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   Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, Massachusetts.

List:

Plague:
"Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" by Geraldine Brooks
"Severance: A Novel" by Ling Ma

Poetry:
"The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy" by John Brehm
"Inspiring Forgiveness: Poems, Quotations, and True Stories to Help with Forgiving Yourself and Others" by Barbara Bonner

Politics:
"The Romance of American Communism" by Vivian Gornick

Baseball:
"Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask" by Jon Pessah

Farming:
"Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees" by William Bryant Logan
“Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution” by Stephen Heyman

Book Picks - The Bookstore

Dec 10, 2019

 Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
“Charlie the Tramp” and “Harvey’s Hideaway” by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban
“And Go Like This” and “Reading Backwards: Essays and Reviews 2005-2018” by John Crowley
“The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team” by Matthew Goodman
“Girl with a Leica” by Helena Janeczek
“Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old” from the editors at Plough House

Events:
December 12 at 5:30 p.m. Patty Crane, "Bell I Wake To"
December 13 at 5:30 p.m. Jeffrey L. Diamond, "Live To Network"

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"The Lost Words" by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
"Ask Again, Yes: A Novel" by Mary Beth Keane
"Little Boy: A Novel" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent" by Paul Mendes-Flohr
"The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters" by Mark Wigglesworth

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
“Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce” by Colm Toibin
“This is Not a Love Song” by Brendan Mathews
“The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel" by Alan Bradley
“The Hard Problem” by Tom Stoppard
Poetry by Robert Burns

Best Books Of 2018

Dec 31, 2018

Joe Donahue sat down with Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music and Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore to talk about the best books they read in 2018.

Joe Donahue's picks are posted in this posted beneath the collaborative on-air list - with links to his interviews with the authors.

List:
"There There: A Novel" by Tommy Orange
"The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
"Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"The Mouse and His Child" by Russell Hoban and David Small
"The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai
"Waiting for Eden" by Elliot Ackerman
"Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover
"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester
"I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons" by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
"The Library Book" by Susan Orlean
"Julián Is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love
"Slipper" by Hester Velmans
"These Truths" by Jill Lepore

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons" by Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart"
"The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings" by Leonard Cohen
"Forest Bathing Retreat: Find Wholeness in the Company of Trees" by Hannah Fries
"Evening in Paradise: More Stories" and "Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters" by Lucia Berlin
"She Did It!: 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think" by Emily Arnold McCuller
"Empty Seats" by Wanda Fisher
"Sleep of Memory (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)" by Patrick Modiano

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"Slipper" by Hester Velmans
"Fruit of the Drunken Tree" by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis"
"The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England" by Graham Robb
"A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety" by Donald Hall
"The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
"Third Thoughts" by Steven Weinberg

Event: "Charley's Horse" by Judith Shaw - August 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Aaron Thier’s new novel, "The World is a Narrow Bridge," is a darkly comic road novel about a millennial couple facing the ultimate question: how to live and love in an age of catastrophe.

Here’s the setup:  Young Miami couple Murphy and Eva have almost decided to have a baby when Yahweh, the Old Testament God, appears to Eva and makes an unwelcome demand: He wants her to be his prophet. He also wants her to manage his social media presence.

Equal parts hilarious and poignant, "The World Is a Narrow Bridge" asks: What kind of hope can we pass on to the next generation in a frightening but beautiful world? Thier’s previous novels include "Mr. Eternity" and "The Ghost Apple."

He will be at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA for a joint launch party with Sarah Trudgeon ("The Plot Against the Baby") at 5:30 tonight.

 

Today's special edition of Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:

“On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein” by Charlie Harmon

“Famous Father Girl” by Jamie Bernstein

A few by the maestro (Bernstein) himself:

“Joy of Music”

“Infinite Varieties of Music”

“Unanswered Question”

AND:

Peggy Daniels’ “Tanglewood: A Group Memoir”

    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
“The Overstory: A Novel” by Richard Powers
“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories” by Denis Johnson
“The Art of the Wasted Day” by Patricia Hampl
“Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer” by Barbara Ehrenreich
Assorted works of Russell Hoban
“The Secret Lives of Color” by Kassia St. Caire
“Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” by Patrick Syme,‎ illustrated by Abraham Gottlob Werner

     Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"The Mouse and His Child" by Russell Hoban
"Devotions" by Patti Smith
"Spy of the First Person" by Sam Shepard
"Good Things Happen Slowly" by Fred Hersch
"Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters"
"Women and Power" by Mary Beard
"Silence In the Age of Noise" by Erling Kagge

Matt Tannenbaum joins us to present a fine list of books that will have you up all night turning the pages. Matt is from The Bookstore in Lenox, Mass. 

