The Book Show at The Mount: Joe Donahue in Conversation with Brendan Mathews

September 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
The Stable at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
$20 general; $15 Mount members
Photo by Tricia McCormack

WAMC’s Book Show comes to The Mount! Host Joe Donahue and author Brendan Mathews will discuss Brendan’s debut novel, The World of Tomorrow, a story of three brothers in pre-war New York, caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal, culminating in an assassination plot.

“What a beguiling debut Brendan Mathews has given us in The World of Tomorrow: clever, smart, ambitious, richly textured, and moving.” ―Richard RussoPulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Everybody’s Fool

Brendan Mathews writes fiction and teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. A 2011 finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Prize, he has published in Best American Short Stories, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. He lives with his family in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Joe Donahue talks to people on the radio for a living as WAMC’s Vice President for News and Programming. In addition to countless impressive human “gets” – he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email,, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.