The digital equivalent of the book displays in the Rice-Aron Library. Come in and check them out!
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2011
In conjunction with Marlboro's Fall 2011 Common Read, Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher, the library has assembled a display of fiction set in Vermont and/or by Vermont authors. Here are some highlights from our current display. Check them out -- figuratively and literally!
A Stranger in the Kingdom
Call Number: Fic M911S
Publication Date: 1989
Marlboro College's Common Read for Fall 2011, A Stranger in the Kingdom tells the unforgettable story of a brutal murder in a small town and the devastating events that follow. The town's new preacher, a black man, finds himself on trial more for who he is than for what he might have done in this powerful drama of passion, prejudice, and innocence suddenly lost...and perhaps found again.
Call Number: FIC B676
In the pastoral community of Reddington, Vermont, during the harsh winter of 1981, Sibyl Danforth makes a life-or-death decision based on fifteen years of experience as a respected midwife -- a decision intended to save a child, a decision that will change her life forever.
Return in Kind
Call Number: FIC S847R
Publication Date: 2010
The settings and depictions of academic life in this novel by Marlboro's own Laura C. Stevenson will resonate with anyone who has spent time at a small college or in southern Vermont. Beautiful and heartbreaking landscapes and character studies fill the pages of this stunning book.
Call Number: FIC M473B
Publication Date: 1990
Area resident Archer Mayor is the author of the Joe Gunther mystery series. Gunther, a detective in the Brattleboro Police Department, investigates and solves all manners of crimes. Occasionally (unintentionally?) hilarious, these novels are a fun read once you get to know Brattleboro -- you will recognize places, businesses, and the feel of the town. Most of the novels are set in Brattleboro and its surrounding towns; Borderlines is noteworthy for its Northeast Kingdom setting.
Into the Wilderness
Call Number: FIC L971
Publication Date: 2010
(from author's website:) In 1964 Rose Mayer buries her second husband and wonders what she is going to do with the rest of her life. She’s sixty-four and homeless, but about two things she’s clear: she’s never going to marry again, and she isn’t going to visit her son in Vermont.
But Rose does go to Vermont – likes it – and stays. At the Marlboro Music Festival she meets Percy Mendell, a born and bred Vermonter who has never married, never voted for a Democrat, and never left the state. Percy is struggling with his long-held political beliefs: Goldwater is too extreme even for the party faithful, and in the November election, Vermonters vote for LBJ.
Meanwhile, Rose finds herself living without a Jewish community for the first time in her life, forcing her to examine her faith. She survives her first hunting season, celebrates her first Christmas, and enjoys her first taste of maple syrup. Percy takes up gardening, begins piano lessons, and falls in love.
In the Fall
Call Number: FIC L574
Publication Date: 2000
An interracial relationship between a Union soldier from Vermont and a runaway slave at the end of the Civil War initiates a haunting family legacy of war, racism, and secrets that follows three generations from the end of the Civil War to the Great Depression.