Off the Page
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 7:00pm

When You Live By a River by Mermer Blakeslee is the featured book.

The author and host Bill Jaker will discuss the book and take your calls.

The author's sense of setting and her feeling for her characters is impeccable.  An excerpt from "When  You Live by a River" won the 2006 Narrative Prize from Narrative Magazine.

Mermer Blakeslee was born, raised and still lives in the Catskill region.  ""When You Live by a River" is her third novel.  She also writes poetry and is author of "A Conversation with Fear", a book about getting people beyond their comfort zone and girded to encounter life's scary challenges.  The book was issued originally as  "In the Yikes! Zone" and was inspired by her work as a ski instructor.  She is a former member of the National Demonstration Team for the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

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