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Miller speeds readers down American roads

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copyright the Chronicle November 12, 2014 Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Museum of the Americas, by Gary Lee Miller. Published by Fomite Press, Burlington, 2014. Paperbound, 169 pages, $14.95. Roads run through the 11 stories in Gary Lee Miller’s collection. Chara... More »

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Ted Hoagland publishes twenty-fourth book

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copyright the Chronicle October 1, 2014 Reviewed by Natalie Hormilla The Devil’s Tub, by Edward Hoagland. 240 pages. Hardcover. Published by Arcade Publishing. $24.95. BARTON — “I’m ready to die,” said Edward Hoagland while seated comfortably in his longtime s... More »

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Girl treks to Vermont in post apocalyptic novel

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copyright the Chronicle September 10, 2014 Polly And The One And Only World, by Don Bredes. 335 pages. Paperback. Published by Green Writers Press. $14.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr Polly and the One and Only World is a page-turner. I picked up the book on a Mond... More »

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Two handmade Shipley books honor writing and farming

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copyright the Chronicle September 3, 2014 Adam’s Mark: Writing from the Ox-House, published by Plowboy Press in Burke, with woodcuts by Mary Simpson. A limited edition hard cover version is available directly from the publisher for $250. A smaller softcover tr... More »

Doctor publishes first book of bedside tales

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copyright the Chronicle September 3, 2014 Patients I Will Never Forget, by Sally Willard Burbank. 282 pages. Paperback. Published by Clovercroft Publishing. $14.99.  by Natalie Hormilla Sally Willard Burbank, MD, remembers writing her first book when she was i... More »

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What makes Vermont special?

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copyright the Chronicle August 20, 2014  What Makes Vermont Special, by Greg Carpenter. Published by Shires Press. 134 pages. Paperback. $24.99. Reviewed by Tena Starr Greg Carpenter, a teacher in Swanton who summers on Echo Lake in Charleston, says the idea f... More »

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Beer book serves up history, profiles, tales

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copyright the Chronicle July 30, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar Vermont Beer; History of a Brewing Revolution; by Kurt Staudter and Adam Krakowski, published by the History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 2014, paperback, 190 pages, $19.99. Since 1991, Vermont h... More »

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Putting Mosher in the pantheon

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copyright the Chronicle July 2, 2014 Howard Frank Mosher and the Classics, Echoes in the Vermont Writer’s Works, by James Robert Saunders. 208 pages. Softcover. Published by McFarland. $45. Reviewed by Tena Starr Four years ago, in June of 2010, Purdue Univers... More »

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A history of Vermont through architecture

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copyright the Chronicle April 23, 2014 Buildings of Vermont, by Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Published by University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville and London, 2014.  504 pages. Hardbound.  $85. Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Buildings of Vermont mee... More »

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Did slavery in Vermont really end in 1777?

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copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810.  By Harvey Amani Whitfield.  Published by the Vermont Historical Society 2014.  140 pages with notes, documents and index.  $19.95 Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre The asser... More »

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Vermont history through the eyes of a lawyer

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Uncommon Law, Ancient Roads, and other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History, by Paul Gillies.  Published by the Vermont Historical Society. 2013.  414 pages with index. $24.95. Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre People who major in history in college often find themsel... More »