Katie Britton

Hear Me Roar!

Greetings and salutations, WAMC Land. It’s the time of year that we groan when we see the white stuff falling from the skies, the negative temperatures make us feel like 20° is a day in Hawai’i, and nothing is better than hunkering down in the house with a cup of tea. Well, we have a great month of specials and events to keep you company and warm you up.

A Celebration of America’s History

February is here and so is our winter Fund Drive. Now is the time to let us know which shows you love and which ones you’re not all that fond of. Whether you call in your pledge or make it on line, we do read every comment that you make as well as take note of your favorite programs. Your comments help us see what you’re most interested in so don’t be shy, take those extra seconds to help us better serve you!

Happy New Year!

Sadly, the twinkle lights are coming down and the menorah is being tucked away until next year, but there is a bright side… we’re back in Met Opera season! The winter season has opened the doors to The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, where we’ll be hearing their Saturday matinee broadcast at 1PM.

Photo by Shanon Fujioka

Two years ago Morgan Rhodes took the world by storm with first novel in her Falling Kingdoms series. Now the third book, Gathering Darkness, has hit the shelves, and Rhodes is not holding back any punches. The new novel has the kingdoms under the iron fist of the King of Blood, and a all of its characters out for vengeance,  as they make a mad dash for the mythical Kindred. But with everyone fighting each other, who can you trust?

In Katherine Howe’s historical fiction novel, Conversion, she explores how the 'hysteria' behind the Salem Witch Trials, can happen to modern day teens.  It's an interesting look at how anxiety and stress can affect the ones we love, and how easy it is for parents to place blame as long as it can protect their kids.

Atia Abawi spent five years in Afghanistan as a foreign correspondent, and during that time she immersed herself in the culture and daily life, not only in Kabul, but in the small villages as well. Her debut novel, The Secret Sky, is based on her experiences with the people she met during her work there - and it’s a heart wrenchingly hopeful look at those left behind as the country is ravaged by war.

New York Times Bestselling author Kass Morgan took the world by storm with her dystopian novel The 100. The fans loved it  so much in fact, that the CW made a TV adaptation last fall, and will debut the second season Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9PM.

Now Morgan’s back with the sequel novel, The 100 Day 21, and all 4 of our narrators are back as they try to survive the wilds of an uninhabited Earth and a dying spaceship.

Programming Notes: October 2014

Sep 29, 2014

Trick or Treat!

It seems as though it’s been a short summer. The semi-warm weather has already transitioned to brisk nights and crisp days and the leaves have begun to turn. It’s a wonderful time to explore new places and WAMC will be with you all throughout the beautiful northeast.

In Rachel DeWoskin’s new novel Blind, our 15 year old narrator Emma, must learn how to maneuver through life after losing her sight in a freak accident. The reader is brought into Emma’s world, as she learns to hear colors and textures, read braille, and discovers that she is more than her eyes. The book is brutally honest, delightfully funny, and by the time you get to the last page you want more.

Jandy Nelson’s debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere reduced its readers to tears and captured their minds with its beautiful language. Since then, readers have been eagerly awaiting her new novel, I’ll Give You the Sun - and they won’t be disappointed; it’s just as stunning.