Friday, October 26, 2007

Quick Updates: Kingdom Books Calendar

Yesterday's readings by soldier-poet Brian Turner riveted the audiences, especially the teens, who heard poetry, war stories, and Turner's assertion that they're walking into world responsibilities for problems their parents' and grandparents' generations have passed along. We have a few signed copies of Turner's award-winning collection written while he was an "embedded poet" in the 3rd Stryker Brigade in Iraq.

Kingdom Books has its usual second-Monday-of-the-month open day on Nov. 12, and the next author events are scheduled for Saturday December 1, to launch the holiday season with Vermont-centered merriment:


10 a.m. Share coffee and treats with Irasburg, Vermont, novelist Howard Frank Mosher, signing copies of his newest book ON KINGDOM COUNTY and chatting about his recent 90-city tour. Little-known fact: Howard loves turtles. Do you have one to bring along for a visit with this latter-day Mark Twain?

11:30 a.m. Mid-day event with a familiar voice from VPR, Steve Delaney, longtime new correspondent who's written a tender and humorous set of reflections on his adopted state in VERMONT SEASONINGS. Steve will sign books. Why not unplus and tote along your answering machine and ask him to record your holiday message in that inimitable deep resonant voice?

1 p.m. Mary Azarian's illustrations always say "Vermont" even when the book she's illustrating is set in New Hampshire -- like TUTTLE'S RED BARN. This will be a dandy children's gift, as well as a nostalgic adult remembrance of the southern NH family farm -- still in operation! We have plenty of her other books, too. We love having Mary come to visit!

REVIEWS resume on Sunday.

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