Albany, NY – Jeffrey Deaver has been called "a master of ticking time-bomb suspense" by People Magazine and has twenty thrillers under his belt, including The Bone Collector, which became a film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, and Maiden's Grave which became an HBO movie. Deaver's latest novel, The Sleeping Doll, investigates the ability to read and interpret body language as a crime solving tool.
The Sleeping Doll, by Jeffrey Deaver. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Albany, NY – If you live in a city, it can be tough to find enough space to maintain a prosperous garden. Essayist Susan Thompson inverted a famous line from a Joni Mitchell song to make room for her garden, which she lovingly returns to each and every year.
Albany, NY – Imagine spending three full weeks studying chamber music or getting your hands dirty in the Connecticut wilds. That's what 86 teenagers from all walks of life are doing this summer at the Hotchkiss School, as part of their Summer Portals program. Julia Taylor and Jen Nathan took a drive out to Lakeville, Connecticut to meet two remarkable students and their teachers.
Albany, NY – Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries have established her as one of the world's best known and loved historical novelists. Not to be lazy, Perry has published not one, but two new books in her World War I series. In one month, both We Shall Not Sleep, and At Some Disputed Barricade have been published. Joe Donahue speaks with Perry about how she ended up writing two books in such a short period of time.
We Shall Not Sleep, by Anne Perry. Published by Ballantine.
Albany, NY – When it comes to contemporary crime writers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Connelly is "quite simply one of the best." Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch crime series and his thirteenth novel in that series is called The Overlook. And this book started out as a 16-part serial for The New York Times. It has been expanded and revised and Joe Donahue talked with Connelly about how he came to write The Overlook.
The Overlook, by Michael Connelly. Published by Little, Brown.
Albany, NY – A Tanglewood experience could not be complete without a picnic. Steven Wood is here to instruct us in the art of picnic-packing. Wood is executive chef at Tanglewood, so he speaks with experience.
Albany, NY – Mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson has performed all over the world, and tonight she will open the Tanglewood Season by performing A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Levine.