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Re: “Rachel Lindsay's Graphic Memoir 'Rx' Creates a Buzz

Beautiful!

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Posted by Jean Cherouny on 09/06/2018 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Hippie Havens

I was too young to join the now-legendary commune movement. I study it through "The 60's Communes" by Prof. Timothy Miller, first person accounts, and articles like this.

I keep wanting to come up with a simple explanation for the winding down of communes at the close of that period 1960 - 1975. Miller says you can't. He's the master. So, I subject myself to his judgement.

But it doesn't stop me from still trying to succinctly summarize why the commune movement spun down. Here's my theory de jour. It stopped being cool, new, and feeling right. The influx of hangers on and worse to the open communes, the routinization of hip poverty and deprivation, and the realization of the hippie lies such as that the rule of "no rules" can work in the long term (cf. p. 227 in "The 60's Communes, quoting Stewart Brand and Ken Kesey in "The Last Whole Earth Catalog") were as much factors as the ending of the draft and other societal changes.

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Posted by Softwine Market on 08/27/2018 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Debut Novel by Matthys Levy Shows How Buildings Rise and Fall

As a designer who works with contractors I look forward to a great read written from an 'insider's' perspective.

Posted by Jennifer Levy on 08/16/2018 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Debut Novel by Matthys Levy Shows How Buildings Rise and Fall

Thanks for your thorough, insightful review!

Posted by Steve Carlson on 08/15/2018 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Quick Lit: 'Everything That Follows' by Meg Little Reilly

Bravo, Meg Little Reilly!

Posted by Dan Bloom on 05/09/2018 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Hippie Havens

We were so much younger then, we're older than that now.

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Posted by Livia on 04/23/2018 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Quick Lit: 'Lords of St. Thomas' by Jackson Ellis

What a fabulous review! Thank you, Margot Harrison, from all of us here in Brattleboro, Vermont, working hard to publish books in our small stateand to the memory of one of our founders, Howard Frank Moshe. He would be so proud.

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Posted by Dede Cummings on 04/05/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Burlington Artist Bobbie Lanahan, Granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Weighs in on the Latest Gatsby

Is her daughter still alive ? And did she have children?

Posted by Arriana Tyler on 03/02/2018 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Phillis Mosher Talks About Her Husband's Final Novel

Great writer. Cant wait to read it!

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Posted by Mark T. Sullivan on 12/23/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Book Review: 'Radio Free Vermont' by Bill McKibben

Sue Halpern maybe?

Posted by Dan Bloom on 11/23/2017 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Book Review: 'Radio Free Vermont' by Bill McKibben

The book is dedicated "For Spunky Knowsalot". Who could that be? Some enterprising reporter should ask Bill. Or is it a secretly coded private nod to someone important in his life?

Posted by Dan Bloom on 11/22/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Warren Zevon's Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

Hi linnilue. Thanks for your question.

As Mary Collins commented, the majority of the books are in the process of being catalogued for online sale. There is a selection of books on the shelves at the barn. But the best way to peruse the collection is to email Mary for the catalog: mary@shinecommunications.org

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Posted by Dan Bolles on 06/26/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Warren Zevon's Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

I'm kinda speechless. Know he valued words deeply, but not as much as his daughter and his legacy. May they land where and sell such that they do the most good.

Posted by Julia McNeal on 06/24/2017 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Warren Zevon's Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

I'm confused. Are you allowed to show up on Sundays for their flea market to look through the boxes? Or make an appointment?

Posted by linnilue on 06/23/2017 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Warren Zevon's Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

Loved his works. His doc on making The Wind was extremely moving.

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Posted by Tom Bakken on 06/23/2017 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Warren Zevon's Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

Barnet, and West Barnet are located in Caledonia, not Orange County.

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Posted by Sal DeMaio on 06/21/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Warren Zevon's Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

Thanks Daniel Bolles. Nice story.

The only thing not correctly listed is that the books are not on the shelves for anyone's perusal. They are being catalogued and will be available to review via that list and through Ebay. Please do not show up at Brookview hoping for a tour or to make a purchase.

If you wish to receive the catalog listing, please email: mary@shinecommunications.org

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Posted by Mary L Collins on 06/21/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “'Moriah': A Work of Dark Fiction Set in Vermont

This looks like it might be a fun read, but I'm not sure how Vermont was any more dark and impoverished than any other place after the Civil War, or, if it was, how anyone alive now would know how well the book captures that darkness.

Posted by Russell Belding on 06/17/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “'Moriah': A Work of Dark Fiction Set in Vermont

Can we assume Butch Cassidy plays a role in the novel or was the cover image chosen at random by someone in the art department that didn't realize who it is?

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Posted by William Worsham on 06/15/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “'Moriah': A Work of Dark Fiction Set in Vermont

Can we assume that, since his image is on the cover of the novel, that Butch Cassidy plays a role in the story? Or did the art department not realize the picture they chose to represent Flood is actually that of a famous gunslinger?

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Posted by William Worsham on 06/15/2017 at 1:45 PM

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