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Maria Venegas author of Bulletproof Vest The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter
September 15, 2014 02:40 PM PDT
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“Maria Venegas is a transfixing writer. Her voice is tough, vulnerable, humorous, insightful and always rousingly alive. American readers have rarely encountered a depiction of Mexican lives so true, unsentimental, and moving as in this emotionally complex story of an Americanized young woman and her outlaw father who lives by the hard violent codes of Mexico profundo.” —Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name

The Avid Reader Show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop. It airs every Monday at 5PM EST on WCHE AM 1520. Please visit us at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

Ellen Cooney author of The Mountaintop School for Dogs And Other Second Chances
September 15, 2014 02:30 PM PDT
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“Is there such a thing as a Rescue Book? Well, there is now. This is a miracle of a book. It’s even a spiritual handbook. And it is for readers young and old and all of the in-between. Cooney is such a wise genius of a writer, and her sentences keep surprising you, but are never the point in themselves. I read with a kind of mental breathlessness. If Cooney needs someone to convince her to write a sequel, I volunteer.”
—Gail Godwin

AUGUST 2014
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT

The Avid Reader Show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. It airs every Monday at 5PM EST on WCHE AM 1520. Please visit us at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

David Mitchell author of The Bone Clocks: A Novel
September 15, 2014 12:55 PM PDT
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The New York Times bestseller by the author of Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

“With The Bone Clocks, [David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas.”—Los Angeles Times

Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

The Avid Reader Show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

Cristina Henriquez author of The Book of Unknown Americans
August 17, 2014 10:35 AM PDT
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Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.

The Avid Reader Show airs Mondays at 5PM EST on WCHE 1520AM. The Show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

James McBride author of The Good Lord Bird
August 17, 2014 10:07 AM PDT
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From the National Book Foundation..
James McBride’s novel takes a pivotal, troubled sequence in American history—John Brown’s abolitionist campaign—and retells it in a voice as comic and original as any we have heard since Mark Twain. The narrator is one Henry Shackleford, aka Onion, an escaped teenaged slave who accompanies Brown while disguised as a girl. Fondly portraying Brown as a well-meaning but unhinged zealot, The Good Lord Bird is daringly irreverent, but also wise, funny, and affecting.

The Avid Reader Show airs Mondays at 5PM EST on WCHE 1520AM. It is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

Amy Bloom author of Lucky Us
August 17, 2014 09:20 AM PDT
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KIRKUS REVIEW

On a journey from Ohio to Hollywood to Long Island to London in the 1940s, a couple of plucky half sisters continually reinvent themselves with the help of an unconventional assortment of friends and relatives.

The Avid Reader Show airs Mondays at 5PM EST on WCHE 1520AM. The Show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA.
Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

Dave Goldberg author of The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
August 03, 2014 12:26 PM PDT
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Physicist Dave Goldberg speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe—from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies—is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent discoveries about the universe and all the ones to come.

The Avid Reader Show airs every Monday at 5PM EST on WCHE AM 1520. The show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com.

JoJo Moyes author of One Plus One & Me Before You
July 27, 2014 02:25 PM PDT
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Me Before You

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

One Plus One

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

The Avid Reader Show airs each Monday at 5PM EST on WCHE AM 1520. It is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

Paul Bogard author of The End of Night Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
July 19, 2014 03:23 PM PDT
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Streetlamps, neon signs – an ever-present glow that has changed the natural world and adversely affected our health; Paul Bogard illuminates the problems caused by a lack of darkness.

We live awash in artificial light. But night’s natural darkness has always been invaluable for our spiritual health and the health of the natural world, and every living creature suffers from its loss.

Paul Bogard investigates what we mean when we talk about darkness. He travels between the intensely lit cities – from glittering Las Vegas to the gas-lit streets of Westminster – and the sites where real darkness still remains, such as the Brecon Beacons and the island of Sark. Encountering scientists, physicians, activists and writers, Bogard discusses how light is negatively affecting the natural world; how our well-being is significantly influenced by darkness or its lack; and how it’s not a matter of using light at night or not, but rather when and where, how and how much.

A beautiful invocation of our constant companion, the night, which returns every day of our lives, this book reminds us of the power and mystery of the dark.

The Avid Reader show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. It is aired each Monday at 5PM EST on WCHE AM 1520. Please visit our website at wellingtonsquarebooks.com

Kevin Birmingham author of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce Ulysses
June 25, 2014 07:02 PM PDT
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"A great story--how modernism brought down the regime of censorship--told as a great story. Kevin Birmingham's imaginative scholarship brings Joyce and his world to life. There is a fresh detail on nearly every page."--Louis Menand, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Metaphysical Club

The Avid Reader is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. The show airs at 5PM EST on WCHE 1520 AM. Please visit our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

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