|Vermont Writer Book Recommendation
I just read a beautiful elegy. Written by Karen Mittelman, the current Executive Director of the Vermont Arts Council, Gone Bolshevik takes us deep into the lives of a powerful, type-A Manhattan attorney dying slowly of throat cancer and his daughter who is trying both to resolve her complex relationship with her father and be there for him as he musters all his male, social, and legal powers to little effect against the cancer that’s killing him. The book is a poignant tale of a daughter’s attempt to understand and empathize with her dying father while finding her own self after he is gone. Read this book as soon as you can. Beautiful writing.