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Eric Rickstad: Lie in Wait

Eric Rickstad: Lie in Wait

Join Eric Rickstad for a discussion of Lie in Wait, an unforgettable thriller set in the Northeast Kingdom.

Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the novels The Silent Girls, Lie in Wait, and Reap.

Lauded as intelligent, profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking, Rickstad’s morally complex novels have earned him praise as a master storyteller reinventing the mystery and crime genres. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his wife and children.

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James Kochalka: The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny

James Kochalka: The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny

May 14

Join James Kochalka for an event featuring The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny!

James Kochalka is the author and illustrator of several beloved children’s book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher, the second installment of which won an Eisner Award in 2012.

His comics for adults have won four Ignatz Awards and a Harvey Award. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. In addition to drawing comics, he designs video games.

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Stephen Swinburne: Safe in a Storm story time

Stephen Swinburne: Safe in a Storm story time

Join Stephen Swinburne to celebrate Children’s Book Week with a story time at Phoenix Books Rutland!

In Safe in a Storm, Stephen’s comforting read-aloud story, all the animals find cozy places to keep them safe and warm, no matter how loud the storm rumbles or how dark the night gets. Next to their parents, the baby animals are able to let go of their fears and fall asleep despite the storm.

Stephen has written over twenty-five books for children and lives in South Londonderry, Vermont.

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Meet Martha the Talking Dog at Phoenix Books Rutland!

Meet Martha the Talking Dog at Phoenix Books Rutland!

Tuesday, May 03 at 4:30 pm to at 6:00 pm

Meet Martha the Talking Dog, the star of the Martha series by Susan Meddaugh!  This event is part of Phoenix’s celebration of Children’s Book Week.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, it goes straight up to her brain, and Martha begins to speak! But having a talking dog isn’t always as much fun as it seems.

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Leland Kinsey: Galvanized – New & Selected Poems

Leland Kinsey: Galvanized – New & Selected Poems

Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm

 Join acclaimed poet Leland Kinsey for a reading from his new book, Galvanized.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  This collection of the life work of Vermont poet Leland Kinsey, whom Edward Hoagland called “the genuine article,” ranges from the author’s home in the rugged mountains of northern Vermont to the towering stone lighthouses and highland shielings of his ancestors’ Scotland. Appropriately titled Galvanized, this collection draws from seven previous, acclaimed works, as well as containing thirteen new poems. Kinsey takes readers on travels to the brawling rivers of Labrador, the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the wheat fields and dinosaur digs of Alberta, and the ranchos of the Tex-Mex border. With precise and original images, Kinsey carries us deep into human history and the natural world that he knows so intimately. With him, we visit the rough, country ballfields and raw girlie shows of his youth, and experience the endlessly fascinating intricacies of the variety of professions he has known. Kinsey is a poet of the “reaches of the world,” and our place in it. He writes of work, of love and loss, of family and friendship, of joy and sorrow. Always he writes with a hard-earned vision of hope, always straight from his own dauntless heart.

Free and open to the public.

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Join Jeffrey Amestoy for a talk on his new book, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Join Jeffrey Amestoy for a talk on his new book, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Phoenix Books Rutland Jeffrey Amestoy

Jan. 20

Phoenix Books Rutland

The first full-length biography of Dana in more than half a century, Slavish Shore reintroduces readers to one of America’s most zealous defenders of freedom and human dignity.

Jeffrey L. Amestoy has served as Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court and is a Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Free and open to the public.

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