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The books you can win & authors you’ll hear on the 6/8 & 6/15 Literary New England Radio Show

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June8_3booksTonight, June 8, we feature three women authors as interesting as their books. Join host Cindy Wolfe Boynton at 8 pm for novel talk and book giveaways as she speaks with:

  • Laura Kasischke on Mind of Winter. The latest novel by this bestselling poet and recently released in paperback, it’s the story of a mother who wakes up on a snowy Christmas sure that 15 years ago, something dark followed their adopted daughter home from Russia and is now afflicting them all.
  • Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on Bittersweet. Now a paperback, this suspenseful and cinematic novel tells the story of Mabel Dagmar, a young woman whose East Coast college roommate gives her friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth and, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs–until everything goes all wrong.
  • Maura Weiler on Contrition. An inspiring, debut novel about very different twin sisters separated by birth and then reconnected through art, faith and the father who touched the world with his paintings.

All three of these books are paperbacks, so you can throw them right into your favorite summer bag!

3_books_June15Also mark your calendars for the 8 pm Monday, June 15, Literary New England Radio Show and an hour of lively conversations with three diverse authors about three unforgettable books:

  • Sy Montgomery on The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. This touching, entertaining and profound memoir explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus, and the remarkable connections it’s able to make with humans.
  • Jean Zimmerman on Savage Girl. Recently released in paperback, it’s the story of a wealthy and outlandish Manhattan couple who adopt a girl purportedly raised by wolves with the goal of civilizing and introducing her into the high society of the Gilded Age.
  • Charles Dubow on Girl in the Moonlight. A scorching tale on countless summer recommended reading lists about one man’s all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching and beguiling woman.

On both the June 8 and June 15 shows, listen and Tweet or email us to win one of these titles! Our Twitter handle is @LitNewEngland and our email litnewengland@gmail.com.

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Monday, 3/23 book giveaways and interviews with 3 fabulous authors: @OliverBooks, @sylviatrue & @the_carpentrix …

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Three books, written by three women, that are as different and compelling as their authors. Tune to the Literary New England Radio Show at 8 pm this Monday, March 23, in for book giveaways and conversations with:

  • Lauren Oliver on Vanishing Girls. An edgy, compelling YA novel by this New York Times bestselling author about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, and who are searching to find both themselves and each other.
  • Nina MacLaughlin on Hammer Head. A warm and inspiring memoir about Nina’s decision to quit her job sitting behind a desk at a Boston newspaper and apply for a job on Craigslist to become a carpenter’s assistant.
  • Sylvia True on The Wednesday Group. A captivating and moving debut novel about five women who share never-before-told secrets, and bond over painful truths, when they meet at a support group for partners of sex addicts.

Hosted by Cindy Wolfe Boynton.  Check back here regularly for book giveaways, author talk, event information, to listen to past Literary New England Radio Show episodes, and for other book-tatstic stuff!  

I think I’m a little in love w/@AndreaLChapin, says @WriterCindyWB, and on 6/3 I can meet her at @PorterSqBooks!

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This is Literary New England Radio Show host Cindy Wolfe Boynton writing, and it’s true. I’m smitten with author Andrea Chapin, because she’s crafted the smartest and cleverest and most brilliantly written book, and I’m in love with her The Tutor in every way!! I’m also jealous I’ve never written anything as good! But now, I believe, a literary die has been cast …

Super-excited to hear that Andrea will be coming to New England, I’ve also now circled Wednesday, June 3, in red on my calendar. At 7 pm 6/3, Andrea will read and sign at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass., and you don’t want to miss it!

Andrea, BTW, is an Amherst grad; her husband graduated from Hampshire College; and her mother and sisters are Mount Holyoke grads, so she’s connected to this lovely region in several ways.

In case you haven’t already guessed, I gave The Tutor 5 stars on Goodreads. You can also hear my interview with Andrea in the Literary New England Radio Show archives.

And now, after I post this, I’m going to pour myself a second cup of coffee and read a few of Shakespeare’s sonnets. So …

Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave. (From Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice)