Kathryn Holzman’s collection of short fiction explores the truce between Vermont’s homesteaders and the second-home owners who co-exist in the lush Green Mountains. Whether sharing a blackberry patch with a bear or dropping off garbage at the local transfer station, life in Vermont unites its disparate residents in surprising ways.
With an intimacy that comes from close observation, Kathryn Holzman presents the stark realities of life in rural Vermont. We see lives held in the balance of simple good or bad luck, intimacy grounded in necessity and poor decisions, all presented against the backdrop of what makes the natural environment both a challenge and, for the few, a reward. Yvonne Daley, Author Going up the County Holzman builds her plots on a landscape that's compelling, fertile, and mythic, where lavish peonies and narcan share space. Dreamy, damaged, or both, her characters do the best they can. At once unsparing and openhearted, authenticity is her strength. Verandah Porche, Author, Sudden Eden
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