August 1, 2014

In Their Own Voices…

Missy Wick, Straw Dog Blog Editor


August in the Pioneer Valley – the blueberries are in bloom, the tomatoes are ripening on the vine, and there is abundant local fiction to pick from your independent bookstore or library shelves. For a third summer, reporter Karen Brown and her colleagues at New England Public Radio are featuring the work of western New England authors.

“A few years ago, we realized we had so many wonderful fiction authors in our region — and often their work was not getting out there,” said Brown. “At the same time, we have a very enthusiastic fiction reading audience — one that values home-grown talent. A summer interview series seemed like a great way to help those groups find each other.”

This year, they heralded the season with an interview with Cammie McGovern, author of Say What you Will, a book about the intersection between love and disability. You can listen to all of the archived interviews here.

To savor more locavore fiction flavor try some NEPR books from 2013:

The View From Penthouse B Elinor Lipman

Schroder Amity Gaige

The Celestials Karen Shepard

Sometimes It Snows In America Marisa Labozzetta

Rest Stops Elizabeth Slade

Paris Twilight Russ Rymer 2012

Gone Girl Cathi Hanauer

Summer Breeze Nancy Thayer

Three Anne Marie Monahan

Love and Fatigue in America Roger King

Camp Elaine Wolf
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