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WAMC Book Picks
August 6, 2019

Book recommendations from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese on Northeast Public Radio  – listen in to WAMC’s Book Picks, August 6th:

The Plateau by Maggie Paxson

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller

A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib

Warhead by Jeff Henigson

Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya

Goblin Moon by Jacqueline Rogers

Richard Trachtman
“An Artist’s Travelogue”
September 6-October 25

Richard Trachtman has been sketching, painting, and photographing for most of his life.

“An Artist’s Travelogue” reflects his practice of painting while traveling to other parts of the country and the world.
When traveling, Trachtman carries small trays of watercolor paint and boxes of oil pastels, as well as smaller pads, canvas boards, or poster board that he uses to interpret the unique character of each place he visits.

Nonfiction Book Group

The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. It meets at the store on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and is open to new members.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the book choice for October.

For more information, contact the bookstore 518-392-3005.



Alexandra Horowitz
Our Dogs, Ourselves:
The Story of a Singular Bond

Saturday, October 26
5-7 pm

We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood.
Now Alexandra Horowitz explores a number of probing questions regarding the owner/pet relationship as it applies to property rights, reproductive rights, communication, and the definition of “family” when applied to pets, among other issues. Indeed, as Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs.

Join us for an evening with Alexandra Horowitz, author of three previous books, Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell (2016); On Looking (2013); and Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (2009), a New York Times best-seller. She is Senior Research Fellow and head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University.

A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follow a brief reading. We will reserve a seat with the purchase of her book.