You don’t need to be patient to enjoy an Alison Gaylin novel, but you need to be alert AF.
This acclaimed new novel serves as the last will and testament of an unnamed narrator, a Sri Lankan immigrant who cons his way through American society before ending up incarcerated in a Dutchess County prison.
Sunday, June 16: In her debut memoir, local author Lorraine Salmon turns tragedy into triumph by writing about it. If this sounds like a simplistic prescriptive for grief, it might be just that. Sometimes magic is simple.
Tuesday, June 11: Her own “journey of faith” begins more with Lucas’ Jedis and the Force than with her beloved clergyman father. Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective & Higher Purpose should be taken as a book of big ideas and not dismissed as another hyperbolic non-Western panacea for Western anxiety and emptiness.
Saturday, June 8: The festivities will include an outrageously stocked book sale, plant sale, children’s activities, craft and gift booths, food and drink and entertainment all day.
Saturday, June 15: Throughout the day, from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., 15 authors of recently published books that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives or focus on the FDR era will present book talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book-signings.
Wednesday, May 22: It is agents, not publishers, who read unsolicited manuscripts. Jeff Herman will discuss this and other aspects of the publishing industry at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck.
Gaylin won an Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for her novel If I Die Tonight (HarperCollins, 2018). Popularly known as “the Edgars,” the awards are given annually in a number of categories.
Saturday, May 4: This free showcase of literature for children and young adults is one of the biggest book festivals in the State of New York.
Saturday, April 27: Here are some of the one-day specials being offered at Oblong Books & Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck on Independent Bookstore Day: Free while supplies last, Oblong will be handing out copies of Atlas Obscura Literary Locations by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton and Poems to Keep in Your Pocket, a hardcover mini-book of classic poems by Kipling, Wordsworth, Pope, Shakespeare, Dickinson and more.