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The Emily Dickinson Museum: A Poetic History

A few years ago my wife and I were planning a trip to coastal Massachusetts. I had gotten her to agree to a detour to the Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield. She wasn’t unhappy about going, but she would not have elected to go of her own accord. While looking for other diversions along the travel route she recalled that the Emily Dickinson Museum was also in Massachusetts. Having majored in English and being a long-time Dickinson fan, she was pleased to find that the Museum is in Amherst, along the I-91 corridor, along the route to Springfield. It was settled. We were going.

I am not a poetry enthusiast and never really have been. There was a brief time in high school when I thought I was, but it didn’t last long. I was exposed to Dickinson in my high school American Literature class but was lucky enough to dodge the poetry bullet in college. Surprisingly, I was not at all down on visiting the Dickinson homestead. (Read More...)

Emily Dickinson's Poems: As She Preserved Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674737969
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - April 11th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780974638980
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Published: Shirespress - October 29th, 2013

The Accidental Pastor by Melissa O'Brien - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781366620613
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Published: Blurb - December 14th, 2016

I read this book standing at the counter on a gray VT day. Hopeful and uplifting- this is an inspiring read for the New Year. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum

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ISBN: 9780062323613
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2016

This is a totally unique and fun little book. Presented as a faux-scrapbook filled with ephemera, Ominum Gatherum follows the adventures of a fictional family as they spend their leisure days in the Adirondacks. Photos, drawings, pressed plants, and more filled the pages in between journal entries, letters, and family-style recipes. A perfect coffee table book for your cabin or home away from home. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll

Salt Pork & Apple Pie

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Salt Pork & Apple Pie: A Collection of Essays and Photographs About Vermont Old-Timers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780971399822
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Published: Ravenmark - January 1st, 2004

A beautiful tribute to some salt of the earth Vermonters. The light of our green mountains cannot be extinguished because they are lit with the stories of our elders. I was moved to tears. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

Proof Positive

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ISBN: 9781250026392
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2014

A case of murder and mayhem leads Joe Gunther and his VBI squad from Vermont to Philadelphia and New Hampshire. Mayor excels at creating complex characters and vivid scenes, from the odiferous hovel of a hoarder to the ostentatious home of a US Senator. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Life at 12 College Road

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ISBN: 9780984693832
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Published: Something or Other Publishing LLC - November 15th, 2013

An engaging book for baby-boomers recalling a gentler time and those small incidents that make up our memories and often shape our personalities. Who didn’t (or didn’t want to) jump off a shed roof with an umbrella for a parachute? ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Canfield


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