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Book review: "The Exuberant Garden"

It's spring and North Country gardeners are preparing for the green, growing months ahead. On rainy days, we can page through seed catalogs or our favorite gardening books. Nick Woodin operated a perennial nursery in Jay for 35 years. Betsy Kepes reviews his book, The Exuberant Garden.  Go to full article

Book review: a primer on Asian religions

Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, was never quite sure how karma differed from dharma or what tradition used the yin-yang circle. She found some answers in a book by a retired minister and religious studies professor from Canton. She reviews Wade Wheelock's Considering the Asian Religions, A Guide to Understanding, Evaluating and Appreciating.  Go to full article

Book review: "On a Darkling Plain"

In the 1950's, the Seaway power project created jobs for thousands of Americans and Canadians. It also flooded one hamlet on the south side of the river and six villages in Canada. Canadian writer, Maggie Wheeler, incorporates the history of this changed area in her new mystery, On a Darkling Plain. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book Review: "Living Waters"

For those of us in the North Country the St. Lawrence River is a summer playground or the wide water below us when we take the bridge to Canada. For author Margaret Wooster, the giant river is part of the Great Lakes watershed, and an ecosystem in danger. Betsy Kepes reviews Wooster's book Living Waters, Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes.  Go to full article

Book Review: "Chains"

Potsdam native, Laurie Halse Anderson, now lives in Mexico, New York where she writes books for children and young adults. Her latest book, Chains, was a National Book Award Finalist. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "Lost Pond"

It's summer, and time for a few beach books. Betsy Kepes reviews Mark Holdren's Lost Pond.  Go to full article

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: "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: "All Shall Be Well"

What does a B&B have to do with the Middle Ages? Tod Wodicka explains in his new novel, All Shall Be Well, and All Shall be Well and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well. The book is set near Glens Falls and in eastern Europe. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Book review: "Towards Polaris"

A couple of years ago, Mason Smith published Florida: A North Country Novel. The book has a new publisher, Syracuse University Press, and a new title. Betsy Kepes reviews Towards Polaris: A Novel of the Adirondack Foothills.  Go to full article

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