Off the Shelf

Show: 0ff The Shelf One Mother to Another

Veronica Andrews has a conversation with Melissa Mowry, author of the book One Mother to Another. Known for her wit and honesty about raising young children through her popular blog One Mother to Another, Melissa Mowry brings us a collection of stories about those little details—the kinds of things you whisper to a mom friend over a glass of wine but rarely hear anyone talk about out loud. In a relatable style that’s both funny and raw, Mowry tackles subjects that span pregnancy loss and marital growing pains to mom guilt and the occasional desire to run away from home.

Off the Shelf Featuring Paula Richards

Host Veronica Andrews sits with author Paula Richards to discuss her book The Journey of Spirit Rising. Have you ever wondered is that all there is? That is where Paula's story begins, at a critical time in her life when she began to think that, although she was already living a good life, there had to be something more. Follow Paula's journey of courage and hope through a series of anecdotal stories about risks taken, fears conquered, and lessons learned. Her story is fueled with passion to uncover the truth about who she really is, why she is here, and what she has to share with the world. She believes there is no greater undertaking and that, consciously or not, we are all on this path.

Chasing the Rabbit with Dielawn Volk

Veronica Andrews has a fascinating conversation with author Dielawn Volk about his book, Chasing the Rabbit. Dielawn wrote the book with his father and it tells the true story of his experiences in life with having Asperger's Syndrome.

Off the Shelf Robert Leonard

Veronica Andrew sits with author Robert Tirrell Leonard, Jr. to discuss his book In Season's Dream. The book is broken up into seasons. The imagery and content of the poems in the season reflect elements of the season. The best of which are In Quiet Moments, Hurricane Sandy, Endurance, Oblivion, and Fragment. Most of the poetry of this collection reflects the woodlands and coasts of Massachusetts, with a few set in Salem. Some of the poetry as well will involve the elements of fantasy, which may appeal to younger audiences. As with my last collection, there are snippets of reality and everyday life, which will appeal to young and old alike.

Off the Shelf featuring Daphne Kalotay

Author, Daphne Kalotay, presents her debut novel, Russian Winter, which the Washington Post describes as “A magnificent tale of love, loss, betrayal and redemption". Set in both modern-day Boston and post-WWII Moscow, RUSSIAN WINTER tells the story of Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya as she becomes a member of Stalin's cultural elite before escaping to the West following a terrible betrayal. Veronica interviews the young author about her experience writing and what the future holds for her and her characters.

Optimal Health Cookbook

Host Veronica Andrews has a delicious time talking with author Suzanne Sweeney about her book, The Optimal Health Cookbook. Learn how to achieve optimal health with simply and deliciously prepared food with many of the recipes only requiring thirty minutes or less to prepare.

Chasing the Rabbit

Veronica Andrews has a fascinating conversation with author Derek Volk about his book, Chasing the Rabbit. It tells the true story of Derek Volk's experiences raising his son, Dylan, who has Asperger's Syndrome. In Chasing the Rabbit both Dylan and Derek write about the challenges, triumphs and coping strategies from the early days to the adolescent years to life in the "real world" as a young adult.

Modern Girls : 0ff The Shelf

Host Veronica Andrews had a fascinating conversation with Jennifer Brown, author of the book Modern Girls. Mother and daughter wrestle with unthinkable choices, they are forced to confront their beliefs, the changing world, and the fact that their lives will never again be the same.

Off the Shelf featuring Billy Bulger

William Bulger, who served as president of both the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, author of James Michael Curley: a Short Biography, is interviewed by Veronica Andrews about why the "rascal" politician James Michael Curley was such and inspiration to the generation that followed him.

Off the Shelf featuring Admiel Kosman

One of Israel’s leading poets, Admiel Kosman has released his latest book of poetry Approaching You in English. His poems are “spiritual, erotic, serious, humorous, learned and antic all at once” states Lisa Katz, a poet and the translator that has translated Kosman’s work into English.

Night Work

Host Veronica Andrews welcomes author David Taylor to discuss his latest book, Night Work. The Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city. Tune in and learn more about this thriller!

