When my kids were young one of our favorite picture books to read together was "Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Cooney. The story was about a woman who lived in a small house by the sea. She had travelled to many faraway places during her life and when she came home as an older woman she decided to scatter lupine seeds along the highways and down the country lanes of her small community. When spring came along there were lupines everywhere.
New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote his most recent bestseller "The Road to Character" to save his soul. "I had a lot of career and good luck success," he said, "and I was fine with that, but every once in a while I came across a person who just radiated joy. Now I've done OK with my job, but I didn't have that. I wrote that book in an attempt to figure out how to get that, how to radiate warmth and help people feel loved."
There's a chill in the air, and there is nothing I like more than sitting by a warm fire and reading a book. Here are some suggestions of books to read by a few of our local authors. "Keys on the Road: A Country Boy's Memories" by Paul O'Brien (Troy Book Makers)Before Paul O'Brien became an English teacher for 47 years, he was a country boy living adventures in Raymertown, a small town on the road from Troy to Bennington, Vt.
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Selecting a term
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