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Mandy Aftel author of Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent
October 16, 2014 05:01 PM PDT
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Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive.

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

Charles Seife author of Virtual Unreality
October 07, 2014 02:39 PM PDT
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Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control—even when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, faker y, and cyber skulduggery that the online world enables.

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

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
September 27, 2014 12:46 PM PDT
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“ Haunting and riveting ... In several moving passages, Mandel's characters look back with similar longing toward the receding pre-plague world, remembering all the things they'd once taken for granted — from the Internet to eating an orange ... It's not just the residents of Mandel's post-collapse world who need to forge stronger connections and live for more than mere survival. So do we all. "
- Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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 our website at www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

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.

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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.

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