Book of the Week (10/10/2016)

Mount Kearsarge: History, Stories, Legends and Folktales by Larry Sullivan with original artwork by Mimi Wiggin (NH: Warner Historical Society, 2015).

Not only is this book visually stunning, it is also filled with historical recollections, stories, and even some poems. A beautiful tribute to a special place, and as the inside jacket states: "you will never see it in the same old way."
Mount Kearsarge: History, Stories, Legends and Folktales is the product of research and data collection from the Kearsarge region and beyond. The book starts with an overview of Mount Kearsarge, to provide the “back story” for over 30 stories and several folktales related to the mountain. Also included are many “Recollections” of the mountain, from an early account by Henry David Thoreau about his grandmother’s visit to the Kearsarge Gore, to excerpts of writings by local people who looked up one day and saw a huge, unwelcome tower on their mountain.” --Publisher’s blurb

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