Rosemary: The Forgotten Kennedy

Host Veronica Andrews has a conversation with author Kate Clifford Larson about her new book, "Rosemary: The Forgotten Kennedy". Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family

The Island of Worthy Boys

Veronica Andrews welcomes Connie Hertzberg Mayo to discuss her book, The Island of Worthy Brothers. When the boys con their way into The Boston Farm School?located on an island one mile out in Boston Harbor?they think they’ve cheated fate. But the Superintendent is obsessed with keeping the bad element out of his school, and as both their story and their friendship start to splinter, Charles and Aidan discover they are not as far from the law as they had hoped.

The 3rd Way - 2016 Off The Shelf

Veronica Andrews sits with authors Upendra Chivukula and Veny Musum to talk about their book THE 3rd WAY: ECONOMIC REFORM or SOCIAL REVOLUTION.

Off the Shelf - Featuring Kristen Carnisch

Veronica Andrews has a delightful time welcoming back returning guest Kristen Harnisch to talk about her book The California Wife. In the sweeping, poignant sequel to The Vintner’s Daughter, the Lemieux family’s ambition to establish an American winemaking dynasty takes Sara and Philippe from pastoral Napa to the Paris World’s Fair and into the colorful heart of early 20th-century San Francisco.

Off The Shelf - Featuring Anne Sarkisian

Veronica Andrews has an informative conversation with author Anne Sarkisian about her book "Toxic Staple". She asks, SICK and TIRED of being SICK and TIRED? She exposes how gluten may be the culprit and how the devastating effects of gluten can reach far beyond celiac disease. Over 300 symptoms and maladies are linked to this insidious protein, from allergies, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disease, cancer, depression, fatigue, gut or memory issues, migraines, osteoporosis, reflux. . . to zits.

Off the Shelf Featuring Linda Losey

Host Megan Yawor welcomes author Linda Losey to discuss her book, "The Great God Hunt". She has woven the heartfelt journey of her father and sons' deaths with her resulting awareness of the Universe into a guide on living. If you've ever wanted to discover your reason for being or wondered what awaits you in the afterlife, delve in and embrace the journey as you venture into the unknown-It's a voyage unlike any other.

Off the Shelf Featuring Robert Brun

The year is 1943 and two USAAF pilots enter the ETO as raw recruits. Filled with hope and dreams of glory, they form an unlikely friendship that holds them together as hope begins to fade and glory disappears altogether. These two men come to confront the reality of war with the realization that heroes are something only for the newsreels back home

Off the Shelf Featuring Marina Dutzmann Kirsch

Host Veronica Andrews talks with author Marina Dutzmann Kirsch about her beautiful book, Flight of Remembrance. Against the backdrop of World War II tragedy and devastation in Latvia, Poland and Germany and three decades of European history, this true narrative provides a window into the palpitating heart of wartime upheaval through the lives of her parents, Rolf Dutzmann and Lilo Wassull—two people fatefully positioned “on the other side.

Off the Shelf Featuring Leonard Cassuto

Host Veronica Andrews enjoys a visit from Leonard Cassuto, author of the book The Graduate Mess. It is no secret that American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate students take too long to complete their studies and face a dismal academic job market if they succeed. The Graduate School Mess gets to the root of these problems and offers concrete solutions for revitalizing graduate education in the humanities. Leonard Cassuto, professor and graduate education columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that universities’ heavy emphasis on research comes at the expense of teaching. But teaching is where reforming graduate school must begin.

2015 Off the Shelf Featuring Dan Schlueter

Veronica Andrews talks with Daniel Schlueter about his book In the Crucible. He discusses how God is in the white-hot crucible experiences of our lives.

Off the Shelf Featuring Grant Welker

What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets - by the thousands - to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain. After long-time, CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back.

Off the Shelf Featuring Dorothy Stephens

Veronica Andrews has an unforgettable conversation with author Dorothy Stephens about her memoir, Kwa Heri Means Goodbye.