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Sample the literary landscape of the Northeast Kingdom through these books by some of our local authors.
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"Covid-19 stole so much. But one of the things it couldn't steal was the power of stories." From the author of the international bestseller The Headmaster's Wife and other novels comes a collection of essays written during the Covid-19 pandemic while the author sheltered in place in his tiny Vermo ... Read More about
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Brendan Buckley
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Eric Pope
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2023 IPNE Award Finalist, Genre Fiction With an engaging cast of characters, Granite Kingdom is a complex yet balanced look at the granite industry and newspaper business in rural Vermont in the early 1900s. It is 1910, and the northern Vermont village Granite Junction is the nation's largest supp ... Read More about
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Joyce Slayton Mitchell
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More than “the good old days,” destined only for the memoir and history-buff markets;  more than the “community-building” market to describe America’s fall from working and playing together books, Landmark Memories tells stories, vignettes, really, of a Vermont village. Describing the school, the li ... Read More about
Howard Frank Mosher
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Winner of the New England Book Award, Howard Frank Mosher’s endearing novel is both a heroic adventure and a thrilling coming-of-age story. It is the memorable tale of a young man named Wild Bill Bonhomme, his larger-than-life father, Quebec Bill, and their whiskey-smuggling exploits along the Vermo ... Read More about
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Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Helen Kinsey
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An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Book. The drama of this unbelievable but true story is enhanced by Ted Rand’s stunning illustrations. In June 1783, three-year-old Sarah Whitcher wanders into the woods and disappears. For three long days, friends and neighbors search fruitlessly for her. Then a stranger ... Read More about
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Dad looked down at us and spoke slowly. "I'm sorry to be late, but something terrible has happened. It's about your mother." *** Barry grows up in the long shadows cast by his older brother and Vermont's Green Mountains. He must deal with his father and the horrible message he delivers. Barry lets o ... Read More about
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Michael Tougias
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Good Night Vermont features sugar shacks, snowboarding, Lake Champlain, dairy farms, wildlife, fishing, hiking and camping, rock climbing, country stores, mountain biking, and more. This sugary sweet board book will have children jumping for joy as they tour the scenic state of Vermont and visit som ... Read More about
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What if society looked at addiction without judgement? Unstitched shares the powerful story of one librarian’s quest to understand the impact of addiction fed by stigma and inevitable secrecy. The opioid epidemic has hit people in communities large and small and across all socio-economic classes. Wh ... Read More about
Melanie Finn
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* 2021 Vermont Book Award, Winner.* 2021 New England Book Awards, Finalist.* A3C Reads: March 2023 Book of the Month."A Most Anticipated Book of 2021" --Elle, Bustle, BuzzFeed, VultureThe Hare is an affecting portrait of Rosie Monroe, of her resilience and personal transformation under the pin of th ... Read More about
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Dolores E. Chamberlain
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Caledonia County, located in Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom," comprises 17 towns and villages. Early settlers cleared heavily forested land, and communities slowly took form. Businesses such as mills and factories emerged along the many rivers. Each town and village had many special attributes--Ricker ... Read More about
David Budbill
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A favorite of Garrison Keillor, David Budbill continues his popular ruminations on a "chop wood, carry water" life in Vermont. ... Read More about
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Leland Kinsey
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Leland Kinsey's much-anticipated new and selected poetry collection, Galvanized, ranges from Kinsey's home in the rugged mountains of northern Vermont to the towering stone lighthouses and highland shielings of his ancestors' Scotland. Drawing from seven previous, acclaimed collections, and with mor ... Read More about
Scudder H. Parker
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Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) Award for Best Poetry Scudder H. Parker's poetry debut is a compilation of early experience, midlife discovery, and later-life thankfulness. Safe as Lightning is pervaded by sadness about the current direction of our human experiment, and hope for what it ... Read More about
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Wallace Stegner
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Introduction by Terry Tempest WilliamsAfterword by T. H. Watkins   Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most c ... Read More about
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Stephen A. Hill
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