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Shows in Westchester County, NY:

Westchester Magazine's Best Reading Series of the Decade

Shows do sell out; please make reservations early

Tables of 8 or more may be reserved for book clubs.

Tuesday, September 9th

Philipp Meyer
Gail Sheehy

"Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author, journalist, and lecturer Gail Sheehy reads from her new book, Daring: My Passages

("In 1976, in her best seller Passages, the journalist Gail Sheehy invented a new way of thinking about the phases of adult life...[as] 'a series of developmental stages and tasks, critical turning points along the life cycle when one's opportunity for growth is also heightened' [...] Women embraced Sheehy's thinking and incorporated it into their expectations" -The New York Times)

Michael Korda
Michael Korda

Bestselling, critically-acclaimed writer, editor, and publisher Michael Korda reads from his new book, Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

("Masterful...Korda delivers the goods." Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Lively, approachable, and captivating...Like Lee himself, everything about Clouds of Glory is on a grand scale." -Boston Globe

Jenny Rosenstrach
Jenny Rosenstrach

Best-selling writer Jenny Rosenstrach reads from her new book, Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal.

("She has truly mastered the art of the happy family dinner. This is the most sensible advice on cooking for kids I've ever seen: no gimmicks, no tricks, just practical advice for working parents. I wish this book had been around when my son was small." -Ruth Reichl)

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Wednesday, October 8th

Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb

#1 New York Times best-selling, award-winning writer Wally Lamb reads from his new novel, We Are Water

("It's a sign of a good novel when the reader slowly savors the final chapters, both eager to discover the ending and dreading saying goodbye to the characters. We Are Water is a book worth diving into." USA Today, 4-star review )

Vanessa Manko
Vanessa Manko

Critically-acclaimed debut writer Vanessa Manko reads from her new novel, The Invention of Exile

("Vanessa Manko's beautifully written and deeply affecting first novel is the story of a man stranded by history in a strange land, torn away by politics and paranoia from the people he loves, exiled and trapped behind an invisible frontier he dares not cross. Manko ranges expertly between Russia, the USA and Mexico to weave her absorbing tale of emigration, deportation, desperation, paranoia, and finally, improbably, love. The novel reminds one, at times, of Kafka, Ondaatje, and even, in its powerful evocation of marooned isolation, Robinson Crusoe. A brilliant debut." Salman Rushdie)

Peggy Rambach
Peggy Rambach

Award-winning writer Peggy Rambach reads from her new book, The Lons

("I found The Lons so captivating that I finished it in one sitting. Though the quirky, lively plot drew me in, it was the all-too-human characters that wouldn't let me go. With their imperfections and yearnings, they came alive for me as I followed them on a fantastical journey that was suspenseful, surprising and ultimately satisfying. I appreciated the novel's gentle humor.")

Monday, November 3rd

René Steinke
René Steinke

Critically-acclaimed writer, René Steinke reads from her new novel, Friendswood

("This is a book of rare power, tempered by equally rare grace. Steinke's sense of this small Texas town, with its explosive and interconnected lives and deaths, is absolutely masterful. The reader is pulled into the story immediately, emotionally, morally, completely. What's more, it's a page-turner of the most explosive quality. Steinke torques the plot tighter and tighter, until the suspense is nearly unbearable-yet never loses sight of her character's humanity, nor sacrifices a word of her beautiful prose. This is work by an author operating at the peak of her authority, to be sure." -Elizabeth Gilbert)

Dana Cowin
Dana Cowin

Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine magazine Dana Cowin reads from her new book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: 65 Great Chefs Teach Me How to Cook

("An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning-finally-to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today, from David Chang to Alice Waters to Thomas Keller.")

Jason Porter
Kathryn Harrison

Award-winning, best-selling writer Kathryn Harrison reads from her new book, Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

("If you want a badass heroine like Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild crossed with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (only with angels & Jesus) read Kathryn Harrison's hair-raising bio of Joan of Arc-the best of six I've read. She weaves a mesmerizing tale of this cross-dressing warrior who made her torturers weep, who plowed her way to the throne and led an army while never shedding a drop of blood. This year's cult book." - Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and Lit)

Wednesday, December 3rd

Gabrielle Hamilton
Gabrielle Hamilton

Best-selling, critically-acclaimed writer, chef extraordinaire and owner of NYC's lauded restaurant Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton reads from her new book, Prune

("Hamilton's writing about food is so vivid it could make you half-crazed with hunger, leaving you in front of the open fridge with a cold chicken leg in one hand and the book in the other." -The Boston Globe)

Jane Green
Jane Green

Best-selling writer Jane Green reads from her new novel, Tempting Fate

("The author once again exemplifies the best qualities..her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that's acute and compassionate, served up with style." -People "Complex and funny family drama" -US Weekly)

Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz

Bestselling writer Jean Hanff Korelitz reads from her new novel, You Should Have Known

("An unputdownably deft vivisection of Manhattan's upper social strata." - Vogue "The thriller we're already obsessed with" - Entertainment Weekly)

Event Information

At Riverview
One Warburton Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

Catered by Chutney Masala

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Supper Buffet 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm  (writers read from their work with a Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

$25.00 at the door

Chutney Masala will take cash or checks at the door,
but the Riverview bar can only take cash. The bookseller can take cash, check, or credit card.

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

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Spoken Interludes in Los Angeles:

Next show January 25th, 2015

At the beautiful and fabulous Acabar

More details to come!


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