May 02, 2014 — We have a bit of a tradition here at North Country Public Radio: book reviewer Betsy Kepes brings in a group of Canton H.S. students who have read and talked about a particular book to share their reactions with us.
On May 1, 2014, Betsy led a conversation about A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki, a Man Booker Prize finalist in fiction.
Narrated alternately by a teenage girl in Tokyo and a middle-aged writer living on an island off British Columbia, the book explores and connects the themes of time, culture, physics, zen, and bullying. Go to full article
Mar 27, 2013 — Vermont author, Karen Hesse, earned the Newbery Medal and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her new book for Young Adults is set in Vermont and explores a world gone wrong. Betsy Kepes has this review of Safekeeping. Go to full article