20 Nov 2020 Short Carries on Public Radio
Well wasn’t this a wonderful surprise! Short Carries: Essays From Adirondack Life, and the author Elizabeth (Betsy) Folwell, is featured on (local) NPR! Today’s “First Person” on North Country Public Radio (NCPR) has a wonderful interview with her, on the making of the audiobook. You can find the whole program here—if you’d prefer to jump, the interview section starts at the 37m mark with an excerpt from the audiobook. (There’s even a shout out to Voices Of Calm too!) Short Carries is an extraordinary book that I was honored to narrate. I’m so happy to see it getting a bit of attention.
Betsy Folwell has spent more than two decades as editor and creative director at Adirondack Life Magazine. Her essays, many of which have won international awards, are beautifully crafted meditations on nature, history, cultural commentary and astute observation of life in the Adirondacks. The work is gorgeous and unexpected, sometimes funny, sometimes serious. She’s an extraordinary writer. The Introduction is by Bill McKibben, who has this to say (among other observations),
“Folwell is as sweet a writer as you could wish. Her observations are wise, her humor earthy and quick, but it’s her ability to bend a phrase that counts in the end. …She is such a force. So deeply ingrained in this place that it’s almost easy to overlook her single greatest talent: her own writing. What a pleasure to have this book so we can renew our appreciation of it regularly.”