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Colin Harrington

Colin Harrington is an educator, writer, and the Events Planner at The Bookstore in Lenox.

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Dirt’ by Denise Gosliner Orenstein

One day a one-eyed, pudgy Shetland pony appears when Yonder is out gathering rotting pumpkins and squash. Yonder discovers soon enough that the pony understands her without her having to speak and they instantly become friends for life.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘daddy closet’ by CD Nelsen

The chapbook is a brilliant work of art in its way of revealing how seemingly fleeting events in our lives can have enormous impact on memory, leaving lasting impressions in spite of or because of the careless actions of others.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘To Catch a Nazi’ by Kenneth Markel

David Menard’s mission is vengeful and deeply personal and he is finally given every chance to carry it out. The story involves the Israeli Mossad, the CIA and the help of many kindred spirits.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Duration,’ Dave Fromm’s novel of lifelong loyalties

The importance of bonds between friends from the past and the intriguing opportunities to rekindle what may have been left behind is a central theme in this novel by local author Dave Fromm.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Hellfire in Brick City: A Novel of Morality and Mortality’

It would be unfair to say how this novel ends before the reader has had a chance to get involved personally, but this story does build to a potential fireball and the climax is at once unpredicted and perfectly crafted.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Wesley Brown on his new novel, ‘Dance of the Infidels’

The Bookstore in Lenox will be celebrating the publication of Wesley Brown’s new novel and audio book, “Dance of the Infidels,” on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 5:30. Brown summons up the smoky clubs and gritty streets of a long-gone New York City, one that moved in the frenetic rhythms of jazz.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction’

At last we have available a truly complete guide that opens the doors to world literature.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Flaubert and Don Quijote: How Cervantes influenced ‘Madame Bovary’

This is a wonderful new book: innovative, in-depth, lucid in its examination of the details of both Cervantes’ and Flaubert’s lives, and important in its recognition of the need to compare what more often would be read separately as great French and Spanish literatures.

Book Review: ‘Mapping Shangrila,’ essays on a world of mystery

The Bookstore in Lenox will host a reading of "Mapping Shangrila," with editor and Bard College at Simon's Rock instructor Chris Coggins, on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. He will present a slide show of photos collected in his travels and investigations in the various lands discussed in the essays. A book signing will follow the event.

Book Review: ‘To the Village Square,’ a history of the safe energy movement

The book is homage to the power of grass roots democracy, organized protest movements and speakers, who are dedicated to a safe and clean environment creating power that is responsible and safe for people everywhere.
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