Gretchen Primack's new book of poems, Kind, gives voices to the silent.
Pauline Uchmanowicz reviews Flora by Gail Godwin.
Susan Krawitz reviews
The Astor Orphan by Alexandra Aldrich and Women of Privilege: 100 Years of Love and Loss in a Family of the Hudson River Valley by Susan Gilloti.
Nonfiction gets up close and personal in six new books by Hudson Valley writers.
The annual Read Local! Red Hook Literary Festival runs from April 12 to 14.
No Safe Ground
Five Star, 2013, $25.95
When UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in 1961, John F. Kennedy—who himself was one of the savviest international problem solvers—called him the "greatest statesman of our century."
Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World
Matthew Goodman's Eighty Days is a welcome addition to the pantheon of big books about great adventures, especially since these adventurers wear skirts and one-up a fictional adventure tale with their true transcontinental feats.
Rhinebeck native Lucy Kinsley releases a graphic-memoir to Relish.
The 4th Annual Woodstock Writers Festival presents 3 1/4 more days of Peace & Books!
Owen King, of the King literary dynasty explores family ties in his latest book.
In the Night Sky: Hudson Valley UFO Sightings from the 1930s to the Present
Eagle Press, 2013, $20
Anne Pyburn Craig reviews Into the Dark by Alison Gaylin and Don't Tell Anyone by Laurie Boris.
Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood
Jay Blotcher reviews In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood by Michael Sadowski.
Funny Stories About Death
Philosopher and public intellectual Simon Critchley speaks at EMPAC in Troy.
Nina Shengold speaks with Michael Perkins about his literary wanderlust, using aphorisms from his new book to guide the way.