Not only alcohol but also cards and dancing were prohibited at the original Mohonk (quite a change from the tavern of John Stokes, from whom the Smileys bought the original chunk of property, and who was known to chain unruly drunks to a tree). But the resort also served as the site of numerous conferences and social initiatives that were, by the standards of the time, progressive if not downright incendiary.
Sunday, Feb. 10: Readings feature fiction and memoir about the rough-and-tumble of finding love, feeling love, losing love and keeping love. The featured readers include Jana Martin, Nina Shengold, Robert Burke Warren, Beverly Donofrio and Lisa Phillips.
Saturday, Feb. 9: Dr. Michael Crupain believes that circadian rhythms have an important influence on healthy eating, and he expounds on this premise in What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life through Food.
Bob Berman’s latest book plays right into the shock-and-awe, End Times and catastrophe zeitgeist. Just take a second – or a minute as the case may be – to pronounce its full title in your mind’s mouth: Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe.
James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most number-one best-sellers (67 at last count) and was the first to top The New York Times’ best-seller lists in both the adults’ and kids’ categories simultaneously. His novels account for roughly six percent of all hardcover novels sold in the US – more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.
If the image of a long-haired woman turning her back on the world and running toward the ocean is not already on a Tarot card, it probably should be.
Michael Perkins’ latest book, The Woodstock Flaneur: A Saunterer’s Intimate Portrait of the World’s Most Famous Small Town, will be celebrated with an Oriole9 reading Thursday, December 13, featuring a quintet of topnotch readers
Friday, December 7: Book signing/discussion at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: I’d “left fashion out of my own quest for a sustainable lifestyle. I’d been thinking a lot about food and housing, but not so much about clothing.” Katrina Rodabaugh went on a “fashion fast,” pledging not to purchase any new clothing for a year, focusing instead on making simple garments, buying secondhand and mending what she already owned.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: The unsolved case of this most catastrophic library fire in American history became an obsession for this longtime New Yorker staff writer and best-selling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin. ”
Anyone who could object to Luzzi’s tidal wave of eloquence while hypnotized by sorcerers of erudition spanning the last 3000 years is nothing less than a modern-day Scrooge.