Laura Stevenson

“The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James, Penguin Random House, 2018
Idlewild Hall, a deserted girls’ boarding school just outside the small Vermont town of Barrons, was known to be haunted long before it closed in 1979. Later, it became known as the place where police found...
Frost Heaves by T. Stores Green Writers Press, 2018
The title story in these 13 intricately linked short stories is the last, but the metaphor of emotions that push themselves up from beneath the thick surface of ordinary lives deftly describes the whole. The collection...
“The Underneath” by Melanie Finn, Two Dollar Radio, 2018
Kay Ward was once an intrepid international journalist in Uganda, writing a story about the atrocities of General Christmas and his child soldiers.  Now she is the mother of two children and the wife of documentary...
“Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era1946-1960”  by Rick Winston - Rootstock Publishing, 2018
This interesting and informative book has its roots in “Vermont in the McCarthy Era,” a conference that Winston helped to organize and for which he was a researcher. A...
“The Benefits of Being an Octopus” by Ann Braden Sky Pony Press, 2018
Are there really benefits of being an octopus? Most people would say there aren’t, but seventh-grader Zoey knows better. One benefit, she has learned from a discarded DVD and the...
“The Opposite of Never” by Mary Kathleen Mehuron, Spark Press, 2018
Note: Laura Stevenson is featuring Vermont authors. The Vermont series started in April.
In an unusual love story, Mehuron portrays parallel Vermont romances of two generations: one of Kenny Simmons (...

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
“Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” by Kimberly Harrington, Harper Perennial, 2018 “Amateur Hour”’s subtitle implies that it’s a collection of profane essays on the sacred topic of motherhood, a description that’s more witty than accurate. True, the collection...
“Rescue” by Jessie Haas, Boyds Mill Press, 2018
Twelve-year-old Joni lives on a Vermont sheep farm. It’s a wonderful life. She has a pretty (and willful) pony, Archie, she has parents who trust her to be free and responsible, she has kittens to civilize. But her two best...
“Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” by Kimberly Harrington Harper Perennial, 2018 Amateur Hour’s subtitle implies that it’s a collection of profane essays on the sacred topic of motherhood, a description that’s more witty than accurate. True...
“The Flight Attendant”  by Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, 2018
Cassandra Bowen wakes slowly in a posh Dubai suite, hungover, ashamed of her one-night stand, and puzzled that she is still in bed with last night’s lover. She thought she’d left. She should have left.  She’s a flight attendant,...

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