There will be a discussion about the books.
Marion Blumenthaler Lazan will discuss and sign her memoir Four Perfect Pebbles: a Holocaust Story.
This program is at the Schenectady County Public Library.
Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life, will speak and sign books at the SCCC.
"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer."
Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season—complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn.
Ellen Stimson will discuss and sign her book Mud Season: How One Woman’s Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens, and Sheep & Running the Old Country
Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity After Anothe.
In Mud Season, Stimson chronicles her transition from urban living to rickety Vermont farmhouse— swapping high heels for muck boots; raising chickens and sheep; fighting off skunks, foxes, and bears; and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped
in history, local tradition, and that dyed-in-the-wool Vermont “character.” Much more than just about how Ellen and her family adjusted to their new surroundings, Mud Season is full of clever life lessons about living with intention, taking risks, embracing failure, and finding humor in everything. It’s a witty, candid, and touching memoir about how one woman took charge of her happiness by taking charge of her life.
This programs is in the McChesney Room of the Schenectady County Public Library. Registration is recommended by calling 388.4511.
This book can be purchased for a 20% discount until Tuesday, April 8. For more information or to order your copy, call the store at 518.346.2719
Melinda Perrin will be reading from and signing Goldenrods:
Love Poems for the Old and Foolish.
Inspired by love rediscovered and reclaimed, Goldenrods is for anyone who has tasted the piquancy of love after forty, whether with a life partner or a fresh start.
Melinda Perrin lives along the Mohawk River and draws inspiration from the land and it history and from the people in her life. In addition to Goldenrods, Melinda has two additional books of poetry, Prairie Smoke and Winterberries.
Melinda’s poems remind us that nature is ever alive... also about the poignancy of suffering through painful events... — Frank Calabria
As part of The One County One Book series, author Garth Stein will discuss and sign his book The Art of Racing in the Rain.
This event will take place in the McChesney Room at the Central Library. More details are available from SCPL.
The Open Door is providing books for the event. Copies can be purchased at the store or by calling the store at 518-346-2719. There is a 20% discount on purchases of the book until Tuesday, April 16.
Rashaun Allen reading & signing In the Moment.
This is Rashaun Allen’s second book of poetry. In the Moment is a collection of twenty-three poems inspired by experiences which capture important moments of people’s lives. The poems are about courage, heartache and love. Mr. Allen lives in Albany and has performed at poetry readings throughout the Capital District.
This event is part of International Passeggiata Night.
Juliette Fay will discuss and sign her new novel The Shortest Way Home.
Returning home after 20 years in 3rd-world war zones, Sean finds family members having their own disasters. He wonders if the bonds of love and loyalty might rewrite his destiny.
This event at Niskayuna Branch Library.
Lee Woodruff will discuss and sign her new novel Those We Love the Most.
Brimming with emotional insight and unforgettable characters, this is a novel about family, love, betrayal, forgiveness and how we survive unthinkable tragedy.
This event takes place at SCPL.
Jordan Smith will be reading from and signing his new poetry collection The Light in the Film.
This collection of poems is a wide ranging consideration of the world viewed in the light of loss and restitution.
Note: This is a revised date for this event.
Geneticist andjournalist Ricki Lewis will discuss and sign The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It. The books deals with the history of setbacks and breakthroughs in the treatment of rare genetic diseases.
This event will take place in the McChesney Room of the Schenectady County Public Library.
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