Peter Golden is equally adept at writing novels and biographies.
You may know Elliot Tiber from Ang Lee's 2009 movie based on Tiber's tender coming-of-age story, Taking Woodstock. His new memoir, After Woodstock, starts after the festival, and thoroughly, exuberantly, and exhaustively tracks Tiber through every high, low, and high again of his prodigiously creative life.
A review of new novels by Robert Clegg and Steve Lewis.
Reviews of: "The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America," "The Gunks Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time," "Wallkill Valley Writers Anthology 2015," "Talking Walls," and "Organic Struggle."
The author of Let the Great World Spin delivers the William Gifford lecture at Vassar College.
Talk to Ashley Mayne for awhile, and you might feel a little bewitched. Her eyes are pale green and her gaze asymmetrical, so she seems to be simultaneously looking you right in the eye and focused on something beyond.
October brings a bountiful harvest of books by Hudson Valley authors. Here are six
standouts with author events on both sides of the river. Buy local, read local!
A reunion is always good for revelatory drama, particularly a reunion centered around the wedding of two middle-aged men, along with their families, and some frenemies. Of course sparks will fly. But one of the unexpected delights of Vassar professor Paul Russell's intense and erotic Immaculate Blue is where the real heat comes from.
Glimpsing into these skulls and imagining the lives of ragpickers, rope dancers, cafe divas, brothel workers, opium addicts, besotted bohemians, and flame-throwing revolutionaries, the distinguished Belgian-born historian and critic leads us through twisting ancient streets to the teeming, generally insalubrious, stomping grounds of Baudelaire, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Edith Piaf.
Journalist Guy Lawson writes about men you don't want to meet: gunrunners, Wall Street scammers, Mafia cops, drug-dealing wrestlers, Hezbollah suicide bombers.
Local, international, intergalactic—wherever you’re going, a Hudson Valley author has just the right book for the journey.
Buckle up, Hudson Valley noir fans. Two powerful new voices have emerged.
The dozen stories in this collection by longtime Millbrook resident Valerie Martin were penned over a 30-year span, as the author helpfully explains in her introduction.
Outstanding new books for young readers by Hudson Valley authors and illustrators, reviewed by Anne Pyburn Craig, Susan Krawitz, Nina Shengold, and Robert Burke Warren.
THE BULLET CATCH:
MURDER BY MISADVENTURE
This June, when the nation was riveted by the escape of two convicts from a maximum security prison in the Adirondacks, Phoenicia author Jenny Milchman was astounded: her third novel, As Night Falls, (Ballantine, 2015) has the same storyline, right down to the physical size of the pair and their plan to cross uncharted woods into Canada.