Join us for a meet and greet and book signing with Megan Price, the author of the phenomenally popular Vermont Wild series featuring tales from our state’s fish and game wardens. Come in and have Megan personalize a copy of the new Vermont Wild Volume #5 for the hunter or wildlife-watcher in your life.
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Join us for a meet-and-greet with Tracey Medeiros, and enjoy free samples of a recipe from Tracey’s new book. The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook honors the state’s mission to connect with its local organic farmlands and the farmers who nurture and care for them. It also serves as a guide for eating organically and non-GMO in Vermont. Tracey Medeiros is also the author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, and Dishing Up Vermont.
We’d like to invite you to join us in person at Phoenix Books to enjoy a free cup of delicious, hot apple cider! (While supplies last.) Cider Monday is a new tradition being started by lots of small businesses in New England, and it’s our way of thanking you for choosing to shop indie and support a strong local economy this holiday season.
Join Peter Miller for a talk on Vanishing Vermonters, the newest and most important of Peter’s five books on his home state. He has recorded 23 Vermonters on how they cope in one of the most expensive states in the Union. Peter Miller began his career in 1959 as a reporter for LIFE Magazine. He has authored nine books, won numerous awards, and was named Vermonter of the Year and honored by the Vermont Legislature for his work in documenting the culture of Vermont. He lives in Colbyville.
Join Stephen P. Kiernan for a talk on his new novel, The Baker’s Secret, a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day. Stephen P. Kiernan spent more than twenty years as a journalist, winning numerous awards for excellence in the field, before turning to fiction writing. The Baker’s Secret is his third novel.
Join Bill Schubart for a talk on his new novel, Lila and Theron. This is the third event this year in the annual Vermont Voices series. Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, Lila & Theron captures the spirit of the American rural experience, as it relates to their personal stories of love and sacrifice. Bill Schubart is an award-winning novelist and political and cultural commentator heard weekly on Vermont Public Radio.
Join us for a reading and talk on a new poetry collection, The Shower Scene from Hamlet, by Pushcart Prize-winner Daniel Lusk. In The Shower Scene from Hamlet, the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics, and infamous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world’s art and cultural history.
Join debut Vermont authors Robert Madrygin and Katherine Arden for readings from their new novels. This is the second event this year in the annual Vermont Voices series. Madrygin’s Solace of Trees is a cautionary tale about the damage that can be inflicted upon war victims when wealthy nations become obsessed with self-protection and retribution. A young woman’s family is threatened by forces both real and fantastical in Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale, a novel inspired by Russian fairy tales.
Join National Book Award–winning author William Alexander to delve into a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts. William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include A Festival of Ghosts, Ghoulish Song, Nomad, and Ambassador. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Join us for a evening of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.