Recommended New Books from Open Door (January)
What do a nonfiction tale of a couple’s daring escape from slavery, a mystery novel set in an elite Vermont boarding school, the history of cemeteries, and walking tours of New York City have in common? These are the topics for new books recommended by Lily Bartels from the Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady in her first interview for Hudson Mohawk Magazine. Books discussed: “Master, Slave, Husband, Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom” (Ilyon Woo, 2023); “I Have Some Questions for You” (Rebecca Makkai, 2023); “Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries” (Greg Melville, 2022); and “The Intimate City: Walking New York” (Michael Kimmelman, NY Times architecture critic, 2022). And what’s this about Mel Blanc’s tombstone? For more information, visit www.opendoor-bookstore.com or stop by the store at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.