Katie Britton

Seth Grahame-Smith - Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Jan 27, 2016

We all know the story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, and the regency era prejudices of the classes in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. We know that Elizabeth is quick tongued, Lady Catherine de Bough is cutting in her opinions of those lesser than her (which is pretty must everyone), and Mr. Wickham is quite devious in his motives. But what if you give Austen’s novel a twist? Say zombies.

Marie Rutkoski - The Winner's Crime

Jan 21, 2016

Marie Rutkoski enthralled readers with the first book in The Winner’s Trilogy, The Winner’s Curse, where she created a world of secrets and lies, juxtaposed with the backdrop of a luxurious upper class that takes delight in war games and the servitude of the lower class and slaves.

The second book in the series, The Winner’s Crime, took us to the palace of the Emperor – where a royal wedding was to take place, and right when the reader thought they knew what was coming, they realized they didn’t – enter cliffhanger. So, now the third book in the series, The Winner’s Kiss, will hit the shelves in March, and we thought we’d catch up with Rutkoski in anticipation of its release.

Rick Yancey - The 5th Wave

Jan 15, 2016

Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave isn’t your usual aliens take over the world, humans fight back, and the survivors come out being smarter, more vigilant, and all around better people than they started book. Instead it looks at how we change when we have to make life or death decisions, and what we’ll do to find our loved ones – even if it means sacrificing the ones who have helped keep us alive.

Andrea Cremer - The Conjurer's Riddle

Jan 6, 2016

In The Inventor’s Secret, Andrea Cremer reinvented history with her steampunk version of America, as if the British had won the Revolutionary War. The novel was dark and twisted, and the setting was an intriguing mix of the industrialized floating city of New York with the wilds of the city’s outskirts.

Marissa Meyer - Winter

Jan 4, 2016

It’s been four years since Marissa Meyer turned the fairytale world upside down with her dystopian sci-fi novel Cinder – the first of The Lunar Chronicles -  where a young girl who is part android, must outwit her evil step mother, help find the cure to a pandemic, and make sure her 'one & only' doesn’t marry the evil queen.

Marisa Reichardt - Underwater

Dec 30, 2015

Many novels have tried to capture the fear and desperation that someone feels when there’s a mass shooting, and they also explore why - because how on earth can we make any sort of sense in such a senseless act of violence. But Marisa Reichardt’s novel Underwater is different. She doesn’t ask why, and she doesn’t focus on the act itself, instead to looks at the aftermath – the emotional toll that it takes on the young survivors, and the people who love them. It’s a novel so moving you’ll be brought to tears, feel the panic tightening in your chest, and sigh in relieve as it passes.

Programming Notes: December 2015

Nov 30, 2015

A time of endings and beginnings

Alright folks, it’s time to take out your twinkle lights, menorahs, and awful (yet hilarious) holiday sweaters, because do we have a month filled with specials to get you into the holiday spirit.

Programming Notes: November 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Stuffed, yet ready for more

Well, WAMC-land, I’ve already been working on my stuffing recipe (carb count be damned!), and I, for one, can’t wait to spend some long overdue time with my family, baking and catching up. Make sure you tune in on Thanksgiving and ‘ThanksFriday’ because we’ll have some great programs to listen to while you’re cooking your tofurky or turduken and heating up those leftovers.

Andrew Moore - Pawpaw

Oct 1, 2015

Pawpaw. No I’m not asking my dog for his paw, it’s a fruit – and a very yummy one at that. If you haven’t heard of the pawpaw, don’t feel bad you’re not alone, and until 5 years ago Andrew Moore hadn’t either. But after his first taste of this tropical North American fruit, he was hooked, and went in search of America’s forgotten fruit.

The pawpaw comes into season in a couple of weeks in the northeast, so keep an eye out for it at your local farmer’s market. 

Programming Notes: October 2015

Sep 29, 2015

A candid conversation about personal finance.

Well, the mums and foliage are giving us that last shock of color before we enter the winter doldrums and what better way to celebrate the turning of the seasons than getting out of our homes to enjoy it. And boy, do I have an event for you to come to – and the best part is that it’s FREE!