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Barrett and Murray, separated by 150 years, write of the Adirondacks

February 10, 2016 Rereading a collection of Andrea Barrett’s short stories reminded me of her interest in Saranac Lake and also encouraged me to visit an Adirondack classic from the 19th century. more »»

Cook your way through Adirondack history

January 27, 2016 A new offering by Hallie Bond and Stephen Topper entitled “Adirondack Cookbook” (Gibbs Smith Books, 2014) meshes history and tradition with up-to-date kitchen techniques. more »»

Two children’s books to enjoy

January 13, 2016 Special to the Enterprise “Harriet’s Big Adventure,” written’ by Glenn S. Guiles and illustrated by Raymond J. Whalen, is a charming story about a miniature donkey, Harrie. more »»

SUNY Plattsburgh professor pens poetry collection

December 30, 2015 Some of the richest literature of the world is the literature of exile — artists driven from their homelands by war or hatred and who cannot return seem to wring passion from the loss and pour it... more »»

Veteran finds another war when he comes home

December 16, 2015 “A Slant of Light,” by Jeffrey Lent --- Early in Jeffrey Len’t historical novel, Malcolm Hopeton says, “Since the war, little in the world makes sense, and once you see part of it that way, all else... more »»

Inez Milholland: prototype of the ‘New Woman’

December 2, 2015 Recently I decided to catch up on some little-known people in regional history. more »»

Duvall helps make history in new book

November 18, 2015 Although history is often told through the tales of a handful of great people doing a handful of big courageous things, in fact, history plays itself out in the slow accretion of a large number of... more »»

Louise Penny’s latest is another page turner

November 4, 2015 Louise Penny has written 11 homicide procedurals with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec as her main character. more »»

Prose poems from a Potsdam prof

October 21, 2015 Rick Henry knows how to have a good time on the page. more »»

For those interested in northern N.Y. history

October 7, 2015 By RICHARD?FROST Special to the Enterprise My reading took me just west of the Adirondacks this time. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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