Five (more) books by CT authors to read this winter

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In December, we brought you 18 new books by Connecticut authors to read by the fireside. Read them all? As winter continues to deposit snow in front of our doors, take the opportunity to make yourself comfortable with even more books by local authors while waiting for the return of spring. Recently, five Connecticut authors released new books covering everything from local music history to closet secrets and online drama.

Greenwich bestselling author MJ Rose has teamed up with Randy Susan Meyers to write ‘The Fashion Orphans’, which was released on February 1. After the death of their mother, two stepsisters discover that their mother left them her closet of designer clothes. As they go through their mother’s belongings, they learn more about their mother and how notes found in her clothes seem to advise them from the grave.

“Historic Connecticut Music Venues: From the Coliseum to the Shaboo” by Tony Renzoni

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“Historic Music Venues in Connecticut: From the Coliseum to the Shabo”, Tony Renzoni – Local History

In January, Waterbury native Tony Renzoni released a book that traces Connecticut’s musical history and locations. “Historic Connecticut Music Venues: From the Coliseum to the Shaboo” takes a look at prominent concerts and performances that have graced stages across the Nutmeg State over the years.

Robert L. Dilenschneider of Darien wrote

Robert L. Dilenschneider of Darien wrote “NAIL: How 20 years of history came together.”

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‘NAIL: How History’s Genius 20-somethings Came Together’, Robert L. Dilenschneider – History

At the end of December, Robert L. Dilenschneider of Darien published his book “NAILING IT: How History’s Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together”. His book profiles 25 personalities who overcame obstacles to plan their way to successful careers.

Madison resident Rich Flanders will publish a memoir in late January.

Madison resident Rich Flanders will publish a memoir in late January.

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‘Under the Great Elm: A Life of Chance and Wonder’, Rich Flanders – Memoir

Madison actor Rich Flanders shared an account of his decades of acting and the scenic road his love story took in his memoir “Under the Great Elm: A Life of Luck & Wonder” in January. In his memoir, Flanders recounts how he fell in love with his wife 45 years before they could have their happily ever after.

Crystal Maldonado, from Plainville, wrote

Crystal Maldonado, from Plainville, wrote “No filter and other lies”.

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“No Filter and Other Lies”, Crystal Maldonado – YA Fiction

Plainville native Crystal Maldonado’s second novel, “No Filter and Other Lies,” was released Feb. 1. come crashing down around her.


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