Editor’s note: The chat’s now over, but you can replay it in full.

Dearest readers,

Our book club had a special treat to counter those down-and-out feelings about the election results.

We chatted live with author Kurt B. Reighley and readers on November 3. Thanks to all who sent in questions about United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties & Handmade Bitters: A field guide to the new American roots movement.

What is Americana? “It’s more than mere nostalgia; it’s a conscious celebration of community and sustainability. It’s a movement born in response to the ever-accelerating pace of modern life and Internet technology overload. All over the country, people are returning to an appreciation for the simpler things in life.”

Those who joined us live for the conversation are in the running to win a FREE copy of the book! Thanks!

Rootsily,
Umbra