oblong books and music

    Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
So Sad Today by Melissa Broder
Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma (event in Rhinebeck, Tues 4/5, 6pm)

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
River Road by Carol Goodman (event Tues 1/19, 6pm, Rhinebeck)
The Apple Family by Richard Nelson
Simple Matters by Erin Boyle
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (book group at Oblong Rhinebeck in Feb & March)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson 

   Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

Welcome to the Museum: Historium by Jo Nelson & Richard Wilkinson
The Wonder Garden by Kristjana Williams & Jenny Broom
Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting
Cabin Porn collected by Beaver Brook
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff
Map: Exploring the World by Victoria Clarke
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, and Future by Lauren Redniss
Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena

    Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck (two events: at White Hart Inn in Salisbury on Thursday, 9/17, and at Oblong Rhinebeck on Saturday, 9/19, 7pm)
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton
George by Alex Gino (event at Oblong Rhinebeck with Alex & editor David Levithan on Saturday, 9/19, 4pm)
The Marvels by Brian Selznick (event at The Mahaiwe on Sunday, 9/20, 3pm)
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (event with Rebecca Stead at Oblong Rhinebeck on Saturday, 9/26 at 2pm)

  Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps: The Complete 1865 Edition is the first publication of Whitman’s original Civil War poetry collection since the bard himself published Drum-Taps over 150 years ago. Many of the poems in Drum-Taps eventually found their way into Leaves of Grass.

Lawrence Kramer is an English professor and musicologist at Fordham University and is especially interested in the sonic elements of Whitman’s poetry. He has set several of Whitman’s poems to music and has a unique perspective on this great American poet’s work as a result.

Prof. Kramer will be reading from and speaking about Drum-Taps at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY on Wednesday, August 5th.

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
The Fold by Peter Clines

  Vassar grad Sophie McManus' sharply written, funny and heart-breaking debut The Unfortunates, is a story of inheritance, influence, class and power.

She will read from a sign the book at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY tonight at 7p.m.

  She is called in book circles - the reigning queen of the summer beach book -- Elin Hilderbrand -- is coming to Oblong Books and Music on Thursday, June 25, to talk about her new novel, The Rumor.

The longtime Nantucket resident has set all of her books on that beautiful Massachusetts island, and her annual June publication date has made her a beach-bag perennial since 2000. Hilderbrand has found a whole world in her restricted setting, covering everything from the complexities of running a successful resort restaurant, to the ways that summer beach vacations change as families grow apart.

The 15th Hilderbrand novel, "The Rumor" follows the relationship between blocked writer Madeline King and her best friend Grace, who is spending a summer transforming her garden with the help of a handsome landscape architect.

    

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me by David Gates (event at Oblong Rhinebeck, Tuesday, 5/19, 7pm)
The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

  When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk.

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