Author visits local bookstore to sign, read, and discuss her latest book
WILMINGTON- The public is invited to join Bartleby’s Books at 17 West Main Street, for a reading, discussion and signing with Vermont author Yvonne Daley on Thursday, August 2, at 5 pm. Daley will be reading from her new book, “Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont.”
Daley is the author of five previous books, is the founder and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference, and has called Vermont home ever since moving to the Green Mountain State as a young hippie in 1967. The mother of five children, Daley lived in the mountain town of Goshen, where she briefly raised milk goats and grew the family’s vegetables. Subsequently, she worked for 18 years as a journalist for the Rutland Herald, Boston Globe, Time, Life, People, Washington Post, and many other publications, winning many of the profession’s top prizes including Vermont Reporter of the Year, the New England News Editors’ Master Reporter Award, and the John S. Knight Fellowship in Journalism at Stanford University. She and her husband, writer Chuck Clarino reside in Rutland, where they raise Maltese dogs and where Daley says she restores her mental health by gardening, making pies, and visiting with her children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors.
“Going Up the Country” is an encyclopedic, investigative, and personal exploration of the remarkable ways that the counterculture movement changed and was changed by its invasion of the state of Vermont. In honoring shared core values of independence and the right to be different, in their mutual love of the land, their curiosity, inventiveness, and ultimately, interdependence, the newcomers and the old-timers transformed each other --and in doing so, offer us genuine hope for a collaborative future.
For more information call (802) 464-5425or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com.