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Biography pays heed to Governor Robinson

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copyright the Chronicle December 17, 2014 Moses Robinson and the Founding of Vermont by Robert A. Mello. Published by the Vermont Historical Society, 2014. 450 pages with footnotes and bibliography. $34.95 Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre Robert A. Mello is a better ... More »

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Navigating the complexities of the simple life

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copyright the Chronicle December 3, 2014 The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit, by Ben Hewitt with Penny Hewitt. Published by Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, 2015; Paperbound, 352 ... More »

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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 »