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New (And Old) Vermont Books And Authors To Get You Through The Pandemic

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What local authors or books have you been reading? Listen to local author and book recommendations on this 'Vermont Edition'.

How have you been spending time during the pandemic? By picking up a new hobby, or browsing the shelves for a new book to read? If the latter is true for you, then you're in luck. This hour, we listen back to our recent conversation with some of Vermont's most voracious readers. We introduce you to some of the region's newest and most popular authors and books, and we hear your picks.

Our guests are:

This episodes was originally broadcast live on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at noon. Listen to an encore presentation on Wenesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at noon and 7 p.m. 

Find Goodreads lists of various suggestions from the show:

How Six Vermont Authors Are Publishing During A Pandemic

The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor is a mystery novel that was published in June. 

Listen to Sarah Stewart Taylor talk about her new mystery novel.

Little Patakha by Akshata Nayak is a children's book that Nayak is currently working on. 

Listen to Akshata Nayak talk about her new children's book series in the works.

Safe As Lightning by Scudder Parker is a book of poetry that was published in June. 

Listen to Scudder Parker talk about his new book of poetry.

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel is a children's book that was published in September. 

Listen to Angela Burke Kunkel talk about her new children's book.

Preaching Happiness: Creating a Just and Joyful World by Ginny Sassaman is based on a collection of sermons and was released in May. 

Listen to Ginny Sassaman talk about her book of stories and sermons.

The Inland Sea by Sam Clark is an upcoming mystery novel that is set to be released in December. 

Listen to Sam Clark talk about his upcoming mystery novel.

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