People of the Reeds by Gavin Maxwell

It was blowing hard and cold when we left the village, and the sky was empty and grey without individual clouds. We left the palm groves and the  stretches of… Read More

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

But experience is less likely to teach us how to bid our dearest possessions adieu. And if it were to? We wouldn’t welcome the education. For we come to hold… Read More

Lila & Theron (Sense of Place)

Hardwood Flats doesn’t appear on most local maps but the name is used by locals to describe an unmapped space between Elmore, Wolcott, and Woodbury. It’s a hardscrabble bog of… Read More

From: The Chinese Kitten by Edna A. Brown 1922

AT THE BEACH The house where the Merrills lived in Westmore was a brown cottage, but it seemed large and like a palace when the children saw the shack at… Read More

Hank Lambert Memoir: Horses Don’t Pull

Horses Don’t Pull Farm accidents happen all the time. There are so many things to trip over and fall down from in the barn, in the woods, in the hay… Read More

Elder College Memoir Assignment: Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time – Overture

OVERTURE For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not… Read More