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VPR's coverage of arts and culture in the region.

'You Will LOVE This Book!'

So many books, so little time.

Avid readers often find themselves foisting their favorite titles on unsuspecting loved ones. Well, send your book suggestions our way! On the next Vermont Edition, it’s our Fall Book Show. The long, dark autumn evenings were made for curling up with a captivating story, and we are here to help you fill out your reading wish lists. We’ve invited independent Vermont booksellers to share their suggestions of great books that should be on our reading lists, and we want to hear from YOU too.

Post your reading recommendations to Facebook and listen on Nov. 12 live at noon (rebroadcast at 7 p.m.).

Carin Pratt's picks

Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Euphoria by Lily King

What If  by Randal Munroe

Jenny Lyon's picks

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamont

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (forthcoming)

Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford

Vintage Pies by Anne-Haynie Collins*

The Vermont Difference, A collection of essays*

Before After by Matthias Arégui and Anne-Margot Rammstein

David Jenemann's picks

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood

The Grandma Dowdel Series by Richard Peck

Vermont Writers' picks

The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Dublin Detective Novels by Gene Kerrigan

War Stories: New Military Science Fiction

The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Listener picks

Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos

On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

How Jesus Became God by Bart D. Ehrman

Orality and Literacy by Walter Ong

Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler

Will Poole's Island by Tim Weed*

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The new Mitford Novel  by Jan Karon

The Mary Russell  series by Laurie R. King

The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin

The Night Malcom X Spoke at the Oxford Union  by Stephen Tuck

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and Daniel Brown

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Major Pettigrew's Next Stand by Helen Simonson

City of Thieves by David Benioff

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Audio book of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Orfeo by Richard Powers

The All-Girl's Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

Revenants by Daniel Mills

Proof Positive: A Joe Gunther Series by Archer Mayor

The Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear

Help for the Haunted by John Searles

The Liars' Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr

Bossypants by Tina Fey

10% Happiness: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-- A True Story  by Dan Harris

11 22 63 by Stephen King

The Shape of the Sky by Shelagh Shapiro*

Books related to Jane Austen

Texts from Jane Eyre and Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters  by Mallory Ortberg

The Austen Project Series by Joanna Trollop

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

A Dance to the Music of Time series by Anthony Powell

The Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn

* Denotes a Vermont author

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.
Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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