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    • Meet the Authors
    • Meet the Authors

      Six local writers you may not have read yet — but should
      Quick, name a Vermont author. We’re guessing you said “Chris Bohjalian,” “John Irving” or “Howard Frank Mosher.” Maybe you thought of mystery maven Archer Mayor,…
    • As Goes Japan...
    • As Goes Japan...

      Local author looks at responses to climate change — from the Pacific Rim to the Green Mountains
      In a recent New Yorker piece about a boutique coffee grower in El Salvador, the writer cites a single source for his recap of…
    • Rootsy Reading
    • Rootsy Reading

      A Vermont author shares veggie quirks in a new book
      Next April 14, on the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Rebecca Rupp plans to prepare a feast based on the ship’s…
    • Going Deep
    • Going Deep

      A Vermont writer dives into Lake Champlain and comes up with ... poetry
      You may think you know Lake Champlain — its crisp, icy-blue stillness at sunrise, and its warm orange glow against the familiar backdrop of…
    • Figuring It Out
    • Figuring It Out

      Forty years in the making, a new word puzzle goes public
      The word-puzzle focus group went down last summer under the fluorescent lights of a conference room at the Colchester Hampton Inn. Jim Rader was at…
    • Dining With Judith and Julia
    • Dining With Judith and Julia

      Publisher and sometime Vermonter Judith Jones celebrates 50 years of Mastering the Art of French Cooking
      “When I was growing up, we didn’t talk about food at the table. It was sort of vulgar, like talking about sex at the table.…
    • House of Cards?
    • House of Cards?

      A Vermont-raised author examines his childhood through baseball cards
      Josh Wilker was born to a pretty typical American family in the 1960s. But by the early 1970s, that typical family was anything but. His…
    • Seeing in Color
    • Seeing in Color

      A Vermont author is committed to introducing kids to black culture
      When Burlington writer Laban Carrick Hill tells people his name, he is inevitably asked to explain it. The subject is already under discussion when…
    • Building Character
    • Building Character

      Vermont-raised sportswriter Buster Olney gets lucky
      Sportswriter Buster Olney ends all his columns with the same line: “And today will be better than yesterday.” It’s a curious signature, given that Olney’s…
    • Geek Chic
    • Geek Chic

      Talking fantasy and futurism with guests of the Burlington Book Festival
      Could the “great American novel” be ... a space odyssey? Vampires and doomsday scenarios sell like hotcakes, but on book-review pages, genre fiction still doesn’t…
    • Race to the Bottom
    • Race to the Bottom

      A Waitsfield writer tells of the search for the world's deepest cave
      Two decades ago, writer James M. Tabor was exploring a cave called Run to the Mill in the Tennessee-Alabama-Georgia area. That’s as specific as he…
    • Looking for a Signal in a Noisy World
    • Looking for a Signal in a Noisy World

      A Sutton author gives an ear to unwanted sound
      Right off the bat, in his new book, The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise, Sutton author Garret Keizer admits…
    • In Tune
    • In Tune

      Guitar maker, musician, author, activist and dad — Creston Lea roles with it
      Chris Gray owns a small army of guitars, ranging from run-of-the-mill factory issues to expensive custom and rare vintage models. But of the roughly 30…
    • Getting a Read
    • Getting a Read

      Chris Bohjalian sells books by connecting with readers on and off the page
      Lincoln novelist Chris Bohjalian is on a monthlong book tour that will take him from coast to coast — a “rock and roll book tour,”…
    • Sisters Without Borders
    • Sisters Without Borders

      A Burlington journalist recounts the stories of women in war-torn Baghdad
      When American soldiers marched into Iraq in 2003, 19-year-old Nunu welcomed them. Glad to see the last of Saddam, the Shia Muslim college student…
    • Miss Manners
    • Miss Manners

      The youngest of Emily Post's heirs talks about civility and the family biz
      Lizzie Post is decidedly not a member of the manners police. She will not lecture you on the appropriate use of a salad fork,…
    • North Country Noir
    • North Country Noir

      In his third cerebral suspense novel, Don Bredes takes readers to the heart of the Kingdom
      Don Bredes didn’t set out to write mysteries. But one fall day in 1984, a mystery found him. On the tennis court, a friend…
    • Bullets and Bandages
    • Bullets and Bandages

      A Vermont combat medic tries to reconcile his roles as soldier, healer and man of faith
      When Thomas Middleton enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1985, he never actually expected to go to war. Then a 17-year-old high school student in…
    • The Home and Garden Issue
    • The Home and Garden Issue

      Container Yourself: A master gardener gives cooped-up cultivators a clue
      Industry analysts are predicting the slumping economy will drive gardeners to grow more of their own food this summer. Even novices, and space-challenged urbanites, can…
    • Small Worlds
    • Small Worlds

      A Middlebury art historian recasts Joseph Cornell
      One day in June 2003, Kirsten Hoving hopped a flight from Burlington to Washington, D.C. She planned to spend a few days picking through…
    • Screen Shame
    • Screen Shame

      A former Homeland Security worker pens a thriller about killing your TV . . . before it kills you
      At this point in the 21st century, it is impossible to imagine life without television. The controversial box has weathered all arguments against it,…

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