battenkill books

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Girl from Venice by Martin Smith Cruz

 The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart

Brief mentions of the following young readers editions:

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

   This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Little Nothing by Marisa Silver
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Anna Brones
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
The Poet’s Dog by Patricia Maclachlan
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

  

This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It by Larry Olmsted
Bogs & Fens: A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada by Ronald B. Davis
Invisible Kingdom by Rob Ryan
My Favorite Pets (by Gus W. for Mrs. Smolinski’s Class) by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Harry Bliss
Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

  The Maurice Sendak Fellowship is a residency program that supports artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers a four-week retreat for artists to live and work at Scotch Hill Farm in Cambridge, New York.

Battenkill Books is Cambridge will be presenting an exciting panel discussion with the 2016 Sendak Fellows: Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales that Joe Donahue will moderate.

This year’s fellows are Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales.

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond
8: An Animal Alphabet by Elisha Copper

Event: Sendak Fellows Panel - 6/2, 7 pm - Yuyi Morales, Elisha Cooper and Jenni Desmond

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Lie in Wait by Eric Rickstad – Author visit and book club discussion on Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 pm
The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm by Imen McDonnell
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan
Spot, the Cat by Henri Cole
Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Other Upcoming Events:
Author Event: No Experience Necessary: The Redemption of a Bohemian Zero with Jim Gedney Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm
Plant identification workshops for kids coming in April and May with local mushroom expert Sue Van Hook

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner
Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter Kick
The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Potzsch
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
The Only Child by Guojing
Two upcoming author events at Battenkill Books:
Live to Air with Jeffrey Diamond - Thursday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune with W. B. Belcher, Thursday, January 28th at 7 p.m.

     This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
The Lake House by Kate Morton
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

   This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

  We learned this morning that one of our first Book Picks independent booksellers and friend, Scott Meyer of Merritt Books, passed away after a long fight with cancer. Before we share this week's Book Picks - we remember Scott and send his family and friends our condolences.

 This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Hand that Feeds You by A. J. Rich
Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Lee Anthony White

    

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Reagan: A Life by H. W. Brands
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey by Wendy Trusler and Carol Levine
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy

  

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment by Scott Carney
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook: Simple, Wholesome Dishes from America's Best Dairy Farms
National Geographic’s Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson 

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Black River by Sarah Hulse
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner [Curiosity Forum talk: The Underground Railroad Revisited, 2/15, 4 pm, Hubbard Hall]
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley

   This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson
Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Blizzard by John Rocco

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with the members of the Annex Security Team
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Animalium by Jenny Broom, illustrated by Katie Scott
Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer by Michael Kovarik (Event: 9/26/14)
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz (Event: 10/7/14)

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.

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear
A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel by James Howard Kunstler (Event 9/12/14)
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alistair Bonnett
Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black by Chris Tomlinson
Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Conversion by Katherine Howe
Anna & Solomon by Elaine Snyder and illustrated by Harry Bliss (Event 7/31/14)

    

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
Letters of Note by Compiled by Shaun Usher
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption by Joe Layden
Swim That Rock by John Rocci and Jay Primiano
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Frog Music by Emma Donahue
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, translated by Eric Selland
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
Lily by Marcia Reiss - Event – 4/13/14, 4 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City by Bill Morgan - Event – 5/1/14 – 7 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
A Simpler Way of Life: Old Farmhouses of New York & New England by William Morgan, photographs by Trevor Tondro
The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook from the editors at Good Housekeeping
Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Please Bring Balloons by Lindsay Ward

  Julia Spencer-Fleming discusses her long-awaited next book, Through the Evil Days – a Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery — the mystery series set in Washington County!

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.

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.

Julia Spencer-Fleming be at Battenkill Books tonight.

    No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs like New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz.

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: The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story.

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 will be signing and reading from the new book tonight at 7PM at Battenkill Books in Cambridge.

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
The Gamal by Ciaran Collins
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Shakespeare Saved My Life: 10 Years in Solitary with the Bard Laura Bates
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by HW Brands
Mud Season: How One Woman’s Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, & Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity after Another by Ellen Stimson - EVENT 10/18/13, 7 PM
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner

    Author Ben Hewitt’s new book is: Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World. When Hewitt met Erik Gillard, he was amazed.

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.

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 Battenkill Books in Cambridge, New York.

  Connie Brooks from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY is in Studio A this week with a list of great titles.

List after the break. 

Connie Brook from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY joins us with this week's list.