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ArtBeat: David Lovelace at the Brattleboro Literary Festival, 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Editor’s note: The online version of this story has been altered to reflect errors contained in the print edition. The following correction is included here to help readers of both versions understand what has been changed: David Lovelace, a former owner of the Montague Bookmill’s bookstore, will be reading from his memoir, “Scattershot,” on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., during the Brattleboro Literary Festival. The time of his reading was incorrect in the print edition of Thursday’s Arts & Entertainment section. Additionally, the story did not make clear that at the time Lovelace … 0

Lively lineup of writers in Brattleboro

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 2015 Brattleboro Literary Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 to 4, in downtown Brattleboro, Vt., a 30-minute drive north from Greenfield. The annual festival, which started in 2002, is a four-day “celebration of those who read books, those who write books and of the books themselves,” according to organizers. It … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 1 - 7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday 1 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. The Collected Poets feature Teresa Carson and Dawn Potter. Carson is the associate publisher at CavanKerry Press and the assistant director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MFA in Theatre, … 0

Book review: “Just Go!” by Skip and Gabi Yetter

Friday, August 7, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Just Go!” by Skip and Gabi Yetter (The Meanderthals Publishing, 304 pages, $15) “Just Go!” is aimed at anyone who ever wanted to run away and join the circus — or … 0

Book review: ‘Lighten Up Y’all’ by Virginia Willis

Friday, August 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Lighten Up Y’all” by Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press, 232 pages, $24.99) I have spent much of my life on diets. Experience tells me that the greatest pitfall for the dieter … 0

Book review: “The Inner Sea” by Zane Kotker

Friday, August 28, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLATT For the Recorder “The Inner Sea” by Zane Kotker (Levellers Press, 270 pages, $19.95) Stories about the Roman Empire often focus on extravagantly dramatic emperors like Nero, Julius Caesar, or Caligula. Drama can be found … 0

Book Review: ‘Alexandra Stepp and the Swift-footed Wind’

Friday, September 4, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT For the Recorder “Alexandra Stepp and the Swift-footed Wind” by Allen Fowler (Off the Common Books, 277 pages, $15.95) Human beings, especially young human beings, are fascinated by the idea of possessing special powers. “Alexandra … 0

Book Review:

Friday, September 11, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT For the Recorder “The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs” by Matthew Dicks (St. Martin’s Press, 224 pages, $24.99) reviewed by Tinky Weisblat Caroline Jacobs is afraid of a lot of things. She would like to … 0

Apples celebrated in informative new book

Monday, September 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “America’s Apple” by Russell Steven Powell, with photographs by Bar Lois Weeks (Brook Hollow Press, 253 pages, $45.95) Apples are synonymous with wholesomeness and health. In Franklin County, we are lucky … 0

Book review: ‘Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman’

Monday, September 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman” by Susan Cummings (Booksmyth Press, 175 pages, $12.95) Cancer isn’t easy to live with. It is also often difficult to talk about or write about. Bernardston … 0

Cake balls: trendy, alluring and delicious

Monday, September 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Cake Balls” by Dede Wilson (Harvard Common Press, 176 pages, $16.95) I am WAY out of the loop on the cute-dessert front. If I want to serve dessert to guests, I … 0

‘Chronicles’ a swift & dramatic read

Monday, September 14, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Chronicles of Iona: Prophet” by Paula de Fougerolles (Careswell Press, 353 pages, $16.99) The publicist for “The Chronicles of Iona,” a series of seven projected books by Paula de Fougerolles, … 0

Ashfield author’s book charming, compelling

Friday, July 26, 2013

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “An Adirondack Passage: The Cruise of the Canoe ‘Sairy Gamp’” by Christine Jerome (Breakaway Books, 320 pages, $14) In 1883, nature enthusiast and writer George Washington Sears (who wrote under the … 0