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book cover: MacrioEthics by Geoffrey M. Cox

MacroEthics

by Geoffrey M. Cox

Ethical theory as it has come down to us through the centuries rests on a model of the individual as the unit of moral decision-making and moral agency. Moral responsibility is assigned to individuals based on their intentions and the effects of their actions on those around them. We live in an age of social problems that span nations, continents, the globe. Many issues – climate change, global poverty, the subjugation of women, genocide – we require a new vocabulary of morality to describe, analyze, persuade and evaluate our response to these contemporary calls to action. Each of us must find a way to participate in something that is far beyond our personal control. A new theory of macroethics is intended to help us answer the ageold question, “how shall I live” in a new, more interconnected global community.


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book cover: Otter St. Onge and the Bootleggers

Otter St. Onge and the Bootleggers

A Tale of Adventure

by Alec Hastings

On the eve of Vermont’s Great Flood of 1927, rain falls on northern Lake Champlain. Otter’s father has been missing since World War I, and then a letter arrives with surprising news. Royal St. Onge may be alive! Otter and Granddad load a canoe with Mississquoi Moonbeam and paddle across Goose Bay to rendezvous at the family camp, but Otter’s father is nowhere to be found, and bullet holes scar the cabin walls. The trail finally leads to a cutthroat gang called the Crows who will kill every member of Royal’s family unless Otter can stop them.

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book cover: A Mims-Eye View

A Mim's Eye View

by Miriam Herwig

At 89 years young, Miriam Herwig (aka Mim) is still producing great material for The Herald of Randolph. This collection of some of her best work. According to 7th generation Vermontah Burr Morse, "When I think 'real Vermonter,' my distant cousin (we're both related to the late Senator George Aiken) Miriam Herwig pops out as the 'sure thing.' She lives in Randolph 'Centah,' writes great, and loves the Green Mountains. If you love Vermont the way it use t'be, Miriam'll put you back there quicker’n sap runs on a spring day."

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book cover: The Wrath of Irene

The Wrath of Irene

by The Herald

On August 28, 2011 Vermont was struck by Tropical Storm Irene. By the time Irene crossed the state line she had lost her bluster, but not her impact. As much as nine inches of rain fell in less than twelve hours on an already saturated Green Mountain State. What resulted was a most "imperfect storm" that devastated some watersheds while leaving others relatively unaffected.

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book cover: Group: Voices within the Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery

Group: Voices within the Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery

by Annette Aberdale-Kendra

A patient, thorough, affirming guide to recovery from eating disorders and body image issues. Written not just for those struggling with an eating disorder, this story also provides insight and inspiration for the parents, friends, loved ones, and therapists who are supporting the recovery process of others. As this book unfolds, we make friends with five amazing young women (and their wise mentor) and witness the group unfold on their journey of eating disorder recovery.

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book cover: Moving to the Earth\'s Beat

Moving to the Earth's Beat

The Road Back from Eco-Despair

by A.J.Chopra

Eco-Despair is an overwhelming and incapacitating sense that the planet's self-inflicted problems are beyond solution. A.J. Chopra was in the business of providing creative solutions. As senior partner and co-owner of Synetics, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting firm, he specialized in developing creative solutions for problems, be they technical, marketing, organizational, interpersonal, or strategic. But he couldn't solve his own problem, an acute case of eco-despair. This is his story of how he found himself on the precipice, and how he found a path to return to safety and sanity.


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book cover: Pearls of a Sultana

Pearls of a Sultana

by Hinda Miller

A memoir about business, politics, and spirituality. Hinda Miller's career has spanned all three, and then some! Throughout all her ventures, Hinda Miller is guided and anchored by a strong connection to the practice of yoga. Now she is preparing for a new venture as a Sultana, a woman of experience and wisdom who is always practicing, always learning, and always grateful.

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cover: High on Business by Alan Newman

High on Business

by Alan Newman

Alan Newman, founder of Seventh Generation and Magic Hat Brewing Company, is in the words of the Wall St. Journal "a serial entrepreneur." In this business memoir he takes lessons from his own life and times to help guide the fledgling entrepreneur.

This memoir of a man still practicing serial entrepreneurism from his base in Burlington, Vermont, has a lot to say about the nuts and bolts of starting businesses. A foreword by Ben Cohen and an afterword by Jerry Greenfield -- that would be the Ben and Jerry, so you could consider this book an ice cream sandwich -- enrich the book.


