Katie Britton

The Roundtable
11:18 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Natasha Solomons - The House at Tyneford

In Natasha Solomons’ novel The House at Tyneford, we’re brought into the Downtown Abbey-esque

upstairs/downstairs world of England at the beginning of World War II. Our main character Elise escapes Nazi occupied Vienna to Tyneford as a parlor maid, and we see the barriers begin to crumble between the floors, and how the small town and house hold struggles to stay afloat.

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The Roundtable
12:05 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Abigail Dodge - Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets

Credit Abby Dodge

There’s just something about having that perfect single serving of sweet goodness in a neat package, like a cupcake. But if you’re sick of the same old cupcakes and cookies, and want to add some spice to your desserts, we have the perfect cookbook for you. Abigail Johnson Dodge has created some delectable recipes for her book Mini Treats & Hand-held Sweets.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Jack Bishop - The Science of Good Cooking

In the past decade a resurgence has occurred in the family home, as more people have become foodies and broadened their palates as they experiment with newly available ingredients. Jack Bishop is the editorial  director of America’s Test Kitchen, and has helped put together everything we’ve wanted to know about The Science of Good Cooking to make sure those newly tweaked recipes are up to snuff. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke about the new cookbook, and how just because he’s an editorial director, doesn’t means he’s not hands-on in the kitchen.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 27, 2012

John Green - The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number one on the NYT Best-sellers list for Children’s chapter books, and has held firm in the last year - and rightly so. It’s soul baring and tear inducing, yet wickedly funny as our characters Hazel and Augustus, confront living with cancer and make the best of their circumstances. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Green about the novel, and why their story needed to be told.

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The Roundtable
3:45 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Ally Condie - Reached

In 2010, Ally Condie captivated readers with her New York Times bestselling dystopian novel Matched – the first in a trilogy. In it, her characters Cassia, Xander and Ky discovered the highly controlling Society wasn’t what it proclaimed to be, and began their search for freedom and love.

The second novel Crossed, brought us to the outskirts of the Society, as Cassia and Ky searched for each other and the rebellion, in the hopes of finally being together, and getting answers to their many questions.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Guitarist Jimmy Herring

American Guitar Hero, stunning jazz/rock virtuoso, musician's musician, and a note-mongering master - those are some of the praises sung by fans and reviewers of guitarist Jimmy Herring.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Dr. Richard Davidson - The Emotional Life of Your Brain

At a time when economies are failing around the world, gun violence is tearing through the headlines, and people are taking advantage of storm ravaged areas, it's hard to find and extend compassion for those around you.

WAMC partnered with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and American Public Media for a project called ‘building common ground: conversations about compassion, civility and community’.

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The Roundtable
12:59 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Michelle Gagnon - Don't Turn Around

Michelle Gagnon captivated adults around the world with her bestselling Agent Kelly Jones thrillers. She has now turned her attention to young adult books, and Don’t Turn Around is a pulsating, psychological thriller that will have people of all ages turning the pages. In it, she creates a an incurable disease that only affects teenagers and our characters are deep in the middle of it.

Get the free download of her prequel here

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The Roundtable
3:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Jessica Khoury - Origin

Deep in the Amazon rain forest sits a secret lab. For generations the scientists have managed to keep it and its work there a secret. Known as Little Cam, the residents there have been harboring a secret so deep, that if it came out to the world, it could change it forever. Jessica Khoury's new novel Origin., takes us to uncharted territory as we discover the life of perfect Pia.

The Roundtable
11:18 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Gabrielle Zevin - Because It Is My Blood

In Gabrielle Zevin’s dystopian Birthright Trilogy, we’re brought into a world where chocolate & caffeine are illegal in America, and supplies are run by the mob. Anya Balenchine is at the heart of the controversy; as the rising matriarch of the mob family, she’s finally decided to accept the role, is determined to protect her siblings from the life.