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The Winter Reading Program

12/13/07 3:31PM By Jane Lindholm

It's time for our Winter Reading Show! We'll talk about the season's best bets, and some worthy perennials. Our guests are two professional book lovers, Lorrie Colburn of Fletcher Free Library in Burlington and Janet Kleinberg, the children's librarian at Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. And we'll take your winter reading suggestions. You can e-mail or call during the program, or e-mail in advance at vermontedition.net.

Also in the program: Board it if you can? Mad River Glen in Waitsfieldis one of the few skier-only mountains in the country, and it's been targeted in a new campaign by Burton Snowboards to get snowboarders onthe mountain. We talk with a rep from Burton Snowboards about a contest that awards $5,000 for the best video proof of "poaching" a mountain,and we hear how Mad River skiers are taking the news from Jamey Wimble, president of Mad River Glen. And we continue our series of audio postcards with a visit to the coldest town in the state: we talk to a few folks in Bloomfield, Vermont.


List of books discussed on Vermont Edition Winter Reading Program 12/13/2007



Adult fiction

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Loving Frank: a Novel (historical fiction) by Nancy Horan

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Pillars of the Earth and World without End by Ken Follett

Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn

Mystery and Detective

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Frozen Tracks an Inspector Erik Winter Novel by Ake Edwardson

Botswana Mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith

Italian mysteries by Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri


Graphic Novels

Persepolis by Mar jane Satrapi

Adult nonfiction

American Creation by Joseph Ellison

Golden Legacy : How Golden Books won Childrens Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and became an American Icon Along the Way by Leonard Marcus

Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery by David Attenborough

The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin

Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

What is the What by Dave Eggers


Young Adult and children

Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop

The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer



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