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cover: Stories and Tunes by Stephen Morris

Stories & Tunes

by Stephen Morris

The long-anticipated third volume of Morris's Vermont trilogy. Darwin Hunter is now the MegaBucks Czar, a man with unassailable authority over the state lottery. After an epiphany that reveals to him the regressive nature of this institutionalized gambling, Darwin becomes a modern day Robin Hood, using his power to more fairly distribute the wealth, at least in the Brigadoon that is Vermont.

Darwin is assisted and challenged by the most colorful cast of characters since ... uh, Canterbury Tales. There's the rappin' Shappy Shapiro, originator of the Peace Pretzel; BJ Bosco, equally at ease shooting with a camera or a gun; the silently voracious Dog Sled Girl; Henry Drown, entrepreneur from Down Under; and Captain Goo-Roo, the musician whose life is defined by the power chords of rock and roll.


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cover: No Crying in the Kitchen by Michel LeBorgne

No Crying in the Kitchen

by Michel LeBorgne

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This is the tasty story of Michel LeBorgne's journey through a culinary life, a life that started on a farm in Brittany and led eventually to the New England Culinary Institute. Michel learned the basics from master chefs in Paris. Like many other ambitious young men (Jacques Pepin comes to mind) Michel came to New York City and quickly found employment in some of the city's most fashionable restaurants. Eventually, however, Michel turned away from the grind of the restaurant life and took a job with Yale University's food service. For more than a decade he combined the flair of French cuisine with the needs of a massive institution. When the opportunity arose to take on the teaching chef duties at a start-up educational institute in Montpelier, Vermont, Michel jumped at the chance. Now chefs and restaurant owners worldwide have learned their kitchen skills at New England Culinary Institute, many under the watchful eye and guiding hand of Chef Michel LeBorgne.

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Here Stands Marshall

by Dan Chiras

Marshall stands perched precariously on the edge of insanity and self-destruction. Set against a backdrop of the turmoil of Vietnam, the changing roles of the sexes, and the growing awareness of environmental destruction, Marshall Rhodes struggles to find happiness and love – for himself and others. It's a harrowing journey that beelines deeply into a troubled human mind.

The son of an abusive father, Marshall abandons his residency in pediatrics and a failing marriage to become a writer. He moves from New Haven, Connecticut to Aspen, Colorado to create fiction that will help "set the world straight." For Marshall there is no shortage of surrounding hate, greed, violence, and stupidity. "No more mollycoddling the American psyche," he pledges.

Success proves elusive. The ink that spills from his pen has the smell of blood. Editors find his work interesting, but his outlook unredeemable.

Haunted by his father's disapproval, Marshall struggles to free himself from a crippling self-image. Will Marshall find the capacity to love himself -- and others? Will he heal the wounds from his past -- or fling himself further into despair? Will he learn that in fighting a monster, he must not become one? Will he find that the loving heart is, as Charles Dickens once wrote, "the truest wisdom"?

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Stripah Love


In which our hero (Artie) has achieved success, but then it's withdrawn from him summarily, arbitrarily, and unfairly. The lady of our tale, Shea, has achieved success, only to find that it exists in close proximity to the law of the jungle. Cuzzin, who never bothered, is much closer to being happy with his place in life than the others.

The process of becoming whole, for Artie, calls for him to re-establish connection with his culture through his tumbledown shack and with nature by getting a fish to chomp on his artificial feathers. Only when he gives himself entirely to this pursuit does obscene success, in the form of wealth, find him. He uses it wisely by enabling his cousin to pursue his dream. And love finds them all, just like in Shakespeare where each Jack has his Jill (and nought shall go ill).

Set within this story is confrontation of the tribal and the dominator cultures. In this instance, the tribal (the Injuns) has checkmated the dominator by adopting their own manipulative, and threatening, tactics. It's the only way a tribal culture can avoid being devoured by the dominator.


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Beyond Yonder

by Stephen Morris

When Darwin Hunter decides to update Over Yonder Hill (Alton Blanchard's history of the tiny Vermont hamlet of Upper Granville), the result is Beyond Yonder, a chronicle of the cultural divide between the entrenched natives and the invaders from the Land of Flat. From "Babysitters" to "Zucchinis" the contrasting world views are examined and skewered.

