- Treasure at Tanglewood: Saturday morning talks and rehearsals a welcome opportunity to enjoy and learn
- Captivating production of Kiss Me, Kate now on stage at Barrington Stage Company
- It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a holiday delight at Shakespeare & Company
- Mark St. Germain’s new play about Fitzgerald and Hemingway makes for a gripping evening of theater
- Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra offers a stellar performance on a perfect Sunday afternoon
Category Archives: Books
[WEST STOCKBRIDGE, MA]—Berkshire-based writer Gladys Montgomery has authored two new books about architecture, which are being published this year: Storybook Cottages: America’s Carpenter Gothic Style (Rizzoli) and An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks, 1855-1935 (Acanthus Press, in collaboration with The Adirondack Museum).
Weaving together contemporary color photography, illustrations from historic pattern books, and photographs, drawings and floor plans from the Historic American Buildings Survey, Storybook Cottages tells the story of America’s Gothic Revival and the houses trimmed with decorative “gingerbread” scrollwork, a style that we now call Carpenter Gothic.
Novelist Anne Easter Smith will discuss her new book, Queen by Right, on Saturday, May 21, at 4 p.m. at Chapters Bookstore in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A book signing will follow the talk.
Queen by Right, Smith’s fourth historic novel about fifteenth-century Britain and the royal Plantagenet family, tells the story of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, who was the mother of two kings, Edward IV and Richard III. Smith’s three earlier novels were A Rose for the Crown, Daughter of York, and The King’s Grace.
Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck In her new literary thriller, A Stranger Like You (The Viking Press/Penguin Group), Elizabeth Brundage (whose two previous novels were set in Albany, N.Y., and Stockbridge, Mass.) gives us a gritty, authentic Los Angeles as … Continue reading
Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck A society matron schemes to have her estranged husband appear at their daughter’s wedding; a socialite awaits the reviews of her first published novel with dread; and a woman shunned by society for being a … Continue reading