2008 Winter Reading Program

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It’s the Winter Reading Show! Host Jane Lindholm talks with independent book sellers Lynne Reed of Misty Valley Books in Chester and Becky Dayton of The Book Shop in Middlebury. We’ll hear about what’s new, what they’re reading, and what they recommend for holiday gift-giving and those long winter evenings curled up by the fire. (Listen)

Also on the program, we’ll visit rehearsals for the 34th annual Christmas Revels in Hanover – a celebration of the Winter Solstice. (Listen)


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Books Mentioned on the Program

Recommended by Becky Dayton of The Vermont Book Shop

The Best American Comics, ed. Lynda Barry
A Buffalo in the House by R. D. Rosen,
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
How to Cook a Dragon by Linda Furiya,
Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth by Beth Teitell,
Serena by Ron Rash
Take Your Last Look by Herbert Elliott,
The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
The American House (Phaidon, pub.)

Recommended by Lynne Reed of Misty Valley Books

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
The Silent Man by Alex Berenson
Water Dogs by Louis Robinson
A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living by Michael
The American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield
Unintended Consequences: How the War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies by Peter Galbraith
Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fisher (Featured on Vermont Edition Decmber 5)
Lamoille Stories by Bill Schubart  (featured on Vermont Edition, November 28)


Recommended by Jane Lindholm

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 
The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber 

Recommended by Listeners

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, trans Alison Anderson
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Darkness under the Water by Beth Kanell (Young Adult)
All for Pie and Pie for All by David Martin (Children)
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Boat by Nam Le.
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler
The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby’s
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Breakthrough by Suzanne Somer
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Better Basics for the Home by Annie Berthold Brecht
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Known World by Edward P. Jones.
Hurry Down Sun Shine by Michael Greenberg
Boom by Tom Brokaw
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Time is a River by Mary Alice Munroe
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Church of the Dog by Kaya Mclaren
The Shack by William P. Young

The Shock Doctrine
by Naomi Klein

The Worst Hard Time
by Timothy Egan

The Reckoning
by David Halberstam

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