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Black Diamond Fall by Joseph Olshan - Book Review

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Black Diamond Fall By Joseph Olshan Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781947993341
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Published: Polis Books - September 18th, 2018

A young man disappears after a hockey game with friends on a local pond. Police suspect fowl play while his friends, including an older man he has a secret relationship with, have other ideas. Beautifully written with interesting characters, most of whom are provocatively suspect. Set in Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


A Lifetime of Vermont People

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A Lifetime of Vermont People By Peter Miller Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780974989075
Availability: Special Order
Published: Silver Print Press - July 1st, 2013

Miller's exquisite photos are well known from his previous books about rural Vermonters. His latest includes more than 200 photographs shot during his 60 years as a photographer profiling 60 residents of the Green Mountain State. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Once upon a time I meet an author. Not an unusual event in a bookstore, but this author stuck in my mind because she was fun and giggly and very much a kindred spirit!  Her name is Rebecca Rupp. Her middle-reader novel, The Dragon of Lonely Island is still one of my favorite books. But a new book of hers, How Carrots Won the Trojan War (while like her other non-fiction works) is not my usual reading. First it is non-fiction. And while I've read some non-fiction (even willingly and not mandatory for a class assignment) it is not first on my list of readings.

But when I heard that carrots helped win the Trojan War, I had to take a chance on a friend. And it was a chance worth taking! Rupp has taken vegetables to a new level. She has traced the funny, serious and unusual facts and stories of 20 different vegetables: such as asparagus (a least favorite veggie of mine due to an unfortunate dinner preparation for a couple of children I was babysitting) and how it seduced a French King. Such as corn with its connection to a famous Transylvanian. Such as Pumpkins (a favorite pie of mine and a food for a family legend) and of course turnips (that vegetable that ties in with pumpkins and has a history that would give me a starring role in a Junior-High Play—which to this day I've still not gotten my academy award for!) (READ MORE)

How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables By Rebecca Rupp Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781603429689
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 7th, 2011

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