What New England-related Books Are You Reading?

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What New England-related Books Are You Reading?

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okt 21, 2017, 9:15am

Thus far this year I've read:

The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson: Puritans Divided by Michael P. Winship

This slim, well-written book was excellent at elucidating the times and the controversy which was much bigger than just Anne Hutchinson, who I thought was honestly profiled by the author.

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren.
I've read a few books and one PhD thesis related to slaves, indentured servants, the triangle trade...etc. This is a very readable, eye-opening study of slavery in New England, focusing primarily on Africans, though she does touch on Native Americans also.

As far as fiction goes, I've got the new Jeffrey Lent in the TBR pile.

jan 25, 2019, 11:30pm

Currently reading The Northern Forest. A bit dated, but good stories.

Redigerat: apr 7, 2019, 12:41am

I recently read two books relating to my roots in New England. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Two middle-aged men decide to walk the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Bryson, an Englishman (an Alien being grown on an island country in Europe), was living in New Hampshire at the time and an old buddy from Des Moines joins him. Bryson had me openly laughing numerous times, more so in the first half of the book. Bryson gets progressively critical of American agencies that was wearing my nerves by about 3/4's through, but what can you expect from an Alien?
Jeeze, the other one was a charming story about an elusive dog, a recently divorced man who moves back to his native small town, becomes a policeman, grows into the quieter life, finds love and the dog falls in love with him. I don't remember the name; the author lives and writes - always with a dog character - on or near Martha's Vineyard.