Saturday, November 10: Michael Brownstein has written a handbook for change.
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We asked an expert. New Paltz fear aficionado John Langan followed Joseph Campbell’s bliss all the way to a career as a significant and internationally recognized writer of serious horror fiction.
October 2-28: The book Cummins will be working on has to do with the unearthing and exposing of family secrets; hence, her tenure in the window, in which she herself is exposed, “sort of parallels the book — it’s a simulacrum of the book,” she says.
Saturday, Sept. 29: A quarter-century has passed since Mary Anne and Richard Erickson opened the original Blue Mountain Bistro in Woodstock, and now they’ve got a cookbook out, drawing on all this experience: Feel Good Food: Recipes from the Hudson Valley’s Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go.
Tuesday, July 24: Multi-prizewinning novelist Joyce Carol Oates has just published a new short-story collection that’s generating plenty of buzz in literary circles: Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense. The title story is her homage to the eldritch horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft; the volume of six new works also includes Eleven A.M., 1926, Oates’ contribution to a writing challenge to imagine the backstories behind iconic paintings by Edward Hopper.
Tuesday, July 10: Dave Eggers declared the Tivoli writer “one of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years.” Hunt’s recently reissued novel is about a young woman who believes herself to be a mermaid. She falls in a love with a damaged veteran of the first Iraq war, a fisherman named Jude.
Saturday, June 16: The story concerns the rekindling-under-duress of a friendship between Julie and her gay ex-husband from long ago. Sardonic, wry and ceaselessly funny as it may be, My Ex-Life genuinely surprises as it progresses, accumulating tenderness, warmth and complexity.
How did Philip Roth, widely acclaimed as the greatest living American novelist at the time of his death last week, come to be buried at Bard College?
Opening on Saturday, May 5: “Handwriting on the Wall” exhibition at Arts Society of Kingston. “Cancer and other illnesses that are feared are whispered about, and it’s time to stop the whispering, because we’re all suffering on one level or another. And so many of us suffer alone.”
Pulitzer Prizewinner Edna St. Vincent Millay has stood the test of time both as poet, feminist and cultural icon. Without help, Steepletop, her 200-acre preserved home and grounds in the Columbia County town of Austerlitz, will close to the public.