Red Scare in the Green Mountains:
The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960
Release Date: July 25, 2018
What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time. Far from the klieg lights of Washington D.C., Hollywood, and New York City, the Green Mountain state challenged the national narrative with its own fascinating stories.
Here are nine of the most gripping dramas played out in Vermont during "scoundrel time," including a high-profile academic firing, controversies involving left-leaning summer residents, courageous newspaper editors who spoke out against McCarthy’s tactics, and a conservative senator who helped take down Joseph McCarthy. Now, as our country again experiences a political atmosphere charged with intolerance, condemnation, and widespread falsehoods, this book could not be more timely.
Uncivil Liberties: A Novel
Release Date: May 25, 2018
After a high school student is found dead at the bottom of a rock ledge on the outskirts of Montpelier, Vermont, the community confronts its conflicting beliefs and values—and the truths below the surface. A complex and timely legal mystery, Uncivil Liberties confronts hate speech and free speech, cyberbullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom, and a community's many faces of love and loss. In the courtrooms and streets and bedrooms of Montpelier, lawyers and clients and loved ones grapple with moral convictions and prejudices. The novel is imbued with a deep respect for the law as well as for the passionate and irrational human beings who live within, and sometimes beyond, its constraints.
ISBN - 9781578690060
LCCN - 2017963963
Fly With a Murder of Crows:
**Coming October 25, 2018**
In this startling, disturbing, and compelling memoir, Tuvia Feldman takes you from the hustling streets of New York City to the peaceful hills of Vermont and the clamor of Tijuana. Tuvia begins his tale on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where he lives with his addicted artist mother and two sisters after having been abandoned and abused by his wealthy father. “Adopted” by an inner-city black family, Tuvia finds love and kindness while also receiving tutoring in the intricacies and dangers of the drug trade.
Veering between outrage and tenderness, Tuvia recalls his story in the uncompromising language of the street and in a voice that is at once cynical and innocent, harsh and lyrical. As Tuvia struggles to find a place and love in a world he hates–and a reason to go on living–the reader gets to decide what to make of this extraordinary, but perhaps also all-too-common, life.
Written and Illustrated by Eva Zimet
**Coming November 25, 2018**
Lucy’s dream is . . . not ballet. She wants to fly. She leaps on the shore with feathers, she practices gymnastics, but it’s dancing that really sets her free.
Lucy unexpectedly finds the treasure of her spirit in dance and the world of dancers.
Splashed with humor, engaging and charming watercolors, and a delightful and appealing personal story, Lucy Dancer has the ring of authenticity and real-life emotions that link effortlessly to experiences and an imagination we can all share.
Charles Zachariah Goldberg
Translated from the Yiddish by
Phyllis Goldberg Ross
Release Date: November 15, 2017
Charles Zachariah Goldberg left Bialystok in 1906 at the age of 20 in the aftermath of a deadly pogrom in Bialystok, then a part of Czarist Russia. Published later in life, living in Connecticut, these are his remembrances and stories about growing up in Bialystok, tales of the dreadful, and of the humorous, of family life, and of his journey to America. He writes in a voice all his own, familiar, plainspoken, direct and honest. Originally written in Yiddish for publications in the New York City area in the 1930s and 1940s, Charles Zacariah Goldberg stories capture both the immediacy of his experiences and the tales told him by others.
Rickey Gard Diamond
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Rickey Gard Diamond’s stories are at once familiar and startling, grounded in remarkable everyday experiences as well as in the raw and dreadful. Published in a range of journals and magazines like The Sewanee Review, Plainswoman, Other Voices, The Louisville Review, and Trivia, Diamond’s characters and settings resonate with a language and voice uniquely her own. These eleven stories, from Bears to Worms, reveal a common thread in our collective and inner lives.
Mary Elizabeth Winn
Release Date: February 7, 2017
For poet Mary Elizabeth Winn, who lived 94 years, graduating from Skidmore College at 84, the most profound issues revolve around relationship, and her poems reflect the impact these had on her life, as well as how she impacted others. Her poetry describes childhood, family, children, places lived in and traveled to with an abiding love for nature and a faith that can question and guide throughout a long life. Quiet and soft-spoken, these poems reveal a reflective and deep-thinking woman. We are privileged to enter Mary Elizabeth Winn's now distant, yet still timely world of childhood, womanhood, and her surprising life as faithful friend and lover.