Mud Season

Mud Season

eBook - 2013
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"Anyone who has ever dreamed of leaving the city and taking their lives back to nature (and who hasn't?) will find much to contemplate in this warm and hilarious tale of rural misadventure and small town quirk, even if they have never chased a goat in a bathing suit or called 911 because there were cows in the road. Stimson's voice is endearing: both in its self-deprecation and its rapture, as she sings an only slightly conflicted love song to Vermont." --Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted "Taking a plunge that wimpier sorts (i.e. most of us) only fantasize about, Ellen Stimson and her family packed up their house in St. Louis and threw themselves into a wildly different life in small-town Vermont. Armed with the passion-and haplessness-of wide-eyed newcomers they rescue goats and adopt chickens, do battle with skunks and bats and falling ice, and, most disastrously, buy a black hole of a general store. Through it all they manage to retain their love for their adopted home as well as one another. This is a tale to which all the clich#65533; words absolutely apply: hilarious, heartwarming, rollicking, and, most of all, rich in the real stuff of life." --Julia Reed, author of But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press ; New York : Distributed by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781581576924
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Cynthia_N Dec 28, 2016

I always enjoy this kind of book! Life is so not perfect that it becomes perfect!

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doulakaren
May 28, 2015

Mildly humorous in a 'what I said' 'but what I really meant' sort of way. Story ended abruptly but the family pet epilogue was touching. Recipes an unexpected. Sort of felt like an abridged story, like reading a novella before its fleshed out. Pleasant reading but I wanted more detail.

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bibliovore
Dec 12, 2014

Stimson and her family have no idea what they're in for when they up & move to Vermont. Their cluelessness continues to show through as they get into one jam after another with the local folk. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments, and plenty of cringeworthy ones too!

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