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  • Do I Have a Book in Me?

    Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm

    Bill will engage the audience in one of his favorite topics,  "Do I have a book in me?" As an author of eight fictional works - both self-published and traditionally published - he will answer questions about the work of writing and the new business of publishing. Bill recently published his eighth novel, The Priest, and will discuss the book as well.

    ABOUT THE BOOKThe Priest explores the struggle many boys have becoming men - especially around sexuality - and how one boy finds safety within the vocational confines of his Catholic faith, only then to be astonished as he experiences life vicariously in the shadow of the confessional. Ultimately, he must confront his own emerging sexuality in the real world and reconcile the inevitable collision between the security of doctrine and the risks of being human. The narrative follows a working class altar boy as he becomes a priest. His vicarious and then real experiences are increasingly at odds...


  • Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont

    Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm

    Join Teresa Mares for a talk on her new book, Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In her timely new book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Through ethnographic portraits of Latinx farmworkers who labor in Vermont’s dairy industry, Mares powerfully illuminates the complex and resilient ways workers sustain themselves and their families while also serving as the backbone of the state’s agricultural economy. In doing so, Life on the Other Border exposes how broader movements for food justice and labor rights play out in the agricultural sector, and powerfully points to the misaligned agriculture and immigration policies impacting our food system today.

    " Life on the Other Border is at once a critical analysis of the inequities, fear, and invisibility experienced by dairy farmworkers in the picturesque landscape of Vermont and a compelling tribute to them. The individuals and families Teresa M. Mares introduces in this book...


  • The Wizard of Odd

    Sunday, June 23 at 4:00 pm

    Join author Gary Meffe to talk about his new work of fiction, The Wizard of Odd, and the rich tapestry of life and characters that constitute this microcosm of what makes Vermont—and any genuine small town—a special and memorable place.
     
    ABOUT THE BOOK: Welcome to Oddertown, Vermont, population 700, more or less. With a collection of quirky characters, "Odd" epitomizes the traditional yet independent ways of small New England villages. With a population ranging from hard right conservatives to far left earth muffins yet all guided by mutual respect and love of community, the town unites around the historic structure that defines town life: the Oddertown...

  • Do I have a book in me?

    Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm

    Bill will engage the audience in one of his favorite topics,  "Do I have a book in me?" As an author of eight fictional works - both self-published and traditionally published - he will answer questions about the work of writing and the new business of publishing. Bill recently published his eighth novel, The Priest, and will discuss the book as well.

    ABOUT THE BOOKThe Priest explores the struggle many boys have becoming men - especially around sexuality - and how one boy finds safety within the vocational confines of his Catholic faith, only then to be astonished as he experiences life vicariously in the shadow of the confessional. Ultimately, he must confront his own emerging sexuality in the real world and reconcile the inevitable collision between the security of doctrine and the risks of being human. The narrative follows a working class altar boy as he becomes a priest. His vicarious and then real experiences are increasingly at odds with his religion and he must choose between the dogmatic contraints of a crumbling Church and his own experience ministering to the needs of...


  • at Phoenix Books Rutland!

    Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm

    Was it Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick?

    Join us for an evening of CLUE®—the Classic Board Game edition at Phoenix Books Rutland!  Please call 802-855-8078 or email will@phoenixbooks.biz to RSVP.   Light fare will be provided.   And as a treat for mystery lovers, all in stock &  special order mysteries will be 25% off. 

    This event is free & open to the public. 

     


  • The Not Good Enough Mother

    Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm

    Join Sharon Lamb for a talk on her new book, The Not Good Enough Mother.

    ABOUT THE BOOKA psychologist who evaluates the fitness of parents when their children have been removed from their custody finds herself reassessing her own mothering when her son falls victim to the opioid crisis.

    Psychologist and expert witness Dr. Sharon Lamb evaluates parents, particularly in high-stakes cases concerning the termination of parental rights. The conclusions she reaches can mean that some children are returned home from foster homes. Others are freed for adoption. Well-trained, Lamb generally can decide what’s in the best interests of the child. But when her son’s struggle with opioid addiction comes to light, she starts to doubt her right to make judgments about other mothers.

    As an expert, a professor, and a mother, Lamb gives voice to the near impossible standards demanded by a society prone to blame mothers when anything befalls their children. She describes vividly the plight of individual parents, mothers in particular, struggling with addiction...


  • Live Well Die Well Tour

    Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 pm

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  • Walker's Key

    Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

    Please join Onion River Press and Burlington author Frank Haddleton for a reading and discussion of his new book, Walker's Key, a historical novel about love, sibling rivalry, murder, and forgiveness.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: As dawn breaks on a summer morning in 1900, Darby Walker, owner of a St. Petersburg, Florida, ferry service, sets out to check on his older brother, Tulley, whose lighthouse across Tampa Bay on Walker's Key has gone dark. The recent death of their father, a ship pilot based on Egmont Key, has been declared a suicide, but Darby knows better, and signs point to Tulley as the murderer.

    Going back thirty-five years to Darby's birth in Harwich Port, on Cape Cod, Walker's Key explores the bitter sibling rivalry between overly kind, personable Darby and angry, isolated Tulley. While that sibling rivalry unfolds, Darby learns of a sibling rivalry generations earlier in his family, a rivalry that ended in murder. Of pivotal significance is Darby's grandfather, an abolitionist who rescued slaves from a Florida plantation decades earlier and initiated a family tradition of acceptance far broader than the Walker brothers...


  • Live Well Die Well Tour

    Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm

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  • Time is Always Now

    Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm

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Story Time at Phoenix Books

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones.  Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic, or a staff favorite.  See you there!
Burlington: Saturdays at 11am (Want to double check on a particular date?  Call us at 802-448-3350.)
Essex:  Wednesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 11am (Call 802-872-7111 for more info.)
Rutland:  Saturdays at 11am  (Call 802-855-8078 for more info.)