Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution is an engrossing account of the Green Mountain Boys militia and its role in the American Revolution. Christopher Wren relays his history through interwoven stories of three main figures: Ethan Allen, his cousin Seth Warner, and a friend, Justus Sherwood.
“Ethan Allen’s legend forever floats above the highest peak in the Green Mountains. But if you want to know the real man in all his human foibles and grandiosities, here is Chris Wren waiting at the base of the mountain with a story to tell you.” Joseph Ellis
Christopher Wren retired from The New York Times after nearly 29 years as a reporter, foreign correspondent and editor. He taught at Princeton before coming to Dartmouth, where he is a visiting professor in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. He is also the author of, among others, Walking to Vermont, and The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures of Henrietta and her Foreign Correspondent.
Florida is a collection of 11 short stories that and are powerful, weather-filled, and beautifully observant. Lauren Groff writes about unsettling circumstances and often unsettled characters -- oddballs, addled mothers, a lone vacationer, a student rendered homeless.
“Unforgettable characters and a rich portrait of humanity” Buzzfeed
Lauren Groff is the bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia and Fates and Furies, and the short story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She has won the PEN/O’Henry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives with her family in Gainesville, Florida.
The Meetinghouse Readings in Canaan, held at 7:30 pm on four Thursday evenings in July and early August are free and open to the public; no reservations needed. (Please, no infants, toddlers or squirmers.)
Moderated by Phil Pochoda, the sponsors include James Laffan, Esq., Caldwell Estate Planning, Wachovia Securities, and Mascoma Savings Bank. The Norwich Bookstore will sell current and past books by each author at the Meetinghouse. Many of the books can be purchased at the bookstore in advance, to be signed by the authors.
The readings are held at the 1793 Meetinghouse in Canaan, N.H.’s Historic District, located opposite the beach on Canaan Street Lake. Take Route 4 to the blinking light in Canaan; 2 miles up Canaan Street to the Old Meetinghouse. For more information, visit meetinghouse.us or call the Canaan Town Library (603) 523-9650.
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE 2019 STORY PRIZE
ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018
The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.
"Haunting and arresting." (New York Times Book Review)
"Outstanding." (The Boston Globe)
The story of Ethan Allen and the much-loved Green Mountain Boys of Vermont and their role in the American Revolution—the myth and the reality.