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews

Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruins of Ymr by John Crowley (Oct)

Totalitopia by John Crowley

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Hats of Faith by Medeia Cohen

   Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Toscanini: Musician of Conscience by Harvey Sachs
The Noise of Time: A Novel by Julian Barnes
Edith Wharton's Lenox by Cornelia Brooke Gilder
The Violins of Saint-Jacques: A Tale of the Antilles by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Inspiring Courage by Barbara Bonner
This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren
Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur by Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg
For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them By Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel
Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos by Clancy Sigal
Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Ed Sorel
The Black Notebook by Patrick Modiano - Mark Polizzotti (Translator)

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

The Last Innocents by Michael Leahy
Have I Got a Story for You edited by Ezra Gentler
How to Grow Old by Cicero
Moscow Nights by Nigel Cliff
Shanghai Grand by Taras Grescoe
The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts
The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James
Lyrics 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein
Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead by Willard Spiegelman
Absolutely on Music: Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa, translated by Jay Rubin
Little Jewel (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Patrick Modiano, translated by Penny Hueston
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Out of the Dark by Patrick Modiano
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe
Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding by Douglas Brooks
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
The Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden by James Schlett
The Silenced Child by Claudia Gold, M.D.
Young Once by Patrick Modiano
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction by M.A. Orthofer
Jewish Noir edited by Kenneth Wishnia

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar are having a 40th Anniversary Celebration all day on Friday, April 1st.

List:
Really the Blues by Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe (Author)
All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano
Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations by Roy F. Blount, Jr.
Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story by Jessica Ahlberg
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel!?! by Jonah Winter (Author), Barry Blitt (Illustrator)

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth and the Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann
Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA and Me by John Hadden
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a 30 Year Journey Through Romania by Robert Kaplan
Bob Dylan: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Phillipe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano
The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
The Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry
The Occupation Trilogy by Patrick Modiano
Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words by Bernadette Mayer
The Cretan Runner by George Psychoundakis; translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It by Daniel Klein
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Simon Says: Tales Told by the Red Lion Inn Ambassador by Jana Laiz and Jayne Church

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
Fast Shuffle: A Novel by David Black
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
Pedigree by Patrick Modiano
So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge
Dylan Goes Electric: Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night that Split the Sixties by Elijah Wald
Moment of War by Laurie Lee
A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century by Ken Cuthbertson
Sage of Waterloo: A Tale by Leona Francombe

Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Every Father's Daughter: 24 Women Writers Remember their Fathers selected and presented by Margaret McMullen, introduction by Philip Lopate
Why Stop at Vengeance by Richard Stevenson
The Love Object: Selected Stories by Edna O'Brien
Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Shakespeare's Star Wars series by Ian Doescher

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tennenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Women of Will by Tina Packer
Danger in the Darkest Time (Magic Tree House Super edition) by Mary Pope Osborne
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
The Getaway Car by Donald Westlake
Collected Poems by Michael Gizzi

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano
Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano
The Georgetown Set by Gregg Herken
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Publishing by Gail Godwin
Music Under the Moon by John G. W. Mahanna

    

    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
The Pilot and The Little Prince by Peter Sis
If This Isn't Nice, What Is? by Kurt Vonnegut
The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer
Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis

   Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
The Broken Road by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Orfeo by Richard Powers
The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart
The Cool School edited by Glenn O’Brien
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
Inspiring Generosity by Barbara Bonner

    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

List:
My Mistake by Daniel Menaker
If Mayors Ruled the World by Benjamin Barber
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
Patrick Leigh Fermor by Artemis Cooper
Farmhouses of New York and New England by William Morgan, Trevor Tondro photographer
Enon by Paul Harding
1913 by Florian Illies

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