Mud Season

Mud Season

Book - 2013
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Rural Vermont: mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, Main Streets quaint and welcoming. When Stimson decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that "improvements" are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they'd always been. She chronicles her immersion into rural life, fighting off skunks, foxes, and bears, and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped in local tradition.
"How one woman's dream of moving to Vermont--raising children, chickens, and sheep & running the old country store--pretty much led to one calamity after another"--Jacket.
Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781581572612
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm


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Cynthia_N Dec 28, 2016

I always enjoy this kind of book! Life is so not perfect that it becomes perfect!

May 28, 2015

Mildly humorous in a 'what I said' 'but what I really meant' sort of way. Story ended abruptly but the family pet epilogue was touching. Recipes an unexpected. Sort of felt like an abridged story, like reading a novella before its fleshed out. Pleasant reading but I wanted more detail.

Dec 12, 2014

Stimson and her family have no idea what they're in for when they up & move to Vermont. Their cluelessness continues to show through as they get into one jam after another with the local folk. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments, and plenty of cringeworthy ones too!


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