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Book review: "Goat Song"

Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, can't stand the taste of most goat cheese. But, she thoroughly enjoyed Brad Kessler's new book Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese. It's part memoir, part how-to and part history.  Go to full article

It takes a community to write a story

People from around the region are collaboratively writing a short story this summer. The Adirondack Center for Writing's Nathalie Costa Thill talks with Todd Moe about a new community writing project that needs your input. "Adirondack Summer Shorts: And then what Happened?" is an on-line story that invites contributions from everyone. Follow the adventures of Carl and Charlene on their summer trip to the Adirondacks. You pick up the story where a previous writer left off. Nathalie Costa Thill says art and much of writing is collaborative.  Go to full article

The search for new writing talent

New writers who want to break into the book publishing world are invited to the 2010 Adirondack Writing Summit at the Woods Inn in Inlet, August 15th-26th. It's a program designed to help aspiring writers and those who want to boost their career to new levels. It'll include daily coaching classes, one-on-one sessions with editors and publishers and interviews with bestselling authors. Todd Moe spoke with David Hazard, the summit's coordinator, who says the program is being held in the Adirondacks because it's one of the most inspiring wilderness areas in the country.  Go to full article

Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in

It's our annual Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in. Staff, guests and listeners hare the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst. A compiled reading list will be available in a few days.  Go to full article

Book review: a primer on Asian religions

Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, was never quite sure how karma differed from dharma or what tradition used the yin-yang circle. She found some answers in a book by a retired minister and religious studies professor from Canton. She reviews Wade Wheelock's Considering the Asian Religions, A Guide to Understanding, Evaluating and Appreciating.  Go to full article

Book review: "Remembering the Bones"

In Remembering the Bones, Ottawa writer Frances Itani imagines the long life of a woman in a fictional Ontario town, a village somewhere between Kingston and Ottawa. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "On a Darkling Plain"

In the 1950's, the Seaway power project created jobs for thousands of Americans and Canadians. It also flooded one hamlet on the south side of the river and six villages in Canada. Canadian writer, Maggie Wheeler, incorporates the history of this changed area in her new mystery, On a Darkling Plain. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Kim Barnes

Kim Barnes, A Country Called Home. The Washington Post selected this as one of the best novels of 2009; the New York Times hailed Barnes for her descriptive writing about the American frontier. She is a past Pulitzer finalist for her memoir.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winter and Holiday Reading Call-in

This year, we've timed our reading list call-in as a resource for last-minute holiday shoppers. Once again, we'll invite your suggestions for winter reading and gift giving, for book lovers of all ages. The list will be available on our website or, by request, mailed as a hard copy. Co-hosts for this show: Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson, Rick Hunter, and John Ernst--plus, of course, our listeners.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Nathaniel Mackey

Bass Cathedral is the most recent work from the poet/novelist/cultural observer and seeker. Mackey has produced an extraordinary body of work based in jazz, poetry and prose, propelled by a curiosity and fervor that reaches back to the Middle Passage. Hosts Chris Robinson and Theo Hummer.  Go to full article

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