A New Series: One Minute Reviews of
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 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 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 Blakeley, 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

2020 Vermont Reviews Pending Publication

Archer Mayor, The Orphan's Guilt

Daphne Kalmar, Stealing Mt. Rushmore

Scudder H. Parker, Safe as Lightning

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