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Edward Hoagland: 23 books and still going

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by Paul Lefebvre  When writer Edward “Ted” Hoagland turned 80 in December, he had 22 books under his belt.  Today, he has one more and is working on another.  Of course there’s an essay in the works, from the man writer John Updike called “the best essayist of... More »

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Book review: A requiem for Rocky

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Reviewed by Garret Keizer Crossing Jack Brook:  Love and Death in the Woods, by Paul Lefebvre.  Published by Beck Pond Books.  169 pages.   Paperback.  $20. Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover on your first try are roughly on a par with those of being inju... More »

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Book review: A showcase for Vermont food and farmers

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Reviewed by Tena Starr The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, 150 Home-Grown Recipes from the Green Mountain State, by Tracey Medeiros.  Photographs by Oliver Parini.  254 pages.  Paperback.  Published by the Countryman Press, Woodstock, Vermont.  $19.95. This is a ... More »

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A look at Vermont’s environmental movement

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Greening Vermont, The Search for a Sustainable State, by Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey.  Paperback. 173 pages.  Published by Thistle Hill Publications, North Pomfret, Vermont, and the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Montpelier, Vermont.  $35.00 Reviewe... More »

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Tea Leaves explores the mother-daughter relationship

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by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle 5-15-2013 Tea Leaves; a memoir of mothers and daughters, by Janet Mason, published by Bella Books, Tallahassee, Florida, 2012, paperback, 202 pages, $15.95. I celebrated Mother’s Day pretty quietly this year.  My ow... More »

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Anna Baker was a brilliant artist with a comic touch

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copyright the Chronicle, August 8, 2012 World of Fantasy, The Life and Art of Anna P. Baker, by Beryl Hutchinson and Roz Hermant.  Self-published.  185 pages in paperback.  $59.95. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite I need to begin this review by confessing my bias... More »

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Freeman short stories tell small town tales

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copyright the chronicle July 25, 2012 Round Mountain, by Castle Freeman Jr. Published by Concord Free Press, Concord, Massachusetts, 2012; 182 pages, softbound. Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Castle Freeman is an economical writer. His characters are stingy with t... More »