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Jul 29, 2014 — Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
Jul 29, 2014 — Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.
Jul 29, 2014 — In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.
Jul 28, 2014 — The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Jul 27, 2014 — In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.

Books: "Insinuendo"

Miriam Clavir has spent her career as an art and artifacts conservator. Today, she works part-time in conservation and devotes the rest of her time to writing fiction. She spends part of the year on Garter Lake, north of Kingston, Ontario.

Last year, she published her first murder mystery and will talk about the book with readers at the Ogdensburg Public Library Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Todd Moe spoke with her about Insinuendo, which is set in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.  Go to full article
<i>Forever Wild</i> is the third novel in Tony Holtzman's Adirondack Trilogy.

Holtzman wraps up his Adirondack trilogy with "Forever Wild"

A long-time Adirondack summer resident has published the third book in a series of novels about the history of the region. Tony Holtzman will talk about his Adirondack trilogy and the final book, Forever Wild, at the Old Forge Library on Tuesday night August 6th. Holtzman first visited the Adirondacks in the early 1950's, and after retiring from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2002, he bought a cottage at the Bartlett Carry Club on Upper Saranac Lake.

Holtzman's first two novels in the trilogy, Axton Landing, and The Railroad, were released the past two summers. Todd Moe spoke with Holtzman about his novels, a love of the Adirondacks and a new short story. The trilogy portrays life in the region in the late 19th century and tackles topics such as the environment, land use, logging, railroads and the creation of the Adirondack Park.  Go to full article
A portion of the proceeds from <i>Ski Town Soups</i> will go to the Sowing Seeds Project, which helps elementary schools grow their own vegetables.

"Soup-er" book includes recipes from Lake Placid

The author of a new book of soup recipes from sixty ski resort towns around the country will be in Lake Placid for a book party on Thursday. Jennie Iverson's Ski Town Soups includes a chili recipe from The Cottage Cafe and a tomato/basil soup recipe from Simply Gourmet market and deli in Lake Placid.

Iverson will sign copies of her book at the Cottage Cafe on Thursday at 3 pm. She told Todd Moe that she has a passion for making soups, and hopes the book appeals to skiers and foodies, alike. Iverson wanted to include as many regional favorites as possible.  Go to full article

Books: "Strong Deaf"

Novelist Lynn McElfresh says her favorite place to write is in the Thousand Islands, at her family cottage on Grennell Island. Two sisters share the pages in her new book...  Go to full article

Books: "Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps"

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Created by President Roosevelt during the Depression, millions of young men provided manual labor...  Go to full article
Produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature and the University of Toronto Press, this 2012 publication includes art by Paul Geraghty, Julius Csotonyl and Brenda Carter along with photos from Canadian Geographic. French and e-book editions should be available soon.

Donna Naughton on "The Natural History of Canadian Mammals"

Donna Naughton has been fascinated by nature and natural science all her life.

She landed a job at the Canadian Museum of Natural Science almost by accident,...  Go to full article
Cover detail: <i>An Adirondack Passage, the Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp</i>

How a canoe sparked a trek and a book

Almost twenty years ago, Christine Jerome and her husband paddled a weeks-long canoe route through the Adirondacks. They followed the path of a nineteenth-century writer and...  Go to full article

Books: "Hands on Health"

Todd Moe talks with the local author of a new book about healthier eating and taking care of our bodies. Paula Youmell is a nurse and certified holistic health counselor....  Go to full article

Books: "Friends in a Storm"

A new children's book by Canton writer Mary Sue Seymour includes illustrations by a young artist from Ogdensburg. Friends in a Storm tells the story of Squirrel, who...  Go to full article
Terry Tempest Williams.

Readers & Writers: Terry Tempest Williams, "When Women Were Birds"

Our guest is well-known essayist and poet Terry Tempest Williams, talking about her most recent book, When Women Were Birds, Fifty-Four Variations on Voice - a...  Go to full article

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