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6 Books to Read this May

6 Books to Read this May

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Matters of Taste: Chef Alexis DeBoschnek on Resourcefulness, Flavor, and Family

The Buzzfeed Veteran Prepares to Drop her First Cookbook this Month
The Catskills-based food influencer and Buzzfeed veteran Alexis DeBoschnek is publishing her first cookbook, To the Last Bite, later this month.


6 Books to Devour While You Wait for Spring

Anne Pyburn Craig reviews The Unwritten Book, Samantha Hunt’s reckoning with death and unfinished manuscripts. Plus short reviews of Sharkey: When Sea Lions Were Stars of Show Business by Gary Bohan, Jr.; A History of Place by Mala Hoffman; A Lynching at Port Jervis: Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age by Philip Dray; The Red Zone: A Love Story by Chloe Caldwell; and Sacred Send-offs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice by Sarah A. Bowen.


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Big Read Hudson Valley provides free, educational events.


6 Hudson Valley Books to Read in March

Jane Kinney Denning reviews The Accomplice, the latestcrime thriller set in the Hudson Valley from Lisa Lutz.Plus short reviews of Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir by Aileen Weintraub; Essays Two: On Proust, Translation, Foreign Languages, and the City of Arles by Lydia Davis; Spitting into a River by Mary Altobelli, Hearts Blooming: Through Intuitive Mentoring by Maria Blon, and Vegetariana: A Rich Harvest of Wit, Lore, & Recipes by Nava Atlas.


6 Book Recommendations for February 2022

Anne Pyburn Craig reviews Judy White Staber’s portrait of her actress mother, Joan White, in Rise Above It, Darling. Plus short reviews of The Broken Tower by Kelly Braffet, The Hard Sell by Evan Hughes, Street Legal by Rafi Zabor, Generation Disaster by Karla Vermeulen, and When the World Runs Dry by Nancy Castaldo.


The Artichoke Storytelling Series Returns to Howland Cultural Center

The Artichoke Storytelling Series returns to Howland Cultural Center on February 19.


Finally! A Lil Deb’s Oasis Cookbook Coming Soon

Take Home the Tropical Comfort Food of this Iconic Hudson Eatery with Please Wait to Be Tasted
Since Lil’ Deb’s Oasis exploded onto the regional culinary scene in 2015 like an exotic flower bursting into bloom, the Hudson eatery hasn’t stopped turning heads.


6 Books to Cozy Up with in January 2022

From a best-selling author Gary Shteyngart’s new pandemic-focused novel to Jennifer Golub's behind-the-scenes peek Russel and Mary Wright's transformation of Dragon Rock at Manitoga, here are six books to add to your January reading list.


2021 Holiday Book Gift Guide

9 Hudson Valley Books to Gift this Holiday Season
Wildsam Field Guide: Hudson Valley & Catskills 


6 Books to Read in November 2021

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6 Books to Devour in October

Brian K. Mahoney’s reviews A Time Outside This Time, Amitava Kumar’s meditation on life in the post-truth era. Plus short reviews of The Ghostly Tales of Sleepy Hollow by Jesse Dean; All Roads Lead to Ram by Sruti Ram; The Gift of Glossophobia by Mary Louise Kiernan; Corrections and Beyond by Dr. Ivan Godfrey; and Not Dead Yet by Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane.


Slip into September with these 6 Book Picks

Peter Aaron reviews Ed Sanders’s Alf Evers. Plus short reviews of How to Raise Kids That Aren’t Assholes by Melinda Wenner Moyer; The Vixen by Francine Prose; Someone Should Pay For Your Pain by Franz Nicolay; Selectd Poems 2002-2021 by J. R. Solonche; and What They Didn’t Burn by Mel Laytner.


Dog Days Reading List: 6 Book Picks for August 2021

Robert Burke Warren reviews Americanaland, plus short synopses on To Marry or to March, This Poison Heart, The Stranger Behind You, Horse Girls, and Being Clem.


Reading List: 6 Books to Read in July 2021

My Time Will Come and Other Reviews
Jane Kinney-Denning reviews Ian Manuel's My Time will come plus 5 other book picks for July.


6 Books to Read in June 2021

Carolyn Quimby reviews Jonathan Lee’s The Great Mistake. Plus short reviews of Jacky Davis’s Sunny-Side Up, Phoebe North’s Strange Creatures, Michael Slaby’s For All the People, Edward M. Cohen’s Before Stonewall, and Meg Bashwiner and Joseph Fink The First Ten Years.



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