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Poetry informed by the unique perspective of an EMT

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copyright the Chronicle April 12, 2017   Reviewed by Tena Starr    A Life Lived Backwards, by Mark Creaven. Paperback. 76 pages. Available on Amazon.com, $9.99.   Longtime West Glover resident Mark Creaven has been, among many other things, an EMT, a job that,... More »

Review: Our Revolution

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Our Revolution, by Bernie Sanders. Published by Thomas Dunne Books — St. Martin’s Press, New York City, 2016.  450 pages. Hardcover. $27.   Reviewed by Joseph Gresser   Senator Bernie Sanders’ new book clearly was written in expectation of a different reality ... More »

Unprepared warns of the coming storm

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We are Unprepared, by Meg Little Reilly. Published by Mira. Paperback. 353 pages. $15.99. Reviewed by Tena Starr It’s sometime around the present, and youngish, fairly prosperous hipsters Ash and Pia have recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom from Brooklyn. ... More »

The silver woman tells her story

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Argyria: The Life and Adventures of a Silver Woman on Planet Earth, by Rosemary Jacobs. E-book. $6. reviewed by Brad Usatch In Argyria, Long Island native and longtime Orleans County resident Rosemary Jacobs chronicles more than five decades of struggle with a... More »

Book review: Flypaper Dreams

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Flypaper Dreams, by Jay Kendall. 165 pages. Paperback. $13.95 Reviewed by Tena Starr There are both pros and cons involved in self-publishing a book. The pros are that it’s difficult to get a book, even a very good one, published these days through traditional... More »

An energetic and updated performance of Annie Get Your Gun

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copyright the Chronicle August 3, 2016 by Joseph Gresser Annie Get Your Gun is an early product of the golden age of American musical theater. It was first staged in 1946, just a few years after Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, which kicked off an era of mus... More »

An old song becomes a new classic

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copyright the Chronicle November 25, 2015 The Devil In The Valley, by Castle Freeman. Published by Overlook Duckworth, New York City and London, 2015. Hardcover, 191 pages, $24.95. Reviewed by Joseph Gresser In jazz there are tunes known as standards. Those so... More »

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History as seen through the novels of Jeffrey Lent

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copyright the Chronicle September 2, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre History as seen in the novels of Jeffrey Lent: In the Fall (542 pages), published in 1999 by Atlantic Monthly Press, and A Slant of Light (357 pages) published in 2015 published by Bloomsbury. To write... More »