This story has been updated and expanded since it was originally released online. On Monday, Fluffy had a dress…
Born in 1983, American novelist Maggie Shipstead is author of a few books — Seating Arrangements, Astonish Me, Great Circle, and You Have a Friend in 10A (a recent collection of short stories). All are excellent.
The Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project, commonly known as SCHIP, has announced its spring 2022 grant awards.
It’s hard to believe I have read all the books now stacked on the table before me since the last time I reported to you, but it’s true.
Summer time events in and around Charlotte.
Setting: It is a beautiful Memorial Day weekend so far, after a brief bout of rain earlier today. I am writing this while sitting at a shaded picnic table, looking out over a vast expanse of green field bordered by green trees,
Nancy Winship Milliken’s art would be outstanding in its field even if it wasn’t actually, literally out standing in fields at museums, galleries, parks and fields from New England to New Zealand. And to Peru.
I have read three good books lately that have almost nothing in common except that they are all written by women. Well, that, and they’re all good.
A few years ago, I wrote about a trip I took with family and friends to the Galapagos.
It is a difficult time for this world. Violence in Ukraine, grim climate news, crazy democracy-toppling shenanigans kicking up in this country and others.
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An epigraph is a short, stand-alone quote, line or paragraph that appears at the beginning of a book. Epigraphs are most commonly a short quotation from an existing work.
It’s a new year. 2022. Wow. The old year is behind us, never to be repeated. And many I have heard saying, good riddance.
Greetings, readers and friends. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and not getting too stressed out by all the busyness this time seems to require.
And just like that it’s December again. Some things have changed since this time last year, and some things, alas, are still with us…but
On Sunday, December 19th, the Clemmons Family Farm invites us to join a Kwanzaa Storytelling event via Zoom.
Today, as it turns out, was a good day to read. Rainy, blustery, cold—perfect November weather. Perfect, as long as you didn’t have to be outside, which (happily) was the case for me
A new book by Vermont author David Holmes probes what it means to be a Vermonter through chronicling the history of his family’s multigenerational farm.
Before I came upon Seating Arrangements, I had never heard of Maggie Shipstead, It seems she went to Harvard University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and went on to become a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Seating Arrangements is one of three novels—along with Astonish Me and Great Circle (currently shortlisted for the Booker Prize).
Hello, everyone. I hope you are having a great late summer, enjoying your days, and squeezing in some reading time. I have a stack of books I have read lately and an equally tall stack of books I am looking forward to reading in the future. A bounty of books. A tower of reading yet to come.