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‘The Civil War of 1812’ by Alan Taylor

September 11, 2013 With the annual commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh approaching, my attention turns to the War of 1812. more »»

‘In All the Wrong Places’

August 28, 2013 The stories in Patrick Egan’s new collection, “In All the Wrong Places,” are an unsettling, emotionally fraught mix of memoir and fiction. more »»

Alluring account of Northville-Placid Trail

August 14, 2013 In “The Allure of Deep Woods,” author Walt McLaughlin narrates a two-week hike along the entire length of the Northville-Placid Trail. more »»

Reflections books take a closer look

July 31, 2013 Our technology encourages so much sharing of so much data, a fire hose of information and images hitting us from every direction, that gentle, literary essays might seem an antiquated art form. more »»

‘Good Ol’ Fish Creek’

July 17, 2013 “Good Ol’ Fish Creek” by Ed Larkin is both frank and joyful. The writing style is simple, minimally structured, and unabashadly conversational. more »»

Strong characters, plot propel ‘River’s Tale’

June 5, 2013 Michael Virtanen’s “The River’s Tale” is the story of Alison Reade, who realizes her former boyfriend will not take “no” for an answer and decides the safest place for her is her aunt’s Adirondack... more »»

‘Cover of Snow’ by Jenny Milchman

May 22, 2013 In the opening pages of Jenny Milchman’s “Cover of Snow” (Ballantine Books, New York), Nora Hamilton wakes to find that her policeman husband Brendan has hanged himself. more »»

Fitz-Enz’s new book evokes the War of 1812

May 8, 2013 Believe it or not, two centuries ago the eastern Adirondacks and Lake Champlain were at the heart of an international conflict. more »»

‘The Man Who Walked Through Time’

April 10, 2013 As we old readers age, we become increasingly aware of the maxim’s truth: “So many books, so little time. more »»

Another kind of Adirondack dream

March 27, 2013 By ROGER?MITCHELL Special to the Enterprise Allen J. Kourofsky, “A Paris Table: A Novel” (Peru, N.Y. more »»

‘When Horses Walked on Water’

March 13, 2013 “When Horses Walked on Water: Horse Powered Ferries in Nineteenth Century America,” by Kevin Crisman and Arthur Cohn --- Every now and then I serendipitously come upon a fascinating book that I neve... more »»

‘Far Alaska’

February 27, 2013 One might consider “Far Alaska,” the new novel by Mason Smith, something of a coming-of-age story. more »»

‘Here Be Monsters’

February 13, 2013 Jamie Sheffield’s debut novel, “Here Be Monsters,” is both an engaging mystery story and a thoughtful journey into unmapped physical and social spaces. more »»

An old-fashioned mystery set in the Adirondacks

January 30, 2013 Special to the Enterprise Timothy James Brearton’s “The Millionaire Rig Veda” begins in Naples, Fla., where retired probation officer Melvin Cooper lives with his 8-year-old daughter, Molly. more »»

An Adirondack story

January 16, 2013 The Adirondacks being what it is, many well-known people visited it, others summered here, but almost none were buried here. John Butler Yeats is an exception. more »»

‘Adirondack Mysteries: Volume II’

January 2, 2013 One of the stories in the new “Adirondack Mysteries” collection is called “Sortilege” – a Latin term for divination by casting lot. more »»

History of figure skating in Lake Placid

December 19, 2012 A slim volume entitled “Lake Placid Figure Skating — A History” seeks to present just that. more »»

The culture of camp caretakers

December 5, 2012 After a series of Adirondack histories, Saranac Lake author Caperton Tissot has released her first book of fiction. more »»

‘Lily, Duchess of Marlborough (1854-1909)’

November 20, 2012 “Lily, Duchess of Marlborough (1854-1909): A Portrait with Husbands” by Sally E. more »»

Adirondack Trilogy continues with ‘The Railroad’

October 24, 2012 With this year’s release of “The Railroad,” Tony Holtzman offers a confident second installment in the Adirondack Trilogy. more »»

 
 

 

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