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    • Words to Chew On
    • Words to Chew On

      Vermont writers meet the summer season with culinary and agricultural books
      Some people want their summer reading like their scrambled eggs: light and fluffy. Others reach for narratives that are dense, chewy and thoughtful. Whatever your…
    • Booking It
    • Booking It

      From vengeful geeks to vengeful ghosts, Vermont has good reads this season
      Insects keening in the fields. Mysterious doubles, disguises and disappearances. Obsessive people living in close quarters. Bodies sunk in lakes, where they may or may…
    • Short-Order Fiction

      Quick lines from Vermont writers
      Shorts are what you think of wearing in hot weather, and frankly, we like reading shorts, too. So we assigned small stories -- no more…
    • Secret Origins

      The strange-but-true story of how a mild-mannored boy became a lifelong comics fan
      If you didn't discover superhero comics when you were 12, you probably never will. As soon as you lose that childlike naivete, it's almost impossible…
    • Stand-up Poet

      Burlington bard Seth Jarvis gets the last word
      It's a slowish Sunday night at Burlington's Waiting Room, and an open-mike poetry reading -- part of the bar's weekly artsProject -- is in full…
    • Bear Pond Ecology

      What makes a bookstore more than just a place to buy books?
      Louise Pittman, the librarian behind the wheel of the Adams County bookmobile, was a hippie. So was everyone who had anything to do with books,…
    • Hammetting it Up

      Book Review: A Time Gone By by William Heffernan
      William Heffernan's latest pulp novel, A Time Gone By, is best described as dependable summer reading. I mean beach reading, casual reading -- not-quite-paying-attention reading.…
    • Our Bodies, Our Book

      The bible of woman's health is still changing views
      Thanks to an innovative little book, 30 years ago, America experienced what local nurse Nancy Mosher calls 'a revolution for women.' "I started to show…
    • Kinsey Reports

      A family farm in the Northeast Kingdom produces sibling scribes
      "All this is your heritage now," Leland Kinsey writes in a poem, "as it is preserved here, make of it what you will." The speaker…

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