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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael (mkindness) | 537 comments Mod
After Booktopia Vermont, lists of titles discussed (including Yankee Swap books) will be posted here.


message 2: by Sue (new)

Sue | 415 comments The Vermont author list is off the charts!!! Holy cow. My daughter just said, 'I've never seen you so excited!'

Can't wait!


message 3: by melodie (new)

melodie b | 308 comments I not going when.Can.I.know


message 4: by Loretta (new)

Loretta (lorettalucia) | 136 comments Sue wrote: "The Vermont author list is off the charts!!! Holy cow. My daughter just said, 'I've never seen you so excited!'

Can't wait!"


I was pretty thrilled, too. Do you know if people usually try to read all or most of the books before arriving?


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2764 comments Mod
Loretta wrote: "Sue wrote: "The Vermont author list is off the charts!!! Holy cow. My daughter just said, 'I've never seen you so excited!'

Can't wait!"

I was pretty thrilled, too. Do you know if people usually..."

We try, Loretta. I've never succeeded yet, but I know a few who have.


message 6: by Christi (new)

Christi (wrezn8r) | 4 comments I have not seen the author list. Where please? Christi


message 7: by melodie (new)

melodie b | 308 comments facebook


message 8: by Denise (new)

Denise | 16 comments I can't find it on their facebook page.


message 9: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckymurr) | 494 comments It is on the Fans of Booktopia FB page, Michael posted & within that discussion the list is posted....


message 10: by Joanne-in-Canada (new)

Joanne-in-Canada (inkling_jo) | 255 comments Loretta wrote: " Do you know if people usually try to read all or most of the books before arriving?"

Loretta, I prioritize the books into "definites" and "maybes" and read as many as I can. I don't usually finish, but after seeing all of the authors on Saturday night, I have a good idea which of the books that I haven't yet read will interest me the most.


message 11: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Groves | 138 comments Why is the list not disclosed to any BOTNS listener who's interested? I'd like to see the list and perhaps "follow along," being prepared to get more out of the session recordings that will be played during podcasts after the event.

I know Booktopia isn't about book sales, but posting the list might help with that. A lot of people beyond the lucky few who get to attend would probably buy the titles, perhaps even through the host bookstore as a way of supporting them.


message 12: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckymurr) | 494 comments Michael said the other day that they like the attendees to have a little preview time first & no reason that it can't be posted, I saw it on FB. I am sure someone could post it.


message 13: by melodie (new)

melodie b | 308 comments this is the way they done we who don't fine out


message 14: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2764 comments Mod
Josh Cook, AN EXAGGERATED MURDER - This brainy spoof of traditional detective novels features inept kidnappers, fedoras, fight scenes, and jokes about Ulysses. This hilarious debut novel is written by an independent bookseller at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA.

Michael Crummey, SWEETLAND - Set in a tiny town on remote Canadian island, this beautiful novel tells the tale of Moses Sweetland, a man determined to remain in his home on the island, despite the will of the government and of nature itself.

Cristina Henriquez, THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS - This heartbreaking novel gives voice to millions of Americans by telling the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl--teenagers who live in a Delaware apartment block of immigrant families much like their own.

Steve Himmer, FRAM - In a novel that thrills, entertains, and makes you think, Steve Himmer gives us the story of Oscar, a minor bureaucrat whose life is upended when he’s sent on a mission to the Arctic, a place he’s only ever seen in maps, photos, and his own imagination.

Dylan Landis, RAINEY ROYAL - Ann fell in love with Dylan Landis’ short stories in a writing class and Michael fell in love with her novel Rainey Royal, which reads almost like a collection of linked stories. Rainey’s voyage through Greenwich Village of the 1970s is filled with tales and encounters you won’t soon forget.

Kelly Link, GET IN TROUBLE - Eight dark tales—sometimes comic, often disturbing—make up Kelly Link’s new collection. Already praised by Karen Russell, Peter Straub, Erin Morgenstern, and others, this book of stories may give you nightmares, but it will also give you plenty to think about and discuss.

Megan Mayhew Bergman, ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN - Some are women whose stories we think we know. Others we’ve likely never heard of. The haunting stories of Megan Mayhew Bergman bring to life the hidden joys and trials of women on the periphery of fame.

Mary Doria Russell, EPITAPH - After the wonderful novel Doc, Mary Doria Russell now brings us the story of Wyatt Earp, his common-law wife Josephine, and the legendary events that took place on an October 1881 afternoon at the O.K. Corral.


message 15: by melodie (new)

melodie b | 308 comments Linda save the day


message 16: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Groves | 138 comments Thanks, Linda. My to-read list is about to get longer!


message 17: by nancy (new)

nancy (npjacoby) | 261 comments thanks wonderful Linda...see you soon xxn


message 18: by Michael (new)

Michael (mkindness) | 537 comments Mod
Hi Guys

I'm going to close this thread for now. It's really a place to post the list of books that get discussed/traded at Yankee Swap.

Feel free to discuss the line-up of authors and their books in the General Discussions thread.

See you all over there!


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