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A wilderness love story

February 25, 2015 Three months ago, I moved to Alaska with my partner. We had imagined a warm cabin from which we would occasionally sally, leaning horizontally into arctic blasts. more »»

 
 
 
Book shows the power of nature to save a life

February 11, 2015 “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” by Cheryl Strayed, is about finding redemption one step at a time. more »»

Lost ski areas fascinate

January 28, 2015 When “Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks,” the new book by Jeremy Davis, crossed my desk, I knew it would be appropriate for a revie. more »»

Author analyzes education in Afghanistan

January 14, 2015 Special to the Enterprise New York University Professor Dana Burde, who grew up in Plattsburgh and graduated from Peru Central School, analyzes education in war-torn Afghanistan in her remarkable... more »»

Telling the story of the caribou

December 31, 2014 Moving north to live like an wild animal is a popular thing to do. I’m writing from Haines, Alaska, where bald eagles cruise the Chilkat River for late-migrating silver salmon. more »»

Stories from Tahawus

December 17, 2014 The Adirondack village of Tahawus has a remarkable number of wondrous stories associated with it. Yet the place existed for a mere 23 year. more »»

Wonderful novel tumbles in

December 3, 2014 William Loizeaux’s “The Tumble Inn” is a novel about transitions in the lives of Mark and Fran Finley, most of which occur in the Adirondacks. more »»

Author brings affection for famous hermit

November 5, 2014 Author William O’Hern appears to have a few goals in his new work, “Adirondack Wilds.” First and foremost, he shares insights into the life of legendary self-styled hermit Noah John Rondeau. more »»

T.J. Brearton’s ‘Survivors’ is a fine thriller

October 22, 2014 T. J. Brearton’s”Survivors,” the second title in his Habit Trilogy, begins with a phone call to Brendan Healy, a private investigator in Laramie, Wyomin. more »»

A U.S. vice president from Malone

September 24, 2014 Few North Country natives make it on to the national political scene. No president has been born in the region; none has lived a significant part of their life here. more »»

Writer tells of a forgotten giant

August 27, 2014 Politician, lawyer, and businessman Smith Weed is the subject of Mark L. Barie’s biography, “The President of Plattsburg. more »»

Memoir of Alexander Macomb

August 13, 2014 Celebration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a key event in the War of 1812, begins on Aug. 29. more »»

Knott presents Park’s knotty history well

July 2, 2014 I recently had opportunity to see the reading list SUNY Plattsburgh professor Gary Kroll used for his course in “Adirondack Environmental History” last semester. more »»

Donohue creates compelling stories set the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley

June 18, 2014 Writer Dave Donohue, the force behind Ra Press and Ra Films, has provided support and a platform for local writers for many years. more »»

Terrorists on the St. Lawrence Seaway

June 4, 2014 In the second installment of the Adirondack Treasure Trilogy, “Isle Royale,” co-authors Matthew Glavin and Michael Dolan build a sweeping tale of treasure, terrorism and old-fashioned Adirondack... more »»

Author whets appetite for more about Amish

May 21, 2014 Occasionally I come upon a book serendipitously, then find it sufficiently interesting that I decide to review it. Such is the case with this week’s selectio. more »»

Good tale of hot summer in Cold War

April 23, 2014 Summary: Sex, violence and anti-communist hysteria in a 1958 Adirondack town makes for a good novel. more »»

Durant reached high, sometimes too high, in developing Great Camps

April 9, 2014 Recently I reread “Durant: The Fortunes and Woodland Camps of a Family in the Adirondacks,” by Craig Gilbor. more »»

‘Caretakers’ is a fast-paced follow up for Sheffield

March 26, 2014 Jamie Sheffield’s new installment in the Tyler Cunningham series is another fast-paced thriller with the intimate knowledge of the Adirondacks that will give local readers some satisfying context. more »»

Character seeks solitude in the wilderness

March 12, 2014 It is minus 28 degrees when we meet Lily Martindale. more »»

‘Hides, Hemlocks and Adirondack History’

February 26, 2014 Every now and then I pick a book off my shelf that I’ve been meaning to read for a while. Sometimes a "while" calculates to a few years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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