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Many of you know John Ernst as co-host of our book list call-ins. John is often ahead of the pack–recommending titles months before they’re selected for Pulitzer or Booker recognition. Recently, I asked John if he ever disagreed with the...
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Colton, NY, Jan 26, 2011 — Regional books include more than histories and trail guides. Canadian writer Tim Wynne-Jones sets his latest book, "The Uninvited", in rural Ontario, somewhere east of Ottawa. Eric Luper uses the Saratoga Springs race course as the center of his novel, "Bug Boy". Betsy Kepes reviews these new books for teen readers. Go to full article
Ticonderoga, NY, Nov 24, 2010 — During the depression, how did a single mom with two kids support herself in a rural Adirondack community? Gloria Stubing Rist grew up on Chilson Hill near Ticonderoga at a time when a spare penny was hard to come by. Betsy Kepes reviews Up on a Hill and Thereabouts. Go to full article
Colton, NY, Oct 04, 2010 — In the North Country, we see whitetail deer grazing in fields and leaping across roads at dusk. Author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas sees far more than that. Betsy Kepes reviews her new book, The Hidden Life of Deer, Lessons form a Natural World. Go to full article
May 18, 2010 — It's spring and North Country gardeners are preparing for the green, growing months ahead. On rainy days, we can page through seed catalogs or our favorite gardening books. Nick Woodin operated a perennial nursery in Jay for 35 years. Betsy Kepes reviews his book, The Exuberant Garden. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 13, 2010 — 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
Lunenburg, ON, Mar 23, 2010 — 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
Aug 25, 2008 — Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer and Nikki M. James star in the Stratford Festival's "Caesar and Cleopatra." Our resident theatre critic Connie Meng has just returned from her annual whirlwind visit to Stratford, Ontario and told Todd Moe all about it. Go to full article
Sep 13, 2007 — NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng recently attended the grand opening of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre in Ottawa, the new home of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The sleek glass-and-metal building will accommodate theatre, dance and music. And it's being hailed as Canada's most environmentally friendly stage. Connie Meng told Todd Moe more about Ottawa's newest theatre space. Go to full article