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Karen Crouse | Norwich: One Tiny Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence

k crouseNew York Times reporter Karen Crouse moved to the Upper Valley to explore the lives of Norwich Olympians past and present to discover why our small Vermont town has possibly produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country.

Karen Crouse is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a varsity letter in swimming. She started her newspaper career at the Savannah News-Press, where she was the first woman to grace the sports department, and worked at seven other dailies before being hired by the New York Times in 2005.

“Brimming with community-building ideas that transcend sports, this book challenges the current overextended, high-pressure world of youth athletics and provides the tools to help foster a positive, hometown-based alternative. Highly recommended.” -Janet Davis, Library Journal

NOTE: We have moved this book launch to the Norwich Congregational Church to accommodate more people! 

Free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed. Please call 802-649-1114 or email to preorder the book or for more information. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, VT
Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501119897
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 23rd, 2018

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country—and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life.

Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand residents, has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past thirty years—a