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Debut novel draws page-turning journey

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copyright the Chronicle November 26, 2014 The Clever Mill Horse, by Jodi Lew-Smith. Paperback. 409 pages. Published by Caspian Press, Hardwick. $16.99 Reviewed by Tena Starr Jodi Lew-Smith has written a rollicking story here, as unlikely as that seems, given t... More »

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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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Ruminations: On seasonal cooking in northern Vermont

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copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014 by Tena Starr Marcie Kaufman is a professionally trained chef who lives in Jay. She graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier in 1992, but began her career earlier, in 1987, as an apprentice boulange... 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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Brown’s life made on the water, in the woods

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar For those who love the wilderness, northern Quebec and Labrador are close enough to be enticing. On Northern Waters, by Dave Brown of Craftsbury, will take you there vicariously if the complications of... More »