Beyond Yonder is part one of "Stories and Tunes," Stephen Morris's "four-part" trilogy of life in the rural North.


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This is a hilarious send-up of life in Vermont, the characters of which are a mixed bag of "chucks" (natives) and "flatlanders" (those who "recently" have moved to Vermont even if as long as 30 years earlier). Morris, marketing director for a Vermont manufacturer of wood stoves, knows the territory. The seemingly endless, bleak and dreary winters (when "ice dams" form on the roof and cause leaks) are followed by mud season, the few short weeks of summer (when wood for winter is gathered and zucchini abounds) and the beauty of autumn (when "leaf peepers" number in the thousands). The story, set in the fictional town of Upper Granville, is told from the viewpoint of a local entrepreneur, Darwin Hunter, who is attempting to write a local history. The town is near enough to Burlington (the state's largest city) for occasional shopping sprees and aerobics classes for flatlanders, which add to the fun. Morris has written a marvelous comedy that's a must for "chucks" and "flatlanders" alike.

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cover: The King of Vermont by Stephen Morris click for more about this book

The King of Vermont

by Stephen Morris

A chance comment on Vermont's most popular talk show, Straddlin' the Fence, lands Darwin Hunter in a three-way race to be elected State Senator. Set against a political landscape as rocky and muddy as the garden during Mud Season, Darwin combats his wily, experienced opponents with his only long suit–the truth.

The King of Vermont is part two of "Stories and Tunes," Stephen Morris's "four-part" trilogy of life in the rural North.


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Midlife crises prompt strange, unpredictable behavior in the denizens of a rural Vermont town in Morris's second comic novel. Ophthalmologist Darwin Hunter, who decides to run for the Vermont state senate on a campaign promise of "total disclosure," reveals to voters the most intimate details of his personal life; his wife Sammi, declaring her need for a "multigamous relationship," moves out and hooks up with a 65 basketball star; ex-radical hippie Townshend Clarke transforms himself into an architectural maven and hatches a scheme to restore Upper Granville, Vt., to its pristine 1839 state. Set in the same fictive hamlet as Morris's Beyond Yonder, this gently sardonic satire, like its predecessor, pits "Chucks," the native Vermonters, against "Flatlanders," the invading urban refugees for whom home canning is a sacrament. Morris has mildly amusing fun with a large cast of deft caricatures as he spoofs New Englanders, back-to-nature types, political elections, yuppies and the lofty standards of private behavior demanded of politicians.

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cover: Tales and More Tails by Stephen Morris click for more about this book

Tales and More Tails of Beyonder

by Stephen Morris

This book is a collection of articles originally appearing in a variety of Vermont newspapers. Stephen Morris is an indefatigable chronicler of life in Beyonder, and this is his best work. His offerings on Mud Season and Vermont Holidays is particularly memorable.

Tales and More Tales of Beyonder is part three of "Stories and Tunes," Stephen Morris's "four-part" trilogy of life in the rural North.


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Deus ex Machina

by Paul Freundlich

Plunked down in the middle of the twentieth century, reverted to his childhood body, but his memories intact, Joshua Leyden takes a run at revising his own life, and changing a future that needs some tinkering.

Author Paul Freundlich has created a journey that transcends time, reworks reality, and challenges the human spirit. What a trip!


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"I liked the blending of human passions and emotions with some fairly intricate political analysis of the last 50 years in this book. It's rare I find a book that can both hold my attention and teach me a lot. The characters were human, believable, well created. The passion was juicy. The perspective on world government and politics was comprehendible and fresh. And the sense of our place in this world, on how we impact it by the community we surround ourselves with and the choices we make was long, long overdue. Thanks for such a good read."

Lisa Geiger, Boston, Massachusetts

"Deus ex Machina takes you by surprise, where am I, or more accurately, when am I? Josh finds himself in 1950 though he has already lived through the 1990's. And he remembers all that living! He remembers the 1950's as a young boy, and he remembers the 70's, 80's and 90's for he has already lived in those decades. Does Josh want to change history based on what he knows from his adult life? You bet he does. Can he? Is he successful? I recommend the book not necessarily to find the answers to those questions, but because along the way you will find a good read that is entertaining, seductive, and often very clever."

David Kahn, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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