon” At Battenkill Books <p>The Sendak Fellowship was established in 2010 as a residency program for artists who tell stories with illustration. The fellowship offers the time for artists to explore their craft outside the limitations of everyday life and in the relative isolation of a rural setting. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:12:48 +0000 Joe Donahue 95816 at "Anna and Solomon” At Battenkill Books The Book Show #1357 - Joanna Rakoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moved to New York City and took a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She was tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail.</p><p>Her memoir of that time is called: <em>My Salinger Year</em>.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95080 at The Book Show #1357 - Joanna Rakoff Paul Doiron's "The Bone Orchard" <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bestselling author <a href="">Paul Doiron</a> is the editor in chief of <em>Down East: The Magazine of Maine</em>. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University and holds an MFA from Emerson College. His first book, <em>The Poacher's Son</em>, is the winner of the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony awards. His latest book is <em>The Bone Orchard</em>.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94981 at Paul Doiron's "The Bone Orchard" Final Novel In Deborah Harkness' "All Souls Trilogy" <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Deborah Harkness</a> is a scholar and writer specializing in the history of science and medicine. She has received numerous awards, including Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships. Currently a professor of history at the University of Southern California, she is the author of the New York Times bestselling <em>All Souls Trilogy</em>, and the final book in that trilogy, <em>The Book of Life</em>, is out today.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94880 at Final Novel In Deborah Harkness' "All Souls Trilogy" "One Plus One" by Jojo Moyes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted stateside, she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation, <em>Me Before You</em>.</p><p>Now, with <em>One Plus One</em>, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story. <em>One Plus One</em> tells the tale of Jess Thomas, a single mother and housecleaner in a southern England seaside town, and the thrown-together relationship she develops with one of her clients, the wealthy, hopelessly geeky Ed Nicholls.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94243 at "One Plus One" by Jojo Moyes Shirley Jackson Day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It is Shirley Jackson Day – commemorating the day her famous story, "The Lottery," was published in <em>The New Yorker</em>. We welcome <a href="">Susan Scarf Merrell</a> whose new novel is <em>Shirley</em> - a psychological thriller set at Bennington College in the 1960s.</p><p>A young woman who moves with her professor husband into the home of novelist Shirley Jackson and Jackson’s husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, narrate the book. She uncovers a chilling connection between the celebrated couple and the disappearance of a young co-ed on campus years before.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93511 at Shirley Jackson Day "The Preservationist" By Justin Kramon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Justin Kramon</a> is a Philadelphia-based writer whose first novel was <em>Finny</em> and who’s latest is <em>The Preservationist</em>. The popular novel is about a thrilling love triangle that takes place between three college students.</p><p><em>The Preservationist</em> stars Julia, a damaged young woman who finds herself in the sights of two men, one a fellow college student, the other older and an employee of a restaurant she frequents. So, the big question – which one is the psycho.</p><p>Kramon has also taught at several universities, including Haverford and Arcadia.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93411 at "The Preservationist" By Justin Kramon Neil Gaiman - "The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains" Event At Carnegie Hall 6/27 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>The Truth is a Cave in The Black Mountains</em> is a four-color edition of <a href="">Neil Gaiman’s</a> award-winning novelette, illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell. It tells a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Friday, Carnegie Hall will present a synchronized multimedia storytelling event with Neil Gaiman reading <em>The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains</em> with projected illustrations from the book and a live underscore by the <a href="">FourPlay String Quartet</a>. The event was originally commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for its GRAPHIC Festival.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93209 at Neil Gaiman - "The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains" Event At Carnegie Hall 6/27 "Casebook: A Novel" By Mona Simpson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Mona Simpson</a> is the acclaimed and award-winning author of <em>Anywhere But Here</em> and <em>My Hollywood</em>.</p><p>Miles Adler-Hart starts eavesdropping to find out what his mother is planning for his life. When he learns instead that his parents are separating, his investigation deepens, and he enlists his best friend, Hector, to help. Both boys are in thrall to Miles’s unsuspecting mother, Irene, who is “pretty for a mathematician.” They rifle through her dresser drawers, bug her telephone lines, and strip-mine her computer, only to find that all clues lead them to her bedroom, and put them on the trail of a mysterious stranger from Washington, D.C.</p><p>Their amateur detective work starts innocently but quickly takes them to the far reaches of adult privacy as they acquire knowledge that will affect the family’s well-being, prosperity, and sanity.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92135 at "Casebook: A Novel" By Mona Simpson Garrison Keillor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, <a href="">Garrison Keillor</a> set out to become a professional writer. And so he has done - a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet.</p><p>Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. <em>The Keillor Reader</em> also presents pieces never before published.</p><p>Garrison Keillor is the founder and host of <em>A Prairie Home Companion</em>, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.</p><p>He has a <a href="">trio of events</a> in our region over the next few days - in the meantime, welcome Garrison Keillor to The Roundtable.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90856 at Garrison Keillor