day he turned 65, Howard Frank Mosher also finished radiation treatments for prostate
cancer. The very next day, he set out on his own to drive across the
country. In his newest book, Mosher writes about his adventures, and reflects back on his life and career as a writer.
"Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life," is one of the latest bestsellers in the world of young adult fiction. We talk to one of its authors, Vermonter Chris Tebbetts, about the many distinctly "middle school" experiences in the book – from the awkward to the profound
to the hilarious.
Suspense stories, crime thrillers and political tomes. There’s a wide world of summer reading choices out there. Tell us your recommendations for vacation reads, and find out what other VPR listeners are reading.
With just weeks left to go in 2010, it’s time to take stock of the best books of the year. Thursday is our winter reading show, and we want to hear from you. What were your favorites? The must reads of 2010?
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Mark Pendergrast, author of book Inside The Outbreaks that chronicles the work of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. The organization investigates disease outbreaks worldwide.