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Book review: "Dateline Vermont"

Republican presidential frontrunner John McCain plans to make a stop in Vermont tomrrow. The state's delegates are up for grabs March 4, all 17 of them. The entire population of Vermont is less that that of Syracuse, yet the state may be the mouse that roared in national politics. Think Jim Jeffords, Bernie Sanders, Howard dean and Patrick Leahy. A new memoir by veteran political reporter Chris Graff explores the politics the the green Mountain State. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Book review: "At the End of the Road"

In her new book of essays, At the End of the Road, Mary Ruth Lamb reflects on her experiences living in a remote valley west of Lake George. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Book review: "The Air We Breathe"

National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett will be reading and signing copies of her new book, The Air We Breathe, Thursday night (7 pm) in the library at Paul Smiths College. Betsy Kepes has a review of Barrett's novel, set in the pre-World War One "cure culture" of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Book review: "Elsie's Biscuits"

Laurey Masterton grew up in Vermont, the daughter of the founders of Blueberry Hill Inn and authors of the Blueberry Hill cookbooks. Masterton now owns a gourmet food store in North Carolina. In Elsie's Biscuits she tells about growing up in Vermont, losing ones parents, and then finding a way back to them through food and stories. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Book review: "Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks"

Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer, recently published a new book. Betsy Kepes reviews Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks, Writings of a Pioneering Peak-Bagger, Pond-Hopper and Wilderness Preservationist.  Go to full article

Book review: "Schroon Lake"

Lueza Thirkield Gelb was born in New Jersey, in the first part of the twentieth century, two years after the stock market crash, and grew up in the Adirondacks before and during World War II. Her book, Schroon Lake, won the Best Memoir award Sunday at the Adirondack Center for Writing's annual book awards in Blue Mountain Lake. Our book critic, Betsy Kepes, has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "Wild Fire" by Nelson DeMille

It's not every day the Adirondack North Country is the setting for a popular page-turner. But we've got one today. Betsy Kepes review Nelson DeMille's Wild Fire. (She lives in the real Colton.)  Go to full article

Book review: "Over the Mountain and Home Again"

In 1992, Edward Kanze and his wife Debbie bought an old camp on 18 acres of land bordering the Saranac River in Bloomingdale. Kanze's new book, Over the Mountain and Home Again, explores that land and the surrounding Adirondack wilderness. Betsy Kepes has this book review.  Go to full article

Books review: Two books with a passion for nature

It's almost time to get out hiking, but while we wait for the snow to melt and the mud to dry up, we still have time to learn more about our northern woods. Betsy Kepes reviews two new books by knowledgeable Adirondack naturalists: Why the Adirondacks Look the Way They Do, by Mike Storey, and The Great South Woods II, by Peter O'Shea.  Go to full article

Book review: "A North Country Quartet"

The English Department at SUNY-Potsdam recently published a book featuring four North Country poets. NCPR's book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, shares a few of the poems.  Go to full article

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