Canton, NY, Nov 08, 2012 — Our annual winter books call-in is hosted by Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson, with guest book maven John Ernst. Callers and visitors share their favorite picks for holiday giving and reading on long winter nights. A compiled list of recommendations will be available soon at the Readers & Writers Book Club. Go to full article
Keene Valley, NY, Oct 11, 2012 — Tom Smith grew up in Connecticut, but his family has owned land in Keene Valley for four generations. He was drafted in 1968 and flew helicopters in Vietnam. Smith saw lots of combat, was shot down numerous times, and when he returned to the States, he says he was a changed person - easily irritated and angered.
In the '70's and '80's he moved around, living in Alaska, Hawaii, California and then back in the Adirondacks.
He turned to writing as a way of coming to terms with post-traumatic stress disorder. He calls his third book, Facing PTSD: a Combat Vet Learns to Live with the Disorder, an auto-ethnography. It includes heartwarming stories of family and friends and also comical adventures. Tom and his wife, Kathy, have two sons. He told Todd Moe that while he is still dealing with bouts of pain, anger and sadness, life is good. Todd spoke with Smith from his home in Keene Valley about his time in Vietnam, writing the book and reaching out to a new generation of "wounded warriors". Go to full article
Kingston, ON, Sep 26, 2012 — Writers and readers are gathering in Kingston this week for the annual celebration of books and writing. NCPR's book reviewer Betsy Kepes spoke with artistic director Merilyn Simonds, who says the event includes with both emerging and world class authors. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Sep 25, 2012 — Memoirist Mary Karr was our guest. She talked with hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson about Lit, third in her series of personal explorations that began with... Go to full article
Sep 11, 2012 — The outdoors and natural beauty are draws for many communities in the Adirondacks. According to the author of a new book, Rising from the Swamp, a source of pride for... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Aug 29, 2012 — A new novel, set on the St. Lawrence River, combines suspense and regional history. Maggie Hockett's first book, Taking Hart, coincides with the bicentennial of the... Go to full article
Canton, NY, May 22, 2012 — Long-time Canton resident Peter Van de Water is out with a new book, This is What I Thought at the Time. It's a collection of his essays originally published in the... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 24, 2012 — Slouka is the SLU Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing whose work has been translated into 18 languages. His novels include God's Fool and the Visible World; and... Go to full article
Toronto, ON, Apr 17, 2012 — Our guest is Jane Urquhart, a Canadian novelist and poet, and the author of Sanctuary Line, a novel whose narrator studies monarch butterflies in a wildlife... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 13, 2012 — The centennial of the Titanic's sinking is marked with a new book by Canton author Chris Angus. The Last Titanic Story connects the sinking of the ship,... Go to full article