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Best & Overlooked Books

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Maine Public

As the year comes to a close, we hear from book lovers about which books they most enjoyed, which ones they found overrated, and what they are looking forward to reading. And we'll hear from our listeners about their top book picks.

Note: Maine Public's next All Books Considered book club meets Dec 7th at 7 pm. Host Bill Nemitz will speak with author Paul Harding about his book This Other Eden, and also with actor Edoardo Ballerini, who narrated the audio version of the book

Click here to see the list of books mentioned on-air and recommended by our panelists/VIP callers/listeners as well as recommendations emailed to us and posted on our Facebook/Instagram pages

Hannah Lafferrandre, manager, Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop in Portland
Gibson Fay-Leblanc, writer, poet; executive director,Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Josh Christie, co-owner of Print: A Bookstore;author, beer educator

VIP Caller:
Paul Burlin, author; professor emeritus of history, University of New England
Emily Connelly, assistant editor, AudioFile magazine
Click hereto see AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of 2023

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.