Book Hour: The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family’s Quest for the Sweetest Harvest


A surprising book about the maple syrup industry. It has global strategic reserves, cartels, and an active commodity market with long and short speculation. The syrup farmers use miles of tubing, vacuums, and evaporators to gather their harvests in a remarkably short window of opportunity threatened by weather quirks and wildlife. The book also describes the passion of the people and families who work in the maple syrup profession. It is a beautiful piece of American history as important to New England as Robert Frost and Norman Rockwell. Sadly, it may also be one of the first American agricultural casualties of climate change. Listen to author Douglas Whynott bring the stories to life.

Guest: Douglas Whynott
Publicist: Perseus Books Group

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.