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Readers & Writers: True North by Jim Harrison

Set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, or North Country, this novel spins a riveting tale about land use and abuse, and tension between family generations who approach the land very differently. By the author of Legends of the Fall. Hosts Chris Robinson and Dale Hobson talk with author Jim Harrison.  Go to full article

Reader & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Roundtable, Hour 1

We fill a table with northland poets for a two-hour conversation moderated by Chris Robinson and Ellen Rocco. Guest poets in the studio include Robert Strong, Joe Duemer and NCPR's resident poet and webniac, Dale Hobson. They are joined by readers and writers from across the region by phone.  Go to full article

Reader & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Roundtable, Hour 2

We fill a table with northland poets for a two-hour conversation moderated by Chris Robinson and Ellen Rocco. Guest poets in the studio include Robert Strong, Joe Duemer and NCPR's resident poet and webniac, Dale Hobson. They are joined by readers and writers from across the region by phone.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: A Month of Sundays: Searching for the Spirit and My Sister, Julie Mars

A year's memoir as the author travels between the North Country and New Mexico following her older sister's death. Each week, over the course of the year, Mars becomes a seeker at a different house of worship. Compelling writing. Authentic feel for the northern borderlands. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Stephanie Kallos, author of Broken For You

NCPR's Monthly Call-in on contemporary literature welcomes Stephanie Kallos, author of Broken For You, a haunting and memorable debut novel peopled by lovably imperfect and eccentric characters and set in the Pacific northwest. The author, who lives in Seattle, carries our exploration of North Country writers to the far western borderlands. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winter and Holiday Reading Call-in (Hour 1)

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: Jennifer Donnely, author of A Northern Light

Set in the Old Forge area at the turn of the 19th century, A Northern Light revisits the crime that inspired An American Tragedy from a fresh perspective. This novel, suitable for young adult as well as adult audiences, is this year's book selection of the three-county community reading program North Country Reads. Author Jennifer Donnelly is joined by hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson, and by Barbara Wheeler from the North Country Reads project.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Mason Smith, author of Florida

In the second program in our Northern Borderlands series, we talk with Adirondack author and boatbuilder Mason Smith. His latest novel Florida, published earlier this year, has been described as "quintessential North Country." Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson and Dale Hobson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Howard Frank Mosher

The new season, with the theme of Northern Borderlands opens with guest Howard Frank Mosher, author of North Country: A Personal Journey, a chronicle of this Vermonter's trip across the North American continent along the border between Canada and the US. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Janisse Ray, Ecology of a Cracker Chidhood

This month's guest is Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Chidhood, described as a "seamless interweaving of personal memoir and natural history." Ellen Rocco and Mary Hussmann host.  Go to full article

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