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Examine your own beliefs, thinking

September 23, 2015 I am a great believer in bibliotherapy — turning to books in times when I need some fresh wisdom or some old reminders of how to think about life’s tumbles and rolls. more »»

‘Dancehall’ author’s memoir has gossip, irony

September 9, 2015 Bernard Conners, a former FBI agent who lives in Loudonville and has vacationed in Lake Placid for many years, might be best known to Enterprise readers for his novel, “Dancehall. more »»

Brown’s handy, useful guide to hiking

August 26, 2015 A newly published book, “Twelve Short Hikes Near Old Forge” (Adirondack Explorer, Saranac Lake) by Phil Brown, offers a variety of relatively modest hikes within a localized region of the Adirondacks. more »»

Navigating the Adirondacks: a list of indispensable guidebooks

August 12, 2015 After over 13 years in the Adirondacks, my family is relocating to live near extended family and friends in Hot’lanta. more »»

The Internet reaches into an Adirondack town

July 15, 2015 Adirondack author T. J. Brearton’s new novel, “Dark Web,” begins at 3 a.m., in a blizzard, when Lenny Duso is plowing Route 9N for the town of New Brighton. more »»

Book makes you laugh and cry

June 25, 2015 On Helen’s 80th birthday, she took her son aside and sat with him on the edge of her bed, procuring a worn faded letter which she asked him to read alou. more »»

A deep dive into the Philosophers’ Camp

June 17, 2015 James Schlett writes about a seminal piece of Adirondack history, the so-called Philosophers’ Camp of 1858, in his newly published book “A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden” (Cornell University Press). more »»

Nonfiction entries for literary awards

June 3, 2015 Nine non-fiction titles were submitted to the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Literary Contest. For the last nine years, I have been privileged to serve as a judge for the ACW. more »»

Stories from the Iraq war

May 20, 2015 “Redeployment” by Phil Klay won the 2014 National Book Award in fiction and was selected as one of the New York Times top 10 books of 2014. It received accoladesfor a reaso. more »»

Discovering new things about familiar places

May 6, 2015 When I first got my copy of Martin Podskoch’s new book, “Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country,” I thought to myself, this will be easy. more »»

In ‘Renovation,’ author builds a home and her life in the Adirondacks

April 22, 2015 “Renovation: Restoring the Heart and Finding Home in the Adirondack Mountains,” by Jeanne Elizabeth Whyte --- It’s not unusual for a memoir to be centered on a metaphor. more »»

Tales of criminals past

April 8, 2015 “Adirondack Outlaws” by Niki Kourofsky is the kind of book a person can enjoy in pieces. more »»

Basketball great was an Adirondacker

March 25, 2015 My major complaint about the new book “Dolph Schayes and the Rise of Professional Basketball” by Dolph Grundman may be a selfish one. more »»

Kids learn about their parents, try to not make the same mistakes

March 11, 2015 “The Grown Ups” traces the lives of four suburban Westchester friends from their teen years to adulthood. more »»

A wilderness love story

February 25, 2015 Three months ago, I moved to Alaska with my partner. We had imagined a warm cabin from which we would occasionally sally, leaning horizontally into arctic blasts. more »»

Book shows the power of nature to save a life

February 11, 2015 “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” by Cheryl Strayed, is about finding redemption one step at a time. more »»

Lost ski areas fascinate

January 28, 2015 When “Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks,” the new book by Jeremy Davis, crossed my desk, I knew it would be appropriate for a revie. more »»

Author analyzes education in Afghanistan

January 14, 2015 Special to the Enterprise New York University Professor Dana Burde, who grew up in Plattsburgh and graduated from Peru Central School, analyzes education in war-torn Afghanistan in her remarkable... more »»

Telling the story of the caribou

December 31, 2014 Moving north to live like an wild animal is a popular thing to do. I’m writing from Haines, Alaska, where bald eagles cruise the Chilkat River for late-migrating silver salmon. more »»

Stories from Tahawus

December 17, 2014 The Adirondack village of Tahawus has a remarkable number of wondrous stories associated with it. Yet the place existed for a mere 23 year. more »»



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