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This one's a mystery set five months after the end of World War I, on a Cotswolds estate whose heir, Hugh Chandace-Willingford, one of the finest riders in England, has been killed at Passchendaele. Hugh has left behind Errant, a gloriously talented young horse, a stable once famous throughout England for dressage, and Harry Green, a stable lad whose father is the chief groom. Harry’s principal concern until the book’s opening has been working Errant in the dressage learned from Hugh—but in March, 1919, the steward of the estate is murdered, and the investigation proves that the estate is on the verge of bankruptcy. What will happen to Harry’s father, now that automobiles are replacing horses as a means of transportation? And what will happen to Harry, a stable lad who is in fact a lass—and one with no skills suitable to women? The answer is clear: Harry must discover who killed the steward, thus proving herself Somebody instead of a servant. The prospect is more dangerous than she has anticipated.

All Men Glad and Wise nominated for IPNE!

The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) Book Awards has selected All Men Glad and Wise as a 2022 award finalist in the Genre Fiction category.

"Book review: Laura C. Stevenson's new mystery does not dally"

All Men Glad and Wise reviewed by Gordon Dossett of Vermont News & Media for Bennington Banner and Brattleboro Reformer

All Men Glad and Wise

has recently been listed on Books by Women, with a discussion of the writing process.

All Men Glad and Wise

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One Minute Reviews—Books by Vermont Authors

Laura's column "One Minute Reviews" has appeared bi-weekly in Wilmington, Vermont's Deerfield Valley News since 2015. In April 2018, she found that no Vermont periodical consistently reviews all commercially published fiction and non-fiction by Vermont authors, so she started a series to fill that void. Published reviews from that series and some earlier reviews of local authors are listed with links to a scan of the printed copy. Reviews still in queue are listed without links until they appear in print.

The books reviewed in this series are available through Wilmington's Pettee Memorial Library, the Whitingham Free Public Library, and locally owned Bartleby's Books in Wilmington.

Vermont Reviews 2023

Celia Ryker, Augusta: A Novel Based on a True Story, 5/11/2023

Vermont Reviews Pending Publication

Jane Dwinell and Sky Yardley, Alzheimer’s Canyon: One Couple’s Reflections on Living with Dementia

Eric Pope, Granite Kingdom: A Novel

Vermont Reviews 2022

Wyn Cooper, Way Out West, 12/29/2022

Arlene Distler, This Earth, This Body, 12/14/2022

Stephen L. Harris, No Excuses, 11/23/2022

Jennifer McMahon, The Children on the Hill, 10/13/2022

Chris Bohjalian, The Lioness, 9/8/2022

Rebecca Majoya and Sallyann Majoya, Uncertain Fruit: A Memoir of Infertility, Loss, and Love, 9/1/2022

Archer Mayor, Fall Guy, 7/21/2022

Susan Speranza, Ice Out: A Novel, 6/16/2022

Celia Ryker, Walking Home: Trail Stories, 6/2/2022

Don Hooper and Bill Mares, I Could Hardly Keep from Laughing: An Illustrated Collection of Vermont Humor, 4/21/2022

Ann Gengarelly, Tony Gengarelly, eds., Another World: Poetry & Art by Young People From The Poetry Studio, 4/7/2022

Catherine Drake, The Treehouse on Dog River Road, 3/24/2022

Archer Mayor, Marked Man: A Joe Gunther Novel, 3/3/2022

Gregory Maguire, The Brides of Maracoor, 2/17/2022

Bernie Lambek, Intent to Commit, 1/6/2022

Vermont Reviews 2021

Megan Mayhew Bergman, How Strange a Season, 12/30/2021

Brad Kessler, North, 12/2/2021

Nathaniel Ian Miller, The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven, 11/24/2021

Michael Freed-Thall, Horodno Burning, 11/4/2021

Gerette Buglion, An Everyday Cult, 9/16/2021

Beth Kanell, This Ardent Flame. The Wings of Freedom, Book Two, 9/2/2021

Ann Braden, Flight of the Puffin, 8/12/2021

Liza Ketchum, The Last Garden and Begin with a Bee, 7/22/21

Brett Ann Stanciu, Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal, 7/1/2021

Neil Shepard and Tamra J. Higgins Vermont Poets and Their Craft, written 2019 for American Book Review

Kevin Stone, The Onion Ring Lovers (Guide to Vermont), 5/27/2021

Kimberly B. Cheney, A Lawyer's Life to Live, 5/6/2021

Larry Olmsted, Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, And More Understanding, 4/8/2021

