Summertime means barbecue, beach…and New England Public Radio’s annual local fiction series. Every Friday morning, we’ll feature an interview with an author from western New England who’s got a new novel out for those lazy days in the sun. As the season progresses, you can hear each interview archived here.
"On Hurricane Island" follows a math professor named Gandalf Cohen who is abducted by federal agents and flown to a secret interrogation center off the coast of Maine.
A dog spends its first few years locked in a laboratory, leaving her broken and traumatized. A lady bug, a little girl and -- of course -- other dogs help her rediscover her foxhound instincts.
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The historical novel takes place in the Roman Empire in the year 100 A.D. It follows two young lovers: Lucia - a recently converted Christian, and James, who's Jewish.
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The novel is based in Revere, Massachusetts - the hometown of author Roland Merullo, who now lives in the hills of Hampshire County.
Honor, shame and family lie at the heart of a new novel by Trinity College Writer-in-Residence, Lucy Ferriss.
The Palmer, Massachusetts, writer's sixth novel sets an accidental fortune-teller in a "dead mall."