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<i>My Ex-Life: A Novel</i> by Stephen McCauley | Book Review

My Ex-Life: A Novel by Stephen McCauley | Book Review

You can recognize great writers in their minor characters. For every inspiring Elizabeth Bennet, there's a devious Caroline Bingley, and for every devastating Mr. Darcy, there's an unfortunate Mr. Collins.


Books to Read in April 2018

Add these six books by Hudson Valley authors to your reading list this month.


Tim Youd Retypes The Group at Vassar College

Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd will visit Vassar as part of his ongoing project, 100 Novels.


Laird Scranton Talks Cosmology at Vassar on April 21

"A Day of Instruction on Ancient Cosmology" comes to Vassar College on April 21 for an explanation on the universe's origins.


If I Die Tonight | Book Review

Alison Gaylin tells the story of a single mother and her trouble son in the dark, mysterious If I Die Tonight, which takes place in Woodstock and other parts of the Hudson Valley.


Woodstock Bookfest 2018 | Preview

Woodstock Bookfest will "read to resist," as its theme suggests, from March 22 to 25.


What to Read in March 2018 | Hudson Valley Authors

Six short book reviews
Ladybug Girl and the Rescue DogsDavid Soman and Jacky Davis Penguin Random House, 2018, $17.99


Excerpt from The Ashokan Way by Gail Straub

Hudson Valley native shares her experiences walking by the Ashokan Reservoir.
Author and Hudson Valley resident Gail Straub reflects on life and nature in her new book The Ashokan Way.


The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace | Book Review

A review of David B. Woolner's presidential biography of Roosevelt
Carolyn Quimby reviews historian David B. Woolner’s presidential portrait, The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace.


What to Read in February 2018 | Hudson Valley Authors

Six short book reviews
Read short summaries of the latest books from Hudson Valley authors.


Rhinecliff Hotel Hosts Robbie Burns Supper | Feb. 2

The Robbie Burns Supper returns for its 10th year at the Rhinecliff Hotel on February 2.


An Interview with Dar Williams about Her New Book

The author of What I Found in A Thousand Towns dishes on small town revitalization.
Editorial director Brian K. Mahoney interviews singer-songwriter Dar Williams about her new book What I Found in A Thousand Towns and small town revitalization.


Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle

A Review
Carolyn Quimby reviews New Paltz author Jennifer Castle’s newest YA novel, Together at Midnight, about high school drama, the bystander effect, and guilt.


What to Read in January 2018: 6 Short Book Reviews

Leah Habib offers a roundup of six books to read in year’s first (and coldest) month.


Holiday Books Gift Guide 2017

With input from local bookstore owners, Leah Habib rounds up a list this year’s good reads just in time for holiday gift shopping.


Book Review: A Murderous Summer at Bard

Anne Pyburn Craig reviews the mystery novel A Murderous Summer at Bard by Glenda Ruby.



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Bengali Bandhan @ Hudson Area Library

Bengali Bandhan

Fridays, 4-5 p.m. Continues through April 20 — These classes, taught by MD Gazi and Kaniz Fatema, are open to...

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