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Book review: "The Adirondack Reader"

Paul Jamieson arrived in the North Country in 1929, a flatlander English professor who grew to love the landscape and literature of the Adirondacks. Betsy Kepes reviews his third edition of The Adirondack Reader.  Go to full article

Book review: "Return to Sender"

Acclaimed Latina author Julia Alvarez's new novel for young readers tackles the issue of illegal farm works on North Country dairy farms. She lives in Vermont. Betsy Kepes reviews Return to Sender.  Go to full article

Book review: "Saving Troy"

What kid hasn't dreamed of riding in a fire truck as it screams along Main Street, all the ordinary traffic moving out of its way? William B. Patrick rode with the Troy Fire Department for a year and reports on his experiences in his book Saving Troy, A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Book review: "The Lamoille Stories"

The characters in Bill Schubart's The Lamoille Stories are rural Vermonters with bottles of blackberry brandy in the pockets of their wool shirts and rusting "parts cars" in their front yards. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "At the Mercy of the Mountains"

Survival stories are best read in the comfort of your own home, definitely not while you're in the arctic, or drifting at sea in a tiny life raft, or scaling a mountain in a howling blizzard. Betsy Kepes was warm at home sipping tea while she read Peter Bronski's At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks. She has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "Winter with Crows"

In winter, northern peoples gathered around a fire to exchange stories and experiences. Mohawk poet, Peter Blue Cloud, shares his voice on paper, in a new collection of poems, Winter with Crows. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "Oliver's War," a David and Goliath tale

Imagine picking a fight with William D. Rockefeller, one of the richest men in the world during the Gilded Age. Imagine publicly trespassing, fishing on his 50,000-acre, very private, Adirondack estate. Oliver Lamora knew he'd end up in court, his meager Civil War pension pitted against Rockefeller's millions. He went fishing anyway. Betsy Kepes reviews Oliver's War, An Adirondack Rebel Battles the Rockefeller Fortune.  Go to full article

Book review: "Seven generations of Iroquois Leadership"

The Iroquois lost over 95% of their land base to European settlers. How is it possible to be an Iroquois leader when your people are impoverished anmd the dominant government pursues an aggressive policy of assimilation and termination? Laurence Hauptman considers these issues in his new book, Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership, the Six Nations since 1800. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "My Brother's Madness"

How do we help a relative who is mentally ill? In My Brother's Madness, Glens Falls resident Paul Pines stuggles to find an answer. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "On Kingdom Mountain"

Betsy Kepes found lots of books by western authors in a crowded bookstore in northern Idaho last summer, and one with a more familiar name. On Kingdom Mountain by Vermont writer Howard Frank Mosher.  Go to full article

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