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Percy Sutton - Project Assistant

Originally from out West, Percy lived in Rhode Island for many moons and has now come to Vermont. She has always loved books and has worked in bookstores since 1998. Other interests include architecture and design, photography, music, and the great outdoors.

Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy - Book Review

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Published: Counterpoint - September 13th, 2016

Part memoir, part history, Lauret Savoy is a Geology Professor who writes beautifully using palimpsest as a leitmotif, peeling back the layers of history written on the landscape--what gets remembered, what gets forgotten, and how if affects us all. ~ Reviewed by Percy Sutton


Here (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Richard McGuire - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780375406508
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Published: Pantheon - December 9th, 2014

McGuire uses time as a way to show one place in various eras, even eons. It is a graphic novel with few words that gives perspective on our place in the world and how place is shaped by the passing of time. ~ Reviewed by Percy Sutton


Once Upon a River: A Novel by Diane Setterfield - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780743298070
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - December 4th, 2018

There is a tavern on the Thames that is known for its storytelling. People come from far and wide to tell, and be told, stories until one night a stranger staggers in with a child in his arms. The child appears to be drowned, but is she? Who is this child and this stranger? The stories that are told about this night will mesmerize and amaze you, and keep you turning the pages to find out more. ~ Reviewed by Percy Sutton


The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner - Book Review

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Published: Redhook - September 25th, 2018

What happens when coming of age comes with more changes than expected? A family lives in the woods, apart from their village. The parents of Liba and Laya are called away, and one sister learns a family secret right before they leave. The story combines Jewish myth with historical fiction, including the advance of the Russian Pogroms on their village. I liked how the chapters alternated between one sister writing in prose and the other writing in poetry, which helps define their characters. This story will sweep you along and keep you intrigued. ~ Reviewed by Percy Sutton


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