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Fall Book Show


The trees are bare, the temperature is dropping… it’s perfect weather to curl up with a  good book. We’ll get a few must-read recommendations from this fall's publishing season.Also, what's on your holiday book gift list?  Claire Benedict, co-owner of Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, and Linda Ramsdell, owner of The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, will help us to navigate the literary profusion.

Post your own reading suggestions below, or send your questions to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Thurs 10/31/13 Noon & 7PM

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Other books mentioned on the show:



A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker

Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny

S. by  J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedmen

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Translatlantic by Colum McCann

The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie

The Cartographer of No-Man’s Land by P. S. Duffy

The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Brownstone by Julie Brown

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell

Shadows by Robin McKinley

Spooky Fiction:

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton

Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell

Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor

The Stand by Stephen King

The Gore, Shadow Child and Guardian Angels by Joseph A. Sitro

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Passage Series by Justin Cronin

Vermont Authors:

Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon

Petra: A Novel by Patricia Grey

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely


Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof by Alisa Solomon

Brain in a Jar: A Daughters Journey Through Her Father’s Memory by Nancy Stearns Bercaw

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Kids’ Books:

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin

Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

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