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Chris Bohjalian

Idyll Banter

Weekly Excursions To A Very Small Town

€ 18.34

An evocative compilation of essays, based on a series of weekly columns, reflects on life in a small town in New England, covering such themes as A Flatlander`s Guide to Wildlife, The Inept Homeowner`s Guide to This (Very) Old House, Community, Parenthood, and Family as it explores how America has changed over the past decade. Reprint. 40,000 first


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Foreword 1(8)
THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF QUAKER STREET
Now That the Cows Are Gone
9(15)
Sowing the Seeds with a Little Sprout
24(2)
That Roof Didn`t Collapse: It`s a Home Improvement Project
26(2)
Love Blooms over the Septic Tank
28(2)
Scenic Barn Is Really a Scrapyard
30(3)
Dead Cluster Flies Serve as Window Insulation for the Inept
33(2)
City Slicker Gets a Taste of Country Marketing
35(5)
Theater, On Stage and Off, Inspires Young Actress
40(2)
Two Types of Writing
42(5)
THE CENTER OF TOWN
Losing the Library
47(7)
Walk the Postal Route with a Mailman to Get to Know the Town
54(3)
It`s the Cream Cheese Brownies That Bring Out the Vote
57(2)
The Slowest Driver in Vermont
59(3)
Vermont Has Changed-but Not Its People
62(2)
Life, Liberty, and Plenty of Charmin
64(3)
Meetings Messy by Necessity
67(3)
Village`s Center Starts in Aisle One
70(5)
THE SCHOOL-PLAYGROUNDS AND CLASSROOMS
Drama Lives in Preschool Oz Odyssey
75(2)
It`s Not Easy to Be a Kid
77(2)
The Thrill, the Stress, the Joy of the Race
79(3)
Isaac and Gus Survive Girl World
82(2)
Inspiring Teachers Make Education Worth Every Penny
84(2)
Will Sleeping Beauty Wake for School?
86(3)
A Crush on Your Teacher Is No Excuse to Act Like a Geek
89(2)
Don`t Believe All You Read: The Kids Are All Right
91(3)
A Person Can Learn a Lot from Ian Freeman
94(11)
THE LOCAL WILDLIFE
Surly Cow Displays No Remorse
105(2)
Dead Bat Duty Draws the Line
107(2)
Town`s All Atwitter About Rosie
109(3)
It`s Not Mind over Matter-It`s Mind over Manure
112(2)
The Case of the Curious Crustacean
114(3)
An Old Cat`s Name Alone Conjured Wondrous Memories
117(6)
THE GREEN-AND THEN SPECTACULARLY YELLOW AND RED-MOUNTAINS
Why the Green Mountains Turn Red
123(6)
Vermont Ready to Be Mired in Spring
129(3)
Spirits Live at Bartlett`s Swimming Hole
132(2)
The Vermont Woods Look Different Without Any Leaves
134(2)
Snow Colors Vermont in Beauty
136(3)
Cheating Death in the Ap-Gap
139(2)
Sugarers Signal End of Winter
141(2)
Select Numbers Show a Changing Vermont
143(6)
THE CHURCH WITH A WEATHERVANE ATOP THE STEEPLE
A Fender Bender with Baby Jesus?
149(2)
Clouds Can`t Hide the Sun on a Spiritually Bright Easter Morning
151(2)
Faith Gives a Child Serenity
153(3)
Marriage Weds Love to Laughter
156(2)
Thank You, Friend, for Guiding Me Deeper into My Faith
158(5)
THE CEMETERY
Of Memory and Hope
163(7)
A Passing of History and Hospitality
170(2)
An Elegy for the State`s Finest Red Sox Fan
172(3)
How a Family Copes with Loss: Building Love on Little White Lies
175(3)
Farmers Fletcher and Don Brown Knew How to Grow Community
178(2)
A Family`s Farewell to Tiger
180(5)
BRIEF EXCURSIONS AWAY FROM LINCOLN
Untethered in Spain, Set Free on Route 66
185(4)
Flirtatious Minnie Pulls Up Her Hem
189(2)
Midlife Crisis Results in Taking Part in the Weenie Triathlon
191(3)
Rice Pudding and French Editor Help Novice Cyclist Survive
194(2)
A Gardener Can Take Pride in Those $17 Carrots
196(3)
Nothing Like Mom`s Biohazard for Dinner
199(2)
At Denver`s Gate B42 When the World Was Transformed
201(4)
Talking Then, Talking Now
205(3)
Candy Hearts Would Have Bewildered Armenian Grandparents
208(3)
On Mother`s Day, Grandmother Briefly Returned
211(2)
The Ladies` Room Just Inside Tomorrowland: A Short Story
213(11)
Acknowledgments 224
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
240 pagina's
Januari 2005
272 gram
197 x 133 x 19 mm
THREE RIVERS PR gb

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