History of a family farm sheds light on what it means to be a Vermonter

In his new book, David R. Holmes tells the story of the Charlotte farm that his ancestors founded, ran for 101 years and were forced to leave because of a cash crunch.

Book review: The Last Wild Horses — by Maja Lunde

The takhi, a Mongolian wild horse, also known as Przewalski’s horse, is the common bond that ties together the human beings who form the emotional core of this novel.

Book review: Scoundrel — by Sarah Weinman

The subtitle to Sarah Weinman’s new true crime book, “How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free” gives you a comprehensive overview of what you can expect as a reader.

Book review: Mouth to Mouth — by Antoine Wilson

Our unnamed narrator is a writer who, finding himself on an extended layover at LAX, recognizes an old college classmate.

Book review: Free Love — by Tessa Hadley

Phyllis Fischer, who possessed an “expectant, animated prettiness,” and the atmosphere, a “pregnant warm light [that] seemed dense and suspenseful as amber,” make their entrances together in the first pages of this tender, easy novel, the setting drenched … (read more)

Book review: Joan is Okay — by Weike Wang

Is Joan okay? That seems to be the question on everyone’s mind, except for Joan.

Book review: Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal — by Brett Ann Stanciu

Brett Ann Stanciu, the librarian in a small Vermont town, struggled after a community member, known to be a habitual drug-user and a frequent trespasser in the library building after hours, took his own life just after he was witnessed breaking into the l … (read more)

Book review: Anthem — by Noah Hawley

If you’ve seen the Netflix feature film, “Don’t Look Up,” you’ve already experienced this sort of hyper-contemporary, crisis-confronting satire.

Book review: Next Year in Havana — by Chanel Cleeton

Two timelines unfurl in one city, Havana, Cuba, as two young women discover their courage, their conviction, and their loyalty.

Book review: Sea State: A Memoir — by Tabitha Lasley

Journalist Tabitha Lasley was determined to write about the men who worked the oil rigs in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen, the northeast region of the United Kingdom.

Book review: A History of Wild Places — by Shea Ernshaw

The visceral and immediate start of this book had me in its grasp from the very start.

Book review: The 1619 Project — created by Nikole Hannah-Jones & The New York Times Magazine

1619, a year that isn’t well known in the annals of American history, is the starting point for this fresh and exacting examination of the history of slavery in this country, first published in The New York Times Magazine and now expanded into a book.

Book review: The Sentence — by Louise Erdrich

When we first meet Tookie, she’s in the midst of making one of the worst decisions of her life, which is, in fact, a crime, and lands her in jail.

Book Review: Matrix — by Lauren Groff

A National Book Award finalist this year, “Matrix” is a feat of storytelling by a master of fiction.

Book review: Powder Days — by Heather Hansman

You know ski season is right around the corner when the ski films drop, but this year, a ski book has dropped, so let’s go, let it snow.

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