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

List:
Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee
Mike Nichols: A Life by Mark Harris
The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
Fulfillment by Alec MacGillis
How to Resist Amazon and Why by Danny Caine
Stop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

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        This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
"The House on Vesper Sands" by Paraic O’Donnell
"The Devil and the Dark Water" by Stuart Turton
"The Liar’s Dictionary" by Eley Williams
"The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic" by Selected by the editors at the New York Times
"Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times" by Katherine May
"The Way Past Winter" by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
"Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance" by Nikki Grimes

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  This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"Sunshine" by Ludwig Bemelmans
"This Is Your Time" by Ruby Bridges
"Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science" by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone
"A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology" by Toby Wilkinson
"The Answer Is ...: Reflections On My Life" by Alex Trebek
"Answers in the Form of Questions" by Clair McNear
"Magic Lessons" by Alice Hoffman

   

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson
"Belabored: A Vindication for the Rights of Pregnant Women" by Lyz Lenz
"Intimations" by Zadie Smith
"The City We Became: A Novel" by NK Jemisin
"Deacon King Kong" by James McBride
"Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom-Tom Club, Tina" by Chris Frantz
"My Best Friend" by Julie Fogliano and Jilian Tamaki

  This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

This week, Book Picks was bumped by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus update. 

Pamela Pescosolido from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA shared his list, even though we didn't get to talk about these titles on the air.

Even though the Bookloft is closed books can still be purchased here and the store will get a percentage of the sales. The Book Loft will be opening at a new location at 63 State Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts as soon as they are able to under state orders.

List:
"The House in the Cerulean Sea" by T.J. Klune
"Docile" by K. M. Szpara
"Devolution" by Max Brooks
"Antkind" by Charlie Kaufman
"Valentine" by Elizabeth Wetmore
"Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family" by Robert Kolker

     This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
“Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land” by Noé Álvarez
“We Ride Upon Sticks” by Quan Barry
“Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York's Erie Canal” by Brad L. Utter
“Dear Edward: A Novel” by Ann Napolitano
“The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz” by Erik Larson
“A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II” by Simon Parkin

This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

List:

“The Winter Soldier” by Daniel Mason
“Transcription” by Kate Atkinson
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
“Gone So Long” by Andre Dubus III
“Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver
“How Do We Look” by Mary Beard

The Great American Read

Sep 20, 2018

The Great American Read on PBS is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey.) The 100 books have been placed into a bracket and divided into quadrants based on the years they were published: The Classics, Mid-Century, Late Century and Contemporary.

The Great American Read investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

We were joined by Social Media Coordinator at WMHT Danielle Sanzone, Director of the Greenwich Free Library Annie Miller; librarian at Albany Public Library Christina Stenson-Carey; Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck and Millerton; and Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

Bookstores and libraries have long played a central role in fostering a deeper appreciation of knowledge, and in lifelong learning. Increasingly, these places are also filling another critical need in our communities, by providing a haven for those seeking a communal connection in an ever-more isolated world.

But, how is this all playing out in our current fractured political climate? We have two guests to discuss this with us this morning. Chris Morrow is owner of Northshire Bookstores in Manchester Center, Vermont and Saratoga Springs, New York and he joins us along with the CEO of the American Booksellers Association – Oren Teicher.