Melanie Finn, The Hare, 3/25/21

Sam Clark, The Inland Sea: A Mystery, 3/11/2021

S. Lee Manning, Trojan Horse: A Koyla Petrov Thriller, 2/4/2021

Vermont Reviews 2020

Ginny Sassaman, Preaching Happiness, 12/23/2020

Archer Mayor, The Orphan's Guilt, 11/25/2020

Daphne Kalmar, Stealing Mt. Rushmore, 11/12/2020

Scudder H. Parker, Safe as Lightning, 10/29/2020

Peter Cameron, What Happens at Night, 10/8/2020

Makenna Goodman, The Shame, 9/10/2020

Garrett M. Graff, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, 8/27/2020

Lisa Alther, Swan Song; An Odyssey, 8/13/2020

Sarah Stewart Taylor, The Mountains Wild, 7/16/2020

Margot Harrison, The Glare, 7/2/2020

Jay Kirk, Avoid the Day: a New Nonfiction in Two Movements, <6/18/2020/p>

Kari Lizer, Aren't You Forgetting Someone? Essays from my Mid-Life Revenge, 5/28/2020

Katherine Forbes Riley, The Bobcat, 5/14/2020

Stephen P. Kiernan, Universe of Two, 4/16/2020

Katherine Arden, Dead Voices, 4/2/2020

Claire Malcom Lintilhac, China in Another Time: A Personal Story, 3/19/2020

Julia Alvarez, Afterlife, 3/5/2020

Sam Brakeley, Skiing with Henry Knox: A Personal Journey Along Vermont's Catamount Trail, 2/20/2020

Chris Bohjalian, The Red Lotus, 1/16/2020

Tod Olson, Into The Clouds: The Race to Climb the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, 1/2/2020

Vermont Reviews 2019

Leath Tonino, The West Will Swallow You: Essays, 12/19/2019

Jon Clinch, Marley, 12/5/2019

Gary K. Meffe, The Wizard of Odd: A Vermont Tale of Community Devotion, 11/21/2019

Kristina Rodanas, Huck's Way Home, 10/31/2019

Archer Mayor, Bomber's Moon, 10/3/2019

Chris Tebbetts, Me, Myself, and Him, 10/17/2019

Howard Norman, The Ghost Clause, 9/19/2019

Bill McKibben, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, 9/5/2019

Dave Patterson, Soon The Light Will Be Perfect, 8/22/2019

Katherine Arden, Small Spaces, 8/8/2019

Miciah Bay Gault, Goodnight Stranger, 7/25/2019

Dr. Molly Millwood, To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma, 7/11/2019

Jo Knowles, Where The Heart Is, 6/27/2019

J.C. Myers, Junkyard at No Town, 6/13/2019

Katherine Arden, The Winter of the Witch, 5/30/2019

Jennifer McMahon, The Invited, 5/16/2019

Lindsey Stoddard, Right as Rain, 4/18/2019

Christy Mihaly and Joe Cepeda, Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them, 4/4/2019

Archer Mayor, Bury The Lead: A Joe Gunther Novel, 3/21/2019

Thomas Christopher Greene, The Perfect Liar, 3/7/2019

Reeve Lindbergh, Two Lives, 2/21/2019

Leath Tonino, The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures, 2/7/2019

Sara Ward, Aesop Lake, 1/24/2019

Tony Whedon, Drunk in the Woods, 1/10/2019

Vermont Reviews 2016–2018

Yvonne Daley, Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont, 12/27/2018

Bernie Lambek, Uncivil Liberties: A Novel, 12/12/2018

Simone St. James, The Broken Girls, 11/29/2018

T. Stores, Frost Heaves, 11/15/2018

Melanie Finn, The Underneath, 11/1/2018

Maria Hummel, Still Lives, 10/18/2018

Rick Winston, Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960, 10/5/2018

Meg Little Reilly, Everything That Follows, 9/20/2018

Ann Braden, The Benefits of Being an Octopus, 9/5/2018

Mary Kathleen Mehuron, The Opposite of Never, 8/16/2018

Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, 8/2/2018

Jessie Haas, Rescue, 7/26/2018

Kimberly Harrington, Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words, 7/12/2018

Beth Kanell, The Long Shadow, 6/16/2018

Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant, 5/27/2018

Jackson Ellis, Lords of St. Thomas, 5/10/2018

Robin MacArthur, Heart Spring Mountain, 2/15/2018

Tracey Medeiros, The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook

Robin MacArthur, Half Wild, 9/22/2016

Neil Shepard and Anthony Reczek, Vermont Exit Ramps II, 4/28/2016

Castle Freeman, Jr., The Devil in the Valley, 2/4/2016