The Winter Reading Program

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It’s time for our Winter Reading Show! We’ll talk about the season’s best bets, and some worthy perennials. Our guests are two professional book lovers, Lorrie Colburn of Fletcher Free Library in Burlington and Janet Kleinberg, the children’s librarian at Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. And we’ll take your winter reading suggestions. You can e-mail or call during the program, or e-mail in advance at

Also in the program: Board it if you can? Mad River Glen in Waitsfieldis one of the few skier-only mountains in the country, and it’s been targeted in a new campaign by Burton Snowboards to get snowboarders onthe mountain. We talk with a rep from Burton Snowboards about a contest that awards $5,000 for the best video proof of "poaching" a mountain,and we hear how Mad River skiers are taking the news from Jamey Wimble, president of Mad River Glen. And we continue our series of audio postcards with a visit to the coldest town in the state: we talk to a few folks in Bloomfield, Vermont.


List of books discussed on Vermont Edition Winter Reading
Program 12/13/2007



Adult fiction

A Thousand Splendid
by Khaled Hosseini

Loving Frank: a Novel
(historical fiction) by Nancy Horan

The Yiddish Policemen’s
by Michael Chabon

Pillars of the Earth
and World without End by Ken Follett

Protect and Defend
by Vince Flynn

Mystery and Detective

Case Histories by Kate

Frozen Tracks an
Inspector Erik Winter Novel
by Ake Edwardson

Mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith

Italian mysteries by Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri


Graphic Novels

by Mar jane Satrapi

Adult nonfiction

American Creation
by Joseph Ellison

Golden Legacy : How
Golden Books won Childrens Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and became an
American Icon Along the Way
by Leonard Marcus

Eat, Pray Love by
Elizabeth Gilbert

Amazing Rare Things:
The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
by David Attenborough

The Nine by
Jeffrey Toobin

Proust was a
by Jonah Lehrer

What is the What
by Dave Eggers


Young Adult and

Counting on Grace by
Elizabeth Winthrop

The Dark is Rising
by Susan Cooper

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Gift of Nothing by
Patrick McDonnell

The Book Thief by
Marcus Zusak

The Bartimaeus Trilogy
by Jonathan Stroud

The Absolutely True
Diary of a Part-time Indian
by Sherman

Olivia Helps with Christmas
by Ian Falconer

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