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It’s the Bennington to bookshop and Bennington , Vermont and Phil Lewis is with us. Phil . Good morning , how are you . Good , thank you Joe itself . Wonderful . So things are busier doing well . Yes , yes . And so very happy I right through . So where would you like to begin on books that are are on the shelves .
Okay. Well , we’ve got a mixed bag today some regular fiction , historical fiction crime and mythology . But a couple of the book song and a mention still to be released . Great , okay . First up , young Jane Young by Gabrielle 7 and this is reviewed by Linda earlier novel the storied life of AJ victory is a bookshop favorite . It’s a staff pick and we continue to sell several copies a month , so we really look forward to her latest book , and it doesn’t disappoint young Jane Young is a smart , funny feminist tale about power and shame Aviva Grossman is a 20-something woman who has an affair with a Florida Congressman in 2001 . The fear is discovered after a car accident and Aviva becomes a headline that will not die . She’s publicly shamed and cannot get a job due to the availability of information about the affair on the Internet . Aviva eventually takes control of the situation , she changes the name and moved to Maine . Fast forward to the present and Aviva becomes Jane Young , an Event Planner she builds a quiet life with a daughter , Ruby when Jane decides to run for Mayor in a small town , the information from a past threatens her campaign and her relationship with Ruby , the story is told from the perspectives of 3 generations of women it tackles universal themes of power politics and sex , but the real story is about a woman finding strength and resilience and framing her own narrative as she grapples with a moves on from choices and mistakes of a younger self .
The name of the book is young Jane Young by Gabrielle Seton Hall right next.
Next up. A column of fire a historical novel from Ken Follett a column of fire is the latest novel in full its Kingsbridge serious the earlier books being the Pillars of the Earth and world without end the column of fire begins in England in 1858 , a time of great religious conflict when Protestants and Catholics jostle for power with the coronation of Queen of that there’s a Protestants momentarily have the upper hand , but the rest of Europe turns against the island nation . The book follows the life of Ned without a spying Queen Elizabeth’s employee Ned is a Protestant who falls in love with Marjorie Fitzgerald , daughter of a wealthy Catholic Businessmen there are spies and plots to overthrow the Queen international intrigue , assassinations and petty rivalries . This is a rich and complex story which brings 16th century England to life . I was fascinated by the way why the book reveals the history of that era prompted me to look up details from history lessons long forgotten .
It is a column of fire by Ken Follett , I love that book so good yet has just very deep you know just so engaging. Okay . It’s a column fire by Ken Follett next .
Next up is a sneak preview of something way outside my regular readings genre seriously by Madeline Miller to be released in April next year. Madeline Miller studied the classics at Brown University . Her previous book The Song of Achilles was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction . So it is a captivating novel which retells the ancient Greek myths and legends from the perspective of Cersei daughter of Helios the sun-god and personally a nymph as a child , so she discovers she has the power of witchcraft and can transform her enemies into monsters as the result of a deal with Zeus in an effort to tour avoid welfare he you know Spanish as seriously to the island of Iowa here she develops a witchcraft taming the wild Beasts to live on the island . Through the course of the story we meet a DC us who arrives at Iowa and 5 as a child was Cersei . We also think I encountered the mine at all . Indeed , a lesson a son Nicholas , this is a fantastic read as I said , it’s way out of my normal readings genre , but it’s so well written and I was drawn in totally to the intrigues of ancient Greece . For me the book clarify the model and have been my vague understanding of the ancient stories but the book stands alone too as a compelling and interesting story .
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Let’s not next up is another sneak preview , this time from Linda points north by Howard Frank Mosier , to be released in January next year points north is a collection of short stories about the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont. The people and places that inhabited the writing of Howard Frank motor for decades written a few weeks before his death in January of 2 a 20-17 the collection centers around the chemists and family and their public and private struggles in a small New England town after learning it was a lung cancer diagnosis , Mosier wrote : I’m happy to leave you all with the gift of what may be my best book in points north this book is beautifully written with humor compassion and heart a gift for us all .
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Okay. Well , Howard Frank Moser provides a nice link to our next book the names of dead girls by New York Times bestselling Vermont Crime Writer Eric were ecstatic last month , a whodunit Bookclub , one of 8 Eric’s earlier novels , the silent girls and Eric joined us for a discussion of his books at our last meeting , he told us what a huge support Howard Frank Moser had been to him when he was first starting out spending time to review his work and offer suggestions Eric’s books like mergers asset in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont just gonna read a bit from the cover to set the scene in a remote northern Vermont town college student Rachel rough is being watched she can feel the stranger’s eyes on her relentless and possessive and she’s sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago need Preacher a serial rapist and murderer who game the system to get a light sentence . Now he’s free the names of the girls is a cleverly plotted and suspenseful crime novel . I really like the books gritty main character Frank rough and the Detective who helps and test both characters a world developed unrealistic and the relationship with one another genuine the story slowly unfolds as tension builds to a dramatic resolution this is crime writing at its best .
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Okay , and then one last one for today is another sneak preview and this is Alison and if I die tonight to be released in March next year. Kevin has been nominated for the 8 Edgar Award for a number of her previous novels . This is the first one I’ve read the story begins with a late night hit and run as a thief makes off with a Stolen Car but who was driving and who else was at the scene and why the story unfolds from a variety of viewpoints there’s Amy M . The owner of the car and aging ’80s pop star trying to make a comeback and Jacky if the mother of Wade . The boy accused of stealing the car and Connor wage younger brother and Police Officer officer performer is still coming to terms with violence in her own powers . This is a powerful region . I like the way gaining exposes the dirty little secrets . The guilt in the shame of the different townspeople and how she depicts the finger pointing and blame as the town turns on Wade and what the effect this has on Wade’s family . This is a story of betrayal and trust of privilege and need a great read . For the whodunit set there .
It is if I die tonight by Alison Galan and anything else with about a minute anything else going on.
Well this coming weekend. The Small Business Saturday that’s right and also cyber I’m sorry cider Monday . That’s our playoff Cyber Monday outside of yes we offer customers hot cider and cookers wonderful so we’re holding a raffle with some great book prizes and anybody buying books over the weekend will be given a 20% discount coupon for the next visit to the Bennington Bookshop . So come on , then we’ve got lots of great holiday reading therefore you .
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